Natives are the traditional oyster fished and farmed in Europe back before the Romans into prehistory. They are rounder and flatter than our commercial rock oysters and much slower growing. Now quite rare, we are helping bring them back by restoring oyster beds but sometimes keep a few back so that we can share their unique flavour with you.
Our rare native oysters are considered the oyster aficionado’s oyster. Taking nearly 5 years to reach market size they take on the more subtle characteristics of the Atlantic Edge during this time. Natives have a crisper bite with a complex umami punch and a distinctive silvery finish. Only available occasionally, and definitely only when there is an “R” in the month.