There’s something about a hearty rotisserie meal that just hits the spot and boy has Melbourne got the goods when it comes to these mouthwatering carnivorous plates! Here are our 7 picks for Melbourne’s best rotisserie eateries.
Chinatown’s Belleville know a thing or two about how to bring the rotisserie chicken game. Roasted on an epic Brazilian rotisserie rotating up to 90 birds at once, take your pick from a quarter, half or whole salt water brined free range chicken with a flavour choice of sea salt and pepper or miso butter glazed. Pair your bird with some delicious sauces and sides and you’re set for a full-flavoured feast.
It’s all about variety at GG, offering alternative meats throughout the week with sumptuous sides. Monday night kicks off with turkey accompanied by chestnut puree, cranberry infused jus and herb stuffing. Tuesday brings whole roasted duck served on a bed of carrot puree with a side of roasted carrots, sesame tahini and shaved cabbage with parmesan. Wednesday through Saturday it’s all about the slow roasted lamb with hand cut chips and Sundays are for the pork belly lovers, served with a celeriac apple and golden raising puree. YUM! BYO wine for the Sunday session and tuck in to GG’s gorgeous flavours.
Sourcing their chicken from Bannockburn, Geelong Deja Vue cook their chicks for 1 hour and serve up both a leg and breast piece on their lunch and dinner menu. Stuffed with garlic butter and dijon mustard under the skin then served with confit garlic, potatoes, celeriac dijonaise and chicken jus, this dish is bursting with mouthwatering flavour and can also be ordered to take away.
German joint Hophaus combine rotisserie bites with one of our greatest loves, charcutterie, available from 5pm Friday – Sunday. Think coal spit roasted lamb shoulder, pork loin, chicken Maryland with liverwurst, sausage and ham hock terrine. At just $60 for the platter, this one’s for the real carnivores at heart. Brace yourselves! For those who are after a hefty meal but with a focus on one meat, you can’t go past the spit roasted suckling pig for two.
While there’s no denying ribs are the star of the show at African inspired bar Polē Polē, BBQ Game On on Thursday nights showcase some of your more unique meats including wild boar, buffalo, camel, crocodile, ostrich, goat and guinea fowl. If you’re looking for a joint to experiment and expand on your meat eating game, these guys have you sorted. Each dish is paired with scrumptious sides and bookings are just $59 per person. Dig in from 6pm!
Welcome Easey Street Smokeout to the pop-up club! Set up at communal motorcycle workshop Kustom Kommune and in partnership with Iron Bark BBQ is Easey Street Smokeout, the Texan BBQ pop-up kicking off from 5pm every Friday – Sunday. Think beef brisket, pulled pork and lamb ribs coupled with cold beers and American whiskies. The stereo will be pumping rock ‘n’ roll and retro flicks showcasing on the big screen. Bookings are available for 10 or more so grab your pals and settle in for a solid weekend session.
Builders Arms Hotel
Another venue offering a selection of rotisserie meats throughout the week is Andrew McConnell’s Builders Arms Hotel with Rotisserie Royale. From Monday to Sunday enjoy a range of delectable dishes including the likes of beef brisket, lamb rump with pearl barley, mint sauce and garlic, and a delicious ocean trout with almond cream, harissa and fennel. Delicious!
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