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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (212 reviews)
“swordfish” (13 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Oyster Inn is on level 1 above shops with view over main road to lovely Oneroa beach. Both of us enjoyed our meals - steak and pan fried John Dory were both sensational. Oysters did not disappoint! Big, plump and juicy. You need to book...More

Thank perthmarlin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with the 3 course menu with wines and were not disappointed. The oysters were awesome and the main course was very tasty. Good friendly staff and prompt helpful service. Highly recommend!

Thank Helen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate twice in this restaurant and both were amazing. The fish was one of the best we ate both the fish and chips and the filet of John Dory. The selection of drinks, both wine, beer, lemonade, etc. were very good and the service...More

Thank Ilya42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our meal at the oyster inn! I had never heard of oysters coming with a Bloody Mary dressing - it was far better than expected (light and full of flavour). I had kingfish as a main on the miso glazed eggplant which was...More

Thank Jollytraveller414
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As you would expect with the name Oyster Inn the oysters didn't disappoint. Also found the Crispy five spiced Southland lamb ribs were as the name suggests crispy on the outside but unbelievably tender. The meat just fell off the bones and very tasty. Service...More

Thank GrantHay
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Classy and rafinated venue on the island. Great oysters and really good dishes. Wine selection is of course huge. Definitely a great place for friends dinner.

Thank Flyerzblog
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The day we visited this restaurant was wet and windy so to be seated beside the log burner gave us the chance to dry out as we enjoyed and plate full of freshly cooked fish. The staff were very professional yet friendly and took the...More

Thank Ross B
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

I jumped on the ferry from Auckland over to Waiheke Island. Only had the afternoon so it was a toss up between a winery at Cable Bay and the main village on the island. I went for the later based on the advice from the...More

Thank Andy D
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We had missed lunch so were very hungry by 4pm. It was fantastic to be able to get a meal at this time. We had the sourdough bread with olive oil, the school prawns, the homemade ricotta and the salt and pepper squid. It was...More

Thank Inverness1966
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

We popped in here on a windy winter Saturday. 6 of us including a 4 year old. Service and food was fantastic, gorgeous view of course, best mussel fritters we've ever tasted, John Dory and wine were faultless and kids fish and chips hit the...More

Thank SRA892
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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
April 22, 2016|
Response from Jax88London | Property representative |
Hi, you can jump on either bus that meets the Fullers Ferries and get off in Oneroa village - we are across from the Wine Centre. Or catch a taxi, just a short 3 minute drive. Or you can walk up will take about 20 minutes on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
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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