I love the concept of this place. I’ve been twice in three days. Enough said.
Macelleria is basically a butcher shop where you can do the normal thing and just buy some (great quality) meat and snags to go, or you can order your meat of choice (mainly beef but also some lamb, chicken and fish), get it cooked to your liking, throw in a couple of sides and a drink and eat in.
The steaks (Cape Grim and Angus) are excellent and they do a good job at cooking them to required specs. Most sausages are gluten-free and way above supermarket quality.
There’s a good variety of salads (all $5.90), which are pre-portioned in takeway containers for easy grab-n-go. Roasted veggies are kept warm in a bain marie and chips are cooked to order.
So far we’ve tried a couple of excellent steaks, some sausages, chicken skewers, coleslaw and roasted vegetables. We’ve enjoyed every single bite.
Cape Grim rump steak ($16.90)
Roasted vegetables ($5.50 small – pictured, $8.90 large)
Chorizo ($3.90 each)
Duck sausages ($3.50 each)
Chicken skewers ($2.50 each)
There’s a full bar offering the usual suspects and a short but interesting wine list (featuring a few organic Italian drops) and little known (to me) beers. If you have trouble deciding, the friendly French bartender will help you out. There’s also kombucha available. Did I mention I love this place?
There’s also a variety of burgers that can be ordered naked (i.e. no bun). Burgers are great but the patties themselves are on the small side.