Smallgoods processing might now take up half the restaurant space in Chippendale hotspot LP’s Quality Meats – but that’s not stopping it from reopening for dining from Saturday June 27. The restaurant closed in February to expand its wholesale operations, at the time hinting that wasn’t the end of its dine-in days. And now, on Saturdays and Sundays only, from 11.30am to 4.30pm, you’ll once again be able to eat a meal in the industrial-style diner.

LP’s deli counter will also be open from 10am to 6pm on weekends, selling its full range of charcuterie and smallgoods, as well as terrine, smoked and cured fish, pantry items, condiments and freshly baked baguettes.

“The menu has changed slightly by having a shorter offering of smaller plates, compared to the larger dinner-style meat offerings of the old LP’s,” says founder Luke Powell. “We will still be including smoked meat dishes, but with a much lighter approach.”

Guests will be able to sample the whole menu if they wish, or just hang out with a glass of wine and plate of cold-cuts. Since closing to the public, LP’s has continued supplying smallgoods to the likes of Bella Brutta (co-owned by Powell) and A1 Canteen. And since coronavirus hit, it’s been selling cook-at-home sausages (including a chorizo prepared to the specifications of Porteño’s Elvis Abrahanowicz and Ben Milgate), as well as takeaway short ribs and smoked chicken.

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