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Where to celebrate World Oyster Day this Friday

August 5th marks World Oyster Day and many Adelaide eateries are celebrating! From oyster shots to $1 shucks, see how you can get your fix.

“It was a bold man who first ate an oyster” – Jonathon Swift.

But let’s all thank him for doing so. Humans have a long love affair with oysters dating back to Roman times when the now delicacy was the main choice of protein due to its low price point and stellar nutritional profile.

Nowadays, oysters are still a much-loved, albeit divisive, food so much so that it has earned itself an International Day of Recognition. August 5th marks World Oyster Day. A day where we celebrate the humble mollusc and there are a number of places to do so around Adelaide this weekend.


For the whole month of August, Sean’s Kitchen is hosting its annual Oyster Fest. With a special oyster-based menu starring a Nashville Hot Fried Oyster Roll, vodka oyster shots, and the one buck shuck (yes that means $1 oysters) this is the ultimate celebration with all produce coming from one of the many incredible South Australian oyster farmers.

See all the happenings here.


The CBD’s much-loved seafood experts are holding a pre-oyster day celebration on August 4th at its popular restaurant. A live oyster station will be serving up fresh, natural or cooked oysters across both lunch and dinner sittings.

You can also go in the running to win a stunning pearl from James Thredgold just for tucking into Fishbank’s Pearler Oyster.

Make a booking here.


New guys on the oyster block, The House of Oyster is located at Plant 3, shucking up oysters right in front of your eyes so you can be assured you’re getting only the freshest South Australian oysters. Sit at the bar and slurp down as many as you desire with Friday nights the perfect night to visit the Bowden eatery.

Find out more here.


Stuck in isolation or don’t feel like going out? Not to worry, Adelaide’s ultimate oyster dealer, The Oyster Guy, will bring the oysters to you! Joining forces with Andrew Pietsch at the Coffin Bay Oyster Company, Adelaide based Nick Sharp (the ‘guy’ in The Oyster Guy) has added a delivery function to the business delivering fresh, Coffin Bay oysters to the people of Adelaide. All you have to do is place your order and wait patiently so you can celebrate World Oyster Day in the comfort of your own home.

Find out more here.


It wouldn’t be World Oyster Day without Glenelg’s famed Oyster restaurant celebrating in style. Get yourself $2 oysters from 5pm – 7pm and $15 Never Never Oyster Shell Gin Martinis and G&T’s all while settling into the seaside location.

See more here.

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