It doesn’t seem it, but it’s over half a year since we introduced MEATliquor, the first permanent home for Yianni Papoutsis’ MEATwagon (the burger van that had been causing quite a stir all summer), seems all went well; as the same team are back again; with Covent Garden’s new MEATmarket. Interior architects Shed, along with visual terrorists I Love Dust, are once more in charge of interiors (after all, why change a winning formula?); and what an interior it is.
MEATmarket is seriously in your face, screaming at you like the bastard love child of an overwhelming Far Eastern food market and a brash American roadside diner. Provocative signage overload, audacious neon, bold tri-colour palette, this is not dining for the faint of heart; it’s brash, but sits so comfortably with the whole MEATwagon ethos – the interiors are ready to slap you hard around the chops, just as much as their heart-stoppingly splendid burgers.