Food & Drink

Neil Frame 07/01/70


NOTE: MEATmarket has now closed in this location.

“Everything that can be invented, has been invented”.

Charles H. Duell – Commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office, 1899

Chuck had a point.

It was just a really bad one, which was proven to be incorrect almost instantly.

Not only had the defeatist old codger entirely underestimated mankind’s drive to create, evolve and invent new things, but also its ability to reinvent, re-imagine and improve on the things that had already been invented by the end of the 19th Century.

Things like typewriters; motorbikes; roller-coasters… and meat.

Currently tightening his personal grip on the meat reinvention reins is Yianni Papoutsis, who has opened MEATmarket, a Covent Garden-based sister restaurant to white-hot queue-creator MEATliquor.


Overlooking the stalls at the back of Covent Garden’s Jubilee Market Hall, MEATmarket’s the fast food / American Diner version of its Oxford St sibling.

In addition to the ol’ Philly Cheesesteak, the Double Bubble and the famous Dead Hippy burgers from MEATliquor there’s also a “Black Palace” burger; a choice of Hot Dogs (including the The Ripper, the Kraut and the corn dog); a range of liquor-infused “hard milkshakes” and – this Century’s greatest invention to date – Jaegermeister Ice-Cream.

Chuck would have loved it.


NOTE: MEATmarket has now closed in this location.

MEATmarket | Jubilee Market Hall, 1 Tavistock Court, WC2E 8BD

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Jubilee Market Hall, 1 Tavistock Court, Covent Garden, Central London, WC2E 8BD

7.5 | Good