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“Visited due to Cuisine 2017 Award and not disappointed”

Urban Oyster Bar and Eatery
Ranked #2 of 196 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$18
Cuisines: Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours
Description: Urban Oyster Bar & Eatery is Nelson's newest and most innovative dining experience. Don't be afraid to put your elbows on the table and engage us and your fellow diners. Get to know us and what's inspiring us today. We'll be delivering the things we're currently passionate about on each plate we serve. We hope you come with a curious spirit ready for the experience of what an eatery is all about. Our menu changes regularly with respect to what we are into at the moment, whether it's an ingredient, band, chef or current event. Our goal is to make everyone feel like whanau - whether it is your first or fortieth time. We believe that serving up good juju isn't just in the food and drink, but in the attitude and atmosphere which makes Urban the perfect place to stop in and refuel. Our menu is innovative and fresh .. Enjoy a freshly shucked oyster or for the more courageous crispy pigs ears! We have no reservations which applies does not apply to groups of 8 or more. Feel free to share a table with some locals, or visitors for that matter. Eating is a sharing experience!
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We intentionally visited Urban Oyster due to it's high rating in the NZ Cuisine Awards. Touring the South Island, we didn't prebook but tried our luck Friday evening to walk-in off the street to find the restaurant pumping with customers indoors and outdoors. So we decided to visit for lunch instead on the Saturday. The food was delicious and well presented with chirpy and dedicated staff. Loved the fresh oysters with the tastes of the sea in the juices. We spoke to the owner, who was down to earth and friendly - as we had visited a previous restaurant of his that had won awards too. Highly recommend!

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Thank bjandco
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Great service and really nice food. Waitress was very attentive and explained the food well and the lamb was delicious! Cool venue inside

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Service brilliant (attentive, knowledgeable and friendly without being ‘in your face’), atmosphere relaxed and comfortable, the food - to die for!!!!

Thank DarwinRules
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Fully deserves the rating - service was fantastic and the food sensational. Matt and the team truly deliver a great experience and I'm gutted that I only have one day in Nelson. The popcorn chicken is ridiculously good and should be sampled by everyone. Great food, great service and a great venue. Thanks to ask for a thoroughly good evening

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

This bar has amazing service. Super friendly, helpful and cheery staff. Great food and good selection to choose from. Highly recommend it to couple's or groups for the sharing type of menu. Great manager, Matt and lovely staff

Thank Madi F
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