#MEATEASY - first reviews

Prolific food blogger and self-confessed burgaholic Chris Pople has posted what may be the first review of #MEATEASY, the new temporary burger bar at the Goldsmiths Tavern, which opened last night. He quite liked it.

Helen from Food Stories has gone one better with an in-depth interview with Yanni (the man behind the burgers) and Scott (the new owner of the pub).

These endorsements, alongside the vocal support of Lizzie, who is keen to point out she lives a mere eight minutes away, are sure to keep levels of demand high among the twitterati. So get in quick. May even see you there tomorrow night.

12 comments:

Tedd said...

Any chance Capital Pubs takes over the Barge as well?

Blunderbuss said...

There's a three page piece on Meateasy in today's Standard saying it's 'the hippest place in the capital', thus ensuring a)that it isn't and b)that you'll never be able to get a seat. The journalist also said it was in Deptford too...

Worried that this place will be a victim of it's own success, a friend left last night after waiting fruitlessly for 90 minutes...

Mb said...

Well it was kind of set up the fly and can't be blamed for being popular. Just demonstrates that there are not "too many" places that serve something other than basic takeaway grub.

drakefell debaser said...

Went last Saturday and had a table within 15 minutes. Tad longer for the food but they were extremely busy and it is worth it in the end.

A small improvement suggestion - it would be nice to be able to buy a pint rather than just bottles of Becks etc.

Burger Me said...

There was a feature on this in the Standard today, accompanied by a picture of a girl with enormous tits (which were more pronounced in the paper edition).

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/lifestyle/article-23915961-sexy-feast-the-most-popular-burger-joint-in-town.do

Brockley Ben said...

I went for an early martini and burger on Tuesday. (With a bit of artistic licence, in fact, you can see us in the background of the TimeOut review photo.)

Arrived by 6:30. No problems at all with timings. They have a waiting list system in place whereby they'll only call you up to place your food order when they're ready for you. Worked well when it wasn't too busy (we ordered pretty much straight away) but I can easily imagine it getting a bit chaotic later in the evening, especially after all these reviews.

The burger was very very good. Loving the crushed bacon topping. Veggies will have to opt for sides but the mac'n'cheese is a meal in itself and there are great onion rings, homemade slaw and chips too so it's not exactly a hardship.

The bar can be a bit slow (they're mainly fixing cocktails) but they make the kind of martini I for one am prepared to wait for. Many drinks served cutely in jamjars.

I'd say that given this has been set up in about two weeks and the space rapidly repurposed (they were still decorating the walls on Tuesday) that niggles about timing should be forgiven.

Failing that, get there early. And if you go on a Tuesday like we did you should wander up to The Talbot afterwarts for the quiz. Apparently martinis make you cleverer!

Tressilliana said...

No, Martinis make you think you're cleverer.

One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough. - James Thurber.

marco-p said...

I would like to bring to your attention that yesterday on the excellent Evening Standard there were 3(three) full pages of review of this new restaurant...not even JAmie Oliver get so much attention!!

Brockley Ben said...

@Tressilliana Anecdotal evidence suggests that one gin martini (with a twist) and half a vodka martini (with olives) is the correct dosage if you want to prevail at the Talbot ;)

NX Bobby said...

Interesting things happening at that grim parade along new cross road next to Pagnel Street - they are painting the shop unit at the end which aparently is going to be a restaurant and one of the shopkeepers told me they will be painting the whole parade

Mb said...

Hmmm... Well there's much tweeting afoot about a new bar being planned. The ELL effect, that's my groundless theory.

Mungburger and Cheese said...

http://theoatmeal.com/blog/restaurant_popular

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