Meatworks a Sensational Addition to the Slow Cooked Meats Scene
Meatworks in South Melbourne has burst on to the slow cooked meats scene with a canteen style eatery opened by the man behind Jones the Grocer and The Victoria Room in Sydney, Lindsay Jones-Evans. The signage may be nondescript but this place is an eatery to be reckoned with; slow cooked meat paradise. Check out our Best Steak and Meat Restaurants in Melbourne.
Lindsay is a proven visionary from his previous projects and he's excelled again with Meatworks; unpretentious and well thought out in delivering affordable dishes that are generous and high on taste. Like other excellent foodie luminaries of our city he has been able to read the mood of the masses and what they have a taste for. Not every slow cooked joint works in Melbourne, but this one certainly does.
On this Friday lunchtime the mood was relaxed and convivial. A place to hang out with friends and work colleagues.
Meatworks is serving a selection of smoked, slow roasted and braised meat dishes, prepared to mouth-watering perfection. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to sample some of the fare and we were highly impressed.
During our visit the lunch time hordes descended on Meatworks; the local creatives excited by this new affordable, ambient and savvy eatery. What's there not to like? The meats are succulent. With brisket we know it can easily dry out but Meatworks has a process that retains the moisture.
Don't let the name fool you though, there is also a range of pescetarian and vegetarian options available too at the South Melbourne venue. As we said, well thought out.
The warehouse interiors give a light and airy loft feel and have been conceived, designed and hand built by Lindsay himself. He has also gone as far as to design and build the 450kg smoker himself to cook his meats. What a legend!
The meat platter was extremely affordable and generous for the price (and a wow factor as it came to our table on a board). The brisket and the lamb were standouts, but the rest of the platter was also sensational. Lamb, pork, beef and chicken, all locally sourced. Downed with a beer, this was what the punters want and hope for. We even consumed a delightful pickled cucumber salad - perfect accompaniment to the meat. Delicious, engaging and approacheable are words that befit Meatworks.