Wahroonga’s Butcher’s Block expands with the opening of a new Barangaroo eatery.
You may know the name, The Butcher’s Block, from their flagship spot in Wahroonga. In an exciting move, the locally loved restaurant has now landed in the city. The menu has something for everyone, featuring light healthy options, alongside classic meat dishes that pay homage to the history of the business – as the flagship Wahroonga venue was once the street’s local butcher shop.
The location has taken over where Ete previously was. As for the fit out, it has undergone a total redesign with wooden walls, pops of greenery, intimate mood lighting, alongside old-style butcher posters adorning the walls. It’s a unique design within Barangaroo’s dining scene, marking a spot that transitions from breakfast through to a busy lunch and then dinner.
The menu is expected to change seasonally. Currently, it features breakfast classics like eggs benedict ($22) and corn fritters ($20), but also has items like vanilla polenta porridge ($19) and banoffee waffles ($21), which definitely caught our attention.
Lunch and dinner menus offer a substantial selection to please everyone. Take your pick from the healthier lunch bowls ($20-$25) to burgers ($19-$23), not to mention a good selection of seafood like the BBQ swordfish with Diamond clams, BBQ leek hearts, grilled chorizo and romesco ($32). We really enjoyed the roasted barramundi with olive tapenade, spring veggies ($26) and a very decadent side of the creamed potato with white truffle oil ($10).
Like the name implies, The Butcher’s Block comes with a heavy meat focus, serving up premium variety cuts. Think 12-hour slow cooked ribs that come in half and full serves ranging in price (from $30) plus a range of steaks, including a 200g Riverina Angus eye fillet that is grain fed and MS3+. All steaks and meat are locally sourced from organic producers, to ensure the highest level of quality.
Do not skip dessert ($15) – the toffee pie with warm buttered toffee and a delicious biscuit base, served with vanilla bean ice cream is enough reason to go there alone. It was sensational.
There is a substantial drinks list with your usual breakfast selections including tea and coffee. Available for lunch and dinner is also a range of beer, wine and spirits. If a lunch time cocktail or two doesn’t go astray, try The Butcher’s Mistress, made with with Tanqueray Gin, lychee, lime, sugar and basil ($18). It’s light, summery and goes down very easily.
In a Barangaroo first, The Butchers Block will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, from 7am-11pm, 7 days a week.