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’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.
MEET THE CHIEF
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.
COME MEET THE TEAM
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! Head Chef Jay Clement, Restaurant Manager Zinnia Nichol Foster
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.
SUP FROM THE BAR
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.
FRESH IS BEST!!
Like to know where your produce comes from? Matt grows our herbs, harvests and picks our vege from local farms and serves them straight to you on the plate ... ya can't get better than that!
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!
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!
We’re truly lucky to be surrounded by amazing food producers who help make us look good. Thanks to Te Matuku, Tindall and Mahurangi for our amazing oysters, waiting to be freshly shucked for you to enjoy and served in our Oyster Bar ... don't like oyster?? All good we've got you covered, heaps of other yummy dishes to choose from!