Low N Slow Meat Co in Morningside Closes Without Warning

After 18 months in operation, Low N Slow Meat Co, the upmarket and innovative BBQ retailer, unexpectedly announced its permanent closure at the Rivermakers precinct in Morningside.

The decision to shut down came just two days after Rivermakers had over thousands of visitors for a food and music festival, where Low N Slow Meat Co was one of the purveyors.

In an Instagram post on 23 April 2023, owner Brent Poulter disclosed that they were not forced out of the precinct and the decision to close the restaurant was their own. The owners also cited “many factors that went out of control” leading up to their decision.

“Any good BBQer will understand if you starve a fire from oxygen it will go out, unfortunately, due to many factors out of our control the oxygen in our fire has been very limited and the fire is just about out, it’s an impossible situation,” he said.

“Low N Slow started 6 years ago in Tingalpa, it was a passion project that bought a love for great quality meat and live fire cooking together in the one spot. It changed the shape of butchers in general with many implementing a low n slow style into their operations, ultimately lifting the awareness of this style of cooking and eating for the greater good.

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“It’s been an awesome 6 years of Low N Slow Meat Co, from back in the early days in Tinglapa all the way until now. We have taught and hopefully improved hundreds of people’s BBQ skills and opened the door for many more to venture down the rabbit hole of BBQ.

“Customers have become friends and experiences had that won’t be forgotten.

“In the recent couple of years since being at Rivermakers, the Bulimba, Morningside, and Hawthorne locals have been so supportive and we are appreciative of their patronage.”

The closure comes following reports that Rivermakers landlord Balfour Irvine has been wrapped up in a legal tussle with Council over the butchery since 2021. Enforcement notices were sent to the landlord to stop the butchery from selling meat until the precinct received “all relevant approvals.” The venue was also not supposed to be used as a meat warehouse for the goods sold at Low N Slow. 

However, planning experts representing Rivermakers insisted that the storing, processing and distribution or selling of meat products were considered “ancillary use.” The representatives filed a separate development application (DA A005804996) in early 2022 for Material Change of Use of the site a food and drink outlet. The DA, which received nearly 5,000 submissions, is currently on appeal. 

Published 2-May-2023

Low n Slow Meat Co to Open New Morningside Butcher Shop

Did you know that the popular Low n Slow Meat Co restaurant and specialty barbeque butcher shop is opening an all-new branch in Morningside?

Low n Slow Meat Co, a specialty butcher and restaurant founded and owned by Brent and Amy Poulter, is set to open up their first branch in Morningside sometime in mid-May. The company supplies a wide group of businesses such as the equally popular Getta Burger chain, a series of restaurants which the Poulters also own, with meat and other food products. 

The specialty butcher, with roots in Tingalpa where its headquarters are located, is set to open an all-new outlet in Morningside. Low n Slow Meat Co provides its customers with a range of meat and barbeque-related goods such as barbeque gear, accessories, fuel, rubs and sauces, as well as a selection of cooked meats and complementary dishes like ribs, brisket, and roasted vegetables. 

Photo credit: Instagram/Low N Slow Meat Co

After refurbishing and transforming an old 100-year-old farm building into a new 800-square-metre warehouse and facility fashioned from timber, glass, and steel, the Poulters have decided to stake their claim to set up a back-of-house butcher and smokehouse in Morningside. 

One of the primary reasons the duo decided to open up shop in the suburb was to bring in the crowd from Tingalpa and help populate the new precinct, filling it with life and activity as the local community flocks to sample the dine-in menu popular with their Tingalpa customers.

Low n Slow Meat Co Morningside is expected to open sometime in mid-May 2021 opposite the upcoming Revel Brewing Co at 82 Colmslie Road. For more information, visit their website here. Follow their social media pages on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates and announcements concerning the upcoming branch.