A butcher on-site, a little grocery aisle and a restored tram that you can dine in… this is Butcher and The Farmer.
If you’re after a charming, interesting spot to dine in then Butcher and The Farmer is for you. With goodies to buy to take home on offer and a seriously local and sustainable focus, the dishes celebrate produce from the land, the sea and from the butcher’s chopping block. Every mouthful is sourced and prepared soulfully.Head to Forest Lodge’s gorgeous Tramsheds from 8am on weekends for beautiful breakfasts. The Pork and Fennel Sausages are served with sourdough, apple and herb salad and scrambled eggs. Macadamias, figs and sour cherries top the Granola, and Baked Eggs come with pepperonata, jalapeños, feta and grilled sourdough.
Available everyday, lunch and dinner could see you sharing zesty Flathead Tacos, Pea and Parmesan Croquettes (which come with a divine hazelnut and truffle mayo) or Smashed Avo Hummus served with corn tortillas.
For mains, order the Wood-Smoked Brisket if only for the pairing of smoked meat with jalapeño cream (it’s amazing), and the Crispy Skin Salmon which comes with white bean and coriander puree, balsamic beets, fried bread and heady sprigs of dill. There’s barely a stone left unturned on the drinks list with the finest wines featured from Australia, New Zealand and France. Local Sydney brews such as Young Henrys and 4 Pines are there too as well as cleverly approached classic cocktails and tempting creations such as the Fancy Gin and Tonic and a bourbon-ey Lynchburg Lemonade – both of which contain lemon sherbert for some added fizz and frivolity.
When it comes to seasonality and originality, Butcher and The Farmer is refreshingly enthusiastic. Check them out in the app!
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