Forget the deli section at your local big chain supermarket. Pillars of the local community, butchers have been a big deal since forever, and it’s time you reconnect with your local.
Come for the high-quality meat products, stay for the lifelong friendships and sneaky slice of free polony.
Meat & Mains
These days, Mount Hawthorn just can’t miss! The suburb has seen a huge boom in amazing eateries of late, so it only makes sense that their produce is equally on the up. Enter, Meat & Mains: Mount Hawthorn’s latest addition, and Perth’s first chef-owned butcher. Selling restaurant-grade, sustainable and locally-sourced produce, it’ll transform your home-cooked dinners into something truly special – or grab one of their pre-prepared meals and make weeknights even easier. An even hotter tip? Head there on Saturdays and Thursdays for a freshly made hot pork roll, or their Saturday morning sausage sizz. Oof.
Shop 10, The Mezz, 148 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn
Frank’s Gourmet Meats
There’s as strong case for Frank’s on Wray Ave as being the finest Freo has to offer, and we’re not here to argue!
Sitting pretty next to Galati & Sons for over 20 years, they service almost 40 restaurants around Freo, specialise in a huge variety of sausage flavours, and understand the importance of organic and free range stock.
17 Wray Ave, Fremantle
With two established venues in South Perth and Roleystone and a third just open in Booragon, it’s fair to say Olsen truly are the “Family Butchers”.
A second generation butcher delivering quality meat since 1989, you absolutely must grab yourself one of their incredible sausage rolls.
79B Angelo St, South Perth
21 Jarrah Rd, Roleystone
Shop 304 Westfield Booragoon, Booragoon
Frank Torre’s Butchers
Basically any butcher worth the salt they sprinkle on their delicious meats offer service with a smile, but Frank Torre’s on Bulwer St may just provide the biggest.
Always friendly and super helpful when you’re having trouble deciding in the face of so much quality meat produce, there’s a reason most of North Perth make the trip to Frank’s when they can.
318/322 Bulwer St, Perth
Ask just about anyone about butchers in Perth, and Torre in Northbridge will just about always top the list.
Since the early 1950s they’ve been running the game in their Lake St location, with the Torre knowledge, skills and passion continually passed down from generation to generation.
41-43 Lake St, Northbridge
Specalising in South American-style meat cuts, Churras have just celebrated six years servicing the Northbridge area.
In addition to a delicious array of meat products, they also offer a heap of special sauces and rubs, along with a few South American curios to keep things spicy.
149 Brisbane St, Perth
L&L Acciari Butchers
Top quality meats at very descent prices, L&L Acciari are also big on variety, with something for everyone from pheasant, quail and duck to venison and even boar.
The real kicker here is their lunch deli though, rocking some of the best conti and schnitty rolls in Perth.
127 Main St, Osborne Park
Along with forming decades-long relationships with local suppliers to ensure the highest quality produce (and a few awards along the way), Barbaro even manage their own farm to enhance that paddock-to-plate attitude only the best can provide.
They’ll work with you on whatever kind of cuts and seasoning you’re after, and don’t mind slinging you some complimentary marinades or prep techniques on the side.
Shop 2/120 Cockman Rd, Greenwood
If it’s low and slow you’re after, Troy’s Meats AKA The Secret Butcher is the place to go.
Specialising in barbecue and specialty cuts, they also do bulk beef orders and are a wholesale supply store too.
One little gander at their Instagram and you’ll be headed in there in a heartbeat.
Unit 11/361 Warnneroo Rd, Balcatta
After his father Pasquale ran the Perth butcher game in the 50s (after several generations in Italy before that), Joe Princi has elevated himself from butcher to meat master at his Bicton store.
Specialising in nitrate- and gluten-free products, they service a heap of local restaurants including Leeuwin Estate Winery, so you know it’s all quality.
Shop 10/258 Canning Hwy, Bicton
If you’re up in the hills on the hunt for some quality produce, Sebastian Butchers put a huge emphasis on making sure all products are chemical-free, hormone-free and free range.
They put a lot of care and effort into selecting only the best quality stuff, and that continues into the shop front with a smile and top shelf service.
41 Haynes St, Kalamunda
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824 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
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