Party Earth Review Anyone who snagged a bite at the short-lived but incredibly popular pop-up burger bar Meateasy will be shaking their buns with joy at MEATliquor, which officially opened on November 11, 2011. Helmed by Yianni Papoutsis... ... read full review
76 Welbeck Street
London W1G 0BA
Central, Jubilee Lines: Bond Street
020 7224 4239
Flexible hours: Tu–Sa noon–late
Regent's Park, London –
Anyone who snagged a bite at the short-lived but incredibly popular pop-up burger bar Meateasy will be shaking their buns with joy at MEATliquor, which officially opened on November 11, 2011.
Helmed by Yianni Papoutsis, the mastermind behind Meateasy and the beloved #Meatwagon burger van, the new diner welcomes lively young partiers with a neon “Liquor” sign that flickers in an otherwise darkened window.
Once inside, the edgy crowd of meat lovers and booze aficionados are surrounded by anarchic graffiti scrawled across retro images of wolves, grizzly bears, and bikini-clad women.
The fare is what one might expect if Papoutsis’s classic diner ethos and the mixologists from Soulshakers got together, with options like a Full English Martini served with eggs and bacon.
Hungry revelers plow through Dead Hippie double cheeseburgers as The Rolling Stones or Jimi Hendrix blasts from the high-end sound system, while anyone who has a beef with beef turns to buffalo wings, oversized onion rings, and soft-serve ice cream.
Trendy diners also have a chance to down a drink or five at the stainless steel bar in the back, where dedicated mixologists churn out original cocktails like the Donkey Punch, a play on the Moscow Mule made with lime juice, ginger beer, and absinthe.
Given the already near-iconic status of Papoutsis’s previous ventures, it’s not hard to see why there’s such a fevered buzz around MEATliquor, or why it’s doubtful this former pop-up phenomenon is going away.
Partiers, students, artsy types, cocktail connoisseurs, meat lovers, food bloggers, and Americana buffs, 20s to 30s.
American classics boom over the sound system. Occasional DJs on special party nights.
A full range of classic burgers, fries, buffalo wings, “dirty” fried chicken, onion rings, vegetarian selections including mac and cheese, salads, and desserts including ice cream sundaes and cream pies.
Starters £3–£4, salads £6, entrées £6–£7.50, sides, £3–£5, desserts £4–£5. Beer £3.50, wine £4.50–£9.50, cocktails £7–£8.
Every night is a possible big night at MEATliquor.
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