Native oysters have a more delicate flavour than Rock (Gigas) oysters. They are flat and round in shape. The meat is firm and quite salty with a slight metallic taste.
The rock oyster is as the name suggests and looks like a rock shape. The rock oyster is much more resilient to extreme weather conditions and spawns more frequently too. Rock oysters are saltier but their meat is very plump.
The rock is available all year round whereas the native oyster can be bought from September through to the end of April.
Oysters are delicious served on their own, or with lemon and tabasco or our shallot vinegar. Our Rock oysters are sourced locally from Maldon, Essex.
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