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Restaurant and Bar in Nelson
Welcome to Urban Eatery Restaurant and Bar in Nelson! Don’t be afraid to put your elbows on the table and engage us and your fellow diners. Get to know us and what’s inspiring us today. We’ll be delivering the food we’re currently passionate about on each plate we serve, sourced from local suppliers. We hope you come with a curious spirit!

Nelson MapNelson’s reputation as a food lover’s paradise is well deserved. Surrounded by beautiful ocean with a climate allowing almost anything to grow, there’s no shortage here of great ingredients for our restaurant and a fine range of local wines in the bar.


Matt Bouterey’s been cooking since he was in shorts. Actually, that was only yesterday. A Michelin-trained chef, Matt has worked with some of the greats including Anthony Demetre, Gary Rhodes and Marco Pierre White.


We’re a small city that’s big on people. Our restaurant and bar staff are friendly, and passionate about food and we think they are awesome!


Our menu changes regularly with respect to what we are into at the moment, whether it’s an ingredient, band, chef or current event. Our goal is to make everyone feel like whanau (family) – whether it is your first or fortieth time. We believe that serving up good juju in a restaurant isn’t just in the food and drink, but in the attitude and atmosphere which will make Urban the perfect place to stop in and refuel. Click here to download a sample menu.


Aside from great craft beer by local brewery Golden Bear and a modest but outstanding wine list, we think we do a pretty mean cocktail. Somewhere in the world it’s cocktail hour.

Private Chef Heli Tour


Check out The Food Source. A heli tour with Matt Bouterey as your exclusive private chef, creating an amazing meal matched with great wines in a landscape that will blow your mind. Luxury meets the great outdoors.


We have no reservations (groups please enquire), tables frequently turn over so you won’t be leaving unsatisfied! Feel free to share a table with some locals, or visitors for that matter. Eating is a sharing experience!

Nelson New Zealand


Thinking of visiting Nelson? Aside from great food and award-winning wine and beer producers, Nelson is also the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park, has a world-class Wearable Arts museum and is known for having some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand. Worth a trip soon then!

Locally caught fresh oysters


We’re truly lucky to be surrounded by amazing food producers who help make us look good. Thanks to Kono for our amazing oysters, waiting to be freshly shucked for you to enjoy and served in our Oyster Bar