RestaurantsLondonForest HillSE23

Harden's says

This Victorian boozer in Forest Hill pub has been taken over by the MeatLiquor chain and is in process of receiving "a MEAT makeover". According to their Instagram post "It’ll be respectful of the building, area & pub traditions alike. Expect beer, burgers, Sunday Roasts and fish and chips on Fridays. There's even a massive carpark."

survey result

Summary

£38
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Irreverent pop-art-meets-punk surrounds” are the hallmark of this cult chain, home of the ‘Dead Hippie’ burger, washed down with ‘Grog’ (“powerful rum cocktails”), showcased by a new West End flagship just off Oxford Circus. “I thought I might be bored with yet another dirty burger-style place, but these are so good” for “when you need a ‘filthy’ treat” that’s “tasty as hell” (and, moreover, “much better than GBK, Byron and so on”).

Summary

£38
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Irreverent pop-art-meets-punk surrounds” are the hallmark of this cult chain, home of the ‘Dead Hippie’ burger, washed down with ‘Grog’ (“powerful rum cocktails”), showcased by a new West End flagship just off Oxford Circus. “I thought I might be bored with yet another dirty burger-style place, but these are so good” for “when you need a ‘filthy’ treat” that’s “tasty as hell” (and, moreover, “much better than GBK, Byron and so on”).

Summary

£37
    £
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The chilli cheeseburger and Dead Hippie are burger masterpieces”, proclaim fans of this grungy, in-yer-face chain – still the go-to place for a superlative “filthy” burger (“don’t go in your best jeans unless you want a dry cleaning bill afterwards”). The “delicious alcoholic milkshakes and fried onions the size of frisbees” also go down well. A new Battersea branch is opening in autumn 2018.

Summary

£37
    £
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

If and when you have “beer, bondage and burgers fantasies”, these “outlandish” grunge-fests are unparalleled with their “wild (and LOUD) interiors” and “street food with attitude”“legendary dirty burgers” (“the Dead Hippie is a Big Mac on steroids”)… wings… chili cheese fries.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
60, 40
No dress code
100
Opening hours

lunch from noon, dinner till 12.30 am, Sun 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10 pm, Sun 9 pm

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