For those who thought that MEATliquor was just a fad, thus far it has proved pretty resilient. Bloggers may be moving on but there remains a committed fan base. On several occasions in recent months when we've made a visit, queues have ranged from small to large (sometimes dauntingly so) and even this visit, middle of the afternoon when there was no queue, the place was still unexpectedly busy inside (though the staff said it was less busy than normal).
I even, perhaps disturbingly, found both the interior style and music growing on me though perhaps it was because I was alone and wasn't trying to have a conversation.
Starting off with the cheeseburger, I just don't think that you can go wrong with this classic. I've yet to have a bad burger at MEATliquor and even looking again at the picture below makes me want to have another. I'm compelled to rate MEATliquor burgers as consistently excellent.
Desserts though I have yet to try and thought I would give it a go. Desserts have been the problem menu item for MEATliquor I believe not least because most people by that stage of the meal are too full to eat one so they really weren't selling much. Accordingly, I think they've simplified it up a little. While the Lemon Sundae is topped with Prosecco and sounds very good indeed, I simply can't resist peanut butter cups and peanut butter ice cream. Portion size is generous and it's a Reese's peanut butter cup that sits in the middle of four large ice cream scoops, featuring both peanut ice cream and chocolate. I liked the additional salted peanuts sprinkled over the top too, enhancing especially the chocolate ice cream with salty notes. I was a little bit sceptical of this dessert at first, I think I expected something a little more wow, but after the full fatty flavours of a burger, the clean cold ice cream was in fact perfect and I ate rather more of it than I intended.
Most people never make desserts at MEATliquor, but it's worth leaving a little room and going for it; it is, as I found, a perfect after burger tonic.