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The Oyster Inn

$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2222
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (230 reviews)
“swordfish” (16 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great setting but food very bland and boring. Fish of the day had no flavour and fish and chips very average. Oysters looked good so perhaps we chose the wrong spot.

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 3 days ago

My mate has a bach on Oneroa, so we went here on recommendation, it was rubbish, the wine was VASTLY overpriced, the food decidedly mediocre and the service too fast and overly attentive from girls who clearly didnt know much about the menu. Save yourself...More

Thank heymrdj
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a fantastic evening meal on the terrace even though quite windy, the plastic drop down curtains did the trick. Food was fabulous especially the rolled pav.

Thank Kevine P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Waiheke! The view on the veranda is absolutely stunning! Try to go there for dinner & enjoy the sunset while you eat the most delicious oysters with a nice wine The food absolutely fantastic and the service is very...More

Thank Magda P
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was food envy when two of the group got the fish and chips. Big serving of very fresh fish in light batter and three times cooked chips. Good service and meals and drinks at reasonable prices.

Thank Maggie24nz
Reviewed 1 week ago

That is said in a positive way expected to be paying the earth , but was pleasantly surprised at the pricing meals came inclusive of sides good selection of seafood , and food quality was of a high standard wines prices espec for local wines...More

Thank johntoddl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu and friendly service. We sat outside on the terrace with a lovely view of the setting sun. Perfect, relaxed evening in gorgeous environment. Enjoyed all of dinner and especially loved the fresh, chilled oysters! amazing.

Thank suezzerk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just arrived from Denmark to a wineproducing Island we looked forward to have a nice meal and a bottle of wine. We looked at the menu at street level and saw the prices of wine. 16-18-20 NZD. We entered, sat down and discovered that these...More

Thank Lars E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve never spent $27 on fish and chips... I’ve also never been so disappointed with such a basic meal. The fish portion was small and the chips had a metallic taste. I heard good things about this restaurant, so i was quite disappointed, especially considering...More

1  Thank Chip F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Auckland for the first time, we had heard about Waiheke Island (a pleasant 35 minute ferry trip from Auckland city) and read about The Oyster Inn specifically so booked ahead as part of our trip. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is perfectly positioned...More

Thank ailsa082017
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December 16, 2017|
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Response from PurrdisMum | Reviewed this property |
Either. ask for outside table if you go for lunch as you can sit on balcony with view. Dinner time is maybe a little noisier but anytime is fun time
February 25, 2017|
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Response from RavensRetribution | Reviewed this property |
It's in Oneroa - the main town area closest to the ferry (Matiatia - not the car ferry at Kennedy Point). You can walk into town in 15-20min or there are taxis and buses at the ferry and in town you can grab.
Katie C
November 24, 2016|
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Response from Jax88London | Property representative |
Open 7 days daily from noon summe season (labour day to Anzac Day). In winter season we are open 6 days daily from noon, Wednesday to Monday. (Closed Tuesdays). Cheers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Waiheke Island  >  Oneroa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 2222
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Just 40 minutes from Auckland but a world away, The Oyster Inn is the perfect escape from Auckland, whether for just a night, a weekend or longer. The Inn features a large restaurant & bar, a beach boutique, a private event space three luxuriously simple guest rooms. Opened in 2012, The Oyster Inn has gained local and international attention, being featured on Travel & Leisure's 2013 IT List and Metro's Top 50 Restaurants. With a gorgeous but unpretentious interior by designer Katie Lockhart, The Oyster Inn has fast become one of the island's most popular restaurants.
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