Newcastle Restaurant Week: I gorged myself on Meat:Stack’s special menu

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There’s triple burgers and loaded fries going at reduced prices at Meat:Stack this week

NE1's Newcastle Restaurant Week is in full swing in the city and, not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, NewcastleWorld went down to MeatStack to take advantage of the slashed-price menus.

More than 75 restaurants in Newcastle have signed up to the scheme that returns for the first time in two years.

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From thick-cut steaks to 'too hot to handle' curries and vegan delights, there's something for everyone across the set menus priced between £10 and £20 per person.

Wanting to get my chops around something really satisfying, I went down to the Bigg Market's Meat:Stack for the first time.

The burger joint is widely thought to be one of the city's best thanks to its sought-after American-style grub.

Indeed, in 2021, seven of 10 TripAdvisor reviews left for the eatery awarded it the full five stars.

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For NE1's Newcastle Restaurant Week, Meat:Stack has two menus on offer.

The first is a £10 deal which includes any Double Cheeseburger, a portion of Beef Dripping Fries and a Draught Soda.

The second is a £15 offer which features any Triple Cheeseburger, any Loaded Fries and a pint of Dead Pony Club.

Having battled the elements marching over the High Level Bridge to get to Meat:Stack, I deemed that I had earned the right to take on the Triple Cheeseburger and Loaded Fries and went for the £15 menu.

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The Meat:Stack menu certainly does not mess around with nine burgers all stuffed as full as the buns can handle.

As well as a classic Quarter Pounder, there's a chicken-filled Turbocharger, a rogue Haggis Dipper and a vegan Slugger burger too.

Tempted by all the options and struggling to pick, I ended up going for the New Mexico burger which contained the three beef patties, jalapenos and lashings of cheese.

I pushed the boat out and went for the Haggis topped fries... it is Burns Day next week after all.

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The food was great and marvellously messy, juices and cheese running all over my mitts as I tried to fit the three burgers into my gob.

The food at Meat:Stack The food at Meat:Stack
The food at Meat:Stack | /

Whilst Meat:Stack operates a system a little like a fast-food chain, you order at the counter and your food comes to you in rapid time, the quality is very much superior to that.

The restaurant also clearly endeavours to do something different with their menu which adds to the experience - I certainly hadn't left the house prepared for Haggis loaded fries.

For the quality of food, three patties, a portion of topped fries and a pint of beer, the price of £15 is a great deal too.

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It is true that other restaurants might be offering three courses for that price this NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week, but you wouldn’t choose Meat:Stack for a long evening our in your finery.

If you want something gloriously glutinous to fight away any January Blues, Meat:Stack is sure to provide exactly that.

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