Lot 20 | Image credit: Louise Coghill
On the half shell, splashed with lemon juice and Tabasco, or maybe a nice shallot vinaigrette, and slurped down with a sip of champagne in between, these plump aphrodisiacs are as refreshing as a dip in the ocean.
Just in time for summer, we bring you the places to find Perth’s best oysters.
A $1 shuck? Wait? What? Say that again? **faints** Finish off your week right, with dollar oysters at the ultra-cool Brooklyn Lounge in Claremont. From 4-7pm you can help yourself to as many oysters as you can handle. Don’t look at me while I eat them all. I said look away!
On Thursdays and Sundays, The King of Oysters, Jerry Fraser, brings the shucking action to Five Bar as he dishes out Perth’s best-sourced oysters. Splash some of the provided accouterments onto your bounty for a one-way ticket to Flavourtown.
Another part of The Oyster King’s realm, Lot 20 plays host to Jerry and his magnificent shucked-to-order oysters twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays. A dozen and a bottle of 2012 Ad Hoc ‘Cherubim’ Rose will set you back $50. They also host special oyster and booze events—whiskey and rock oysters anyone?
The Raffles hosts the famous Perth Oyster Frenzy, a night of unlimited oysters, seafood canapés, wine, bubbles and beer. 5422 oysters were downed at their first event! You can also slurp down these briny treats any day of the week in full view of the beautiful Swan River. Expert shucker and Perthonality, Jerry Fraser, drops by with some oyster love on Thursdays.
South Australian oysters served natural or with shallot and blood plum vinegar pearls—Lord have mercy! Down a dozen with a glass of bubbly by the water at The Royal in East Perth. These are some of the best oysters in Perth.
Must Wine Bar
Head to the timeless French Bistro, Must Wine Bar, to indulge in some huîtres and Champagne. Before it was oyster happy hours and now it’s everyday half-price-oyster lunches (12-3pm) matched with Perrier Jouet Champagne. Merci!
The CBD institution Print Hall puts on a pretty classy oyster affair. Put on your best suit or sky-high heels and head down to the bar to order a doz’ freshly shucked oysters with Champagne mignonette. Keep your eyes peeled for their special oyster events.
Not surprisingly, Neil Perry’s Rockpool at the opulent Crown Casino serves up some of Perth's best oysters for its discerning clientele. Head to their cold bar for some freshly shucked native Angasi oysters with mignonette sauce.
Bib & Tucker
Gaze into the ocean while you indulge in some of Perth's best oysters at Bib & Tucker. They serve them up in the most marvelous ways; natural, shallot red wine vinegar, wood roaster herb butter and sourdough crumb, avocado and pickled green tomato. Well played Bib & Tucker, well played.
The Beach Club
The Beach Club at the iconic Cott Hotel is the perfect backdrop to indulge in some oysters under the summer sun. Sip on a glass of Veuve, order a dozen and pretend you’re on holiday in Miami.
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