SquareMeal Review of
‘Lazy bones, slow meats, long drinks, idle banter’ say the signs outside this funky bar and diner in a quiet Farringdon courtyard. Inside, post-industrial greys, zingy lemon tones, rugged timber furniture and 80s-style graphics set the tone, while US hipster food is served through a hatch cut out of a trompe l’oeil 1950s Citroën van. As the sign says, ‘slow meat’ is what to eat: pulled pork in brioche with slaw and fries or brisket with chilli and guacamole, perhaps. Alternatively, dip into various sliders, BBQ wings, dogs and falafel wraps. To drink, order Meantime beer from ‘fresh brew’ tanks, Whitstable Bay Organic Ale or a ‘vintage’ cocktail – perhaps a Bramble, Espresso Martini or a trendy Marmalade Moscow Mule. There’s also a clutch of workaday wines to go with your chosen tucker. The soundtrack can be programmed via a special app on your mobile phone.