Customers are able to pop into the shop, which is based in the wonderful 44 Stanley precinct, and purchased well-loved incredibly flavoursome dishes. The Forsburg chicken-and-butterbean curry is a must-try as well as the Caesar undone, prepared by the team with first principles and only the freshest, most seasonal ingredients.
Another option is to order off the catering menu and have The Leopard cater your special event. The menu is really extensive, with minimum numbers starting at only 4 people and just a 24-hour lead time.
Lining the deli shelves is an array of delectable sauces (try the sriracha), preserves and ingredients for customers to purchase. Thorntree free-range eggs, relishes, local cheeses, sweet sauces and chutneys, chilli oil, Mooberry butter – the list just goes on and on. You must try the home-crafted charcuterie, sausages and free-range meat products for sale.
On Friday evenings you can sit and enjoy small plates and drinks from 4pm and if you’re fast enough to book, you can get a table seating from 7pm. Between 11am and 3pm daily a hot lunch is available as a take-away option.
There’s a simple but elegant wine list on offer with basic red wine and white wine, as well as some craft beer on offer. There are some lovely home-crafted iced teas, lemonades and other exotic cooldrinks for those who prefer other tantalising beverages as an alternative. The home-made iced tea comes highly recommended. All the beverages are available as take-away options with your meals, which is great for an all-inclusive offering.
Service is offered with a smile and is warm and friendly. The entire process of ordering, whether by mail or in person is efficient and friendly. One may order via email for delivery or on Uber Eats, but if you do go in you’ll be welcomed with nothing but warmth and first-class comfort and service.
The small and cosy set-up at 44 Stanley is fantastic. You’ll get a real sense of a European deli in the space. The ambience and energy of the shop is great, with the products all around you and the smell of comfort food wafting through the air. There’s a great hustle and bustle of customers coming and going constantly through the space, which adds a wonderful energy to the environment.
A cost-effective and convenient meal of brilliant quality.
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