It’s Back: The Morrison Oyster Festival Returns This October

Bars, Drink, Eat, Sydney / 9 September 2020

The Morrison’s annual Oyster Festival is back for a ‘shucking’ good time.

Our love for this culinary jewel of the sea is all too real, and now the Morrison is celebrating the humble oyster in all of its glory with a month long festival. Returning this October for the 8th consecutive year, the Morrison’s Oyster Festival promises a shucking good time with oyster specials every night of the week.

With Executive Chef Sean Connolly at the helm, you can feast on array of bespoke oyster dishes, including the Million Dollar Oyster topped with snow crab meat, Avruga caviar and chives, Chicken fried po’ boy with oyster mayonnaise on a milk bun, and oysters dressed in your choice of kimchi vinaigrette, fermented chilli XO sauce, horseradish crème fraîche or Tanqueray gin and tonic.

The Morrison knows the way to our hearts with $1.50 Oyster Hour available from 6-7pm every evening throughout the festival. With strictly no bookings taken (unless you’re staying for dinner and ordering a main meal to your table), you’ll want to slide in a little earlier to secure a spot. Want to skip the queue?  Make a 6 pm dinner reservation and the team will serve them to your table.

The pearl in the crown of this culinary festival, Oysters and Bottomless Bubbles, is also back in 2020. Running every weekend throughout the month, slurp down a dozen oysters with unlimited sparkling wine for two hours, priced at just $55pp. Bookings are recommended to enjoy this decadent experience. Upgrade your bubbles to French Maison G.H. Mumm’s renowned Cordon Brut Champagne for just $155.00 per person. Reservations for the restaurant’s Oysters & Bottomless Bubbles are recommended to avoid disappointment.

In 2020, the Oyster Festival is also serving a brand new experience: the Oyster and Wine Flight Menu. experience two Sydney Rock oysters (Merimbula and Wagonga) and one Pacific oyster (Coffin Bay) each paired with a .45ml tasting of Sartarelli Classico, Thick as Thieves Arneis and Arlewood La Bratta for just $25 per person, and the Million Dollar Oyster paired with a glass of G.H. Mumm Champagne for $35 per person.

Sean Connolly explains his inspiration behind The Morrison’s Oyster Festival: “Oyster Festival is where we recognise the incredible oysters that Aussie farmers lovingly grow around our coastline. This is our seventh year running, with the humble oyster being one of my ultimate favourite foods. Sustainable, layered with unique complex flavours, it’s an honour to work with such fantastic local produce.”

At a time when factory farming methods are threatening the environment, The Morrison is proud to pioneer locally-sourced oysters – one of the most sustainable animal proteins on the planet. The festival sets sail on Thursday 1st October and runs until Saturday 31st October.

For more information on The Morrison’s Oyster Festival, click here.