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“An Institution in the Making”

Bovine & Swine Barbecue Co.
Ranked #13 of 158 Restaurants in Newtown
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Newtown
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Neighbourhood: Newtown
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I'm a regular at Bovine and Swine. Years ago I discovered Southern-style barbecue restaurants in the US and especially brisket, burnt ends, and the side orders of slaw, potato or pickles that often go with it.

Bovine and Swine are one of two places I know of in the inner west doing barbecue. For me they are the superior operator. I go here for the lunch for the brisket roll or dinner of brisket and sides.

The meat is slow-cooked tender and infused with the woody smoke that makes good barbecue. The place is small so expect to sit at a share table and make new friends. On my last visit here I saw a well-known Federal politician sit at a table with her young son and start talking happily to the others at the table. It's that kind of place.

I'm a Jason Isbell fan as is one of the owners here, so being able to sit eating barbecue and listen to Isbell's Southern Americana adds to the experience. I saw a takeaway order being delivered to The Enmore Theatre on the night of his performance, and I wondered if it was to Isbell himself. I'd say he is a man who would know a thing or two about Southern barbecue.

Bovine and Swine is operated by a crew of down-to-earth guys. The place couldn't be more unpretentious. It's a simple concept at it's pretty darned good. This is an inner west institution in the making.

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Reviewed 8 May 2016

First time diner and not the last time, if you like beef, lamb and pork this is the place for you. The friendly helpful staff will guide you through your dining experience and suggest a meal to your taste. The food here is truly awesome, the sides are a little lacking i.e coleslaw and mac and cheese but the taste of the meat more than makes up for it.

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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Between 4 people, we shared 2 tasting plates, so we got to sample all meat. The guys serving the food (perhaps the owner?) was great and very friendly. The brisket is TO DIE FOR!
Seating is hard to get - but other diners were quick to move on after they finished their meal

Thank KarinaB_Sydney
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Went there with wife, son and his girlfriend. Were given sampler bucket while waiting which was over done and spicy ( why it was free). Ordered the share plate for 2 ( $65) and found it to be tasty especially the chicken. Sausage was a bit spicy for me, but nice. Then ordered pulled pork which was delicious. A bit pricey but that included 5 beers and 2 wine. Noisy on the road but that is Newtown.

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Thank DragonsMan11
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

Noticed this place while looking for a quick bite before going to the Enmore Theatre. Didn't have a lot of time, so we ordered the 1 person platter with brisket, pulled lamb and the mac n cheese. Meats were absolutely delicious melt in the mouth, higher recommended. Will definitely be back.

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Thank Riddoch88
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