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Best of Canberra – Butcher

By Sophia Carlini 18 November 2014 33

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The great Aussie barbie is a Summer weekend favourite. Australian’s look forward to barbecues with their friends; the boys bond over taking charge of cooking the meat and the girls gossip over champagne whilst making salad. Now that the warmer weather is here, I’m hosting a BBQ for my friends this weekend. Even though it’s a casual barbie, it needs to be the talk of the town (or my friends). Great meat is they key to a great barbeque … so where can I buy my meat from? I want to have the best sausages, steak, ribs, pork, chicken, beef, lamb. If it’s amazing, I want to know about it! Where is Canberra’s best butcher?

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ozdownunder 9:57 am 22 Jan 15

One in Yarralumla shops is too good guys

miz 7:26 am 22 Jan 15

I for one am glad to see the return of the butcher’s shop as a specialty store. Supermarkets may be ‘convenient’ but they cannot beat the variety of interesting, quality, delicious Australian produce at the butcher’s.

zllauh 6:16 pm 21 Jan 15

Hi Sophia,

Found this butcher at dickson which is near the servo, Apparently they have a local farm as well.

http://www.lostriverproduce.com.au +1 Would surely recommend them.

My 2 cents.

ratsratsrats 11:30 pm 22 Nov 14

Jordos for the smokehouse and offal, as well as online delivery. Spence and Melba are good neighbourhood butcher shops.

Madam Cholet 6:07 pm 22 Nov 14

Alexandra Craig said :

I haven’t visited a butcher for about 6 years since I went with my mum when I lived at home. Do any of these butchers have smoked chicken? There used to be this stuff that was kind of like chicken loaf and they’d slice/shave it for you, but it was smoked and it was amazing.

I think you might find smoked chicken in the fridges at woollies – the stuff you slice yourself. Any deli, such as those at fyshwick would probably also have it.

Grin 7:55 am 22 Nov 14

Alexandra Craig said :

I haven’t visited a butcher for about 6 years since I went with my mum when I lived at home. Do any of these butchers have smoked chicken? There used to be this stuff that was kind of like chicken loaf and they’d slice/shave it for you, but it was smoked and it was amazing.

My local butcher at Melba shops smokes a range of meats including chicken and bacon. Bacon is sliced on the spot. Always good quality meat, and keep an eye out for his Argentinian Chorizos.

I also recommend Gino at Ecomeats at Belconnen markets for a good range of organic meats.

astrojax 2:01 am 22 Nov 14

Rangi said :

I don’t get the hype of The butcher shop at Dickson

I have tried a few of the pre-prepared items from them and was disappointed in them all.

I can’t remember what they called it but one was a duck pastry thing, it was half filled with a dry grey mince you couldn’t really tell if it was duck or not.

The others were chicken items were sort of ok , one had long strips of dried out spring onion in it and was almost like trying to eat straw.

In their defence I never complained to them, and when I was in there the service was good so they probably would of sorted it, but instead I have voted with my $ and probably would not bother go back.

the hype is about the meat itself and their capacity to do ‘real’ butchering, not for the pre-prepared stuff. good quality meat, gets a recommend from me. as does dickson’s other butcher, lost rivers.

depends where you are. meat from any decent butcher, well prepared, is the key to your feast. hope it goes well…

PorkChops 10:14 pm 21 Nov 14

Meatways at Kambah Village has smoked chicken breasts

Sophia Carlini 5:00 pm 21 Nov 14

Alexandra Craig said :

I haven’t visited a butcher for about 6 years since I went with my mum when I lived at home. Do any of these butchers have smoked chicken? There used to be this stuff that was kind of like chicken loaf and they’d slice/shave it for you, but it was smoked and it was amazing.

On my travels I have not particularly seen smoked chicken however, I did notice that the Griffith Butcher shop has sliced ham in packets. It wasn’t smoked though.

PorkChops 10:33 pm 19 Nov 14

Another vote for Meatways at the Kambah Village. Excellent quality and Cameron knows his pork! I’m surprised by the votes for Jordos Chop Shop. While it’s more convenient for me to shop there I don’t. Even if the look of the meat didn’t put me off the smell certainly would.

cazcor 8:55 pm 19 Nov 14

Bruce the Butcher, near woollies in the Hyperdome. Excellent Quality.

Rangi 4:47 pm 19 Nov 14

I don’t get the hype of The butcher shop at Dickson

I have tried a few of the pre-prepared items from them and was disappointed in them all.

I can’t remember what they called it but one was a duck pastry thing, it was half filled with a dry grey mince you couldn’t really tell if it was duck or not.

The others were chicken items were sort of ok , one had long strips of dried out spring onion in it and was almost like trying to eat straw.

In their defence I never complained to them, and when I was in there the service was good so they probably would of sorted it, but instead I have voted with my $ and probably would not bother go back.

Kalliste 4:05 pm 19 Nov 14

Nicole71 said :

My vote goes to The Butcher Shop at Dickson and near Woollies in Gungahlin. Not only awesome meat (especially their sausages), but they are very generous in giving back to the community by supporting local junior sporting clubs.

I’ve gone to the butcher in gungahlin and felt pretty meh about it. Last time was for some rissoles that sounded/looked amazing but were incredibly bland in taste.

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