The seasonal Native oyster (ostrea edulis) is native to North-West Europe. It is fairly flat and almost round in shape. The Mersea Native was recently awarded Presidia status by the Slow Food movement. This award aims to protect the Native, which is under threat, but also highlights its exemplary quality.
All our oysters are purified in seawater from the River Blackwater meaning they retain the beautifully unique flavour associated with this area. You can mail order and buy these incredible Mersea oysters, delivered straight to your door, or choose to pick them up for free from our stand at the world famous Borough Market.