Fresh Jersey Oysters

At Red Oyster UK we serve delicious fresh Jersey and Maldon oysters. These are top quality oysters grown in Europe.

The Jersey Pacific Oysters we serve are grown and harvested by hand in the Royal Bay of Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands. The oysters from this European oyster farms are excellent due to the tides here bringing in nutritious food from far away. There is a large difference between low tide and high tide and the tides are changing quickly.

These top-quality Jersey oysters start as seed in a hatchery on the island of Guernsey, Channel Islands. They have delicate and soft meat with a refreshing, crispy sea-salt flavour. Curious to try these delicious fresh oysters served by Red Oyster UK?

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Growing fresh Maldon oysters

The Maldon Rock Oysters, also known as ‘Gigas’, we serve at Red Oyster UK are cultivated on oyster beds in Essex, UK. The Maldon Rock Oyster is famous for its deep cupped shell and it has a smooth and meaty texture. Maldon oysters have a rich flavour, but they are not too overbearing – with a delicious, sweet aftertaste.

The briny water as well as the many shallows and mudflats here in Essex have a wonderful effect on how the Maldon oysters taste.

Working around the tides

These delicious Maldon Rock Oysters grow in the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, UK until they are ready to harvest. A small team works around the tides in the oyster farm at Goldhanger, growing the oysters from seed. Can you imagine that it takes two to three years to grow full-size oysters from when they are as small as your fingernail initially?

"Growing oysters is a craft”

Picked by hand

The Maldon Rock Oysters are grown in bags on trestles above the ground in the oyster farm so their natural predators can’t get to them before we do. The Maldon oysters we serve are hand-picked and this is an ancient skill to have. The traditional method means that the oysters are inspected more than six times by the team before they are certain that they are ready to pick. Turning them by hand, splitting them, and after that we need only need time and patience until they have the perfect shape and size.

Would you like to learn more about oysters?

Please book an oyster workshop at Red Oyster 

 

Oystershucker Cameron shucking oyster
Cameron
Foodie
Oystertainer Rick smiles, upper body and face focused, wearing Red Oyster uniform. Background: white wall, faintly visible gentleman.
Rick
Entertaining
Charlie, our Oysterman, gives an oyster to a guest, focused on the task, with a sea and a large building visible in the background.
Charlie
Skilled
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Molly
Energetic
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Passionate

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

At Red Oyster UK we serve delicious fresh Jersey and Maldon oysters.

Most of our oyster farmers have family-owned businesses that have been farming oysters for generations.

We are proud to have built up lasting, trusting relationships with our dedicated oyster farmers. After all, they are our partners in bringing you thebest bivalves, and we work together to make sure that we provide you withthe most delicious ones every time. 

In order to serve our clients, the best fresh oysters, we travel to the coasts of France,
Ireland, the Netherlands, the United States, and Canada. Having tasted
numerous different types of raw oysters, weighed the advantages, disadvantages of each, and pondered hard about which varieties would best tempt the palates of our guests. We believe that due to this process we have found the perfect combination in each country.

How can we help you?

Hi I’m Paul,
don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if you want to make your event into one that everyone remembers.

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