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The Adelaide Oyster Bar

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published August 20th 2011
If you love Oysters then you must check out the Adelaide Oyster Bar. With a range of flavours for fresh and grilled oysters, this is a great casual dining option for any oyster connoisseurs.

Assorted Grilled Oysters

Oyster Bar isn't the type of place you'd head if only a few of your dining party enjoyed this shelled delicacy. They don't just specialise in oysters, but it is almost all that they serve. There are some other light options like grilled prawns, dips, smoked salmon, or a cheese board, but if you're making this your main destination make sure everyone will be happy with it. Oyster Bar can be a great place to head for an entree, before grabbing a main meal somewhere else down Rundle Street.

Dining Inside

For those who do like to dabble in oysters, the menu features a range of different options for every taste. Their chilled oysters of course come natural, but can be topped with cocktail sauce, wasabi mayonnaise, or balsamic vinaigrette. For their fancier flavour combinations you could try Oysters Caviar, with salmon roe and sour cream, or Oysters Thai, with mint, coriander, basil, spanish onion, capsicum, and a special asian sauce. There are six different chilled options to choose from.

Oysters Thai

If you can't quite handle raw oysters, or like to try a bit of both, then the grilled oysters also have got some interesting flavour combinations. Of course the most popular choice is Oysters Kilpatrick, which has bacon and a Kilpatrick sauce, these can be found at most places that serve up oysters. For something a bit different check out their other options, like the flavour explosion of Oysters Pesto, or the warming choice of Oysters Darleyfella, a spinach and mornay topping baked with your oysters. If you just can't choose then you might want to go for the Oysters "Errol Flynn", where you can choose any four styles to enjoy as a dozen.

The Bar

You can choose from half a dozen to a full dozen, and the best way to enjoy them is to come along with a large group of friends so that you can try all of the flavours. Inside is a friendly bar where beer bottles are chilled in an ice wall, and you can check out the record holders for the oyster eating wall of fame. You can try and beat it, but keep in mind the current record is quite a few dozens, at least you can get your name on the board.

For a laid back evening meal, or a great place to begin your night, head to the Oyster Bar. A short walk from Rundle Street, offering indoor and Alfresco dining.
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Why? For more oyster combinations than you could dream of
When: Open Tues-Sun 12pm-Late
Where: East Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: $18 for a Dozen
BEWARE: Don't bother trying to buy a prepaid 'deals' voucher for Oyster Bar. I was told it was okay to make bookings outside the valid dates of the prepaid voucher by someone who worked there. I even rang them on the day I was planning to go and they confirmed over the phone that it was still okay to use a voucher that was expired. However, once my friends and I was there in person, they said that they don't accept expired voucher, stating that there was a misunderstanding over the phone! My other friend who tried and use the voucher on the last valid day wasn't even allowed to make a booking. He was told that bookings have to be one month in advanced. What a load of BS!
By Anonymous
Monday, 10th of October @ 02:34 pm
@Anonymous - I made sure I jumped on the Oyster Bar daily deals when I seen them. They were amazing value. One voucher was valid for 3 months and the other 6 months. So if I understand correctly, and I presume your vouchers were valid for the same time frame, you let the voucher expire and expected them to still honor it or waited till the very last day to book in. Sounds like your the silly one.

Expiration dates are made for a reason and no doubt they had a no negotiation policy because if they do it for one then they would be expected to do it for all, thus rendering the expiration date, pointless.

I just went in without a booking and had no trouble getting served. I asked if I was men't to book and they said bookings are not essential so I think your book a month in advanced is a little exaggerated. compared to some other joints I've eaten at in Adelaide.

Thats just my 2 cents.
By Anonymous
Saturday, 12th of November @ 06:04 pm
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