Harden's survey result
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Albeit an “unassuming” and “basic” sort of place, this “quirky” hilltop eatery is a well-known “hidden gem” where “the shellfish is delicious, including of course the oysters”, which are sourced from beds nearby.
“This hilltop restaurant reached along the river valley justifies its name” – expect “sensational oysters” from the beds nearby, plus “sublime lobsters and shellfish”. The “cheap ’n’ cheerful decor” is “no frills”, but it’s “a fun and friendly venue”, and even the odd reporter who felt it “nothing remarkable in the way of food” conceded that “the setting is worth a detour”.
“Don't expect creature comforts” at this well-known shack, with its plastic tables and chairs... do expect “great fresh seafood” (including “fantastic lobsters”) that’s “definitely worth the trek” across mud flats.
“It’s a shack, it serves spanking fresh oysters (and other seafood), and it’s proper brilliant!” – not much to add about this “lovely relaxed” haunt which, with its plastic tables and chairs, “rather resembles a Greek taverna”.
The Oyster Shack Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Erratic service and the food is now overpriced with additional charges for sides. A disappointment."
Millburn Orchard Farm, Stakes Hills, Bigbury-on-Sea, TQ7 4BE
Last orders: 9 pm