Fill up with a pile of Dude Food in London

Even dudes need feeding...

The lowdown:

- Dudes don't need no alfalfa sprouts, no chia seeds, no mung beans, no avocado, no bean curd, no soy latte, no goji berries...

- Dudes dig gluten and dairy and saturated fat and food wrapped in bread

- Dudes wash everything down with a beer - if it isn't a beer then it sure as hell needs to contain some sugar, some full fat milk or some ice-cream

- When dudes eat they need sport playing in the background; if sport is unavailable then there should be a playlist containing a minimum of 5% Beastie Boys

- Dudes need plenty of elbow room when feeding... else someone's gonna get hurt

Dudes, refuel here:

Meat Liquor
76 Welbeck Street W1G 0BA
Region: Marylebone
Nearest Station: Bond Street (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: When the owners of Meatliquor started selling their burgers from a van called the Meatwagon, little did anyone know that a junk food revolution was beginning. Now a UK-wide chain (plus a branch in Singapore) their glazed brioche buns filled with juicy beef patties and piled high with cheese and pickles are still a favourite of burger devotees.

  • USERS 9/10
Dirty Burger
27 Mile End Road E1 4TP
Region: Stepney
Nearest Station: Whitechapel (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: Although it's part of the upmarket Soho House Group, it's all about messy burgers here. The menu keeps it simple sticking to cheeseburgers and bacon burgers, plus a veggie option called a 'Dirty Cop-Out'. Wrapped in greaseproof paper, the ingredients have a habit of fusing together with melted cheese, which just makes them even more delicious in our opinion.

Pitt Cue Co
1 The Avenue EC2M 4YP
Region: The City
Nearest Station: Aldgate (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: It's a meat lovers paradise here, particularly for fans of BBQ. Pulled pork, ribs, bone marrow, steak and ox cheek all feature on the menu, along with a lengthy list of bourbons.

  • 4/100
  • OUR REVIEW 8/10
  • USERS 8/10
70 Charlotte Street W1T 4QG
Region: Fitzrovia
Nearest Station: Goodge Street

AIL Says: Although they've gourmetised hot dogs by pairing them with grower champagnes, there's no getting away from the fact that they are the ultimate food-truck, artery-thickening junk food. And we mean that in a good way, especially with varieties like the Mac Daddy with macaroni and cheese, and the Sloppy Joe with beef chilli, Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

  • 55/100
  • OUR REVIEW 7/10
Honest Burgers
4A Meard Street W1F 0EF
Region: Soho
Nearest Station: Tottenham Court Road (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: Towering burgers filled with thick beef patties, Stilton, chipotle mayo and smoky bacon, vegetable fritters with cucumber yoghurt, and rosemary fries are just a few of the great things that have helped Honest Burgers grow to a total of 12 branches. Plus the ingredients are carefully sourced from British producers.

Hawksmoor Spitalfields
157a Commercial Street E1 6BJ
Region: Spitalfields
Nearest Station: Bethnal Green (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: Next time an American brags to you about their steaks, point them in the direction of Hawksmoor. It's Britain's best steakhouse, the cuts are big, and they have everything - Chateaubriand, Tomahawk, T-bone, name it. Add creamy Jansson's Temptation, belly ribs or macaroni cheese for a meal to rival any transatlanic feast.

  • OUR REVIEW 7/10
  • USERS 8/10
Dirty Bones
22A Kensington Church Street Kensington W8 4EP
Region: Kensington
Nearest Station: High Street Kensington (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: Dirty Bones is where diets go to die. Hotdogs with sauerkraut, burgers topped with mac and cheese, chicken and waffles, deep fried mac balls... need we go on?

Rita's Bar and Dining
175 Mare Street E8 3RH
Region: London Fields
Nearest Station: London Fields (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: Standard comfort food is given a new twist at this diner with bold flavours from around the world. There are lamb ribs with harissa, fried chicken and waffles with sausage gravy, and bavette steak with chimichurri. Popular with Hackney hipsters and the occasional celebrity.

    Dip & Flip
    87 Battersea Rise SW11 1HW
    Region: Clapham
    Nearest Station: Clapham Junction (0.3 miles)

    AIL Says: The idea behind Dip & Flip is simple: gravy. Once they've made a rich beef bone broth they use it to dip or soak sandwiches and burgers, which are filled with slices of roast beef, lamb and oodles of condiments. They also serve Canadian speciality poutine - fries topped with gravy and cheese curds.

    Chicken Shop
    141 Tooting High Street SW17 0SY
    Region: Tooting
    Nearest Station: Tooting Broadway (0.1 miles)

    AIL Says: Along with Dirty Burger, Chicken Shop is another of the Soho House Group's ventures into the world of dude food. Chicken is marinated overnight and cooked on a rotisserie grill, and sides include crinkle cut fries and coleslaw. For pud there's deep filled apple pie and gooey chocolate brownies.


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