Wine rep and menu writer Jonathan Stobbs planted the seed for the idea of Skinner & Hackett after he noticed the high-quality cuts of meat available to the restaurants he worked with were much harder to find in a retail context.

Rounding out the inner northern shopping strip (there is also a deli, bakery, green grocer and bottle shop), specialist meat store Skinner & Hackett is the final clause in a delicious culinary narrative on the Rathdowne Village strip.

Skinner & Hackett is more than a butcher shop – there are sandwiches, cured meats and a very sexy black slicer called Desdemona. The owners know most of the farmers and producers they buy from, many of whom are from Victoria. The pair will tell you stories, offer cooking suggestions or just enjoy some banter.

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Updated: March 14th, 2018

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