Hat tip to my sister who found about LP’s Quality Meats. We made it in record time (the next after it was opened) and enjoyed every single bite. This is one of those rare occasions where I didn’t have a favourite because everything was equally great.
The menu is not extensive and portion sizes may seem small but there’s enough variety to enjoy a shared meal among friends that won’t cost an arm and a leg if you don’t factor in drinks.
We were four people and shared two small plates, two large plates and two sides. The belly ham comes with a grissini, olives, mustard and a pickled chilli. Awesome ham and co. While the smoked salmon may sound ordinary, it wasn’t at all. The crunch of the fried capers on top added a nice spin.
Belly ham ($12)
Smoked salmon ($18)
The sides section of the menu is misleadingly called “vegetables” (yes, I know it’s common to believe that chickpeas, corn and potatoes are vegetables, but bread?). I guess that’s their attempt to avoid angry vegetarians from commenting on the lack of choice for them but IMO a “(V)” would do the trick. Anyway, our sides were pickles (carrots, zucchini, chillies, etc.) that reminded me of Mexico. The eggplant salad was not really a salad in the conventional sense of the word, but a luscious purée/dip.
Eggplant salad ($12)
Our substantial meats were 1/2 smoked chicken and lamb belly stuffed with merguez that arrived with aioli, mustard and chilli sauce. Excellent meats.
1/2 smoked chicken ($24), lamb belly stuffed with merguez ($26)