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The orginal MEATLiquor closed its doors in February 2019, after the Brutalist car park it inhabited was approved for demolition (RIP); its reincarnation, just 500m up the road, takes over the former Match bar space.

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Summary

“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.

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

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

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“Delicious, dirty burgers” have won fame and fortune for these “dark and loud” grunge-fests, but – given the noise, hustle, and hard chairs – “they’re not a place to linger”.

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

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The self-consciously “dingy”, “so-loud” vibe – “like a cross between a biker bar and a branch of Hollisters” – underpins the “hip” appeal of these notorious dives; “the long queues are justified” though for a fix of the “brill cocktails”, “lovely dirty burgers” and other cholesterol-laden treats.

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

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