A weekend of champagne and oysters with Brighton bloggers

Last weekend we invited some of our favourite Brighton bloggers to join us at our marble-topped oyster bar for a spot of champagne and oyster tasting.



(Top-Bottom: Jacquie from Bite Me, Brighton//Laura from Places I Eat Brighton//Alexis from Style Memos//Fran from The Graphic Foodie)

Some were experienced oyster tasters, some were determined to enjoy our selection of fresh oysters, after a few failed attempts elsewhere, and some were oyster novices – our favourite kind of customer.


Head Shucker Jonathan (you can read more about Jonathan in his very own blog) was in his element, talking our guests through the three varieties of raw oysters that we’re currently serving, plus the selection of cooked oysters that we dished up for them. He shared his wealth of knowledge, thanks to 25 years’ experience in the shucking business, from our trusted suppliers to the changes we’ve seen in oyster farming and tasting over the years, plus a brief lesson in how to professionally shuck an oyster.

Everyone enjoyed a glass or two (or three!) of Sparkling Albarino, made by Bodegas as Laxas. It’s a beautiful fresh sparkling wine from Galicia with an elegant and biscuity taste, and small fine bubbles.


Champagne and oysters, what better combination can you think of?



Thanks to all of our guests for joining us, we hope you all enjoyed your master class in shucking, tasting and sourcing oysters!

If you would like to book a seat at our marble topped oyster bar, give us a call on 01273 327980 and we’ll make sure you’ve got the best view in the restaurant. This is the perfect spot if you’ve never tried oysters – let Jonathan guide you through the menu, and experience the joys of both fresh and cooked oysters.