Inspired by the barnstorming success of Meatliquor, street kings Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins have arrived in Covent Garden with a new outlet on the narrow balcony of the Jubilee Market Hall. Meatmarket doesn’t take bookings, so expect queues; once you’re in, simply check the menu board, order at the till and wait for your name to be called. The food arrives wrapped in greaseproof paper on plastic trays: think sloppy, southern-style burgers and huge hot dogs with fries, plus addictive mini corn-dogs and stuffed jalapeños (‘puppies’ and ‘poppaz’). The star performer on our visit was a Philly steak with melt-in-the-mouth chunks of beef, punchy peppers and gooey cheese in a soft finger bun – much better than a greasy rendition of the legendary ‘dead hippie’ burger. To drink, a ‘hard’ milkshake laced with bourbon and maple syrup offers sweet consolation.
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