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Urban Oyster Bar and Eatery

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 7861
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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (81 reviews)
“sliders” (44 reviews)
“sashimi” (37 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went early on a Wednesday night and it still got busy later on. Sign of a place with great food and service. We had the beef sliders, wagu beef brisket, the chips and the cauliflower. All very good. Food came relatively quickly too. Friendly...More

Thank rec998
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant is excellent. The tapas styled food is of a superb quality, service is great and the ambience is neat. The food combinations on the plate (i.e. lamb spareribs with white bean puree I think) was great. Every dish was good. Good wine list.

Thank tess n
Reviewed 1 week ago

Urban is our favourite eat out in Nelson. We enjoy consistently great service and great food. Zinnia and her floor staff are attentive with a good blend of 'chat' and prompt service. We love the way the chefs pop out in their chef gear to...More

Thank bonigtom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, fabulous food and brilliant service. We sat at the bench overlooking the kitchen and were able to see the master chefs at work, was very entertaining and added to the overall experience. The food was absolutely fabulous and there was lots of variety...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent evening of interesting sharing plates. Highlight was the ox tongue - soft, succulent and packed with flavour. A must try! Everything we had was a hit, from seared venison and kimchi mash to ceviche tacos. Flavours are fresh and punchy (good hits of...More

Thank Seismicscot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a very good dinner tonight. Fresh Bluff oysters (natural and tempura), very enjoyable food and wine complemented by great service. Hard to fault - we’ll be back!!

Thank JillHat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great place, dish are delicious and original. If you are in Nelson or you pass through, you have to taste it.

Thank Arnaud C
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Matt, Riki, Jay, Chase, Zinnia: the whole Urban’s team rocks! Not only is the food excellent, these guys are also innovative in the kitchen. In contrast to almost all Nelson restaurants, they cook with ingredients that you usually don’t see on NZ menus: Riki’s duck...More

Thank Johnonta
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We visited here for the first time last week with our son and his partner. The menu is a tasting one so the idea is to share plates which suited us well. We were served by very friendly , knowledgeable and efficient staff. Everything we...More

1  Thank Jan M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The food at Urban Eatery is up there with the best in the country. Ranked with one hat in the Good Food Guide,it is well deserved. The culinary creativity of Matt Bouteray is a pleasure to experience. Combine that with a great atmosphere day or...More

Thank Elizabethanne019
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $16
Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 7861
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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!
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