Meat And Shake, Tooting

Meat And Shake is located very close to Tooting bec station, which is a lot closer to me than Uxbridge for Red Iron Burgers. I was told Meat And Shake serves burgers which are as good as those server in Red Iron Burgers.

I was very hungry so I ordered: the Rib’n Cheese burger, Joe Schmoe burger, buffalo wings and chips. I was particularly looking forward to the Rib’n Cheese burger as it was made of pulled beef rib, something I hadn’t tried before. The Joe Schmoe burger was made with their standard beef patty used for the rest of their burgers and contained tomato, lettuce, cheese, onions and aioli. The wings were pretty much BBQ wings with some spring onions on them and the chips were regular French fries. I was told by the waiter Meat And Shake recommends burgers to me medium cooked, so I decided to order the Joe Schmoe as medium cooked.

Starting with the Rib’n Cheese burger, I thought it was awful, the only taste I could get out of it was the BBQ sauce that the meat was swimming in. Priced at £11 for the burger alone, that was terrible value for money. Next, the Joe Schmoe, it lacked any flavour and the ‘medium’ cook almost seemed medium/rare in my opinion. The patty was good quality, but having a good patty doesn’t mean the burger will be good. However I did enjoy the wings, pricey at £9.80 for 9, but they were very big.

The venue is very well done, it has a good American theme to it, the toilet facilities are also good. The service I received here was very good, the staff were friendly and the food arrived quickly. However Red Iron Burgers is in a different league.

Ratings

Food 2.5/5 – maybe they had an off day, but it really did not live up to my expectations

Service 4/5 – no long waits, friendly staff.

Value 2/5 – prices you would expect on Bond street.

Venue 3.5/5 – good location in the up and coming tooting. There is a good capacity, waiting area could be bigger.

SAS 3/5 – the American theme is well executed, you can tell that a lot has been invested in to marketing of the brand. Pulled rib burger is different but unfortunately didn’t deliver.

Overall 15/25

Review by Sheikhy

47 Upper Tooting Road, SW177TR

020 8355 4496

http://www.meatandshake.com