The rock oyster (crassostrea gigas) grows wild in the River Blackwater and are available to buy all year round. These UK oysters are almost rock-like in shape and, because they filter a lot more water than its Native counterpart, is saltier in taste and pack a punch of flavour.
Our small rock oysters are full of meat, and are perfect eaten with a squeeze of lemon, or accompanied with our shallot vinegar, also available to buy via our online shop.
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 online, delivered straight to your door, or choose to pick them up for free from our stand at the world famous Borough Market.