Urban Eatery


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!


Bookings are available for lunch and dinner for dining purposes only.  Don't worry however, we'll be keeping some tables free for those of you who like to fly by the seat of your pants and have some drinks and nibbles!


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.


We’re truly lucky to be surrounded by amazing food producers who help make us look good. Thanks to Te Matuku, Te Kouma and Marlborough for our amazing oysters, waiting to be freshly shucked for you to enjoy and served in our Oyster Bar ... don't like oysters??  All good we've got you covered, heaps of other yummy dishes to choose from!


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


You are now able to book for both lunch and dinner, with reservations available for groups of up to 10 diners.


Gift vouchers are available online, instantly! If you would prefer a physical voucher (instead of a digital one) pop in and see us at 274 Hardy Street and the team will be happy to help out!