It was said that King Charles the Second of England after returning from a royal hunt in the forest surrounding Friday Hall was particularly hungry. Upon seeing a loin of beef, dripping with juices fresh from the ovens, he exclaimed, “A noble joint! By St. George, it shall have a title!”
Thus, the loin became Sir Loin.
While we certainly like the sound of that, the more likely origin of the name is a little duller. The French word ‘surlonge’, which literally means ‘top of the loin’ was probably the source. And since culinary terms were almost always French since the Norman invasion, there’s little doubt about the sirloin’s true lineage.
We're off to the march, so we're CLOSED MONDAY for the May Day holiday.
Have a great day off and we'll see you on Tuesday
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CLOSED FRIDAY but OPEN SATURDAY
Let us help you celebrate your Christmas this year.
We have a great range of cold meats with traditional black forest (double smoked) bone-in hams (half or whole), oven-roasted turkey breasts, sliced hams as well as sliced pastrami, prosciutto, pancetta, silverside, salami and more.
We'll have rolled turkey breasts with a choice of stuffing... Cranberry & Chestnut, Sage & Onion, Apricot & Macadamia... or just have it plain and add your own creation. There'll be fresh ducks and fresh turkeys available Christmas week. There'll be turduckens available to order (turkey with a duck and chicken centre). Talk to either the staff at Taringa or Sumner to place your order and let us know if there's any special requests you'd like us to carry out.