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Pioneering Gourmet-Junk Burger Restaurant Announces Another Closure

Meatliquor Brixton has closed — the restaurant group is looking for a new site nearby

Gourmet junk London burger restaurant Meatliquor has closed its restaurant on Market Row in Brixton, south London Meatliquor [Official Photo]

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.”

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.

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