Smoked-meat house LP's Quality Meats will soon cease to exist as we know it. After five years, owner Luke Powell has decided to close his Chippendale diner on February 1, 2020. The news isn't all bad though – he will relaunch later that month as a wholesale-focused business.

During its closure, a meat-processing plant will be installed to enable LP's to better cater to demand for its high-quality smallgoods, which are supplied to restaurants including Bella Brutta (which is co-owned by Powell), Cafe Paci and A1 Canteen.

LP's Southern Pride smoker, which was shipped from America and burns whole logs, will stay in place to smoke goods for punters to take away. The refurbed space will have room for 40 to 50 seats, which will occasionally be used for sausage- and mortadella-making classes, collaborative dinners, and events.

The refreshed LP's will be open on Saturdays and Sundays for meat-lovers to pick up goods for their barbeques and picnics. The rest of the time it will operate as a wholesaler.

LP's opened in Chippendale in 2014 and has since become popular for its singular, detailed approach to meat under Powell's the guidance. It serves a range of smoked, cured and dry-aged meats, cold cuts and hearty vegetable dishes.

LP's Quality Meats will close on February 1.