By now most Londoners are likely to have heard of Meat Liquor – the so dark-you-cant-see-the-menu, cheeky little joint tucked away behind Oxford Street that serves up greasy burgers dripping with juice, and more cocktails than you shake a (cocktail) stick at. But only last week was I made aware of it’s rather delicious little sister – Meat Market.
Meat market is hidden away off Tavistock street, and sits above the Jubilee Market in Covent Garden. (You can literally see the market through the plastic panel wall!) It serves up amazing burger stacks, huge hot dogs, and philly cheese steaks. This ain’t no sit down dinner – you simply turn up, order at the counter and when your food is ready, they call out your name over the intercom. It’s all a little bit dirty and kitsch, but amazingly fast and tasty fun.
I went for the ‘Ripper’, a deep fried bacon wrapped pork hot dog, with mustard, onions, danish sauce, and spicy relish. And a side of fries…
The drinks are bottomless which makes me unjustifiably happy.
Fran was pretty happy with her Ripper too.
Freidy went for the ‘Dead Hippie’ burger – two beef patties, minced onion, lettuce, pickles, and dead hippie sauce. The best bit? It was gloriously pink inside.
Okay I’ll admit it. I’m not proud, but it beat me. Next time, Meat Market, I’ll be prepared.
Meat Market is open midday to 11pm 7 days a week – perfect if you want to squeeze in a late dinner after a few drinks.
If you fancy something a bit more fancy schmancy, Goodman is the older and wiser grandfather of Meat Market and Meat Liquor. It is perfect for a special occasion – it’s pricey but it is hands down the best steak I’ve ever devoured.