The Oyster Farmer’s Daughter

Jackie McMillan
14th Mar 2023

Driving through Narooma has quickly become synonymous with a visit to The Oyster Farmer's Daughter. Set on the banks of the aquamarine Wagonga Inlet, this outdoor, shipping container bar is the perfect place to partake in the bounty of the local waters with libation to ease its passage. Pickled ginger and Japanese seaweed salad top Dad’s oysters ($23/6) which are (of course) a must-eat as you sit outside his oyster shed. Despite the casual, cobbled together look of the repurposed and recycled materials and furniture items, booking ahead here is well-advised.

The other menu stars are big creamy king prawns grilled and served on tostadas with guacamole ($32/4) or on crisp Asian ‘slaw ($29) the addition of garlic and chill butter. A basket of shoestring fries ($10) accompanied with lemon and aioli fill out any corners. The emphasis on local produce sees us knocking back Broulee Brewhouse Pale Ales ($10/each) that are light quaffers with grassy, hoppy and citrus notes. From a short cocktail list enjoy a chilli margarita ($26) and a coconut margarita ($26) with the spicy version drinking slightly better. While the dishes and drinks are pricy, the pleasure of eating and drinking on the water in such a beautiful setting is hard to put a price on.