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Where to get oysters for a dollar

Treating yourself doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg when you hit up these one-dollar oyster specials around town

Photograph: Anna Kucera

There's something frightening about cheap seafood. But also, something irrisistable. Don't worry, we've safety checked all these shuck-houses to ensure that you'll be safe as you save. Dig in.

Where to get $1 oysters in Sydney


The elegantly restored Bellevue (formerly the Bellevue Hotel) is giving people a taste for the finer things at a fraction of the price with one-dollar oysters for the month of November. On weekdays from noon until 6pm you can binge on bivalves for a fraction of the price you'd normally pay for the briny treats. And the savings don't end there. Time your visit right and you'll be able to get in on the happy hour from 5pm to 7pm on weekdays that is all about the two-for-one specials.

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Kingston Public Bar and Kitchen

This breezy friendly spot on north King Street is an ace spot to get a run up on your weekend. Not only do they have crafty brews and great whiskies, they also offer oysters for a buck-a-piece on Saturdays from noon until 5pm. That’s five whole hours of cheap oysters before you've even got your glad rags on. 

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The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room

Thirty different varieties of oysters are on offer at this inner-city haunt. Normally you’d expect to pay $3 to $4.50 for Sydney Rock and Pacific oysters, and more for the flat oysters due to their limited supply and five-year growing time. But you can knock the price down to $1 per shell during the weekly happy hour, which runs from 6-7pm on Wednesdays.

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The Rocks

The Roosevelt

If you want a high-end date night on a shoestring budget, Thursdays at the Roosevelt is the go. Not only do they have an all-night one-dollar oyster special, they're also offering 20 per cent off their Champagne list. Use what you save on molluscs to level up to the really good stuff and still be able to pay your rent next week. 

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Potts Point

The Wild Rover

They keep things ridiculously simple at this hidden Surry Hills whiskey bar. Snacks are sausage rolls or rounds of Le Petite Waterfall Sydney Rock oysters from the Ralston Brothers Oyster Farm. If you're in savings mode make sure you get in early. They have a daily special of one-dollar oysters from 4-6pm, which makes a fancy bar snack extra affordable.

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Surry Hills

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