I have frequented David Jones’ Oyster Bar for about 23 years. Oh wow, just had a thought, some of my readers would of still have been in nappies, LOL, yes I am an old fart.
I was quite distraught when the Food Hall had renovations years ago…. would they keep the Oyster Bar? They did, thank goodness!
I was introduced to the Oyster Bar by my parents. Then it became something I did with my mum when we would be in town or she would meet me for lunch while I was working. As Junior got older and started to appreciate oysters, it was an “us” thing when having to shop in town. It is also a girlfriend lunch thing.
My favourite visits to DJ’s Oyster Bar are a ‘”me” thing.
I love oysters, adore them, I think life without them would be a travesty. Give me natural, mornay, kilpatrick, deep fried, in a shot or any other combination you want to thrust in my direction, I LOVE OYSTERS. Though I do believe only completely appreciated natural. My preference is for Sydney Rocks from Southern NSW.
The oysters at the Oyster Bar are not the best oysters in Sydney (The Boat House @ Blackwattle Bay …… drool) but they are consistently excellent quality and quick.
I tend to order either natural or a mixture of natural, mornay and kilpatrick. With this comes a bread roll and salad to munch on while your oysters are being prepared. Top that off with a nice glass of sauvignon blanc, and yep a guilty pleasure all to my own.