Butcher’s Grill

141 Bourke St, CBD
Phone: 9639 1222
For my birthday this year, I had a rather large cocktail party. Knowing full well that I was very likely to get rather drunk, I thought it prudent to eat a substantial meal beforehand. I had been curious about Butcher’s Grill for some time, as it’s opposite my gym, and has an eye-catchingly bright red window treatment. So we stopped in for a quick dinner before heading off for cocktails.

I chose the lamb cutlets served with garlic mash and red wine glaze, which were deliciously rare (I requested them that way, because that’s usually how I like all my red meat) though a touch on the salty side. The mash was very garlicky, but in a good way, and luckily I had mints on hand for later!


My sister decided to have two entrees instead of one main course, and I have to say, she’s one wise monkey. This was the seared pepper crusted kangaroo with mustard fruits & cabbage salad.


She also had the seared scallops, potato puree and sticky pork. We did a little swapping, so I got one of the scallops, and it was cooked to perfection! Texturally, the springiness (note: not chewiness) of the scallop flesh married beautifully with the potato puree, and the sweet, salty goodness of the small piece of pork was a great accent to the fresh scallop flavour. This dish is a total winner.


The other lads had the M.S.A porterhouse steak, which was a hulking great slab of cow flesh. Both gents were most satisfied, and both gents have a great appreciation of steak in general.

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2 Replies to “Butcher’s Grill”

  1. Just read your profile – 'pockets man', I love it. Agree on the food elitism about the foodie thing – how I wish one day we wouldn't need to blog about this sort of stuff because we could just talk about it with everyone we met day-to-day…

    We need some more french people.

  2. Hi David,

    Thanks for the supportive comments! I fear I may be straying into the world of foodie elitism for a moment soon – I've been invited as a foodblogger to and event for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – but I'll do my best to stay true to my guerilla methodology!

    I'm not sure I get the reference to French people. In my experience, food is something which brings people from all cultures together, and I know I often spend inordinate amounts of time talking about food with most of my friends!

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