American-style burger and chicken group Meat Liquor has now opened its fifth London site, in Islington, having first announced it in July last year.
Located in an abandoned garage on Upper Street, the venue has been the site of many pop-ups in recent years. It is Meat Liquor's first London opening since Meat Mission in 2012, and its eighth site overall.
The group has also teamed up with brewer Budweiser Budvar, to create five stainless steel tanks to offer unpasteurised draft beer, and has worked with cocktail consultant Soulshakers to create a series of cocktails, such as Pink In The Middle, Paint The Town Red, King Mai Tai and Apple Jack Rabbit.
Decor has been loosely inspired by the works of former local resident and writer George Orwell, and will include three-metre flags hanging from a seven-metre high roof, along with large red PVC curtains.
Co-founders Scott Collins and Yianni Papoutsis said they had never planned to open in Islington, but that the opportunity was such that they couldn't turn it down.
Founded as a street food meat wagon in 2009, the group now runs eight sites plus the wagon, including Meat Market in Covent Garden, Meat Mission in Hoxton, Meat Liquor Brighton, Meat Liquor Leeds, Chicken Liquor in Brixton and Meat Liquor Singapore.
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