Bluff Oyster season is in full-swing at Princes Wharf and here is what you need to know

It’s that time again, Bluff season is upon us. The Princes Wharf will once again be delivering an oyster extravaganza to the mollusc-hungry residents of Auckland. Kicking off this March with decadent set menus, live music-filled events, masterclasses, all-you-can-eat deals and much, much more — this year is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Euro Bar & Restaurant
The Big Bluff Lunch: The waterfront stalwart is the place to be if you’re wanting to come out of your shell- or rather, to eat the highly sought Bluffies out of theirs. Although the First Haul Lunch has already sold-out, Euro is thankfully hosting a lunch special to include as many as possible in the Bluff treats of the season. Between 12 — 3pm, you can try a delicious three-course lunch featuring Bluff Oysters for $35.
Bluff Oysters & Champagne: Championing the ultimate pairing, Euro patrons will delight in a special deal of a dozen Bluff oysters doing a tasteful tango with two glasses of Perrier Jouet Champagne for $80, or you can enjoy the oysters combined with sips from your full bottle for $140. 

Coley & Punch
Whisky & Oyster Flight: Champagne perhaps not your beverage of choice? Over at Coley & Punch, the wicked pairing of whisky and oysters will dance up a storm: three oysters served three ways, each matched with their own individual glass of smooth whisky for $60.
Cocktail & Oyster: If you’re after a one-of-a-kind tipple, opt for your oysters with a crafted cocktail, totally unique, and carefully matched to your preferences for $25.
Bluff Oysters & Champagne: Euro isn’t the only place to celebrate the Bluff oyster and champagne partnering on the dancefloor. Its neighbour has the Coley & Punch special deal of a dozen Bluffies and two flutes of Perrier Jouet for $80, and $140 for the bottle. 

The Culpeper
Oysters and Champagne: A dozen of these plump and creamy rock oysters at The Culpeper, are footing it with the best of G.H Mumm Rose Champagne for $89. However, if you’re wanting to rest your digestion, Culpeper patrons can opt for a solo bottle of G.H Mumm for just $65.
Oyster & Music Festival: Mark your calendars on Saturday, 28th March as The Culpeper will be showcasing a few of our favourite things — rock oysters, delicious food, and live music. Each lunchtime booking comes with half a dozen complementary rock oysters per person, but be aware: there are only 200 dozen complimentary oysters available, so an early table reservation is strongly advised if you want to be a part of this.
$2 Oysters: Those wanting to skip the preamble and just get down to the finer points of oyster-slurping-and-savouring, can head to The Culpeper. From 3pm until 7pm, every day in March, freshly shucked rock oysters will be served to you au naturel with a spritz of lemon, for just $2 a pop.

The Crab Shack
Boil Up: On Saturday, 21st of March, The Crab Shack stages a seafood boil up, and adds even more gastronomic drama with its freshly-shucked Oyster Bar, along with live music from 12pm to 3pm.
Get Shucked:  For just $2 each, The Oyster Bar at The Crab Shack will be in full shuck mode daily, with daily changing oysters on offer from 3pm until 6pm.


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