The Butterfactory Restaurant

A little history of The Butterfactory Restaurant – extract taken from their website:

Just past Jindyandy on the Greenwell Point Road was a ramshackle old building: holes in the walls where doors and windows used to be, roof rusted away, sheets of old tin propped up against walls. This was one The Butterfactory.

Speculation by locals to the origins of the building were many and varied. Some said it was a jail, others claimed it was a huge house or mill, yet more said it was a dairy. They were all wrong. From as early as 1889 the building was a butter factory, Shoalhaven’s first, and at that time NSW’s largest.

“Jindyandy was at one time the biggest separating station in this state”, a December 1902 edition of the Shoalhaven’s Telegraph reported.

The Jindyandy Butter Factory closed in 1902. Then years later it reopened under the name the Fresh Food and Ice Company. It continued trading as such until November 1927 when the company ceased operations.

The building become derelict, exposed to salty corrosion of the prevailing sea breezes for almost 60 years until one day in 1988 when local builder, John Smith drove past and thought it would make a nice restaurant.


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