Dexter - Meat & Buns
Non-traditonal American BBQ in Preston.
Meat and buns in Preston
A talented trio of energetic young hospo pros, Tom, Adam and Sam have brought a non traditional meatery to Preston, with a "meat first"philosophy and a no-rules approach to slow smoked barbecue. Here, there are no rules in the kitchen. The team likes to experiment with flavours and the locals are loving it.
In fact, the weirder the dishes, the better. The pig's head buns and hot meat doughnuts have been hot favourites. As well as bar snacks and substantial meals, the Dexter menu also covers quick lunches, takeaway, kids' and set-course dining. This quirky take on an eat-in butcher might just be the new King of The North. We said it.
Best dish: hot meat doughnuts - a fluffy batter stuffed with flavoursome burnt brisket ends, deep-fried and dusted with paprika and sugar.
Highlights include the pig's head croquette and pickled pineapple bun, caramel-basted beef short rib served with smoked dripping gravy, and the hot meat doughnuts, which see delightfully fluffy batter stuffed with flavoursome burnt brisket ends, then deep-fried and dusted with paprika and sugar. In a word: compulsory.
As well as bar snacks and substantial meals, the menu covers quick lunches, takeaway, kids' and set-course dining.
It's backed by a smart little drinks list that offers wine, cocktails and Hawkers craft beers on tap, as well as what the boys refer to as "the ultimate condiment": the Pickle Back - a bracing shot of house-made pickle juice and Maker's Mark bourbon. Pulled pork bun with slaw, pickles and hot sauce.
Pulled pork bun with slaw, pickles and hot sauce.
From the warm greeting through the offer to take the last cookie home is indicative of service the sharp side of casual that's unaffectedly engaging and welcoming. I shouldn't be surprised I've fallen for Dexter. But I have. It's one of the best surprises of the year.
Full Bar Available
Gluten Free Options
Open Wed-Sun noon-3pm & 5pm-late.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 456 High St, Preston | Map
✆ (03) 9973 3577
❊ Web Links ❊
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