Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Mighty Meat Market

I heard and read so much about Meat Market, Meat Mission etc from friends, collegues, almost everyone path I've crossed in London and today I finally visited this burger joint to see what all the commotion was about.

Out of the three Meat chains I visited Meat Market, located on Tavistock Street. When I walked towards the entrance I felt like i was walking into an abandoned school from Silent Hill. As i led my friends up the stairs there were double doors, opening into a dark hallway. It wasn't until we turned and could see bright signs and funky music coming from the restaurant. We made it to Meat Market.

As you walk through the entrance the menu is written up on the wall, you then place your order at the till then wait for your name to be called out. I felt almost too old to be here, the place was full of trendy youngsters.

Looking across Meat Market

I decided to go for the Dead Hippie burger, which was two mustard-fried beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and minced onion with chilli cheese fries on the side. Oh my, it was so tasty, why did I leave it two years before coming here. The burger bun was soft and the beef patties were juicy, cooked to how I like it; medium rare. I devoured the burger and did not feel guilty in the slightest in how calorific that was.
The chilli cheese fries were really good too, the fries were still crunchy even with the chilli smothered on top. I could taste the heat from the jalepenos, making my tongue salivate but that couldn't stop me from eating it. I left Meat Market absolutely stuffed after overdosing on meat.
The only negative I have and seems like I'm not the only one who thinks this, is that I thought the burger portion could be a bit bigger. Judging from the rest of the food they serve, everything else is.
Dead hippie burger with chilli cheese fries
Medium rare beef patties

Despite the trendy kids everywhere, Meat Market has a really fun atmostphere. It's a great place for a casual meal with friends, it's so casual in fact that it reminded me of being in a Hawker centre. I loved the decoration and the staff were great, they kept walking around the tables cleaning and tidying up empty trays.

  MEATmarket on Urbanspoon

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