Meatmaiden is the sister venue to Meatmother in Richmond. Rick Day’s steakhouse menu represents a refined American-style experience with a genuine focus on grilled and smoked options. Keep an eye out for this stylish basement restaurant with its subtle red neon signage out the front. The dark and brooding decor is a sleek mix of copper fixtures, black structures and leather booths.
Meatmaiden delivers a selection of choice cuts that have been expertly smoked or grilled. Pulled pork croquettes are filled with a generous portion of shredded pork and partnered beautifully with a smooth roast garlic aioli. The crunchy croquettes have a delightful hint of cinnamon. Slow-roasted pork belly is superb – the thin layer of crackling on top is shatter-crisp, and the meat is easily cut through with a knife. Silky pea puree, spicy jalapeños and small balls of pickled apple add colour and contrast.
PSST! At lunchtime, Meatmaiden offers several takeaway sandwiches and buns, including a chargrilled angus cheeseburger.