The Oyster Smack Inn

The Oyster Smack Inn, 112 Station Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, United Kingdom, CM0 8HR
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Opening Information

We are open every day, with all day service on Saturdays (12pm-9.30pm) and Sundays (12pm-8.30pm)

Mid week we open for lunch between 12pm-3pm and then again for dinner 6pm-9.30pm

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Oyster Smack Inn

The Oyster Smack Inn is an independent restaurant, boasting seasonal dishes cooked to order by passionate chefs. Our years of culinary experience and an enthusiasm for great service make us a popular choice for locals and visitors. Our menu offers a variation of classic gastro dining, tasty seafood and inspired specials made with best fresh produce, sourced locally where possible. Perfectly accompanied by one of our unique wines, delicious cocktails or many of the other drinks offered at our well stocked bar.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Another lovely meal, but such a shame to see the staff having to wear masks; looking forward to a meal again next Thursday!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Again we have enjoyed coming to the Oyster Smack, lovely service and food. Especially during this time going through covid, we felt very safe and we could see that social distancing has been done very well.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Great service as always with a smile.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Staff are always amazing, food always amazing, atmosphere always amazing!!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Fabulous food and service is amazing 👏 👌

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

The service was fantastic as you were so busy and the food was delicious, thank you we can’t wait to come back !

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Amazing food and staff , lovely decor and atmosphere would definitely recommend

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Brilliant stay love this place

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

I really enjoyed the meal I had. Nice atmosphere . Easy to book on line. Good service. But no oysters.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 September 2020

Drinks are too expensive. Reduce slightly and sell more!

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Visited On Monday, 07 September 2020

Have been many times here to eat and always good. This time it was quieter then usual but it was Monday lunch time so expected. Food great, the belly pork absolutely gourgeous and brownie was also delicious. Definitely will return for bit of a fish

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Visited On Thursday, 03 September 2020

Lovely meal the only concern was staff not wearing face mask at all .

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Great evening, attentive service. Good quality food.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

A really good menu, it was very hard to choose with so many great choices. We will be returning to try out all those wonderful dishes.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

As usual faultless service and great food

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Would recommend the oysters, they were delicious as was the rest of the food. Very clever idea to offer mini versions of the puddings. Very well run in these Covid times.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 September 2020

We frequently eat out at the Oyster Smack and it never lets us down. Great venue and excellent food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

At these difficult times it was a pleasure and would come again. Thanks to the Oyster Smack

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

I would like to have given you no stars to but apparently they are required to submit a review. We came from Burnham to London and booked at the Oyster Smack as it sounded so good from your website and appeared to be the best restaurant in the area. The website also led us to believe you’d implemented high hygiene standards. We were so disappointed. First impressions were that you haven’t taken Covid precautions seriously. Tape on the floor and some hand gel dispensers (unsuited to multi-use as you have to touch them) is not enough. The table felt sticky, there was dust on the light shade. You don’t have single use paper menus but grubby plastic ones. Yes, we saw the waitress spraying them but it was inadequate. Even the bottle of water looked grubby on the outside. As for the food, we’d expected good local seafood. We saw from your specials that you had scampi from Northern Ireland. Why not local? I ordered a moules marinières starter. The container was filthy. I did try a few mussels but two out of three were gritty. I had to spit out the third and returned it to the waitress and asked for it to be taken off the bill. She said they were from the same batch as the previous day and no one had complained. Talk about making things worse for yourself - the mussels weren’t even fresh! I asked for it to be taken off the bill which it was but the kitchen had no comment about the fact the container needed a jolly good scrub. My husband had a distinctly underwhelming prawn cocktail to start. We’d then ordered the Maldon oysters. Although they weren’t “off” they certainly didn’t taste good or fresh at all. The presentation was shocking - no spoon for the dressing and only one fork for what was meant to be a sharing platter. The fish platter which was also termed for sharing came on a dubious wooden board, dubious because we weren’t sure how clean it could be. We had to ask for plates which surprised the waitress who said we already had bread plates. All the crockery was, to be kind, beyond its sell-by date which, again, made it look dirty. The cod on the fish platter was really lovely and tasty. The squid was ok but it was piled onto tartar sauce making it almost impossible to get at the sauce without the squid pieces falling onto the table. The smoked salmon was mediocre and was served with its blood vein so looked and tasted unappetising. Then came the grilled tiger prawns - 6 tiny white tasteless prawns on a skewer. I don’t remember ever having such a poor experience and we feel thoroughly misled by the information on your website. If this chef really worked for Gordon Ramsay one can only imagine he was sacked. I know it’s difficult to run a business and I wasn’t going to leave a review until you asked for feedback but you did so here it is. Bad food and bad service is not acceptable Or excusable and nor is an unclean restaurant, particularly in the time of a pandemic. We won’t be returning to the Oyster Shack or Burnham-on-Crouch ever.

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

Enjoyable lunch, had the lamb from the special board, very nice.

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

Food was well cooked and well presented. Good choice on the menu and enjoyed the evening. Will be visiting again soon

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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Excellent food Good service. Will be back again

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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

We had a lovely meal for our anniversary and the waitresses who served us were all excellent, polite, efficient, safe. Service was great and nothing was too much trouble. We had a delicious pre dinner cocktail and a lovely main and dessert each (lamb special and steak, followed by bakewell tart and the doughnuts respectively.) We have been eating here for over 10 years now and always enjoy it. Thank you once again for another lovely evening.

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

Friendly and efficient service and fab food as usual. I will be back again soon.

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

As always, we had a really lovely meal last night. Great service & delicious food

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