It’s Bluff Oyster season, get in while it lasts to devour the freshly shucked creamy oysters served in every way you could desire; start with natural then progress through the many versatile options like; Kilpatrick, battered or in a burger. Whichever way you decide to dip into our favourite season, you will find your perfect fit at any of these phenomenal Auckland venues serving up fresh Bluffies for the next few weeks!
Oyster and Chop
It comes as no surprise that a restaurant named Oyster and Chop can provide you with all the Bluffies you desire. Standing proud at the entrance to Oyster and Chop is a list of all the oysters they have available daily, once inside head over to their oyster bar and let the fun begin. Learn about the Bluffies origin as you watch your dozen get shucked and plated. Pair the delicacy with a glass of bubbles to compliment the salty flavour as you sit on the waterfront and watch the boats sail by.
Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill
If you missed out on Harbourside’s all you can eat Bluff Oyster event – fear not, they still have plenty to go around. Their freshly shucked oysters can be served in two ways; natural, with the classic mignonette, or tempura battered. Let the smell of the sea envelop you, listen to the natural soundtrack of lapping water and experience all that Bluff oysters have to offer.
Regatta Bar & Eatery
Takapuna has an abundance of activities to partake in: go for a swim in the sea, walk across the sandy beach or stop off at Regatta for a drink and a bite to eat. While their menu has many appetising options, one is sure to capture your attention – you’ll come across a twist in the form of oysters. We’ve seen oysters served in many ways; natural, battered and Kilpatrick style, but have you ever tried an oyster burger? Their Tuatara beer battered oysters cradled in a house baked bun offers a new and exciting way to satisfy your oyster needs.
Perched on top of a bed of ice sits a dozen creamy Bluff oysters, freshly shucked with your name on them. You may have seen Euro’s deal on Bluff oysters from 12pm-4pm every day but make sure to book ahead as they are the spot to visit this Bluffie season. Treat yourself to the luxury that accompanies Euro in their contemporary and relaxed restaurant that prides itself on its fresh seasonal sharing plates.
The Oyster Inn
If you’d like to switch it up from the classic vineyard style of indulging on Waiheke Island then look no further, sitting beachside upon the island is The Oyster Inn. Perfectly situated within the heart of Oneroa village, with a breath-taking view of the secluded white sand bay below, is there any better way to get your oyster fix? Watch the boats sail and the waves crash as you devour a dozen Bluff oysters with a bottle of wine straight from one of Waiheke’s many vineyards.
Soul Bar & Bistro
The crem de la crem of luxury dining on the Viaduct waterfront comes in the form of Soul Bar and Bistro. Fine dining, perfectly paired wines and staff who know what you want before you even sit down. Dress up for an afternoon of pleasure and if it's Bluff oysters you’re after, then you’re in for a treat as Soul Bar offers a full view of live oyster shucking on their stunning veranda. The perfect way to ensure you’re being treated to the freshest Bluffies available.