At our award-winning restaurant, you’ll have your choice of two of the best: the Sydney Rock Oyster and the Pacific Oyster.
We are exceptionally fortunate to have experienced farmers literally on our doorstep who have, for generations, worked incredibly hard to deliver the tastiest oysters fresh to your plate every day.
Coastal Dining serves them up in a variety of ways, but we believe these plump and creamy little morsels are best served with a little bit of rock salt and a squeeze of lemon – perfect with a glass of crisp white wine on a summer’s day.
7 Interesting facts about oysters
- Most oyster species change sex during their life. Sometimes more than once.
- Oysters have a three-chambered heart, colourless blood and a pair of kidneys.
- Just like a fish, oysters use both gills and mantle for breathing.
- Six oysters a day is said to fulfill your daily requirements of iron, copper, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese and phosphorous.
- Oysters contain dopamine, a neuro-transmitter that amongst other things influences sexual desire in men and women.
- The collective noun for oysters is a ‘bed’.
- The Guiness World Record for the most oysters eaten in 3 minutes is 187 set by a Norwegian in 2003.
“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.” – Ernest Hemmingway, A Moveable Feast