Black Betty at The Oxford Tavern- MONSTROUS Meat Feast

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You know the day is still young at the Oxford Tavern because everyone has got their clothes on. It’s very un-sleazy here at Black Betty as they have been firing up an American-style barbecue of smoked juicy meats as well as Australian classics. If you’re a meat freak like me then you can expect the menu to include brisket, pulled pork, sausages and other BBQ offerings.

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 Monstrous Meat Platter at The Oxford Tavern

You’d appreciate the BBQ menu on weekends, with their outdoor custom-made American meat smoker. The meats are cooked overnight for approximately 18 hours and ready to be seduced from midday the following day.

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BBQ Smoker

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Awesome painted walls

The lust is in the air when you discover the menu. I think I’ve just found the perfect BBQ joint to warm cold winter weekends.

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 I want to try a bit of everything!

You won’t go hungry here at Black Betty because there’s just too many meaty goodness waiting for you. I’m sure the Drink N Dine Executive Chef Jamie Thomas can help you out.

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 Executive Chef Jamie Thomas

My inner freak came out when I saw this this THIS…GIGANITIC BEEF BRISKET! *Heavy Breathing*…*HEAVY BREATHING*

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 Drum rolls please for the beef brisket entrance.

Majority of the meats are weighted and sold by the 100gram, so don’t expect the numbers to be exactly 100grams.

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Ready to be weighed?

Oh! Look at this bad boy…just laying there and looking so seductive. I just want to nom nom nom you all up!

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 *Faints* Such a beautiful view

So much sexual attention is given to this MEAT PLATTER. Where on Earth should I begin? The platter contained a mix of EVERYTHING including snag, ribs, brisket and pulled pork with BONUS side of a bun and slaw. The cost of this platter was about $50 for two people. You can eat with 2-3 people but I suggest go for it yourself, if you dare.

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  Monstrous Meat Platter ready to be undressed.

If you love Smoked Pork Snag ($7) then get involved. This is heavenly delicious with a nice amount of fattiness in the centre and teensy weensy amount of spiciness. It really kicks up the flavours of pork that is smoked.

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 Smoked Pork Snag ($7)

You’d be a sucker for the Lamb Ribs ($6 per 100 grams)– These ribs are surprisingly meaty and marinated to perfection. Pretty incredible flavours that your tastebuds will be ready for. Just look at that beauty!

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 Lamb Ribs ($6 per 100 grams)

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It’s nice to meat ya Pulled Pork ($6 per 100 grams)-There is plenty of taste in this shredded pork and is seriously rewarding if you dress it up with the bun, however it’s sad to say it was a tad dry. It’s ok, I guess you can serve it with a thick, tangy sauce.

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 Pulled Pork ($6 per 100 grams)

I need you darling Pork rib ($7 per 100 grams) although these are not melt in your mouth rack of ribs, but they are quite a treat if you squirt some barbeque sauce on top.

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 Pork rib ($7 per 100 grams)

Can you feel the Beef Brisket ($8 per 100 grams) slowly getting to your nerves? With amazingly smokey taste, it’s a forgiven wonderful cut of beef. The meat doesn’t reach the wow factor of melt in the mouth like Papi Chulo’s, however it’s a winner with anyone who loves a bold rich beef brisket in this style.

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 Beef Brisket ($8 per 100 grams)

Lashing onto you BBQ Pork ($8 per 100 grams) – This immediately reminded me of Chinese BBQ Pork. It smelt divine and this brisket promises something fresh and tasty. Pretty much heaven if you have it with the slaw.

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BBQ Pok ($8 per 100 grams)

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 Out of my mind that I want dessert!

There’s some pretty interesting quirks on the dessert section of the menu. Mr Clark Kent and I couldn’t resist to order the Deep Fried Golden Gaytime ($9) with 100 and 1000’s. It’s so wrong yet so right, however Mr Kent and I both agree it didn’t meet its perquisites. Shockingly it turned out soggy for both our golden gaytime’s. Somewhere out there a unicorn just shed a few tears.

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 Deep Fried Golden Gaytime ($9)

There’s a number of characteristics in this MONSTER DESSERT, The Jelly Wrestle ($20). The waitress each gave us a pair of rubber gloves. It is not for the faint-hearted that no cutlery is allowed. Oh so bad oh so good! Slowly the giant plastic golden platter piled with huge scoops of vanilla ice-cream, red and green and blue jelly, toasted waffles, candied popcorn, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, raspberry syrup, chocolate syrup and sprinkles of fairy godmothers rainbow. Not to mention lots and lots of cherries (we count at least six). It was fun and we enjoyed it regardless of how stuffed we were.

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 The Jelly Wrestle ($20)

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 No cutlery allowed for Jelly Wrestle. Let me pretend to be a surgical doctor, call me Dr. Eater! 

Black Betty’s selection of BBQ meats will satisfy even the greatest carnivorous cravings. The décor’s and space is amazing. It’s not hard to find the Oxford Tavern as it is located in the corner or find the police station across the road. It’s winter in Sydney, so you have to indulge in all that irresistibly moutherwatering meaty goodness!

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 Seductive sign

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Maybe this is more seductive then the topless girls. 😀

Photos by Vanny Tang

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28 thoughts on “Black Betty at The Oxford Tavern- MONSTROUS Meat Feast

    Chris @ MAB vs Food said:
    August 25, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    It’s a shame to see the old topless bar gone, it was a rite of passage for HS boys in the inner west to visit Oxford Tavern when they turned 18 lolol. Having said that I am happy to see Texas style BBQ in its place. All that meat does indeed look seductive.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 8:50 PM

      Haha! You’re funny Chris. I guess it’s a shame for those who just turned 18 and had plans to celebrate at the Oxford Tavern for some entertainment. But then again, I think the best entertainment was that meat platter 😀

    Helen | Grab Your Fork said:
    August 25, 2014 at 2:29 AM

    Lol the jelly wrestle is so whack but so good.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 8:53 PM

      Looks incredible huh? 😀

    Next Stop: Food said:
    August 25, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    That platter looks amazing. I need to take the boyfriend with me to try this!!!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 9:11 PM

      Just make sure you and your boyfriend each have your own meat platter because I personally don’t think it’s for sharing 😛

    Next Stop: Food said:
    August 25, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    This looks amazing. Need to take the boyfriend here to try the meat!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 9:12 PM

      It’s a perfect date spot and don’t forget to order the jelly wrestle 😀

    Amanda @ Gourmanda said:
    August 25, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Ahhhh, I totally wanted to try this last weekend! I couldn’t make lunch though, so was aiming for dinner…until the owner Insta-grammed me to tell me that they were going to sell out by 5pm! Next time…

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 8:30 PM

      Go this weekend! I’m sure there will be plenty of meat 😀

    Sherrie @ Crystal Noir said:
    August 25, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Omg meat heaven!! Must eat those ribs!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      You must girl, you MUST!

    lateraleating said:
    August 25, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Yum! The meats look awesome and I love the idea of paying per weight.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 8:32 PM

      Totes agree with paying by weigh because I don’t like a huge portion of a particular meat. I much prefer trying a bit of everything 😛

    Michael @ I'm Still Hungry said:
    August 25, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Oh my goodness, I’ve already combed Helen and Raff’s posts on this place and now you too? Why did I ever move out of the Inner West…

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 8:35 PM

      Whoops! I am sorry Michael (no I actually am not) :p This is properly the best reason to come visit.

    gourmetgetaway said:
    August 25, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Vanny, the brisket and lamb make my lip smack! Love the murals, too 🙂

    Gourmet Getaways

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 8:38 PM

      The brisket and ribs does wonders to any belly!

    Annie @ The Random Foodie said:
    August 25, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    drooling so much at that meat platter!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 8:40 PM

      Who wouldn’t drool? 😛

    milkteaxx said:
    August 26, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    meat meat meat!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 8:41 PM

      You must eat eat eat! 😀

    Cassandra (@__cassiiieee) said:
    August 27, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    bwahahaha i want that jelly wrestle now!! 😀 no cutlery allowed … so interesting
    but look at them meats!! *salivates*

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 8:47 PM

      OH YES! Jelly wrestle was a blast and a great entertainment for the BIG kids. Besides dessert, I think the spotlight at the time was meat and yes indeed mouthwatering 😛

    ChopinandMysaucepan said:
    August 28, 2014 at 3:13 AM

    Dear Vanny,

    I love the flavours of smoked meats. Your pics are truly enticing especially that cut of brisket!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 8:58 PM

      You’re words are too kind, but thank you Chopin! It is really Sydney is now expanding Texas style BBQ.

    Choc Chip Uru said:
    August 28, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Vanny, I think my brother is OBSESSED with your post, he keeps going on and on about all the meat he has to try now 😛
    Your photos make me want to quit being a vegetarian (a hazard of the blogging world constantly :P)

    Choc Chip Uru

    BTW any requests for Brisbane?? Brownies, or cookies or something? Haha

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 9:09 PM

      I am certainly glad your brother enjoys this post. Your words just made my day!

      No way!? You wish to quit being a vegetarian..I wonder why?! 😛

      In response to Go Bake Yourself HQ: ANYTHING! Feel free to surprise me 😀 ❤

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