West Mersea Oyster Bar started in 2006 with Michael Dawson as an expansion to his oyster business. It soon became huge success. On April 1st 2010, Chris Avila & Sel Yuzen took over with an improved menu & much more.
A rock oyster produces about 100 million babies a year and native about 1 million
An oyster is bisexual - female one year, male the next
Oysters have been around for 200 million years, unchanged
Oysters have two beating hearts
Native oysters can live up to 30 years
Oysters have been cultivaled in the creeks of Mersea since Roman times