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Meat Liquor

Restaurants, Burgers Marylebone
3 out of 5 stars
(148user reviews)
Meat Liquor (Rob Greig / Time Out)
Rob Greig / Time Out
Meat Liquor (Rob Greig / Time Out)
Rob Greig / Time Out
Meat Liquor (Rob Greig / Time Out)
Rob Greig / Time Out

Time Out says

Just getting into this cult destination can feel like cause for celebration. Not only is the queue epic, but Meat Liquor employs ‘good cop, bad cop’ strategies to manage it. On our visit, Bad Cop was played by a giant bouncer who prowled along the line ink-stamping hands: a ploy that stops late-comers from joining their friends mid-queue. Good Cop, meanwhile, was a doe-eyed girl with a tray of the famed deep-fried pickles to quell munchies. Inside, it’s dark and violently loud: more hell-raising nightclub than restaurant. Signs point out the rules (‘No suits’, ‘No ballet pumps’). The graffiti murals are occult-themed, and the staff heavily tattooed. The Deep South cooking is gutsy stuff, with the likes of crunchy-coated ‘bingo wings’ served not only with a terrific Louisiana-style hot sauce but an authentic blue cheese dip. There are cheese steaks and dogs, though the real show-stoppers are the burgers, with their firm, bouncy buns and juicy, pink-middled patties. The excellent ‘dead hippie’, made with a double-layer of patties, also benefits from finely diced raw onion, molten cheese, shredded lettuce and thick slices of gherkin – not forgetting the mellow and tangy ‘secret’ burger sauce. Sides are no side attraction, from perfect skinny fries to pillowy onion rings, and, as you’d guess from the name, staff make a mean cocktail too.

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Address: 74 Welbeck Street
Transport: Tube: Bond Street tube
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3 out of 5 stars

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We went here on a Thursday after work, arriving at around 6pm there was no queue and when we left just before 7 there was still no queue, though it was very busy inside! This is not a place to go for having a romantic date or catching up with friends, as you can't hear each other very well...however if what you want is a really tasty burger cooked just right and feeling good in your hands, thin fries that remind you of mcdonalds in a good way, onion rings as big as your head with the perfect ratio of batter and sweet onion, well made and interesting cocktails, friendly staff and quick service - this is the place for you! Don't go here for conversation or for something revolutionary - go here to eat a great burger and then leave with a smile on your face. Next time I want to try the buffalo wings!!! 

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Part of the Birthday bonanza that me ol' dear took me on was a visit to a "premier eatery". She's gob-on for the ol' magic sauce so was well into the rehydration side of things in this place. Had a burger and some fancy chips. Good burger, though crumbled like the walls of a black death pit in the path of a crossrail drill, tasted better. Smiley waiter and a soundtrack loud enough to drown out the "tube's full o' burkha's" squawk o' me better 'alf. No 'appy meal for 'er but an 'appy meal for me good self. Beats the southend Maccie D's anyday.

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When it first opened, there is no doubt that the burgers were amazing. Have just spent ages queuing in the freezing cold for something which is no better than any chain. Just don't bother. In New York or any other major city, this place would be closed within a week. As a Londoner, I'm embarrassed.


I love this place- so when I heard they would be closing down their original location to make way for another hotel no one can afford, we decided to pay our respects.

The artwork on the wall is incredible, even if you do not like the style you really have to admire the effort it took to make it. Its dark inside, the music is a bit too loud... but thats how we like it!

We of course got the Dead Hippie burger with fries. Such a classic burger, with two juicy meat patties and delicious toppings. What is the sauce? I don't care its fantastic. Also delicious for dipping in your fries. Or just get the dead hippie fries. I recommend the cheese ones though. 

Service was a bit slow and given that it was not too crowded a bit disappointing. However with now about a million other locations (including ones in Brighton, Bristol and Leeds) you are bound to find one that suits you fine.


Wings wings wings. Wings wings wings This is the best place to get....wings! The buffalo wings are to die for! Succulent and so tasty. The place is very dark inside, so if you go in daytime, it's really weird! No idea why they don't put more lighting! The toilets aren't that clean and service was a bit slow. All in all the wings are great though! Top tip Buffalo wings and milkshake and you will be a happy person


Fantastic burgers!! Service wasn't the best though, not sure if they were short of staff that day but there was only one girl working in the cashier and handling food. Had to wait for 20 mins in the queue to order, not a good place to go when you are hangry. 


The gods of meat are smiling down on us.

I've heard you can't even get into Meat Liquor, so we went for the secure option and booked for a group with work. I've heard all the stories about monkey fingers too, so I was pretty excited.

Nothing disappointed here. The design is dark and sort of reminds you of 'From dusk till dawn' with flashing neon lights and loud music, all of which somehow gives you permission to wolf down your burgers and wings without considering any of the drippings that are falling dangerously close to your white shirt. The burgers are juicy and succulent, with expertly selected toppings such as the green jalapeno burger with cheese and a drippy jalapeno sauce, and the chips (fries!) are crisp and soft on the inside as they should be.

Monkey fingers are a pleasant surprise - you expect to be sucking on bones for the next ten minutes, only to discover - say whaaat? - there are none. All of this deliciousness served on trays, eating at Meat Liquor is more than fun.

Perhaps it's only their milkshakes I'd stay away from - not only are they barely more than averagely tasty, why would you not have a beer instead? 

Reasonably priced and with huge portions - also 'rabbit style' burgers available for those a bit more modest - I definitely recommend this joint for meat-lovers everywhere.


If you want a tasty, oozy, sumptuous burger then head to MEAT Liquor. 

You won't find an extensive menu, but everything on it is jam packed full of flavour. 

Try the famous Dead Hippie burger, and I highly recommend the Buffalo Chicken burger. The only gripe I have is the price of drinks. I don't think the cocktails are worth it and sadly the Game Over cocktail- meant to be the strongest- just tastes like fruit juice. 


Now, as a vegetarian, somewhere with MEAT in the title doesn't tend to appeal to me. But my partner is an avid carnivore and I thought I'd indulge his restaurant choice (for a change). Upon arrival on Monday afternoon, the place was busy, but we managed to get a table. The do a lunchtime offer Monday - Friday for £10 which comprises of ANY burger, normal fries and a refillable soft drink. This is exceedingly good value when you think that the average burger here is about the £8.75 mark.

My partner went for the buffalo chicken burger and I had the vegetarian special whose name escapes me. It was a potato and bean mix which was fried and topped with an array of tasty flavours. We then also splurged on buffalo fries and onion rings. This was a mistake. I mean, they were both super good, but the meal deal we had was enough without the sides!

All in all this is a great place to come if you're after a burger - not the best I've ever had in London, but it's definitely up there. And don't be afraid to go if you're veggie. A majority of the side options cater for you, and there's usually at least one veggie option on the menu, and another on the specials.


Meat Liquor isn't a bad place by any means, it's actually really tasty, and I really love their vibe. They have a good setup, and some really cosy decor that makes you automatically feel hip and like part of something much bigger and discreet. They're a tad pricey though, but well worth if you come by on a day they offer their (very regular) 50% offs if you sign up to their mailing list. Apart from their signature, VERY TASTY Dead Hippie Burger, be sure to try their fries (chips?) and come with friends to enjoy together. Take note that it can get crowded at dinner, but it's perfectly empty around lunchtime. 


I ate at Meat Liquor after so many people had recommend it to me as one of the best places in London for a burger. Unfortunately, I have to say it did not live up to the hype. Was a it a good burger? Yes. Was it the best burger I've had in London? Definitely not! Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't been expecting so much more from it. The price didn't help matters either as it was also slightly more expensive for what it was... £8 just for the basic cheese burger. Don't be tempted to buy the Kammel toe sharing cocktail either unless you want a photo, as it does look pretty ridiculous. It was £28 and tasted like it was full of juice! Overall the dining experience was pretty cool I have to say, mainly due to the decor as it's like something out of a Tarantino film, and I couldn't fault the service.


It was nice, but nothing to write home about. The portion size is decent, especially with the more expensive speciality fries. I had the hippie fries which were good., The burger was on the small size, bu it was well cooked, and I would've expected more cheese. My partner couldn't eat her meal, as everything was so heavily battered that she felt a bit ill after a couple of bites!


The daddy restaurant to Meat Market, Meat Liquor is a lot bigger and with a menu that has seasonal additions known as “Part Timers” which are the main reason I cheat on Meat Market with it’s Dad. :/

The Braai wings were so freaking good and the Jack Palace burger was heart cloggingly satisfying.

The staff are also super lovely, they looked after me when I passed out after giving blood one day. A blow to my street rep that was only soften by more Braai wings!


Went there last Thursday with a friend, we arrived around 6pm and didn't have to wait a minute to get in. Inside it's super cool, a kind of place you wouldn't expect in Bond Street - dark, with red lights, lots of photo booth pictures all over the walls, a very interesting architecture, and super cool rock n' roll/blues music. 

Definitely not the right place for a date with someone you don't know that well, although I feel it would be perfect for a fun night with a partner you've been seeing for a while. 

Their fries (NOT chips, they really care about this) are just insane - Dead Hippy or something that sounds like this if you ask, strong flavours, tender, juicy chicken that melts in your mouth...a taste orgy. 

Location & atmosphere make this the best place to catch up with friends.


Meat Liqour is now a global brand, with outlets across the world. However, it is here in London where it all began, in a dark and loud burger cave that housed some of the messiest but best burgers ever. Getting into the burger cave required lots of waiting (unless you had previously done the Triple Chill food challenge where you finished a ginormous amount of food in 10 minutes and get to skip the queue on all future visits) but it was well worth the wait once you got in and sampled what they had on offer. The sides are immaculate, and definitely save room for the desserts (most people forget this). Meat liquor has now become one of the benchmarks for london’s top burger and this is no surprise to me. Yes there are other burgers out there which are just as good and slightly less messy but this takes the cake for the best messy burger out there.


There is no and I repeat NO going wrong with meat liquor...... Its dirty (in a really great way),delicious and positively therapeutic!!!

You can not eat the food here without getting messy fingers and sauces smothered on your face and beard!! If ya have one..yup its that kind of place!

The best part? Its all well priced! Everything is pretty much under £9 or so... And the portions are very pleasing!!!

Flavour wise? Expect to be transported to the very depths of flavour town!!!! Everything and I mean everything I've had here has been scrumptious!! From the buffalo wings (omg that blue cheese dip is life itself!!!!,the hippie chick burger..... I mean the list goes on and I don't won't this review to turn into "one of those ones" if you know what I mean lol


I have been fortunate enough not to ever need to queue in order to get into Meat Liquor so that's never been an issue. The food is great. The cheesy, chilli chips are such an indulgence but well worth the calories! The hot dog is also really good. Whilst I definitely prefer Bodeans for BBQ food, I would never turn down a Meat Liquor and find the price to be reasonable too. Great hungover food!!


My quest to find the best burger in London continues.

I heard many great things about this place so expectations were high.

First thing worth mentioning is that the venue has an amazing atmosphere.

Regarding the food, I went for 'The Dead Hippie' that the majority of my friends recommended - although good is not an amazing burger.

There's many other things to choose from the menu and I enjoyed particularly the White Russian Shake.

For the overall experience I give it 3 stars.


As a vegetarian, I would never normally go to a place screaming so much about the meat. But having been convinced by a friend to check out their central London venue I decided to give it a go.I was expecting ‘just another burger chain’ with the typical sort of dinery setting ofering the typical burger and fries. But to my surprise, I found a super trendy bar, looking like a mini version of the Camden Roundhouse, dark and atmospheric, with great rock music pumping fromthe laud speakers. There are no windows inside, so in the middle of the day you can feel like it was night out in Camden Town rather than lunch in post Marylebone.

When I came, I was told there will be 10 minutes of waiting and invited to the bar, but before I even managed to pay for my drink, there was already a table for me.

The food is mainly meaty burgers with some interesting sides. The only veggie burger on the menu is Haloumi & mushroom but it was delicious, generous in cheese and other ingredients. I paired it with the most intriguing side option  – deep fried pickles served with garlicky dip - something I’ve never seen anywhere else, and it totally worked! Their selection of beers is no less eye catching. I've tried the Salty Kiss Gose - salty and sour light beer with notes of goosbery and other fruit - and it was perfect companion to my meal. 

It’s a very casual place, but I felt that some aspects of it have gone a bit too far. Don’t expect a plate and a napkin, instead you get your food on a tray covered with a paper sheet and a roll of paper kitchen towel .

I imagine this place isn’t for everyone. Not everyone will enjoy eating in darkness, in such a hipster surrounding and loud music. But if you’re looking for a break from all same burger spots, this is definitely the one you should go for.

The great thing is that when you sign up to their newsletter you get access to all sort of perks, like discounts and freebies for your birthday.


Don’t believe the hype, this place is pretty average!

Alright, décor is really nice. Half tags from a squat party, half old gothic architecture, it gives a crazy circus vibe that clearly makes the place.

But all in all, it’ll be way more suited for a cocktail bar. The music is way too loud and the place is way too dark to enjoy a meal. You can’t see what you’re eating and can’t catch up with your friends.

Plus, the food isn’t exceptional. A bit tasteless, the burgers don’t give you the wow factor you would expect from a properly seasoned patty and a great mix of quality ingredients. With so many good burger restaurants in London, you’re better off trying somewhere else.

A table of four on us went early on a Friday evening & waited for an hour and a half to be seated. We wouldn't mind but the food was cold, burnt & the order was wrong! The tables were also pretty dirty and so were the bathrooms! It is no way as good as other burger bars in London. Really overrated.


A good squidgy burger,like a posh Five guys. I went to meat liquor in Islington and had higher expectations that I think I should of had. My sister had been and raved about it for ages but when I went I was slightly underwhelmed. There are lots of upmarket burger joints nowadays and there is definitely room for this mini chain. The food is good,nice burgers and the onion rings are massive! Chips nice too. The booze selection was not as vast as I had hoped....I thought the booze would be a feature,being that it is mentioned in the title,but it just seemed to have some fun cocktails and beer on offer. I like nice red wine and there wasn't a range of wines to choose from. I think it could be good for a work doo or after work food. It's got a good vibe for the eve and is a good way to start a night out of boozing.


I enjoyed the Dead Hippie burger here. It is too dark and noisy for my taste but the service was good and i would go back to try more burgers.


Okay. MEATliquor IS insanely loud and pretty dark inside, but the food wholly made up for that. We waited a while but our waitress was lovely and quick on her feet. Our group ordered almost everything off the menu - Bacon Cheeseburger, The Tower Block burger and Green Chilli Cheeseburger, as well as a host of sides including Hippie Fries, Cheese Fries, Onion Rings, Sambal Wings and Slaw! Two Salted Caramel milkshakes and root beers later, we'd been defeated. The Green Chilli Cheeseburger, Wings and milkshake were by far my favourites. Food gets served to you on a platter so it's kind of like, dive in and get messy! For the amount you get, it's well worth the money. Negative? The music is arguably too loud so you find yourself shouting 'HOW'S YOUR FOOD?' across the table and the toilets were... well, grim. Luckily we missed the heavy queues forming outside so I'd advise you get there before peak time!


Really quirky decorations and vibe. The lighting's maybe a bit on the dark side but your face will most likely be covered in grease so it's probably for the best. This is a once in a while type of place! The food is massively indulgent so you may want to plan the quickest route home to the sofa for food-coma napping. 


The décor is odd, very dark but quite funky. The food is served on a tray and you don't get cutlery unless you ask for it! Kitchen rolls on each table for napkins and beer and cider served in a can without a glass. However the burgers and chicken were great and juicy. We also had a cocktail which was very good. The music was also good and overall, I thought it was great value for central London. I would go back. We were here on a Sunday afternoon and although it was quite busy there was no queue. #TOTastemaker

@Nick l 


Yes, if you come on Friday evening, there will be a queue and you will be forced to carry a convo over loud music over a drink or two in a bar area. But once you finally get a table you feel like a winner! Food is good, I think sides are the main winners, burgers are rather small. It is messy- all of a sudden you appreciate the odd toilet roll that is sitting at the side of your table and the dim lightning is welcome, at least your date cant see your greasy face.


Sooo I'd been waiting to go to one of the Meat Liquor branches for a long time and a few weeks ago bf and I popped in to Meat Market in CG and bloomin loved it so went away vowing to try their other branches!

Low and behold I get an email over bank holiday weekend offering 50% off on Tuesday 26th to beat those post bank holiday blues! Well boy did they!?
It was a toss up between Meat Liquor or Meat Mission but we decided to Meat Liquor (closer to home and reviews on Yelp swayed me)
I've heard queues can get ridiculous so we rocked up pretty early at 6. It was getting busy but we were seated straight away.
Man is it dark and noisy but you know what I liked it even though I couldn't hear my bf half the time.
Unlike Meat Market, there is table service, staff were friendly and service was reasonably quick.
Well the food was amazing! I had the bacon and cheese burger - soooo good, especially the bacon! Bf had the red chilli burger which he liked but preferred mine! I tried the chilli - was delish but a bit spicy for me. We also got onion rings (the biggest and crispest you ever did see), coleslaw (to be healthy) and Mac and cheese bites to share. Best Onion rings I've ever had (no lie) and I bloomin love the Mac and cheese. 
Menu is slightly different here (less burger choice) and also there is a side (monkey fingers) I want to try from Meat Mission so will definitely be going there next - if my heart can take it!
They also don't do puddings which is a shame however I was so insanely full it shouldn't have mattered!
In all came to £30 with a cocktail and 2 beers (50% off food) and tip - not bad seeing as I could barely roll home!

yes, you have to queue!  yes, sometimes the queue is long! no, you won't be allowed to join your friends who are inside if you get there late! These are the rules, follow them and you will get to enjoy great burgers in a fun restaurant with some great drinks and sides! Some people seem to think they are above these basic things and then they have an issue being told no.  I have been many times, always enjoyed amazing service and was even given nibbles in the queue whilst waiting.  Down to earth, amazing burgers.  What more do people want!!! If you don't want to queue book a table at Byron.....

This was delicious. I went in for lunch on a weekday, no waiting, given a good spot to watch the crowd. I’m a huge fan of burgers and I heard this place was pretty good and they did not disappoint. It’s a very dark place, middle of the day and you have thought it was night.

I got some onion rings, cheese fries and a bacon cheeseburger and a drink. It’s a great feed for under 15quid. Thankfully I was there with a friend and together we almost finished all the food… You could easily spend a lot less and get a good feed, I was just excited and attempting to try everything on the menu, fried pickles next!

I’ve heard a lot about waiting for tables and long lines, there was a rope outside so it apparently gets pretty busy.

A must for burger and beer fans.

Nothing specia. Greasy food served on kitchen roll for me 10 quid. A posh kebab

Its a cool place. Welcome to new York. I visited mid afternoon so was fine - not healthy stuff but enjoyable. If you like inn and out burgers you're in the right place. I was told to get two burgers as they are small. I did and drank a few well executed drinks. Managed to spend 60 a head so not cheap. Good addition to London though. Get involved it's the place to be.

Great food if a little pricey, but very filling. Restaurant was superbusy and service was excellent...except for one incident which came very close to ruining the evening. When we arrived we were told to sit where we could fit in. We sat down at a large table for eight (just two of us). Apparently this was just fine. We kept an eye out for something a little more incognito and sure enough a table for four became available. No sooner than we'd shifted we were accosted by a waiter who became particularly nasty about the fact that we hadn't sat where we were told to. When I calmly explained that we were told to sit where we could fit he got even more angry; stating that he never would have told us to do that. As I calmly explained that he wasn't the waiter who'd shown us the table he stormed off, returning soon after to demand we sit elsewhere. So we found another spot. I don't have an issue being told where to sit in a busy restaurant. I do have an issue with being accused of lying, dealing with a bad attitude and being treated with contempt. We won't be returning.

Burgers were small and very good -diner style, sloppy and cooked well. Had it not been for the people that worked there, I would have certainly returned with friends. Service was terrible and (senior) staff were actually rude trying to be witty. Food took over an hour, order was all mixed up and when we asked about it, guy in charge came back with an obnoxious answer that shocked us. This is no way to run a place, you can seem to run a "rough burger joint" with the flavour and music of the American South but there's no need to be rude or vulgar to diners... !

I agree with last reviewer not go to this place if you are with your mother or are over 40 you really won't like it ..It is loud , dark , brooding ,edgy and you will have to queue at peak times it is essentially a great bar that sells the best burgers and chicken in will not appeal to people who think Byron is cutting edge and who insist on linen and cutlery with their food ...! The burgers however as previously stated are the best

Great service & food, music was a bit too loud but other than that no complaints.

Ok, firstly: this place is not for everyone. Don't bother going if you hate loud music, or if you insist on eating with cutlery. You won't like it. I, however, freaking loved this place. Great cocktails, awesome food, good service and chilled out vibe. The artwork on the walls is impressive, and really added to the atmosphere. Prices are reasonable, too. 5 stars for sure.

Terrible. Queued for 1 hour on a Tuesday night. We were waiting for some friends to arrive (they did, after we'd stepped through the door) the really rude bloke told them they had to go to the back of the queue while we waited at the bar for them. Totally ridiculous door policy. We just left. Completely over-hyped and pretentious. After having the experience in South London. It now seems like they will become victims of their own success.. Can't recommend a 1.5 hour queue for a burger to anyone.

I went in the week it opened and for my first experience of a 'Yianni' burger it was great.... well the food was. I had the chicken burger and it was amazing, the same with the crispy but doughy onion rings, well worth the money paid. However, the service was terrible. First we had to try and get our own table while the guy who was supposed to be seating people was spouting how good the place was to some guy. We ordered quite quickly and my friends starter (though he wanted it with his main and said this to the waitress) came quickly, we then waited almost 30 minutes for our burgers and this was only after i asked the waitress where our burgers were. She went to check but didnt return for another 5 minutes, but with our burgers but no apology. We were then blackmailed into a tip because of the comment on the receipt. My thoughts are that the food is great but waiting 30mins for a burger and trying to get the attention of a waitress constantly isnt. They need to work out what type of place they want to be, this isnt a wagon anymore and people will soon get fed up of it. I will give them another chance because the food is great, but i hope the service has improved as my lunch hour is just hour.

Eating in between lunch and dinner on a week day, if you can, is the best time to go, as it's quiet and getting a table isn't a problem. The burger itself is exceptionally good, but cheese is just a bit gloopy and cheap. I don't think it's the 'best burger in Britain' at all, not even in London.

Pretty good burgers, rubbish service. Whilst the burgers are good, not worth the long wait, and the staff have to be nicer to people queueing - we're not waiting for fun!

Such a shame. Delicious and copious food, ruined by dreadful service. Or rather by the rude and agressive managers, because the waiting staff were perfectly nice. They are clearly overwhelmed by their own success at the moment, and are taking out their stress on the customers.

This Place is Great. I can Learn to live with a AmeriKan Burger Joint Like The Red Robin. This Place Copies Slightly. Now The Golden Arches, NO The USA Culture Nah. Even tho I was Born in the USA I Left for good reason. Tho Its an ok Place to visit.

Was really excited to hear about Meat Liquor opening and went along for dinner at the weekend. Had to que outside for ages, i couldnt even use the loo due to it being 'full'. Once inside - (because getting in doesn't mean you get a table) we had to find our own seat which was a bit of a nightmare! Once sat down (finally) the music was so loud we had to shout over each other to discuss what to order! Food wise both our Burgers were really good, i have to say that it was really oozeey and meaty. Our sides and cocktails were good too (a little bit small but good none the less) as a whole although i didnt think it was anything really really special especially for the £££. I didn't like the decor or the music and that's what really ruined it for me, i thought it was a bit try-hard cool and would of preferred it to be simpler. It would of been great to of been given a table when your arrive - to keep up with the element for me that going out for food is special and i want to be treated that way. As far as going out for a burger goes, Meat Liquor seemed to be an overstyled Diner. If your part of a group it could be quite fun, but for a table of two it can be a bit too much.

Very poor indeed, we would not go back. This place has been over hyped by reviews and seriously under delivered. The queue outside should have given us a clue, 35 mins wait on Tuesday night usually a good sign you would think, not in our experience. The reason for the queue was due to the extremely slow service, 15 mins to place order and a further 20 mins for any food. When it did finally arrive after a prompt, it was poor to say the least, very greasy, no real flavours and everything tasted the same. Sorry Time Out but I am not sure your reviewer knows what a good restaurant looks like!

great concept, great ambience, great (LOUD) music, ruined by SHIT service. Don't bother going there to eat or if you want to talk.

The restaurant looks great but I left disapointed and hungry. They haven't got organised with service yet and have a totally idiotic door policy (and a rude sweaty maitre'd). Be warned if you plan to go there as even if you have a table they will make anyone in your group who turns up later queue outside while hasstling you to vacate your table! Which we did as we didn't want our poor friend to have queue outside by herself while we waited inside, hungry! I liked the look of the food though so would like to go back but only if they get their customer service sorted first!

The burgers are great and I recommend the phili cheesesteak if you've had enough of the burgers (if that is possible), I found the decor rather forced and would disagree that it is like the Lower East Side! The red,black and white walls just don't do it for me. The major drawback so far, and I have been there three times, has been the level of service, which has been shocking, while the staff are friendly, they are inexperienced and were all over the place, I hope this improves! Perhaps there wouldn't be such a queue if the waiters brought the bill when it was asked for rather than 30 minutes later after several further requests. The bill says " 'cheers mate' is not a tip", to the same degree a girl rushing around holding a notepad, looking confused is not a good waitress.

I had fried pickles, fries and a cheese burger. The burger surpassed my high expectations, it was lovely. The fried pickles were amazing too. The beer was from Flying Dog, pretty impressive but only one choice. Having the whole Flying Dog range would be outstanding.

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