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Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2017: The Oyster Inn

Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2017: The Oyster Inn

Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2017: The Oyster Inn

The Oyster Inn

Destination Restaurant—Seaside village bistro in boutique hotel

Could there be a better time and place to devour Waiheke oysters from Te Matuku or gurnard from the Hauraki Gulf than on the inn’s veranda overlooking the sea during a relaxed weekend lunch? Unlikely. There are comforting classics on offer, too, such as a wickedly cheesy macaroni, along with flavour bombs such as burrata with Curious Croppers heirloom tomatoes, basil and vincotto. But really, it’s the seafood that’s the standout at this beachy bolthole on Oneroa’s main drag, where the floor crew maintain a casual coastal vibe even when the kitchen is pumping (which is often). The island takes centre stage on a compelling drinks list, too, not only in the wine department but also with non-alcoholic options (Waiheke Island Brewery’s ginger beer is very gingery and very good).

A favourite dish
Beer-battered Hauraki Gulf fish and triple-cooked chips.

What it offers
Shared-plate options / Good seating outside / Set menus for large groups / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Private rooms, including an event room for 36 / Takes large groups / Bar / Craft
beer selection / Good for kids

Hours—Summer L D 7 days; winter L D Wed-Mon
Bookings—Yes
Price—$$
Seats—75
Chef—Paulie Hooton

WAIHEKE
124 Oceanview Rd
Oneroa
Ph 372-2222
theoysterinn.co.nz


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