OYSTER BAR MANDURAH: New menu, still delicious

Oyster Bar Mandurah's operations manager Vicki Sankey has been with the team since 2012 and values the sense of community and her interaction with regulars and locals.
Oyster Bar Mandurah's operations manager Vicki Sankey has been with the team since 2012 and values the sense of community and her interaction with regulars and locals.

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If you have been thinking of visiting Oyster Bar Mandurah there has never been a better time, as the team has just launched a new menu which is sure to delight all tastes.

Oyster Bar Mandurah's operations manager Vicki Sankey joined the team in 2012, shortly after the venue's opening in May 2011.

In addition to the fabulous South Australia oysters, WA seafood and produce where possible, and share food/tapas style options for the seafood and non-seafood lovers that the Oyster Bar Mandurah has become renowned for, Vicki said it was the staff that made the business so special.

"They care about the business as much as the owners Kirsty and Jarrad do - they love to see happy customers, share our passion for great food, wine and service, they love what they do and that shows," she said.

Vicki began as a casual before becoming duty manager then venue manager, and fell in love with Oyster Bar, a place she said 'felt like home'. 

"Moving from the UK in 2010, I had no family or friends but working alongside the Mandurah community certainly helped me feel a part of the community. Getting to know the regulars and locals over the years has certainly bought me friendships I will value forever," she said.

"In 2017 I took on a new role as part-time operations manager to help oversee both the Mandurah and Elizabeth Quay venues.

"I'm very grateful to Oyster Bar to be able to have that balance with still being able to work as well as being a full-time mum.

"I still work at least one day a week in Mandurah to still deliver the service I love to give." 

Meanwhile, the team at Oyster Bar Mandurah makes it their mission to keep abreast of all the latest food trends.

"Food trends that are popular include pickling food products, poke bowls and deconstructing in a way those fresh salads and adding a little more depth and excitement to the bowl - the health food trend is still a huge trend and I think will continue to stay strong - luckily oysters are super healthy and good for you," Oyster Bar director Kirsty Carter explained.

Kirsty was excited about the new menu but said choosing a favourite was difficult.

"The menu has been kept the same for many years now, we have always change a handful of items seasonally however Nic's passion and ability in the kitchen has really driven us to step things up and showcase some really great food for our customers to enjoy," she said.

"It's hard to choose (a favourite) but I'd have to say either the pork belly bits with apple slaw, cider glaze and sesame or the tequila, chilli and lime prawns," she said.

A community-minded business, the Oyster Bar believes in supporting local people and businesses wherever possible.