LP’s is set to close and become a purely wholesale. We had heard this place was good so had to make sure we visited before it’s closure.
In the backstreets of Chippendale, you will find this neighbourhood restaurant, reminiscent of a German beer hall. It is a huge kitchen and bar encompassing the whole right hand side of the restaurant. The left side has plenty of long communal tables.
Staff know their stuff and confidently walk around in their T-shirts, with “LP’s Meats” lettered on their backs with high waisted denim to fit the inner city vibe.
LP’s Quality Meats focuses on their cold cuts, smoked meats and beef cuts. There are vegetables too, which are also very tasty. We begin though with in house baked bread and pigs head croquettes.
LP’s have a delicious cured ocean trout on the starters list, a generous portion and served with a with cultured cream, the flavour combinations were spot on.
The chicken is our favourite – moist meat with a nice smoked flavour, you can order a whole or half portion.
The Porchetta is also very good, deboned and cooked in a roll with a thin layer of crisp skin, so very succulent. There are also some dry aged steaks cuts to choose from, we went with the dry aged sirloin, which was cooked as we ordered and served with a lemon wedge, simple and allowing you to savor the flavour of the beef. This was charged per 100g.
The sides were all very enjoyable too. The buttered carrots were quite rustic, served whole and were extremely tasty.
The asparagus cooked perfectly a bit of crunch and topped with an egg yolk to make it a little more exciting.
We also had the butter lettuce and fine herbs, nice and fresh, with plenty of dill which stood out in a good way. The corn on the cobb maybe a little over, also very buttery, and butter does equal flavour.
The desserts are spectacularly rustic and the experience topped off by the pudding chômeur (poor man’s pudding) – a baked sponge soaked in caramelised maple syrup topped with vanilla ice cream served in a foil tin. We also had their sorbet and Creme caramel. Demolished by our dining team in no time at all.
This was one of our favourite dining experiences this year and it will be a shame when the restaurant is no more.
Unit 1, 16 Chippen St
Ph: (02) 8399 0929