Meatliquor (MEATliquor) has announced a second closure in two months. The gourmet-junk burger truck-turned-restaurant group that really kicked off London’s obsession has closed its site on Market Row in Brixton, following the announcement that its flagship central London burger restaurant just off Oxford Street will be converted into a hotel.
The official @meatgram account wrote on Instagram:
Nearly five years after setting up shop, we’re sad to have to announce MEATliquor Brixton, Market Row, will close for business on Sunday 6th January. We adore Brixton and our intention is that this is only farewell for now, not forever, and we are actively looking for another site.
The Brixton restaurant opened as a fried chicken and sours restaurant — antecedent to, but not associated with Chick ‘n’ Sours — called Wishbone in 2012, before rebranding to Chickenliquor in 2014. Owner Scott Collins then turned the Brixton site into a more familiar Meatliquor in 2017, citing the need for housekeeping and attention to detail in “a turbulent market”: “[It’s] A distraction having a different offering when there’s demand for the main one.”
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Nearly five years after setting up shop, we're sad to have to announce MEATliquor Brixton, Market Row, will close for business on Sunday 6th January. We adore Brixton and our intention is that this is only farewell for now, not forever, and we are actively looking for another site. Watch this space... For your nearest MEAT fix head to: MEATliquor W1 - 12 mins by tube MEATliquor ED - 3.5 miles MEATliquor SW11 - 2.5 miles Or check out http://www.meatliquor.com We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here, and would like to thank all of our amazing customers and the local businesses who have joined us for the ride❤️ #brixton #meatliquor #londonrestaurant #brixtonmarket #restaurantnews
Eater has contacted Meatliquor for comment on the reason behind the closure and search for an alternative site. This closure, coupled with the flagship’s closure later this month, will leave the group with eight remaining sites across London, in Shoreditch, Covent Garden, Queensway, Islington, King’s Cross, Dulwich, Croydon, and Battersea.