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The Best Spots To Score Freshly Shucked Oysters In Sydney

Eat, Food Guide, Guide, Sydney / December 7, 2020

Slurp your way through the best oysters in Sydney.

When the weather warms up, there’s nothing like enjoying a plate of fresh seafood. If you’re in the mood for a delicious plate of freshly shucked oysters, you’ve come to the right place. Discover our favourite spots to enjoy oysters in Sydney.

Babylon, CBD

Grab a seat at Babylon’s enormous rooftop terrace and enjoy rock oysters with a Middle Eastern twist. Served with labna whey ice, these are undeniably refreshing and particularly more-ish! Available for $6 each in the bar and restaurant. Find out more here.

Bartolo Wine Room, Surry Hills

Head to the newly reopened Bartolo Wine Room in Surry Hills to score a delicious deal. Their Happy Hour on weekday afternoons serves up $2 freshly shucked natural oysters, $3 freshly shucked oysters with house-made spicy tomato granita along with $10 wines and $7 beers. The best bit? All their oysters are sourced from the Australian oyster coast, only using Appellation oysters to ensure top quality every time.

Catalina, Rose Bay

Overlooking the water, head to Catalina Rose Bay for a delicious dining experience. This romantic fine dining restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy freshly shucked oysters, with an ever-changing menu of Sydney’s best seafood. Find out more here.

Cirrus Dining, Barangaroo

Looking for freshly shucked oysters in Sydney? Look no further than the waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus. As one of Sydney’s finest seafood restaurants swing by for Sydney Rock oysters, abundant seafood platters and so much more. Find out more here.

Empire Lounge, Rose Bay

For the freshest Appellation Oysters, you can’t go past Empire Lounge in Rose Bay. These fresh and most premium hand-selected oysters are flown in directly by seaplane. Empire Lounge provides a full tasting experience complete with specific tasting notes to each estuary to give you a truly unique oyster experience.

At Empire Lounge, enjoy hand-selected Oysters served on ice with Yuzu Honey Mignonette and a side of horseradish emulsion ($5 each, $30 for a half dozen, or $55 for a dozen). Find out more here. 

Fred’s, Paddington

For top-notch sustainable produce that champions a farm-to-table ethos, Fred’s is the place to visit. Don’t miss their Clair de lune oysters with coriander and white pepper mignonette. Find out more here.

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Bondi

With top-notch vistas of Bondi’s coastline, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar is one of the best spots to score oysters in Sydney. Enjoy freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters with Meyer lemon granita ($6.50 each). Find out more here.

Maybe Sammy, The Rocks

If you’re going to enjoy cocktails by Australia’s best bartenders (having recently been voted best bar in Australasia for the second year in a row by The World’s 50 Best Bars and scooping a ranking of #11 globally), you might as well accompany them with some fresh oysters. Oysters are available individually for $4 each or by the dozen for $40 and you can choose to accompany them with a raspberry mignonette or lemon and tobacco. Find out more here.

The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room, CBD

Clearly, this spot is a winner when it comes to scoring freshly shucked oysters in Sydney. Head along for a glass of bubbles and a plate of oysters (and don’t miss their oyster happy hour for $1.50 oysters from 6-7 pm). Find out more here.

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Opera Bar, CBD

Head to Sydney’s most iconic waterfront bar, Opera Bar, for some of Sydney’s best freshly shucked oysters. This festive season, Opera Bar invites you to enjoy a glass of Veuve Clicquot with prawns and Sydney rock oysters for $49pp, all while overlooking the harbour. Plus, they’ll even throw in some bonbons! Find out more here.

Reign, QVB

With one of the best champagne lists in Sydney, Reign is the perfect spot to sip bubbles and oysters in the CBD. Enjoy rock oysters with mignonette or lemon and toast to the weekend. Find out more here.

Saint Peter, Paddington

As one of Sydney’s best seafood restaurants, you can’t go past Saint Peter for a serve of freshly shucked oysters. With seven different varietals to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choose with a range of delicious morsels from the sea. Find out more here. 

The Squire’s Landing, The Rocks

If you prefer your oysters with a side of an iconic Sydney view, then head to the restaurant at The Squire’s Landing. They’ve got Sydney Rock Oysters available for $6 each with your choice of Bombay Sapphire gratinate and pomelo or wood-fired with chipotle butter and they’ll be served up with one of the best views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House you can find. Find out more here.

Sydney Fish Markets, Pyrmont

As the name would suggest, Sydney Fish Markets boast an epic selection of fresh seafood (freshly shucked oysters included). Find out more here.

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