Brisbane's Best Oysters - Dining Guide | Gourmand and Gourmet

Brisbane’s best spots to enjoy oysters

Brisbane’s Best Oysters

Don’t shell out for something underwhelming - shuck out Brisbane’s best oysters instead!

We’re so grateful to that brave soul who first ate an oyster, especially since they probably had to find the damn things, figure out how open them, and knock that first one back without a clue of what they were in for…

Lucky for us we don’t have to go through any of that, and can even get them baked, dressed, or in a shot of vodka and tomato juice if we so desire! 

RICO | CBD

When there’s a dedicated oyster menu, you know you’re in for a treat! Rico’s list features six stunning options like gazpacho pearls with crispy bread flakes, pickled cucumber with espelette pepper, and and classic mignonette. Impossible to choose just one flavour? Rico offers a mixed oyster platter, so you can slurp them all up. 

ONE FISH TWO FISH | KANGAROO POINT

The best relaxed seafood joint in Brisbane, One Fish Two Fish offers the goods fresh, grilled, crumbed, and battered! We love their natural oysters with lemon, and the delicious oak-aged chardonnay mignonette. 

REEF SEAFOOD | NEWSTEAD

A Gasworks icon, you’ll think you’ve hit the shuckpot when you get to Reef! Some people will argue that oysters are best enjoyed naturally… Those people obviously haven’t tried the cheesy goodness of Reef’s mornay oysters, or smokey kilpatrick oysters. 

SHUCKS BAR | MANLY 

This seaside oyster bar is a must-try for oyster lovers. These are hands-down some of Brissie’s best, with loads of unique offerings like grilled oysters with miso ramen butter, or bourbon chipotle sauce. We’re big fans of the gin oyster shooter–complete with vermouth, cucumber and kampot pepper. Lit. 

HÔNTÔ | FORTITUDE VALLEY 

Nestled on a Valley back street, hôntô’s raw bar serves some shucking excellent oysters, and while we can’t deny a classic natural, our hearts are set on the oysters with red wine vinaigrette and wakame seaweed. Now, another saké, anyone?

GAMBARO | CBD

Shuck the front door! Gambaro has been shucking oysters (not to mention dishing up plenty of other fresh seafood) for over 60 years, so we think they might know a thing or two… Choose from the natural Pacific beauties or kilpatrick style, or enjoy your oysters on one of Gambaro’s signature seafood platters.

Oysters… So ugly, but so delicious. 

 

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Words by Samantha Chariton, Sophia Lunn, and Elizabeth Markwell
- The gourmets who are knockin’ ‘em back.