Arthurs Oysters & Seafood
Smashed avo dessert and shucking good beats in Manly.
August 10, 2017
Helmed by Scottish Rising Star Chef of the Year, Jason Wright (Kittyhawk), the Pittwater Road venue is an on-trend eatery, with the space somewhere between a fish and chip shop and an upscale diner. The decor is a nod to the era of its namesake, Governor Arthur Phillip, who founded the British penal colony that later became Sydney.
A dedicated oyster bar shucks molluscs to order, to sit alongside a share-friendly menu of thought-provoking, innovative dishes. The motto here is 'life's too short for sad seafood', so expect a celebration of top Aussie produce using clever techniques, like fried oyster with steak tartare and horseradish chips; macadamia prawns teamed with freeze dried lychee and artichoke puree, and an amped-up riff on PB&J for dessert.
On hand to wash it down is a short-but-sweet drinks selection, including six Hunter Valley wines on rotation and an oft-changing range of small-batch beers from breweries like Tiny Rebel and Nomad.