|The Lobster Shack, Whitstable|
This is my second visit to Whitstable after more or less writing off any chance of getting haute oysters in the UK, (being from NZ home of the world re-noun Bluff Oysters) but thankfully after trying these earlier in the year I've been a fan of Whitstable oysters ever since. They're just how I like them, white meaty flesh with oodles of liquor.
|Whitstable Oysters from The Lobster Shack, Whitstable|
It's particularly busy on the occasion as it is during Whistable's oyster fest, an annual event celebrating their coveted oysters. I however, still make my way to the best spot to enjoy oysters - The Lobster Shack. It is tucked away behind most of the main thoroughfare, and despite this, it still manages to pull a sizeable crowd. Lobster Shack has a no thrills approach, they have shared bench seating as well as outdoor eating with lovely views out to the water. That's because its all about fresh seafood.
|Enjoying bubbles and the sunset over Whitstable Bay|
I think the Lobster Shack prep their Oysters the best, they are always nicely cleaned not too much grit with loads of liquor, although their Mignonette needs work (the best mignonette I had was from Hix in Southwark, London). They also serve a reasonable priced lobster and chips for around 15 pounds but what is not known so widely is that they serve a wonderful cold smoked salmon.
|Staff at Lobster Shack shucking oysters|
Its a great place to go for a day trip or I would recommend one night (its not worth staying longer than this unless you plan to swim or enjoy water sports over the weekend) so you can enjoy oysters and bubbles/beer until your hearts content. There are also some lovely spots to enjoy bubbles and watch the sunset over the bay.
|Folks enjoying the oyster fest, Whitstable Oysters from Lobster Shack|