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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%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (234 reviews)
“swordfish” (16 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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 yesterday

We stopped for lunch at the Oyster Inn as we had been here on previous occasions and enjoyed it. We ordered Oysters to start - and asked for nine - six for my husband and three for me. The waiter suggested we order a dozen...More

Thank ss1953
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Most patrons were 20-30’s. It is an Inn and restaurant.Limited menu however they worked around my dietary needs. John Dory fish was tasty.

Thank deb4speech
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was nice but the service was poor. Waited over an hour for entrees and the restaurant wasn’t even busy. Waiting staff weren’t very attentive and offered no apologies or explanation on why the food took so long. Although the restaurant has quite a...More

Thank B7172GHmatthewr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been our standout for food on our trip to Waiheke. Most impressed with the food and the service plus it's a lovely old building which is nice.

Thank jonnyandellen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hoping to have more bluff oysters, but settled for Te Kouma and Te Matuku instead. Good flavour and texture also. We had the daily special of John Dory. Perfectly cooked but covered by far too much green papaya. Fish very good when I...More

Thank Russ1625
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely do not miss out on this beautiful restaurant. My husband and I ate here for dinner after a recommendation by some family. The menu was expansive and all of it completely delicious! We sat out on the balcony and as the sun set the...More

Thank Mazzzza123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s been almost five years since I last visited the Oyster Inn and it did not disappoint. Beautiful local oysters (Waiheke and Coromandel), seasonal menu and a fabulous Bloody Mary this time round; though the wine list is great! Definitely worth a visit when heading...More

Thank VictoriaRedmond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A solid restaurant, with a good wine selection. An icon of the island, and backed-up with some tasty meals. We had the daily fish and fish/chips - both excellent, with the daily fish being quite original and spicy. The staff is very friendly, encouraging us...More

Thank bigredjm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed the night at Oyster Inn which was lovely. We booked for dinner and got a table outside on the balcony with beautiful views across the bay. The food was beautiful! I had calamari for entree & gnocchi for main. My husband had oysters...More

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve only given oyster in three stars despite my having a lovely main meal. I had the gnocchi which was the only vegetarian choice but was tasty and memorable. The others didn’t find their meals as memorable but they were ok. The oysters were a...More

Thank Kushla R
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17 December 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
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, 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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