The Northern Beaches deserves a good butcher, and they recently got it with the newly opened Fairlight Butcher. This small, white-tiled shop offers everything a good butcher should – things like house-cured biltong and dry-aged ribeye steaks – and pays particular attention to provenance and quality, like the rest on this list. Lamb shanks come from Cowra, ‘open-range’ eggs are courtesy of Papanui and, naturally, they too love a little Tassie beef. They’re also community minded, distributing fruit and veg boxes directly from the local growers’ market (orders need to be placed by Wednesday). The shelf of condiments also means you’ll leave with whatever sauces you think you’ll need later. It’s only weeks old but already feels like a neighbourhood establishment.
|Venue name:||Fairlight Butcher|
154 Sydney Rd
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 7am-7pm; Sat 7am-2pm|