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Burger Wars Episode LII: The MEATJedi [BurgeReview]

By now you’re probably tired to the point of boredom about reading reviews of Yianni latest venue MEATMarket. Their new take and family addition into the burger world, this time looking for the established fast food / franchise niche. Could the MEATCult survive this franchise take on their classic? 

The Place
Got to the place, a couple punters but that was it, probably it’s in the past when you had to wait an hour to give your order to Yianni and another one to get the famous Bobcat burger, funny we humans, we complained at that time for long queues now maybe the topic will be the non existing queue. The venue on the mezzanine overlooks the Jubilee Market Hall which gives a bit of distraction for the few minutes wait. The menu is dominated by double, a take on a big mac style, 4 options, a Philly cheesesteak, and dogs. 

Ordering and open kitchen
Sitting arrangements
The downstairs market
I went for the Dead Hippie, 2 beef patties, lettuce, minced white onions, pickles, cheese, and the special dead hippie sauce. As a side some chilli fries, and poppaz. Order took less than 5 minutes, so let’s talk about the food. 

The verdict, the poppaz were amazing, the jalapeños and cheese, spicy, completely melted, just great. The hippie, well for me a premature death, it was ok, amazingly it was cooked medium rare, even though the patties were one of slimmest I have ever seen, thanks god there are two of them, the meat was a bit tough to be honest, sauce was pretty nice, raw onions gave a nice crunchy texture, cheese fully melted quite nice, the bun was a bit rubbery, and no juices, a thing that might be Yianni signature, greasy, juicy, a completely messy experience, it was the opposite, there was no liquid remains after eating the hippie. Chilli fries, definitely not my thing, the mustard too overpowering, nice spicy touch, but the fries were as expected completely saggy. 

The damage, 12 quid for the burger and the chilli fries 

The conclusion, honestly don’t see myself coming back, in my opinion if you compare it to previous MEATVentures quality has been compromised, it’s indeed fast food concept and I might put the bar too high but not sure Yianni delivered with this one. I will give them a 7 in my scale. 

Dead Hippie
Meat reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Slicer” 

Kramer: Look at this. This sandwich is terrible. Everywhere you go, they give you this misshaped shardy meat. Look at this, I haven't had a decent sandwich in 13 years
Jerry: Neither have I

T: 020 7240 4852
Burgers / Fast Food
Approx Damage: £15pp
Area: Covent Garden
Borough: City of Westminster
Twitter: MeatMarketUK
MEATmarket on Urbanspoon


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