The Hunter & Barrel ethos

Posted: September 23, 2019
Eastland Hunter & Barrel

Hunter & Barrel is a steak restaurant – but not your average steak restaurant by a long shot. 

The ethos behind Hunter & Barrel is one that takes you back in time, to when man had to hunt for his daily meal, and when a successful forage meant a roaring fire and great food shared amongst friends and family. 

We believe we are one of the best meat restaurants in Australia, and our ethos is at the heart of everything we do. 

Here’s a little more around our sophisticated take on a steak restaurant, made in the hunter’s way. 

The Hunter 

Long before reality television cooking shows, before cookbooks written for the latest fad diets, and before every spice and herb available for a few dollars at your local grocery store, it was just the hunter.

The hunter had access to wild game meats, a fire, and a limited selection of seasonings – and it suited him just fine. 

At Hunter & Barrel, we have taken this history to heart and reinvigorated the legend of the hunter by bringing you premium cuts of meat, simple but quality ingredients, and a roaring central fire in each of our restaurants for an unforgettable dining experience. 

While we have upgraded the menu somewhat from primitive hunter days – with tasty vegetarian meals, fresh seafood, and a wide variety of meats – you’ll notice our dedication to bold flavours and perfectly cooked dishes in every bite. 

The Barrel

It’s not a feast without something to wash it all down, and even though we have vastly upgraded the craft beers, wines, and cocktails available from the hunter’s day, you’ll still find plenty of tradition amongst our beverages list

For example, many of our cocktails are made with barrel-aged spirits inspired by traditional craftsmanship techniques. Sipping on a The Barrelled Negroni or indulging in The Dark Ages will show you just how flavourful these classics can be when crafted with a blend of traditional and modern techniques.  

And even though wine has come a long way from the hunter’s time, we have spent a lot of time hunting down Australia’s finest drops to include on our wine list. From light and refreshing whites to full-bodied reds, our range includes something to complement every meal on our menu, making us one of the best wine restaurants in Australia. 

The Hunter & Barrel 

It’s not just the food and drinks that illustrate our ethos – it’s the very feel of our restaurants when you walk in the door. 

From antler chandeliers, wooden and rope furnishings, to the open kitchen and central fireplaces, each restaurant imbues a sense of the old times, all without compromising on your comfort. 
Hunter & Barrel is one of the best restaurants in Darling Harbour in Sydney, on of the best Eastland restaurants in Melbourne, and an excellent example of fine dining in Perth. No matter which of our establishments you visit, you’ll find the same commitment to tradition mixed with a touch of modern comfort.

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