Whether you love them or hate them, oysters are on-trend and are making an appearance on menus around the capital. To help you find the best morsels available we have put together a guide to five of our favourite places to get shucked!
21 Binara St, Canberra
Be whisked away by the glitz and glamour of the Casino Canberra and indulge in delectable delicacies at Natural 9. With a wealth of fine dining options, you can’t look past their selection of oysters with a sparkling wine granita and black pepper pearl. Match with a crisp bottle of sparkling for the ultimate level of indulgence.
70/17 Eastlake Parade, Kingston
Who needs oyster by the sea when you can suckle down on the freshly shucked morsels by Lake Burley Griffin? Located right alongside the lake, Walt & Burley is the perfect place to enjoy oysters by the water with a generous selection of Sydney Rock Oysters served natural, Kilpatrick or with a margarita granita.
15 Edinburgh Avenue, New Acton
NewActon favourite A. Baker is currently serving up the award-winning Australia’s Oyster Coast produce for Canberrans to sample. Offering diners oysters two ways, enjoy the natural South Coast oyster or the baked oyster with bacon jam and pangrattato for something out of the ordinary!
As a restaurant driven by local produce the A. Baker menu changes from week to week. Luckily, oysters are still on the menu, so get on down to A. Baker and try these culinary gems before they disappear!
17/19 Eastlake Parade, Kingston
When it comes to seafood, these guys aren’t messing around! When it comes to oysters, you have the opportunity to order either Pacific or Rock oysters from their raw oyster bar, both of which are only shucked once ordered.
With eight varieties of oysters available on their menu, if you’re looking for the best oyster in town, chances are you’ll find it here. To start we recommend the mignonette oysters, or if you’re feeling adventurous, try the Thai-style from their grilled oyster selection.
Head down to C Seafood & Oyster Bar on Friday between 5 and 7pm for ‘Buck a Shuck’, to sample their fine produce for just $1 an oyster.
Cnr Giles & Kennedy Street, Kingston
Moving toward the heart of Kingston, a must-try for oysters would have to be Jones & Co. With an eclectic Raw Bar menu, oysters take pride of place right at the top. Whether you’re in the mood for a natural shuck, a classic mignonette or a cucumber and gin fusion, you’re sure