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“Something Special”
Review of The Oyster Inn

The Oyster Inn
Ranked #3 of 17 Restaurants in Oneroa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We’re an award-winning beachside bistro with three gorgeous guest rooms. Situated on stunning Waiheke Island, The Inn’s perfectly located in the heart of Oneroa village, with gorgeous views across the bay. Whether you are settling in for a weekend lunch with friends, a night away, or simply a crisp glass of wine at the bar, we have just the spot for you. Since opening we've become a Waiheke institution, much-loved by the resident locals, our regular Auckland visitors and those visiting from further afield. Just a 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, there’s no traffic jams getting here. Book a table on our sunny verandah and happily sip away as you watch the world, and a few dolphins, go by. Open 12 noon until late...
Reviewed 31 January 2023 via mobile

We had a great dinner at The Oyster Inn.Loved the Seafood Tower.Very healthy with little fried food.The Pavlova was very memorable.Like the wine list being focussed on Waiheke Island wines.Not cheap at NZ$150 per head but a real dining experience.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023

We have only recently discovered the Oyster Inn as we travelled back one time on the Waiheke ferry next to Josh Emmett and were interested to learn more. We normally explore different wineries further afield when we visit Waiheke but we were delighted to experience what the Oyster Inn has to offer.
Great setting and we were lucky enough to have a table on the verandah with glorious views over the bay on a perfect summer's day. Our Italian waiter (so sorry we didn't get his name) just made the whole experience so much better: super charming, knowledgeable and great fun as he had an irrepressible sense of humour we all really enjoyed.
And the food was sublime- fabulous fresh fish, beautifully presented and utterly delicious so every mouthful was a joy. Really interesting and unusual dishes on the menu which our wonderful waiter described perfectly.
This was our second visit and I can't wait to return.
11/10 Oyster Inn for creating a super relaxed ambience with amazing dishes and superlative service - sweet as!

Date of visit: January 2023
Thank Julia S
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Reviewed 29 January 2023

over the last year or so we have visited this restaurant a few times, 3 I think, each time we have left disappointed. Service is great, the wine list is excellent. Whilst the starter dishes are acceptable, interesting interpretations we are yet to meet up with a main course that meets the expectation set by the pricing or reputation. This place survives on it's reputation. Fish and Chips that wouldn't meet a chippies standard this time, stodgy uncooked doughy beer batter (this same batter destroyed the oysters too) masking tiny filets combined with "chips" that were like a soggy wedges, 4 of them. Our company had $50 duck breast, which was actually a half a duck breast, chewy although tasty. 3 Strikes, we're out!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2023 via mobile

We wandered in around 4 PM because the guy who sold us our ferry tickets told us “The oyster place at the end of the street is nice.”
More than nice, I would say MUCH more than nice! The plump, perfectly fresh oysters, perfectly dressed salad, perfect cheeses…you get the picture. From the warm welcome to the professional service, we were very pleased.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 27 January 2023 via mobile

The oysters were amazing, all of the plates were beautifully balanced with gorgeous flavours and the great wine list made matching easy. Would absolutely recommend!

Date of visit: January 2023
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