MEATLiquor N1, Islington, London
When you head into MEATLiquor, two things are bound to happen. You’ll have a food coma and you’ll have a great time doing so. My bro and I were already done with our *first* dinner and then walked over to Islington for our next fill. Then we stumbled upon MEATLiquor N1.
It wasn’t too busy on this Sunday night, with a decent outdoor seating area with a funky ex-garage fit out for the inside tables. Service was a bit too cool for school but it was functional. Our server was quite unlikeable but we got our meals and didn’t have type of disaster strike.
We ordered the monkey fingers (£7.75), which were boneless chicken fingers in hot pepper sauce, and a side of the deep fried mac and cheese (£5.50).
Regardless of what you order, you get a lot of it. I preferred the fried mac myself, the fingers were a tinge too sour. Proper buffalo-style, I suppose. They did taste great the next day with a splash of honey, that helped balance things out for me. Also, having leftovers is the best. The best.
The rest of the menu is burger-heavy, so expect to be ingesting some gut-busting meals when you hit it up next. The mac and cheese is as expected. Some gigantic pieces and you probably are good with just the one.
Filth pie, ’nuff said
We went on to dessert. The Filth pie (£5) sounded exactly me. It’s Oreos, marshmallow, coconut and chocolate pie served warm with ice-cream. It was a surprise hit. The pie has that hearty oven-fired warmth with eye-watering levels of sweetness. In a good way.
I enjoyed my time at Meatliquor N1 they you do have to consciously block out the thought of how many calories you’re ingesting. As you can tell from the banner, the inside is a spectacle in itself. But I didn’t warm to the service and dining here makes me feel like a blob. An occasional visit, sure.