Starting life as a seafood wholesaler way back in 1959, the Richmond Oysters brand has gone from strength to strength, now encompassing not one but two of Melbourne’s finest seafood restaurants. The younger Oakleigh branch is set to introduce a whole new slice of the city to the pleasures of the freshest bounty the oceans offer up, with menus carefully annotated to show exactly where the delicacies on your plate are sourced. While the restaurant’s namesake crustacea are a big draw to its Portman Street address, there’s plenty more besides on offer.
Orange roughy and southern rock lobster from Portland and Warnambool, mussels and angasi oysters from Mt Martha, and calamari from the Mornington Peninsula – these are just the more local examples of the premium seafood that Richmond Oysters has been sourcing for nigh on a half-century. Famous in Melbourne for their commitment to sustainable fisheries, Richmond Oysters – as wholesalers, retailers, and now restaurateurs – search for the best fish and seafood from the waters around Australia and New Zealand, making this Oakleigh restaurant a prime spot for delicious maritime dining.
Start your meal at Richmond Oysters’ new Oakleigh restaurant along Portman Street the traditional way, with a clutch of freshly shucked oysters sourced from Tasmania, South Australia, or Sydney. Grab a sharing platter of saganaki, sashimi, soft shell crab or a mussel pot. Take it back to basics with classic fish and chips made from flake or flathead and served with chips, a garden salad and fried Mornington Peninsula squid, or get a big group of your most gourmet Melbourne friends together and indulge in the Royal Platter, an insanely generous showcase of the best cold and hot seafood delicacies you can imagine.