1 Reservoir Street, Tathra, NSW 2551
(02) 6494 1453
Website: Tathra Oysters
“It is such a unique and special oyster. It has a clarity of flavour and comes from a pristine environment”
Peter Gilmore, Executive Chef, QUAY Restaurant, Sydney
Pull up at the family home, stroll through a garage full of oyster trophies and into a custom built oyster shop out the back. Have a yarn to Gary Rodely, Jo or one of the kids who can all show you the art of opening oysters.
The Rodelys have been tending their lease in Nelsons Lake for over 25 years and have won a swag of awards. The lake is surrounded by Mimosa Rocks National Park and opens to the sea via a beautiful sheltered lagoon that is popular for swimming, fishing and short bushwalks.
Tathra Oysters are grown in a floating basket designed to maximise oyster growth using the power of the tide. “The oysters are rolled by the tide, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. allowing them to grow that beautiful deep shell, with great uniformity,” Gary said. “Along with that, we’re lucky enough to have our oysters growing in water that’s pretty much the same as when Cook arrived, I think it’s pretty special,” he said.
Oysters are available in four grades, open or unopened.
Available locally at Tathra Beach Cafe, Fat Tony’s Bar and Grill or by mail order (Sydney Rock Oysters can survive being out of the water for up to two weeks).
Also in Sydney at Otto (Woolloomooloo), Neil Perry’s Rockpool (Sydney or Melbourne), Cafe Sydney (Circular Quay), Sepia Restaurant i(city), the Bridge Room (near Circular Quay) and De Costi Seafoods.
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