What’s on at the Oyster Shack this winter
PUBLISHED: 10:29 28 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:14 28 November 2016
Nestled into the Avon Valley, The Oyster Shack – aka “Seafood Paradise” will be as warming and cosy as ever this Winter. Serving an array of mouth-watering catch of the day seafood and shellfish, depending on what’s been landed daily and what’s in season, it’s a must visit for any seafood lover.
The menu is written daily depending on what has been caught in the surrounding waters and what’s in season, together with foraging locally. Head Chef Andy Richardson curates a menu of dishes that are handcrafted from fresh, sustainable and local ingredients, in keeping with The Shack’s long heritage. Shack Sunday Roasts have just launched (hey, Sundays are for feasting). There’ll be roast seafood options alongside a meat option of the day served with all the trimmings. And, of course, a cosy fire, fine wines and heaps of soul come as standard. The depths of winter demand comfort food, so the shack has launched just that – a Winter Classics Menu (alongside the daily catch menu). Think herb crusted fish pie, grilled Lobster Thermidor, baked oysters, creamy mash, Salcombe crab soup with melted parmesan toast and hot puddings.
Starting out as an Oyster Farm 27 years ago, “shackers” would rock up with their own furniture to shuck their oysters all washed down with a bottle of wine or two that they brought with them. So paying homage to the early days, The Shack has launched a BYO wine and beer option this Winter… there’s not many award winning restaurants that look after their local customers this much…
With a mouth-watering seasonal set menu at just £14 for 2 courses and £16 for 3 courses combined with the BYO you can really dine like a royal (they’re shacker’s too) this Winter whilst saving the Christmas pennies.
On Saturday 3rd December, The Shack will be turned into a winter wonderland for a magical Christmas Barrow Market, a great family day out with over 25 stalls, cookery demonstrations, choir singers, open grills, Christmas trees and much more…
And if you’re looking for a unique setting to host your Christmas party, there are bespoke menus, seasonal set menus at a great price and private cookery classes that you can create for your own party.
Booking before driving out is highly recommended – plus don’t forget to check the tide times to make sure you are on the best route.
Events at The Oyster Shack…
•Christmas Barrow Market, Saturday 3rd December, 10.30am – 5.30pm, Free to attend:
The Shack will be turned into a winter wonderland, with over 25 stalls, Noble Fir Christmas Trees for Sale (pre-order in advance to receive 10% discount and to select your size and tree), Open Seafood Grills, Live Cookery Demonstrations (11am and 3pm) mulled wine, hot cider, take away seafood. Featuring an array of local artisans from food producers to local artists, plus The Shack Christmas Shop with hand designed aprons, tea towels, shack wine, gift cards, cookery demonstration vouchers and more, plus raffle prizes to raise money for our local charities The Lobster Hatchery & Fisherman’s Mission.
•Seasonal Set Menu – runs daily until 16th December, 2 courses £14, 3 courses £16 - Featuring an array of mouth-watering local seafood and seasonal produce, vegetarian and meat options. Check out the sample menu here.
•Mussel Mondays - Every Monday until Dec 19th, £10 all day - 1lb of mussels either shack or traditional style & skinny fries
•Flash Fridays – Secret dish of the day at a special price, check social media pages for current offers