Meat & Shake gives you exactly what it says on the tin – amazing meat (in the shape of beautifully formed burgers) and incredible milkshakes in a variety of exciting flavours.
All I can say put your inner calorie counter away for the night and get ready to be taken on an indulgent journey into the world of Meat & Shake. It’s the new burger kid on the block, which goes beyond your regular swiss cheese and gherkins, instead offering a creative range of burgers and milkshakes.
We were welcomed by the extremely friendly manager who gave us all the inside info we needed on the quality of the meat and the source of the ingredients. Quality is at the forefront of their offering, which is demonstrated, in the perfectly pink 35-day dry aged 100% British beef burgers. I went for a medium-rare Smoking Bandit, which was served under a theatrical dome of smoke. Smoked cheddar, sautéed onions, smoky turkey bacon and that lovely pink burger were all stuffed between a brioche bun with the usual garnishes. The smokiness was pronounced but not overpowering – overall an exceptional burger. My dining partner ordered the Truffle Shuffle (this was on my own shortlist when deciding what to have), which included truffle mayo, Gruyere cheese and an onion and honey truffle glaze. Sound indulgent? It was but again, the right amount of everything was pieced together to form the perfect burger.
I’m sure it’s written into the rules of burger eating somewhere that you can’t have a burger without fries so we ordered the regular skinny fries and some sweet potato fries which hit the spot with their crispy, orange flesh.
Lastly we managed to squeeze in one of their famous shakes. With flavours such as Oreo, Salted Caramel and Peanut Butter, Banana & Brownie, we couldn’t resist. Served in tall tin cups, it was less of a drink and more an extravagant dessert, but definitely worth that extra twenty minutes on the treadmill. I went for a classic Oreo – with creamy ice-cream and crunchy biscuit pieces, it was absolutely delicious.
The restaurant is a vamped-up American diner with a modern twist in the heart of Tooting. Expect red leather booths, exposed brick walls and quirky hanging lights. Perfect for South London dwellers but equally worth travelling for.
To enjoy amazing burgers that you don’t have to queue an hour for travel the Northern line to Meat & Shake where you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome and plenty of beef. www.meatandshake.com