Whitstable Native Oysters (S)

Whitstable Native Oysters (S)

Whitstable Native Oysters are wild and sustainably fished from traditional Native Oyster beds in sub-tidal waters at Whitstable Bay, Whitstable, Kent, England.

Oysters have been fished from Whitstable Bay since Roman times.

First established as a cooperative in 1793, the Whitstable Oyster Fishery Company is world famous for its "Whitstable Oyster".

The name "Whitstable Oyster" is a protected food name with PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status. Under this scheme, Whitstable Oysters are certified as being traditionally fished from Whitstable Bay; and prepared, processed or produced within the Whitstable Bay region. This scheme protects regional foods whose origin and authenticity are assured.

Available: Seasonal - 1 September to 30 April each year.

In Stock: Yes. At times, Native Oysters may be unavailable due to adverse tides and/or weather.

Size: Small.

Freshest oysters possible
Whitstable Native Oysters remain in Whitstable Bay from seed until market size (takes 4 to 5 years).

Once harvested, these oysters are cleaned and purified in filtered natural seawater, packed live to order in boxes, and dispatched from the oyster farm's depuration and dispatch centre (Wednesday to Thursday), for next day courier delivery to our clients' addresses in mainland UK (Thursday to Friday).

Store and consume
For the freshest and best flavour, store Native Oysters in the fridge and consume within 2-3 days from delivery. Oysters can be consumed raw or cooked. How to Store Oysters 

Ingredients: Oysters (molluscs).

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Whitstable Native Oyster

 

Shells: Rounded, smooth.

 

Shell cup depth: Medium.

 

Brininess: 6/10.

 

Meat to shell ratio: 7/10.

 

Meat: Plump, soft.

 

Succession of flavour notes:

1. Fresh clean sea.

2. Cucumber, melon.

3. Grapefruit.

 

Disclaimer. This taste review is our own opinion. Each oyster is unique with flavour influences by its waters, climates and seasons.

 

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One courier delivery fee applies for this product and any 'Other Products' shown below. Note: Minimum order is 12 oysters for this product alone; or 6 oysters when combined with any of the 'Other Products' shown below.

Oysters have been fished from Whitstable Bay since Roman times.

 

The name "Whitstable Oyster" is a protected food name with PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status and describes Native Oysters traditionally fished from Whitstable Bay that are prepared, processed or produced from this area.   

 

First incorporated by an Act of Parliment in 1793 as the "Company of Free Fishers and Dredgers of Whitstable"; the Whitstable Oyster Fishery Company's Oyster Farm covers an area of inter-tidal waters at Whitstable Bay, near the seaside town of Whitstable, Kent, England.

 

Whistable Bay is part of the Swale River Estuary. At the shallow tidal waters of the Swale River Estuary, the freshwater of the Swale River mixes with the saltwater of the North Sea. The Swale River is a Designated Special Protection Area and a National Nature Reserve.

 

The Whitstable Oyster Fishery Company owns several restaurants and hotels in the area: Royal Native Oyster Stores (the world famous seafood restaurant that overlooks Whitstable Oyster Fam), The Lobster Shack, The Forge, Hotel Continental, and East Quay Venue.

 

Whitstable Pacific and Native Oysters are featured on menus at top oyster bars and restaurants in Whitstable, London and overseas.

 

The Whitstable Oyster Festival is held at the seaside town of Whitstable in July each year. This popular festival attracts tens of thousands of people, who enjoy oysters, local food and drink, live music, entertainment and activities.

 

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Whitstable Pacific & Native Oysters from Whitstable Bay, Kent, England.

 

Maps by Simply Oysters. Circles indicate approximate locations; not to scale.

 

Google Map of 51.863195,+-1.489692


Google Map of 51.372334,+0.849043

 

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Note: Minimum order is 12 Oysters; or 6 Oysters when this Product is combined with any of the 'Other Products' shown below.

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In Stock. Delivery to addresses in mainland UK (Tuesday to Friday). Choose delivery date at checkout. At the latest, order by 9am for next day delivery.

Prices are per Oyster. Minimum order is 12 Oysters for this Product alone; or 6 Oysters when combined with Other Products shown at the bottom of this page.

  • Brand: Whitstable
  • Product Code: WHITNS
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £1.80
  • Ex Tax: £1.80
  • 12 or more £1.75
  • 24 or more £1.70
  • 36 or more £1.65
This product has a minimum quantity of 6