Saturday, November 10, 2012

Drunken Burgers at MEATmarket

Now I should start by saying the burgers were not drunken last night, @Sushi_Junki and I were!

What started out innocently enough at Cellar Door, a typical Friday really, a few (too many) margaritas, a bottle of champagne and some nuts, saw us stumbling out onto the street i desperate need of carbs, fried food and silliness. 
 @Sushi_Junki swore she had a better place than Byron Burger in mind, so we stumbled up to Covent Garden, and into MEATheaven at MEATmarket. I placed myself in SJ's more than capable hands and let her order. 
Quickly our dinner was in front of us - Dead Hippy Burgers (2 beef patties, lettuce, cheese, pickles, minced onions and Dead Hippy Sauce*). The burgers were divine. Perfectly cooked medium rare beef oozing with flavour, soft but stable buns (nothing worse than a bun that falls apart in your hands!), pickles that were crisp and tangy. Only thing I would want to add is beetroot - but that is the Aussie in me where all burgers have to have a few slices of vinegared beetroot to slide and drip down your arms. I would like to thank my stunt woman SJ for modelling the burger so gracefully!

The sides that adorned our tray were the most amazing crispy fries (which we gently bathed in a combo of tomato sauce and mustard - so glad we were in agreement on that combo), jalapenos poppaz stuffed with cheese, dipped in breadcrumbs with a sour cream and chive dipping sauce blew my mind and mouth. Just the right amount of heat to have you coming back for more if only there was room!
To drink we had Hard Shakes. Bourbon and maple syrup thickshakes that reminded me of what my first sip of a Maccas thickshake was like when I was a young 'un, but these were oh so much better! They also have a rum and vanilla version that I may have to go back and try just for comparison. 

Now after so much booze already, did we REALLY need Hard Shakes? HELL YES WE DID! We needed them so much we ended up having one with our burgers, then another for desert. This was probably a bad idea, but you never know a bad idea until it bites you on the ass the next morning and you have to bat it down with sweet tea and Nurofen.
I will definitely be back, next time with the Hussyband and probably The Nieces in tow. Meanwhile I will sit hit, nursing my tea and just be joyful that my hangover isn't worse than it is!

*Note: No hippies were killed in the making of the sauce, or so I was assured at the time.

MEATmarket
The Deck
Jubilee Market Hall
Tavistock Street
Covent Garden
London | WC2E 8BE
Twitter: @MEATmarketUK

5 comments:

Karen Mitchell said...

I NEED a hard shake, they sound delish!

AussieFoodie said...

Karen they were definitely special!

http://abebedorespgondufo.blogs.sapo.pt/ said...

Very good.

Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe hard milkshakes and soft burgers are my idea of heaven! But I'm with you on the beetroot-love it in a burger! :D

LoLy said...

I am not sure if you will like what I like, I checked your blog and I loved it, I am a very picky eater, I hate seafood, red meat and pork :p
But I will help you with the restaurant in yas..
My ALL time winner is "Stars and Bars" if you like the American sport theme bars!! Here is a link to my blog about them..
http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com/2012/09/stars-n-bars-fun.html
This is another restaurant at Yas "at the golf link" I guess you will like this one!!
http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com/2012_07_01_archive.html
also there are many yummy restaurant in Viceroy Yas Hotel. They have an amazing Indian/Italian/ Arabic restaurants
there are many many many good places to eat there :D
xx

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