Britain’s Meatliquor group of restaurants is embarking on an international expansion plan, starting with its first overseas outpost in Singapore.
Founders Scott Collins and Yianni Papoutsis have formed a joint venture with Jacques Dejardin’s The Blind Group that currently operates in Singapore with venues such as restaurant and bar Oxwell & Co and underground cocktail bar Operation Dagger.
Due to open in May, the 100-seater site will be located in the Duxton Hill area, continuing the brand’s strategy of choosing non-traditional, discreet, off-the-beaten-track locations.
In just five years, Meatliquor has become famous for its gourmet street food and high-quality cocktails, covering two sites in London and newer ones in Leeds and Brighton (pictured) plus an imminent opening in Bristol.
The Singapore restaurant will offer Meatliquor classics such as The Dead Hippie burger, the Dirty Chicken Burger, Deep-Fried Pickles and Chili Cheese Fries alongside an evolving localised menu with a mix of new locally sourced Singapore ingredients.
Dishes that prove popular in Singapore will be served up on UK menus later in the year.
As with the UK sites, the space will be designed by long-time collaborators interior architects Shed as well as I Love Dust which will collaborate with local artists to create artwork with a unique local flavour.
In a statement, Scott and Yianni said: “We were invited out by Jacques. The airport code of ‘SIN’ alone suggested this might be the place for us. Three days of eating and drinking later, we had our suspicions confirmed.”
Jacques added: “We can’t wait to introduce Singapore residents, workers and globetrotters to Meatliquor. We have been fans of everything they have done in the UK and we’re excited to see Meatliquor’s take on Asia.”