Manly gets a new oyster bar named for the first governor of NSW
The Northern Beaches will be getting a brand new sustainable seafood restaurant when Arthur's Oysters and Seafood arrives at Manly. Former Kittyhawk chef Jason Wright chef will be making a sea change, delivering a menu packed out with oysters (shucked to order) alongside snacks including oyster tartare with smoked jerusalem artichoke, diced steak, fried oysters and horseradish crisps; and macadamia crusted prawns with artichoke puree and sweet potato meringues. Sweet toothss will get a peanut butter and jelly riff for dessert, made with griddle brioche, jam ice-cream, peanut butter ganache, chocolate popping candy and freeze dried raspberry.
Beer will have a local focus (think Nomad up in Brookvale and Tiny Rebel) while the compact wine list will rotate between six vinos sourced from the Hunter Valley's Oakvale winery.
There's no getting away from the fact that a fresh oyster bar feels a it fancy, but they'll be balancing the high-end appeal with the spirit of a fish and chip shop and the heart of a historian – Arthur's is named for Governor Arthur Phillip and they've decked the place out with old, timber church pews to add a little vintage gravitas.
|Venue name:||Arthur's Oysters and Seafood|
46 Pittwater Rd