Majestic Gourmet Grocers Petersham is the sort of venue that we kind of wished that john singo had done to the marly bar when they purchased it way back – gut the innards, make this fantastic deli/grocers/restaurant/eatery as there’s nothing like it in Newtown and it needs a high quality venue like this. Well, Petersham’s Majestic Gourment Grocers is what we’ve very much envisioned it to be. Its in a sort repurposed heritage builidng – the old cinema is now approximately 27 apartments, gym and then there’s the Majestic Grocers. Oh, and they sell cold pressed juices and there’s a florist in here too. Its the dean and deluca/salt meats cheese of Petersham. And there’s plans for a winebar to the left of the stairs. In short, a bit of a gourmet food heaven.

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A look around the venue. Bakery/sweet section, fishmongers, charcuterie and cheese, florist, restaurant/cafe, florist, grocers, deli and fresh fruit and veg. It’s great. There’s plenty of stuff here to wander around and scout out.

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One of the neat things about eating at the Restaurant here at Majestic is how they pull produce off their shelves here and they feature in the food menu. Salumi Board ($17.50/$25) are a generous mix of bresola, salami, proscuttio, devilish good cheese and a range of pickles. Salt Rosemary and lemon squid $14 is a counter to the more common salt and pepper squid – tasty with a GF coating. Zucchini flowers come with ricotta, pinenuts, basil, burnt butter muscatel and lemon and are tasty crispy morsels. $15. One of our fave dishes of the night was their simple but delicious Spaghetti, Prawn and Chilli dish $18 – there’s slivers of zucchini and the little crispy croutons on there added that textural crunch and this was pretty nice. Pappardelle, polpetti, sugo, pecorino $17.50 is also tasty and a worthwhile look in. Gorgonzola Gnocchi – burnt sage butter. $16. A punchy strongly flavoured gnocchi dish with pillowy soft gnocchi and lashing of sauce. Tasty.

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Housemade sticky chai and house bake Portuguese tart to finish.

There’s a lot to like here and well worth checking out. The fish section also acts like a “fish and chips” shop in there with hot chips and fish available there. Majestic Gourmet Grocers and the adjoining development makes Petersham feel like it’s coming of age. Such delicious eats available here and a great use of the space here.

Mercado Europa
Mon to Fri 8.30am – 7.00pm
Saturday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday 8.00am – 5.00pm

Harvest Restaurant
Mon to Fri 7.30am –3.30pm
Saturday 7.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday 7.30am – 4.30pm

Majestic Gourmet Grocers
49a New Canterbury Road, Petersham
0416 926 242

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