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Bart Jr Has Created a Limited-Time WA Rock Lobster Roll Available for Takeaway Throughout Lockdown

The Redfern eatery is also creating cook-at-home meals and serving up takeaway market-fresh ling Fillet-O-Fishes.
By Ben Hansen
September 01, 2021
By Ben Hansen
September 01, 2021

There are plenty of aspects of lockdown that suck, but one giant ray of sunshine through the whole experience has been all the top-notch, inventive takeaway options coming from some of our favourite Sydney businesses. One such restaurant is Redfern's Bart Jr. The Pitt Street spot is cooking up a range of lockdown specials including date night packs, heat-at-home meals and fancy panko-crumbed market-fresh ling Fillet-O-Fishes — but the crowning jewel of Bart Jr's lockdown menu is its lobster roll.

Piled high with fresh WA Rock Lobster, NSW Clarence River king prawns, tarragon, chive and horseradish, Bary Jr's lobster rolls are available every Friday from the restaurant's takeaway window — lovingly named Bart Mart.

With local lobster prices lower right now due to slower international trading, the Bart Jr team jumped at the opportunity to add a more affordable lobster dish to its menu. The rolls were originally created as a one-off dish, but after a huge community response, they've been added to the Bart Mart menu as a weekly Friday item.

"I had about 50 people on Instagram message me asking if they could pre-order for next time, and so many people came by afterwards and said, 'please do it again'," Bart Jr owner George Woodyard said.

George Woodyard, Destination NSW

If you miss out on a lobster roll you can pre-order a beef brisket roll packed with cheddar, zucchini pickles and chipotle mayo, available every Saturday. You can also keep your eyes on the Bart Jr Instagram for weekly deals. Last week's date night pack was filled with fried halloumi dusted in a za'atar-spiced semolina, 12-hour slow-roasted lamb shoulder, orange and polenta cake and a set of two bottled cocktails.

At Bart Jr's Instagram you'll also find the details on how you can pre-order both hot rolls and DIY at-home dinners. Once you pre-order, you can pick up your lockdown dishes between 12–3pm, Thursday–Saturday.

Bart Jr is open at 92 Pitt Street, Redfern. During lockdown, Bart Mart is open 12–6pm, Thursday–Saturday. Remember to wear a mask and social distance, and you can keep up-to-date with the latest restrictions including mask-wearing and travel limitations via the NSW Health website.

Top image: Destination NSW

Published on September 01, 2021 by Ben Hansen
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