Meat:Stack Bigg Market – My first visit.
Today i went for my first ever Meat:Stack burger. Since moving from London, I’ve heard great things about this brand. Originally called The Grind and after a forced name change they have been around for a while, from a residency in No.28 bar , their own stand in the Grainger Market, another residency in The Dog & Parrott and now their own restaurant right in the heart of the Bigg Market. There are plenty of places to go for a burger but is its reputation deserved? I thought id check it out!
I’ve been a follower on their facebook page a little while so noticed a Sunak challenge tray that i wanted, which was available throughtout Eat Out to Help Out. Mostly because i want to be full by the time i leave any restaurant, and on the account of liking my food.
This was a choice of any double burger, fries, 3 chicken tenders, a side sauce and an ice cream (soft serve as they like to call it) this cost me £15. On top of that i had a soft drink which for £3 was unlimited refills, which was an instant winner for me. So all in £18.
Be prepared to order, as there is choice, and you’ll only hold any queue up or create one with indecicivness. Theres a choice to make on the burger, the fries and the sauce you want. Luckily it wasn’t too busy so i had time. I went for a Bigg Kahuna burger, Beef dripping fries and a stack sauce. Here you order at the counter. After checking in on track and trace (and being reminded too),
Today i was left to my own device to get seated, so i found a corner. Some of the tables are bench like here, so i assume when busier your own common sense and social distancing comes into play. But today, no issues seen with social distancing at all. I found a corner to sit in, and awaited my food. Not too long a wait and over it came.
Staff were friendly and helpful, Shout out to Jenny who was on hand. Took my order, helped out with explaining to me the flavours, was patient, (as i broke my glasses, so can hardly read anything at the moment) and brought my food over when ready, checked all was ok with it and delivered my ice cream.
The wrapped burger looked a good size, chips fresh and chicken decent. A few nibbles on my chips later and i went for the burger, unwrapping it. A little grease escaped so be prepared to wipe your fingers, but this was a lovely burger. Tasty and meaty, a double burger with fresh pineapple, Stack Sauce, Jalpeno, Streaky Bacon and Teriyaki Sauce.
Meat:Stack pride themselves on American style burgers and rightly so. The gooey cheese perfectly melted onto these. The jalpeno gave a nice kick that didnt over power it. I heard the burgers were good, and i can now say…yes they are. They arent gourmet, but thats whats also good about them, they dont claim to be… just good American style fast food.
The fries were fresh, and salted. Tasted as good as any you’ll get around. By the time i’d had my burger and chips i didnt have much space for the chicken tenders, but gave them a go anyway. They were decent but didnt blow me away. A nice side, but for me nothing to rave about. Everyone has time for ice cream though dont they? Soi managed to squeeze in a little of that soft serve deliciousness. Just ask for the ice cream once you’ve finished the meal.
I came to Meat:Stack for its reputation for the burgers and certainly wasnt let down. I’d definately reccomend this restaurant if you fancy a good burger. Price is on par with other burger chains in town. By getting the challenge tray i saved approx £3 on buying it all seperately. A good portion all told.
I havent tried the other burger chains yet in town, but if your going to set the bar, they’ve done well and now i can only compare to them. Only in time will i be able to come back and say if its the best!
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