Oysters aren't just for Valentine's Day. Here's where you can get some great natives and more both for collection or delivered to your door, and support Britain's shellfish industry into the bargain.
September marks the start of Britain's native oyster season. Here we pick out some of our favourite spots in town to enjoy a platter of the briny bivalves.
Forget the Met Ball or Ascot, clearly the best dressed list you should be much more interested in is the Best Dressed Irish Oyster competition. Hot Dinners headed over to Wright Bros in Battersea yesterday to help judge the third annual event. Following a series of heats, 12 of the UK's top seafood chefs were in London to battle it out for the title.
We joined chef Henry Harris and the wonderfully titled professional 'Ostrelier' Katy Davidson
We head up to the 14th floor of the Hoxton Southwark and fall hopelessly in love with this high rise seafood spot where the decor is pure Miami but the vibe is all London.
We're about to hit the peak season for summer pop-ups in London and, down by the Thames, there's something fishy going on.
Butlers Wharf Chop House have done a deal with Nyetimber and Colchester Oysters and have opened a riverside Oyster Shack for the summer. You'll find the shack just inside the restaurant's entrance where for the duration of the summer months it'll be keeping things simple serving up just two
Updated 19/9/18 with reopening date
Covent Garden restaurant The Oystermen must be doing something right. They've just announced that they've done a bit of a land grab, extending into the next door property to double the size of their seafood bar and kitchen.
With all that new space they're going to have room for a brand-new all-day oyster and raw bar especially for walk-in visitors - super news for anyone, like us, who
Just in time for the start of Britain's native oyster season, we make a return visit to Bentley's for lunch in the oyster bar.
Just over a year since he opened his restaurant at Bibendum, Claude Bosi has unveiled a new look Oyster Bar on the building's ground floor.
The oyster bar was closed earlier this year for a bit of a do-over and the new design sounds tres chic. There's a six-seater oyster bar, as well as open kitchens and the ever-popular florist.
At the oyster bar they'll be serving nine varieties of oyster from England, Ireland and France - from Dungarvan in Ireland to
Popping up at Stoney Street, one along from Wright Bros, is the company's newest (but most transitory) opening, Shuck.
All they're serving up are oysters - "naked, dressed or blown" with naked starting at £1.50 a bivalve. On the menu right now are; The Shuck Shuck - with a classic Som Tam dressing, The Moor Shuck - with pomegranate, sumac, chilli and red wine vinegar and a Jalapeno dressed oyster. There's a range of blown oysters, including cheese, pickled ginger