Richmond Oysters was born

In 1959, brothers Tony & Nick Anassis established a single fronted retail outlet next to the train line in Church Street Richmond. Whilst one brother shucked oysters and filleted fish for sale to local residents, the other established relationships with pubs and restaurants in and around Melbourne through door-to-door promotion of their wares. 

From this humble beginning our small family business has grown to be one of the most respected seafood establishments in Melbourne. Today, Richmond Oysters retains its iconic heritage, continuing to operate from our original location. Our wholesale operations are complemented by our retail seafood display, take-away fish’n’chips and a world class restaurant dining experience. 

The second generation, Theo & Chris Anassis, follow the same traditional philosophies of their forebears: 

Our fishmongers source whole, fresh, local fish from the wholesale markets Monday to Saturday.

We shuck live oysters and fillet all of our own product on premises seven days a week.


Our philosophy is simple

We serve premium quality seafood for the enjoyment of all

Welcome, to the world of the Oyster!

Where we are today

A testament to the vision of the founding brothers, Richmond Oysters has been a destination for decades fort the local residents of Richmond beyond.  Today, we continue to provide a wholesale service that delivers an extensive range of the freshest fish; the extended variety of seafood that Melbourne demands, together with a total offer in fresh and frozen general foods. Not only do the traditions set down by Tony & Nick underpin our business, many of Melbourne 's successful seafood providers have learnt their trade during their formative years as Richmond Oyster employees, all of which contributes to this strong and vibrant industry.

Richmond Oysters enjoys a wholesale client base with much diversity including most Five Star hotel groups and establishments in the CBD and surrounds with many cafes and Hotels throughout the suburbs.Together with this heritage, unparalleled prowess in Seafood, a dedicated 60+ strong team and a fleet of 11+ vehicles, we pledge to continue that tradition.

As well as continuing to deliver quality produce to businesses, Richmond Oysters also provides the finest quality seafood direct to the public through our retail display and online store. Under the stewardship of Theo & Chris, the business has evolved since 2006 into a comprehensive dining experience enjoyed by customers from across the globe. 

Our mission

We at Richmond Oysters recognise our position in the market place as a leader in our field.

We remain focused on continual improvement and the ongoing refinement of business processes for the benefit of our customers and staff. 

We have a commitment to a superior standard of quality, and to remain dedicated to delivering the highest possible standard of product to our diverse clientele across wholesale, restaurant and retail.