Oysters used to be sold by street vendors as a staple of the Scottish diet in those early years. Now they are a treat for us and we’re delighted to share a selection of the best varieties on offer from around Scotland depending what’s best in season, Loch Fyne Oysters are one of my favourites!
How to serve oysters
If you’re going to enjoy oysters with us we let you choose if you want them au natural (raw), which we shuck to order, or grilled, Kilpatrick.
If you are having them raw we serve either completely natural or you can squeeze some fresh Amalfi lemon, which we import directly from Italy, with a shallot vinaigrette which is the traditional French serving.
Unique to Cannonball, we serve with a recipe found during our research on oysters and is over 2000 years old and comes from the Roman tradition. It’s worth trying just to say you’ve tasted something that is over 2000 years old. History plus!
Where we buy our oysters
Regarded as one of if not the best oyster suppliers in Scotland the Loch Fyne Oyster Company do what they say, grow oysters on Loch Fyne.
They pride themselves on delivering the best in authentic Scottish seafood, whilst minimising the environmental impact. They are as much about community as business.
But we buy whatever is best in season so it may by Loch Fyne or Cumbrae that’s on offer. The team will be able to share when you come to the bar and enjoy a glass of chilled Scottish lager from Paolozzi’s Edinburgh Beer Company or a wee gram of Glengoyne works just as well.