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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” (211 reviews)
“swordfish” (13 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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 27 August 2017 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 20 August 2017

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

1  Thank GrantHay
Reviewed 18 August 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.

1  Thank Flyerzblog
Reviewed 17 August 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

1  Thank Ross B
Reviewed 16 August 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 16 August 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 12 August 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
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Issue): We booked well in advance for a group of 7 for a special occasion. We were placed at small table with not enough chairs or place settings in an awkward spot right next to the loos. Advice): Make sure you specify you would like...More

Thank kate_the_scientist
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My wife and I dined at The Oyster Inn since it was suggested by our accommodation. While I wouldn't have normally chosen a restaurant known for oysters, "when in Rome..." We ordered the Natural oysters and the Kilpatrick oysters and WOW! We are so glad...More

Thank drjandthemissus
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The restaurant is amazing from the setting and atmosphere, to the superb staff and food. I took my partner for her birthday and would absolutely hands down recommend it to anyone looking for a brilliant evening and meal on Waiheke.

Thank ogsurfindry
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26 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
25 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
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
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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