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Where's the Best Butcher in Brisbane?

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by Laura Marshall (subscribe)
Brisbane, born and bred.
Published October 22nd 2011
One of the saddest things about the almost-complete monopoly of Coles and Woolworths, is the loss of that special relationship people used to have with their butchers. I'm fairly sure that the 17-year old working in the meat section of your local Coles doesn't know your name, he doesn't know what cut of meat you prefer, and it's unlikely he will joint a whole chicken for you while you wait. These were just some of the things the family butcher we used to go to when I was a kid would know and do.

The question is, do these family-style butchers still exist, and where are the best ones? I know there is nothing like the service and quality you get at Petersons Quality Meats in New Farm, and I have heard that the butcher at the Barracks is also really good. If you know a really good butcher, leave a comment and tell us about them.
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I wholeheartedly agree. I think the sausages are the best from Petersons! I've also heard of a great one on Stanley Street Wooloongabba, next to the Woollongabba Art Gallery at the intersection of Annerley Road. I know they always seem to be advertising interesting types of meats on their sidewalk sign.
by hwstu (score: 1|17) 3465 days ago
G.E. Mallan's Bulk Meats at Fairfield. They stock the best mince and diet mince I've ever come across. The people who work there have done so, or have been in that business for years and it shows with their quality attention to quality of product and customer service.
by Matt Elliot Taylor (score: 1|22) 3463 days ago
Andrews Quality Meats at Mt Ommaney; right next to Coles so you don't have to make a second trip anywhere and always fantastic service.
by tezmu (score: 0|7) 3463 days ago
Perry's prime meats on Tingal Rd. in Wynnum. Their service is very friendly and personal. They have got good quality produce and often special treats such as rabbit or duck. Their sausages are tasty and their ham is one of the best in the area. They also sale tasmanian ready made curry mixture that tastes fabulous.
by sandr (score: 0|5) 3463 days ago
Billy's on waterworks road in Ashgrove is fantastic. Their lamb and haloumi burgers are divine!!
by salut (score: 0|7) 3458 days ago
Heinz Meats, Wooloongabba, for excellent Continental smallgoods and great meat. Always worth the trip for some german sausage..
by scott (score: 0|7) 3458 days ago
Organic and free range butcher in Paddington (opposite Woolies) is a winner my friends!!
by kahad (score: 1|11) 3458 days ago
Oh, and also Ashgrove Butchers, Waterworks Road, just nr Ashgrove Avenue. Winner.
by kahad (score: 1|11) 3458 days ago
G.E. Mallan Bulk Meats, 7 Byrnes St Fairfield 4103, Ph 07 3848 0708. Excellent quality meat at surprisingly good prices.
by timte (score: 0|5) 3456 days ago
I love our local butcher, Arana Tendercut Meats, located in K Mart Plaza at Arana Hills. They have won many awards for their sausages. The service is always friendly and they are reasonably priced.
by brige0 (score: 0|5) 3463 days ago
Gordon and Luxton in Graceville! Chris Luxton is an amazing young guy, whose shop is immaculate and his customer service is second to none- from ALL his team! I really recommend that you have a look- well worth it.
by robgu (score: 0|8) 3464 days ago
Angus Meats, Riding Rd, Hawthorne.
Old fashioned service great variety of top quality meat.
by lisa.66 (score: 1|10) 3464 days ago
Warburtons at Aspley (and now at Lawnton) have been keeping my family full of meaty goodness for 20+ years.
by danie (score: 0|9) 3464 days ago
The butchers at Rode Road are just amazing and the meat is the best i have had.
by melan (score: 0|7) 3464 days ago
Heinz Meats, 611 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba has a great selection of meats and the best small good and deli items - they are all produced on the premises and they also have their own smoke house.
by l.ros (score: 0|5) 3464 days ago
Svenssons on Stanley Street East Brisbane (about nbr 950) is excellent. Really friendly old fashioned butcher with great sausages.
by kateo (score: 1|15) 3464 days ago
Rode Road Butchers, always friendly, advice on cut and cooking, they even carry it out to the car for you!
by Zemky (score: 0|5) 3464 days ago
I love my butcher at Meat you
Here at Greenslopes Mall on Logan Road. Great steaks and a great sense of humour!!!!
by jay.m (score: 1|59) 3464 days ago
The Meat-ting Place in Paddington. It's organic and friendly and my kids reckon the best sausages and crumbed chicken ever!
by bushw (score: 1|10) 3464 days ago
I shop at Jack Purcell Meats at Virginia. They have been around for over 70 years and it's still owned by the same family, now with the third generation working in store. Their service is amazing..
by mark (score: 0|2) 3092 days ago
I can never go past the quality & price of super butcher! Their grassfed produce is miles above the supermarkets premium range in both price & taste! However this may change as the creators have been forced to sell :(
by arw18 (score: 0|2) 3209 days ago
Quality Meats, Shaw Rd, Wavell Heights.

Fantastic quality, Standing Rib Roasts, Pork, Sausages.
by brett (score: 0|6) 3216 days ago
Carina Meats on Stanely St is brilliant. My husband loves cooking and wont shop anywhere else! The quality is consistant.
by (score: 0|2) 3216 days ago
Rode Meats at Stafford Heights are simply the best! We have had outstanding service and quality for over 15years.
by trace (score: 0|4) 3229 days ago
Angus Meats on Riding Road in Hawthorne have great service.
by Jane Street (score: 2|438) 3248 days ago
The butcher next to Food for Less at Annerley,I think its called Annerley Meats is great. They smoke their own ham, too die for! He has had numerous awards for his sausages over the years,and has a remarklable variety,and are very good value for money. They also sell frozen meals and their curries are yummy.
The butchers themselves are friendly and very helpful. It's an old style butchery, you can imagine sawdust on the floors ages ago.
I see so many of the oldtimers there again and again asking for two chops
or a quarter pound of mince. He,ll alos give you a bone for the dog, and ask it,s size!
frankie tilley
by frank (score: 0|7) 3249 days ago
Keperra meats are great - they have terrific dialy
deals/ bargains and also do delicious gourmet meats. They even carry it out to the car for you! Check out their bargains online :-)
by fiona (score: 0|2) 3250 days ago
Rode Meats
27/261 Appleby Road
Stafford Heights
Great Service, Great Meat...
by Cat (score: 0|2) 3250 days ago
Rode Butcher - great maet, great service !!!
by Cat (score: 0|2) 3250 days ago
Allsop & England Organic Butcher in Coorparoo.
Love this place, bests Hams, dry aged beef. The service is great too, old school family business and you can order online too.
by Lukeb (score: 0|2) 1264 days ago

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