It’s loud, busy and raucous. It’s hours from where I live and hard to find a table. The food comes on paper plates and ordering is by ticket only – it’s also damn damn good. Find out why I’m definitely going back to the #meateasy.
There’s something illicit feeling about visiting #Meateasy. Based in the upstairs of a pub in New Cross, from the outside #Meateasy is non-descript. There are no signs (save a welcome message scrawled on the door) and no other clues to its existence. If you didn’t know, you really wouldn’t know it was there.
Inside couldn’t be more different. The music is loud, sirens wail, orders are shouted and numbers are called. People jostle for tables, cram around the bar and get in each others way. Every few minutes, huge plates of food sweep by then quickly disappear.
I ordered a gay porn cheeseburger and chili cheese fries. The cheeseburger came on a toasted, brioche-style bun with lettuce, red onion and cheese. Cooked to a medium done-ness, the meat was juicy, good quality and well seasoned. Yanni uses 24 day aged beef and the flavour really came through.
The chilli cheese fries were also a good choice. The fries were thin, crispy and salty, and were covered with a nice tomatoey, flavourful chili. The addition of cheddar created a nice big bowl of oozing, melting awesomeness.
I really liked the #Meateasy and I’ll definitely go back. It has a fun atmosphere, it isn’t too expensive and the food tastes great and has big personality.
I’m also looking forward to seeing the Meatwagon back on the streets in April.