London’s Meat Liquor has a new sibling in the form of MEATmission. Settled in Hoxton MEATmission offers a very similar menu to Meat Liquor with a few diferences being that you can book a table rather than queue trying to keep your spirits high for about an hour.
The burgers here (they mostly serve burgers) have a few twists, the addition of things like sauerkraut and ‘dead hippie sauce’ – we’re not sure what’s in the latter but we’re pretty sure it’s not hippy.
Now the burgers here are good, don’t get us wrong and you will leave full and most likely satisfied but is it worth the hype? Not really.
MEATmission works hard, much like Meat Liquor, to be cool and it has a lot of people thinking it is. But when we see ‘fries – not chips’ on a menu we feel a little agitated, the same thing happens when we realise they call the waitresses ‘burgerettes’ especially considering men serve too. We’re not sure who they are trying to prove their coolness too with ‘alternative naming’ like this but at least they have avoided Meat Liquor’s decision to label the toilet doors ‘chicks’ and ‘dicks’.
We also feel that the music is a bit too loud and the seating is certainly too crammed together. It’s not that we’re old but when you are eating your don’t really want to be shouting at the person opposite you when trying to have a normal conversation nor do you want your face jabbed into your burger when someone elbows your back as they put their coat on.
Thankfully you can avoid the back jabbing if you think ahead by booking a booth.
So what should you have? The chilli cheese fries are good and generous, we are also big fans of the Pastrami and Swiss, a burger with the afore mentioned sauerkraut, swiss cheese and pastrami, obvious really.
Avoid the Green Chilli Cheeseburger unless you like your burgers HOT. And by that we mean, don’t order it if you are one of those people that simply boast that they can eat hot things, order this if your tongue is made of concrete.
In conclusion MEATmission is probably the best place to go when you are a bit drunk and need your belly filling with a good dose of burger. You will be accustomed to the level of music already as you would have likely been in a bar before and it will really hit that ‘I’ve had a few drinks now I need food’ spot.
13-15 Hoxton Market London, N1 6HG