While the focus is on shellfish, there are other seafood options, non-fishy terrines and salads, and vegetarian alternatives.
The setting is informal, with tiles and pictures depicting great races of the past, and the mood is relaxed, luxurious but not pretentious. There is little need for an excuse to visit – whatever the occasion, there’s always a good reason. A quick glass of wine with or without a nibble; an after-work cocktail; a lunch of half a dozen oysters and a glass of champagne; or a leisurely lunch or dinner with a vast plateau de fruits de mer, dessert, cheese and coffee.
Friendly staff are on hand to advise on oyster choice and the extensive wine list.
The Oyster Bar is open all day, from midday, seven days a week.