MEAT lovers can experience traditional cooking techniques when the east coast’s Hunter & Barrel opens in Hillarys on September 21.
With restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne, the creators of Ribs & Burgers will open their first WA Hunter & Barrel venue as part of the Westfield Whitford City dining and entertainment precinct redevelopment.
The casual dining eatery aims to celebrate the unity between hearty meats inspired by the hunter and barrel-aged beverages.
Executive chef Peter Popow has crafted the menu that features a variety of hunter’s feasts for sharing, as well as individual meals including braised soups, slow-cooked meats, pies and stews prepared by its signature coal and spit rotisserie.
One option is the King’s Feast of lemon myrtle chicken, roast lamb shoulder, farmers sausage, grilled squid and sides of chips, green salad and flatbread, which celebrates the medieval tradition of people gathering to share and feast.
For light eaters and lunch-goers, menu items include warm beef and chicken salad and a range of vegetarian options and sides such as cast iron button mushrooms and crushed truffle potatoes with spring onion, parsley and truffle oil.
The beverage menu, prepared by Joel Davis, blends contemporary bar techniques with old aged standards, such as barrel-aged and smokey cocktails, fat washed spirits, local craft beers and barrel-aged wines from the Margaret River region.
“Our beverage menu is based on our love for the barrel and sharing with our guests what the barrel ageing process does to liquid,” Davis said.
“Our intention was to create a unique experience to take people back to a time when beverage and barrels went hand-in-hand.”
Hunter & Barrel will operate Sundays to Thursdays from noon to 10pm and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 10.30pm.