It’s with a heavy heart and sticky fingers that we wave goodbye to one of London’s best-known restaurant queues and one of its punkiest dining room ceilings. It’s been announced that MeatLiquor’s original flagship burger joint in Marylebone is set to close soon. News has emerged that the building will be demolished to make way for a luxury hotel, with the restaurant yet to confirm a closing date, remaining open on a month-by-month basis until further notice.
MeatLiquor first opened its doors in 2011 and its no-nonsense attitude to ‘dude food’ soon put it on the map with London’s burger-loving crowd. It was one of the capital’s pioneering no-reservations restaurants, and as such saw viral queues out its doors on any given day as word about the burger bar began to spread. People often marvelled at its Rococco-style dome ceiling, which is covered in rebellious graffiti illustrations, with lights hanging from butcher’s hooks.
Luckily, MeatLiquor will continue on at its seven other London branches, with a new MeatLiquor set to arrive in King’s Cross later this year. But for now, get down to Marylebone to savour that gnarly ceiling and relive those first-time burger sweats.