In 2017, Belinda and Michelle began with a simple philosophy that holds true today: serve honest, local ingredients, with informed service, in a comfortable setting. Shucks is the celebration of oysters and sustainable seafood. The team is passionate and friendly. The room is simple and modern. The menu is creative and seasonal.
The menu is the heart and soul of the restaurant. It changes often, fluctuating with the seasons and availability of produce. We are passionate in our pursuit of the freshest ingredients and techniques to show them at their peak.
Our wine and beverage program is thoughtful and innovative. The wine list is focused on relevance and quality rather than depth or quantity. We seek out low intervention labels with an emphasis on playfulness and drinkability.
Our approach to serving oysters is simple – flavour always comes first. We source our oysters whole, which means they’re still alive; and kept in the right environment, they hold onto their liquor where most of their flavour is stored.
Oysters have a uniquely delicate flavour. The term ‘merroir’ [pronounced ‘mare • wah’] describes how an oyster’s taste reflects the waters where it was raised.
We are located in Manly, a short drive from Brisbane City along the Southern Moreton Bay Tourist Drive, overlooking one of Queensland’s largest boat harbours.
Bayside breezes flow through a light modern-minimalist space, combining weathered timber cladding, raw ply, mottled concrete and black steel. The deliberate design of an open kitchen allows guests to watch their oysters being shucked.