Never heard of London Oyster Week? That’s because it’s being held for the very first time this year. From 21-29 April, venues across London will have exclusive offers and events to celebrate the delicious delicacy. Participating restaurants will serve a specialty oyster dish throughout the week and the festival’s sponsors – Remy Martin, Mount Gay and Bruichladdich – will holding unique Oyster-and-drinks tastings.
Seafood lovers can buy an Oyster Passport which gives you access to exclusive offers and discounts at participating venues.
Bentleys Oyster Bar and Grill in Mayfair will be taking part, and Oyster Passport holders can enjoy six carefully selected native oysters with a glass of Champagne for £25. On Saturday 21 April, Bentleys is holding an Oyster Masterclass with expert Helio Garzon.
Bocconcino’s will also be taking part in the festival, with offers and events to be announced soon.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy an oyster or ten, here are a few of our favourite local places…
- Boisdale – Kick back and listen to some live music at the bar while enjoying Boisdale’s delicious Whitstable Bay Native Oysters.
- Scotts – Mayfair’s finest seafood restaurant has an impressive array of Oyster dishes on offer.
- HIX Soho – It’s not Mayfair, but HIX Soho serves Happy Hour Oysters every weekday from 4-6.30pm, where you can devour British Rock Oysters for just £1 each.
Image: Brahma Studios for London Oyster Week