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The Oyster Inn

124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2222
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had Salmon and John Dory and they were both great but the Salmon from the south Island was really awesome. Overall we both enjoyed the meal and decided that it was the best meal in our two weeks on the road together

Thank Dany H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here for a month, already been about 5 times. Love it. Went Sun night, great band, top vibe. Had the excellent roast dinner, nice French wines, excellent waiter, Patience, best wine uncorker ever and who's going to be a star):). Only gripes, we always tip...More

Thank Beach Bikes G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a daily menu, seafood specials including a raw bar, this was a great choice for a celebration dinner during a short break on Waiheke Island. Good selection of local wines as well.

Thank Wharf N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our first stop on every visit to Waiheke. Wine and fresh half dozen bluff and half dozen waiheke oysters to start the day of adventure. The service is great and location beautiful. Funny I ordered a dozen oysters and my husband noticed I...More

Thank PacificJewell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great spot - very good food, beer and wine and friendly efficient staff. Views form the balcony are great too.

Thank QQuietroomfan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a few beers while on the beach. We were happy to find few craft beer & a cider on tap. Lovely beach views from the deck. Staff was just wonderful, and we returned the same night for dinner but the kitchen had...More

Thank letamritaknow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined on a recent wet evening. A little draughty out on the terrrace, but still nice to be out there (with protection from the rain). The meals were good, but not great. Probably should have ordered vegetables or salad, but this was not suggested. Service...More

Thank CactusRose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very nice dinner here on the balcony with a good veiw and very good food. We consider this one if not the best restaurant on the island. Fully recommened

Thank maltiger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch at The Oyster Inn after doing a wine tour. We started with the lamb rack which came with a DELICIOUS sauce. We ended up ordering fries on the so that we could finish the sauce, no shame! My boyfriend generally...More

Thank hleisie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Oyster Inn is located upstairs in a colonial building on the main street or Oneroa. It provides an excellent view over the water and more importantly offers a great selection food. The service was perfect. It was a great place to finish off a...More

Thank Maurice d
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How far is this restaurant from the ferry from Auckland and are taxis readily available?
25 February 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
What time is your bar and restaurant open until each night?
24 November 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
Hi. How do we get to the restaurant if we come on the ferry? Bernie
22 April 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
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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.