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Chippendale's Beloved LP's Quality Meats Is Closing Its Restaurant

But, thankfully, you'll still be able to get your hands on Luke Powell's house-made smoked goods.
By Samantha Teague
November 14, 2019
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Chippendale's Beloved LP's Quality Meats Is Closing Its Restaurant

But, thankfully, you'll still be able to get your hands on Luke Powell's house-made smoked goods.
By Samantha Teague
November 14, 2019
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When LP's opened its doors on Chippen Street back in August, 2014, our reviewer wrote "if you're not addicted to smoking, then you haven't tried LP's Quality Meats". Unfortunately, Sydneysiders must now prepare for some serious withdrawals, with the haven of smoked and cured meats set to close its doors on February 1, 2020.

Thankfully, though, you won't be going cold turkey — while the LP's restaurant will be closing for good, its house-made smoked goods will be living on in the space, which'll transform into a wholesale business, shop and events space. Set to reopen later in February, LP's will become a purpose-built meat processing plant to "support the demand for [its] wholesale products" and "broaden [its] production repertoire". There's the silver lining: more mortadella, more sausages, more extremely tasty smoked meats.

Luke Powell by Kitti Gould

While it'll be closed during the week, the shop will open to the public on Saturdays on Sundays, so you can, importantly, stock up for summer and autumn picnics. It'll also play host to sausage making and small goods classes run by owner Luke Powell (the LP in LP's), and there'll be space for 40–50 seats for possible collaboration dinners and events.

While it closes for renovations, you'll be able to find LP's mortadella, sausage and salami atop pizzas at Powell's second restaurant Bella Brutta, a next-level pizza joint in Newtown. You'll also find its various smoked meats on the menu at A1 Canteen, Reuben Hills, Paramount Coffee Project and The Dolphin — and, we're sure, many many more restaurants, bars and cafes come next year.

Find LP's Quality Meats at 16 Chippen Street, Chippendale until February 1, 2020. It'll reopen as a wholesale small goods shop later in the month, opening to the public on Saturday and Sunday.

Top image: LP's Quality Meats by Destination NSW.

Published on November 14, 2019 by Samantha Teague

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