A festival of oysters and bubbles kicks off at the harbour

Drink, Eat, Festivals / September 24, 2019

Need an excuse to indulge? Head straight to the harbour for a week-long Oyster Festival complete with matching bubbles.

It’s arguably Sydney’s favourite bar snack. Whether it has been a long day at the office or you’ve got a reason to celebrate, a plate of oysters and side of bubbles is the perfect remedy. But if pay day still feels too far away, never fear. Oyster Week has landed at The Streets of Barangaroo and Darling Harbour, so get ready to dive in.

From September 20th to 29th, you’ll be able to enjoy a stellar line-up of oyster-focused dishes and exclusive offers from 17 harbourside venues. From the classic plate of oysters by the dozen to tempura-style oysters, you’ll be spoilt for choice this week. Plus, each venue will be pouring a curated list of wines and bubbles to match these delicate seafood gems. Who could think of a better combination?

With so much on offer, we’ve done the hard work for you to deliver your must-see guide of where to eat and drink at Oyster Week 2019.

Best of The Streets of Barangaroo

For those looking for a great deal, The Streets of Barangaroo have plenty of exclusive packages on offer. Fill up on $3 oysters at Cirrus from 5pm-6:30pm (plus add a glass of Louis Roeder champagne for $20 if you’re feeling a bit fancy). Stop by Untied for rooftop harbour views and $2 oysters to boot, or head for Banskii’s oyster cart every Friday in September between 12pm-3pm and 5pm-6pm for fresh Sydney rock oysters at just $3 a pop. Oh, and you can nab a glass of bubbles for just $8 to complete your happy hour experience. Bel & Brio are also serving up fresh Sydney oysters straight from Pambula with a while Balsamic mignonette at $4 each, $22 for half a dozen and $42 for a dozen.

If you’re ready to indulge, 12 Micron have you covered with half a dozen oysters and a 375ml bottle of NV Duval Leroy Champagne available during lunch and dinner ($99 per person). Plus, NOLA Smokehouse will be serving the ultimate harbourside oyster experience with a dozen rock oysters and a bottle of Taittinger Champagne for $100 all week.

Best of Darling Harbour

Heading for the harbour? Make a bee-line for the Sofitel Champagne Bar to slurp down oysters for just $1.95 each all night long. If you’re ready to settle in, visit Cyren Bar Grill Seafood or Nick’s Seafood Restaurant for a complimentary glass of Chandon with every purchase of a dozen oysters (available for lunch and dinner). Want a deal that won’t break the bank? The Port Darling Harbour has your back with $1 Sydney rock oysters and $19 glasses of Maison Mumm Champagne, best enjoyed at sunset with stellar views of the harbour.

Craving something a little out-of-the-box? The Watershed Hotel and Cohibar are the venues for you. Enjoy oysters garnished with ponzu (a Japanese citrus-based sauce), with half a dozen $29 or the full dozen $40.

Oyster Week will be taking place from September 20th to 30th at The Streets of Barangaroo and Darling Harbour. Find out more by clicking here.

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