Wham, lamb, thank you, ma’am! The Lamb Shop opens up on King Street
Just across from the Brisbane Showgrounds is a new eatery that has eaters in a tizzy with the promise of mountains of shaved lamb stuffed into salivation-worthy souvlaki. The Lamb Shop is opening its doors on King Street this week, plating up a range of Greek souvas and other morsels that would make Sam Kekovich go gaga with joy. If you consider yourself a bit of a Lambassador, you better be first in line when The Lamb Shop kicks things off tonight.
The ancient Greeks were known to be inspired inventors, credited with the creation of objects such as the water mill, the catapult, rudimentary plumbing systems as well as the foundation for modern philosophy and the basis for a lot of scientific discoveries. Despite these achievements, Greece’s best invention is actually in the realm of food – yes, we’re talking about souvlaki. This ancient act of grilling meat has endured and flourished into one of the most popular and satisfying fast-casual meals available today. The Lamb Shop is a Gold Coast-born and bred eatery that has amassed a huge following of fans that can’t get enough of its signature spit-roasted lamb. Following on from the openings of Super Combo, The George Bar & Bistro, Fat Dumpling, Il Verde, Sushi & Nori and Hello Chicken, The Lamb Shop is coming to King Street in Bowen Hills, staking its claim as the precinct’s newest must-try venue.
The Lamb Shop’s King Street location boasts a similar layout to its older sibling – but with a bit more room to move for patrons. Every morning the coals are fired at 6:30 am in preparation for the massive hunks of lamb and chicken, which are roasted for an average of five hours on the rotisserie. When it comes to The Lamb Shop’s bread and butter, souvlaki is key. Patrons can order wraps containing succulent roast lamb or chicken from the spit, topped with either hand-cut chips, onion and mustard mayo or tomato, lettuce and tzatziki. There’s more to the menu than just souvlaki (aren’t we spoiled!) with char-grilled lamb ribs, flash-fried southern calamari, grilled corn, grilled sheep’s milk cheese and more on the venue’s bar snack menu. Speaking of the bar, The Lamb Shop’s got plenty to complement your meal – that’s for sure! Wash down your meal with beer from Mythos, Young Henrys, Cricketers Arms and Doss Blockos, or opt for a wine instead.
If you need extra motivation to head to King Street for lunch, maybe this will do the trick. From March 13–27, The Lamb Shop will be serving up a secret off-menu item called The Pink Lamb. Simply ask for The Pink Lamb when you arrive and this secret souvlaki will be yours at no cost. Sounds like a pretty good deal, huh? Head to the Stumble Guide for all location and contact details.
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