Owners of Wavell Heights Gourmet Meats Opens Second Location

Wavell Heights Gourmet Meats
Photo credit: Paddington Gourmet Meats/Facebook

Whilst many small, independently owned butcher shops have closed in recent years, Wavell Heights Gourmet Meats owner Pat Saumani, aka the Grinning Butcher, has defied the odds by opening a second store in Paddington.


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Mr Saumani and his family have owned and operated the original Wavell Heights shop since 2016. Building on their success, they have now fully renovated and opened a space in Paddington Central Shopping Village.

Like the Wavell Heights Gourmet Meats, the new shop in Paddington will focus on supporting local producers and providing high-quality natural and organic meats. This includes an extensive range of grass-fed, free range options as well as a huge selection of gluten-free items. 

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They are also the exclusive seller of award-winning Wagyu beef from Stockyard Beef, which has taken out top Queensland branded beef titles since 2017.

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Owner Pat Saumani and family (Photo credit: Wavell Heights Gourmet Meats/Facebook)

In addition to premium fresh meats, Paddington Gourmet Meats will also offer deli items and a wide array of low and slow barbecue meats. Pre-prepared meals will also be available for quick and easy dinners. The original Wavell Heights location has built a loyal following thanks to its fantastic ready-made options alongside high-quality steaks, sausages and more.

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To celebrate the new Paddington opening this week, Mr Saumani has offered specials and giveaways at both shops. The Paddington location also features a great selection of rubs, sauces, marinades and other home barbecue delights to complement the top-notch meats.


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By expanding to a second location whilst staying dedicated to quality, local products, Saumani has found a recipe for success in an increasingly challenging market for independent butchers.

Paddington Gourmet Meats is located at Paddington Central Shopping Village (Shop 3B/107 Latrobe Terrace). They are open Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Published 7-September-2023