The Butcher at Britomart
Staying true to the values that have made their restaurants and cafes so popular, The HIPGROUP’s new venture, The Butcher, is now delivering locally sourced, ethically raised meats straight from their Matua Road farm to the central city.
Owners of The Store, Ortolana and Milse among others, The HIPGROUP has always put a strong focus on sustainability, seasonality and providing high-quality produce, and their butchery meats are no exception. Sourced from local family-run farms, their butchers follow a nose-to-tail philosophy, utilising as much of the animal as possible and as a result, very little goes to waste.
Their entire range is listed on their ‘meat menu’ online. A curated selection of summertime meal essentials it’s got everything you need for the sunny season – including the all-important Christmas ham. Hand-brined in sea salt and manuka honey, then smoked for ten hours, the hams can beordered as whole or half legs (both on the bone) and picked up from The Store in Britomart. To make the holidays a little easier for you, they’ve also got a selection of meat packages you can purchase. Not your standard meat raffle assortment, these BBQ beauties are loaded with delicious cuts like; butterflied Katikati lamb leg, free-range chicken with oregano and garlic rub, smoked pork ribs and steak. Even their sausage pack sounds more gourmet than our average midweek meal with flavours like rare-breed beef with horseradish and lamb with coriander and chilli.
They don’t have a physical shop in the city, instead customers can place their orders online at www.thebutchery.co.nz and the team will deliver it to The Store in Britomart or one of their other pick-up locations. In recent years there’s been a growing demand for high-quality, ethically-raised meats and The Butcher is another step in the right direction. Supporting local farmers and delivering artisan meats to the centre of Britomart, they’re a welcome addition to the precinct. Especially if they can take care of that pesky Christmas ham for us.