LOCAL FOOD HERO - ROBERTSON'S MEATS
It is not often that you find a business owned and operated by the same family for 100 years and this hasn’t happened by luck it has happened by having immense knowledge, passion, dedication and exceptional customer-care! It is with great pride that this weeks ‘Local Food Hero’ goes to Robertson’s Meats.
LOCAL FOOD HERO – ROBERTSON’S MEATS
527 HILLSIDE ROAD
03) 455 4917
Open to public and wholesale
The Robertson’s family have always been butchers and their business is now into their fourth generation. They have prided themselves on always sticking to their beliefs and have never wavered when it comes to quality. They never use imported meat and even when it comes to making their small goods they always use real meat (not chicken). The recipes have been handed down through the generations and they pride themselves on the fact that they are still a ‘proper butcher’! When I was there the beef and pork were hanging out back, the small goods were being hand made in another room (I even got a hot freshly made saveloy). The tuck was getting loaded for yet another delivery to the many restaurants and hotels they supply.
Their shop is open to the public and it is pleasure to enter, smiling helpful knowledgeable staff, immaculately clean premise and beautiful meat and small goods on show. Just to give you an insight about how much the Dunedin public trust these guys last Christmas they had orders for over 1500 hams which of course they all do on sight!
It was an absolute delight going to meet the Robertson’s as they are not only skilled butchers and a lovely family, but they are gentlemen who pay so much attention to offering the public an outstanding product and you will always get service with a smile. On behalf of the Dunedin public we would like to say a very warm thank you to Robertson’s Meats for keeping us well fed and taking so much pride – thank you!
Post Submitted by Alison Lambert