Friday, 19 February 2016

meatcure, leicester.


Meatcure is one of the newer establishments of the brilliant burger restaurants that have come to Leicester. With a well received Market Harborough location, you can imagine the local chatter around the new indie eatery. A few month since the launch back in September, I returned to try the latest burger specials and their famous hardshakes.



It seems the burger buzz is still in full swing - by 6pm on a Saturday the restaurant was almost full of burger loving fiends and those without a table being sadly turned away. From almost every seat in the restaurant you'll have a great view of the bar and the kitchen - lit up by industrial lights and adorned with quirky prints and stacks of records. The burger names allude to classic films, whilst the wall mounted menu takes a cue from a cinema style letter board. Lots of cool touches, without being too much. They also do steak which I'll have to try next time. I was here for the burger, 100%.



We went for a Smokey and the Bandit (£9.50) and Royale with Cheese (£8.75) with extra bacon (+50p) - of course the cheeseburger made famous by Vincent and Jules in Pulp Fiction. Alongside this we tried the beetroot slaw and spare ribs in mother sauce, with all sides at £3. The burgers come with a generous portion of fries too, which is excellent value for money. You really don't need any sides, unless you're greedy like me. 


The burgers themselves were delicious and surprisingly juicy for saying they were cooked through, and not slightly pink like some gourmet burgers are. The patty was well seasoned and for me, the crispy bacon and oozing cheese were a delight. My boyfriend's was, as the name suggests, a more smoked version of mine, with some hella awesome mother sauce. Veggies will be pleased to know that there a two vegetarian options (The Italian Job and Field of Dreams) whilst seafood fans will enjoy Fish Called Wanda. You're loving the film references, aren't you? Me too.



The slaw and crunchy and vibrant - everything it should be. At first glance I was concerned that the spare ribs looked dry and alarm bells were ringing. I guess looks can be deceiving because the meat fell off the bone as we picked them up. A great sauce and as messy as you like. I think my boyfriend was pretty gutted he had to share these. Alongside he tried some refreshing root beer - not for me though as I think it tastes a little on the medicinal side. Aside for this they have lots of ultra cool craft beer and cider options, bottled as well as on tap.


So onto my new favourite dessert option; milkshake. Since I wasn't driving, it was the perfect excuse to try one of their alcoholic hardshakes. I'm not exactly sure on price as the drinks menu isn't online but I went for The Dirty White - a mix of Oreo, amaretto and vanilla milkshake, whilst my boyfriend had classic banana. Alcoholic dessert through a straw? Um, yes please! 


Overall, Meatcure is great value for money, where you could get probably your entire days worth of calories for under a tenner. In a good way. I would recommend for a casual date night, birthday meal or shopping lunch break, since it's just around the corner from Highcross. For us the bill came to just over £30 and I'll happily return for a casual, cool and calorific experience. Plus, they do mighty fine sounding brunches too. I'll just make sure I book!

Have you been to Meatcure? What's your favourite burger restaurant in Leicester?

We dined as guests of Meatcure, all opinions as always my own.

1 comment:

  1. I love the look of Meatcure - I keep wanting to try it out but I'm not a HUGE meat fan so the name kind of puts me off a little, although I'm sure they have veggie options? :)

    I have to say, Crafty Burger is the best place in Leicester for a burger. Without.A.Doubt!

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