A long way from the car park in South London where they began the MEATliquor brand, founders Scott Collins and Yianni Papoutsis have opened a new branch in Singapore. The 100-seater site opened in the heart of Duxton Village – the inaugural project in the duo’s plans for international expansion of the brand.
Famous for its street food, the trading post of Singapore was chosen over many global offers. The MEATliquor SINgapore is a joint venture with Jacques Dejardin’s The Blind Group, which currently operates Brit-themed venues Oxwell & Co and Operation Dagger in Singapore.
Bringing tried and tested classics from the UK, the SINgapore menu will include favourites such as The Dead Hippie, Dirty Chicken Burger, Deep-Fried Pickles and Chili Cheese Fries. The evolving localised menu will also feature a mix of brand new dishes including Gunpowder soft-shell crab and Sambal Wings – the latter of which is also available in UK sites. The brand will also be bringing over its signature drinks menu including MEATliquor classics the Lagerita Slushy, New Cross Negroni, and new creations such as GibSIN Martini.
Continuing the franchise’s reputation for bold interiors – each inspired by the style vernacular of its location – MEATliquor SINgapore was designed by the same design firm that created the other MEATliquor projects, Shed. Set across four shophouses, the exterior emits a hazy red glow, whilst the decadent interior themes reference the maritime heritage and culture of the local area. Interior walls, floors and ceilings are inscribed with the amusing lyrics of drunken sailors and flirty sea-maidens and neon signs add to the wacky vibrancy of the space. Vivid mosaic style patterns with all-seeing eyes are emblazoned on panels that cover the walls and ceilings of the restaurant, with framed cartoonish images layered on top.
In line with the maritime theme, the SINgapore branch also features a map room. Visitors step through the red glare of the abattoir curtains to take a seat at the captain’s table where they can enjoy cocktails from the world globe drinks cabinet.
Commenting on the opening, MEATliquor founders Scott Collins and Yianni Papoutsis said: “The airport code of SIN alone suggested this might be the place for us. As fans of the city, we’re excited to open our first international outpost in Singapore.”
Jacques Dejardin, Managing Director of The Blind Group added: “We can’t wait to introduce Singapore’s community of food lovers and globetrotters to all that MEATliquor has to offer. We have been fans of everything MEATliquor has done in the UK, this will be a first ever, very different new addition to the Singapore food scene.”