Foodwise, most readers of this blog will know what to expect from the group. A Chili-Dog was exceptional, the quality of the chili surprisingly good, certainly many steps above what you'd normally find at this price point and in a fast turnaround restaurant, but this of course is the secret to the group's success, the food is born of love and care. The Dead Hippie too was MEATgroup on top form with bun, patty and toppings deliciously meting into a well judged singularity. But what I think I love most about MEATmarket is the milkshakes. Today it was a 'Hard Beige', which against what I assume is a vanilla base, they add maple syrup and Woodford Reserve Bourbon which leads to something magical, just a shame they don't supersize it.
MEATmission is our closest, for MEATliquer there's always a soft spot, but for MEATmarket, a venue within walking distance of so many places you might reasonably find yourself, the ability to be well fed, quickly, for not much money is rare and wonderful thing. In that sense, and within London, MEATmarket brings something important and uncommon to the table. We loved it all over again.