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Taste of the capital to open Brighton site as MEATliquor heads to city
London's ‘hippest’ restaurant is to open in Brighton, rejuvenating one of the city’s most rundown streets.
Gourmet haven MEATliquor regularly has 90- minute queues out the door since it opened in 2011.
Co-founders Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins nowhave planning permission to open a fourth branch on York Place, catering for 110 covers.
Mr Collins said: “We’re really excited. The new restaurant is going to be a reflection of Brighton, we’re going to be serving some fish.
“Yianni chose the site and loved Brighton so much he’s moved down here.
“It’s great to be in a different part of town. We love the site, it’s cheap, and the plans for the area are really exciting.
“A lot of Brighton people already know about the MEATliquor brand and the feedback we’re getting is fantastic.”
Hailed by critics as the best burgers this side of the Atlantic, MEATliquor specialises in carefullycrafted, affordable Americans-style diner food such as chicken wings, hot dogs and slaws The restaurateurs have been in negotiations for 15 months, with the Brighton branch expected to open in late September.
Unlike in London the new outlet will take reservations for parties of six-plus.
The new addition will be a welcome boost to London Road which has been blighted by dilapidated empty shops and antisocial behaviour.
The Marylebone restaurant was opened by Yianni Papoutsis after several years driving his Meat Wagon mobile grill around town. It is characterised by dangling wires, graffitied walls and loud rockabilly music turned up loud.
The Brighton branch will done up by the some designers and artists but will have a different look to the London outlets.
Papoutsis and Collins also run MEATmarket on London's Covent Garden, MEATmission on Hoxton Market, MEATliquor on Welbeck Street, and the mobile Meatwagon.
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