National Oyster Day is the 5th August and Vardo and Plume are some of the best spots for oysters in London this summer.

Vardo, Chelsea

In true Caravan, style, the daily fresh selection of oysters at Vardo is uniquely served as a small plate with a nam phrik mango salsa, lime leaf, red wine vinegar and shallots. Located in a unique circular pavilion in the centre of Duke of York Square, just off the Kings Road, Vardo is the perfect spot to indulge in oysters on a summer’s evening.

From the founders of Caravan, Vardo restaurant brings the signature well-travelled Caravan flavour to Chelsea, in a bright and beautiful space with a large outdoor terrace and fresh seasonal menus, inspired by global travels.

Other small plate highlights to accompany the oysters include crispy Jerusalem artichokes, crisp chilli salt tofu and prawn ceviche, all paring perfectly alongside the curated cocktail menu.

Plume Wine Bar, Covent Garden

Right in the heart of Covent Garden, Plume takes pride in being a word-of-mouth wine bar & speakeasy, spread across two-storeys, and housed within the historic walls of Charles Dickens’ former 1860s Publishing house.

Order fresh Maldon oysters by the dozen, expertly paired with a curated selection of bubbles and wines from around the world, with a focus on unusual vintages from small and unknown experimental winemakers you’re unlikely to find anywhere else.  

Whether you prefer a crisp and refreshing glass of sparkling wine or the rich and complex flavours of orange wines; Plume’s expert sommeliers will guide you through a symphony of choices to perfectly accompany the fresh selection of Maldon oysters.