Nelson is an established food and wine region of New Zealand, with stunning seafood local orchards and a trove of local food producers and delicious dining establishments. As a wine region it is predominantly known for the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Aromatic varietals. German settlers began cultivating grapes in the Nelson/Tasman region in the mid 1800's.
Touting itself as a place where patrons shouldn’t be afraid to put their elbows on the table and engage with the staff and fellow diners, central-Nelson Urban Oyster Bar & Eatery is both casual and upmarket. The Nelson area is blessed with fertile land and sea, and Urban makes full use of local produce in its “street” inspired oft-changing menu. Seafood features prominently, with fresh oysters served when the weather permits. Nelson, Marlborough, and Otago wines comprise most of the wine list, and creative cocktails encourage diners to linger later. It’s easy to see why Urban is one of Nelson’s most popular restaurants, and why it’s always buzzing.
The Urban Oyster Bar and Eatery drinks list includes 7 craft beers on tap, and two interesting local methodes along with plenty of great local wines by the glass.
When you're in for eats, hanging out and sharing, be sure to try:
This super cool drinks menu also runs a by the glass "staff pick" Rosé. We are in love with Rosé at thewinelist.co.nz and offer a selection from all over New Zealand and the wider world.
If you are eating at Urban, you may be lucky enough to try the Spy Valley Rosé. This is a Pinot Noir Rose from the neighbouring Marlborough region. But you'll have to roll the dice on what delicious Rosé they are serving while you are in.