Native Oysters


Our Colchester Native Oysters are renowned as being the sweetest available. It is Native Oysters that the 'R' in the month saying comes from - as they are only available from September through to April. The Native Oyster has a flat round shell, and the Oyster itself is firm and meaty with big earthy flavours.

Dredged or handpicked from the seabed at low tide, the Oysters are then purified in tanks at the Fishery for at least 42 hours. Tiny then hand grades them by eye, making sure they are in top condition before being gently packed, ready to be sent to you.

We recommend that you keep the Oysters in the fridge with a damp tea towel or tissue on top. They are best eaten as soon as possible after delivery but should last up to four days if cared for properly. If you select to have an Oyster Knife, we will send you our favourite wooden-handled Oyster Knife. If you are unsure about opening oysters, take a look at this video we made of Graham showing you how.