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Where are Melbourne's Best Oysters?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published November 19th 2011
Oysters can be the perfect compliment for a warm summer night, and we bet that if you like them, you've got a favourite place to enjoy them. It could be down to a unique creation that you've discovered around town, or just fresh oysters that are full of their natural flavours. So let us know your tips for finding tasty oysters all over Melbourne.



The Atlantic have a delicious seafood menu, and as part of this you'll find a great selection of oysters. Head to their oyster bar for the full treatment. The oysters are from South Australia, Tasmania, and New South Wales, from Smoky Bay, Pittwater, Coffin Bay, and Merimbula Lake. Take the opportunity to enjoy the natural flavours of the oysters, and see the difference between the different regions.

Pure South don't have an extensive oyster menu, but sometimes one great tasting oyster is all it takes. Their fancy oysters are freshly shucked Tasmanian Pacific oysters with saffron dressing, pickled cucumber, Huon salmon pearls, served with house rye bread. A delicious mix of flavours and textures, that highlight the fresh taste of oysters.

Once called Oyster Little Bourke, Mezzo Bar and Grill still have some tasty oysters on the menu. Try natural with lemon and red wine shallot dressing, baked with sopressa, chilli and while balsamic, or fried with lemon dill mayonnaise. So however you like your oysters cooked, or not cooked, something at Mezzo Bar and Grill should suit your tastes.

At Esca Grill their freshly shucked oysters come natural, or with a Champagne vinaigrette, with lemon on the side. They also have the classic Kilpatrick oysters, or for something a bit fancier, Oysters with wakami salad. Wakame is a type of edible seaweed, and is a popular addition to both fresh and baked oysters. If you've never tried this combination before, then make sure you try it, and it could become a favourite.

Oysters easily work with a range of flavours, you might like them Asian inspired, or with a creamy cheese sauce. So wherever in Melbourne you like to go, make sure you tell us all about it. Your favourite oysters could be found at a dedicated oyster bar, or just on the entree menu at your favourite restaurant. Wherever they can be found, we want your opinion on Sydney's best oysters.
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