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The Oyster Inn

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124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2222
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Vancouver, Canada
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125 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told that Oyster Inn was a good place to dine and we were not disappointed. The evening was wonderful. For starters we had the raw oysters (makes sense when you're at Oyster Inn, don't you think?) we shared the Crispy Five Spiced Lamb Ribs, which melted in our mouths. For wine we had some local choices: Man O'War... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were traveling throughout NZ for our honeymoon so picked a cute, delicious restaurant in every city. I think our host thought we were crazy being a bit stingy on our money so I will be honest that Oyster Inn is not cheap. But there is a reason because the food omg... I'm drooling just thinking out it. The oysters... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food. Excellent staff. Recommended to book a table in advance. We wanted to go back the second evening too but it was full. :(

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed on my own on the island, asked for a table for one and was seated at the bar. Service was swift despite it being v busy & the food & the cocktail I had was absolutely delicious.

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1 Thank CanaryCMB
Auckland
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in advance & had a lovely table on the balcony with views that were simply stunning. It was a perfect evening out, the service was fantastic, wine & cocktails were delicious & the food was outstandingly divine!!! It's a MUST for anyone visiting the island!!!

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1 Thank Kiwi_Beach_Bum
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Helpful, friendly and professional staff make this place work really well. Excellent choice on menu and great food. We had fish, fish and more fish - just great. Really good atmosphere and superb views. Relatively good prices for Waiheke. Can thoroughly recommend this restaurant

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely, sunny summer evening meal on the balcony here. The service is friendly and efficient and the seafood generally excellent. The kids chicken and chips had been cooked to within an inch of its life but they persevered with it although a streak knife would have helped! Desserts here seem a bit of an afterthought - choux... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are after amazing freshly chucked oysters and tasty fish and chips, look no further! make sure you book a table at this place as they are popular and for good reason!. Amazing place which I won't hesitate to recommend to visitors.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Great servers! Great location! Best location! Perfect! We travel the world:) this place is a keeper!

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent two great nights at the Oyster Inn. We stayed in room one which had a great cottage feel and was very comfortable. The food at the Oyster Inn is top notch and a stay there includes breakfast as well as all day coffee, tea and fresh fruit which we most appreciated. You must also try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island  >  Oneroa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 2222
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?