The Meat Co. Melrose Arch

6,3 (5 reviews)

What 5 people say about The Meat Co. Melrose Arch

6.3 Based on 5 reviews. 0% of the guests recommend this restaurant.
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"Disappointing Experience at Meat Co Melrose Arch"
5.3 Cuisine 2 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 6

From start to finish what an awful food experience on Friday night. This goes down as the worst restaurant that I picked for restaurant week this year.

I arrived excited after much tweeting and facebooking about my long awaited dinner here to find that not only was my booking of two weeks back not on their roste...

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From start to finish what an awful food experience on Friday night. This goes down as the worst restaurant that I picked for restaurant week this year.

I arrived excited after much tweeting and facebooking about my long awaited dinner here to find that not only was my booking of two weeks back not on their roster but that the waiter then did not know what 'restaurant week' was and asked why we had not ordered off the main menu when I asked about it. I had to walk back again to the entrance, ask for the manager (who had already told me that he had no booking under my name) with all the confused waiters and then explain that I had booked weeks back, that I was here for RESTAURANT WEEK and could he please call the main branch to find out about it.

Thabo; Alec (the GM who didn't even come over) the other manager Patience (who was very sweet) were not able to assist with this confusion.. In fact I hear that this branch has not one but four managerial staff on hand... and after my experience.. there is an expression 'too many chiefs and not enough Indians' that applies to Meat Co. Melrose Arch.

Eventually, I was able to go back to my date and table with the 'restaurant week' menu and started off with:
The calamari - which was chewy and over-cooked.. I left it.
Everyone who knows me knows that I LOVE food so for me to leave food, its really not good because I eat everything..

On this visit, I actually left both my starter and my dessert!

Anyway.. onto the mains..
Mains, I stuck to something that I know they do well - the rump steak with baked potatoes which was good. I was surprised and also relieved. Watch out for the piping hot plates by the way.. mine was scorching and I burnt my hand.

Dessert however left me back to square one, disappointed. The creme brûlée was so segmented and lumpy under the layer of sugar that I had to leave it as well. Awful awful awful and I felt bad when Alfred came back to the table to apologise, saying that he had seen the dessert.

To summarise the evening.. Sadly from start to finish in the food department- so very disappointing. The only reason it still has a vaguely decent rating from me is due to our sweet waiter, Alfred.

I will never go back.

Laura's World at 26 October 2015

"Horrible date night at Meat Co. Melrose Arch! "
4.3 Cuisine 1 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 6

As a suprise, because I love Meat Co. my girlfriend booked this restaurant for a Friday date night.

Reservation made two weeks back, just didn't exist when we arrived and asked for our table. We then had to stand around.

We were then seated. Both waiters that served us didn't know what Restaurant Week was, an...

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As a suprise, because I love Meat Co. my girlfriend booked this restaurant for a Friday date night.

Reservation made two weeks back, just didn't exist when we arrived and asked for our table. We then had to stand around.

We were then seated. Both waiters that served us didn't know what Restaurant Week was, and my girlfriend had to keep walking to the main desk to ask for both our drinks and to explain about:
1. Our booking (that didn't exist)
2. What Restaurant Week was which got lots of blank faces and looks..

Food: Calamari starter was chewy and over-cooked.
Rump steak was okay.
Creme Brulee dessert was watery, completely separated and lumpy. I tried to eat eat it but it actually tasted off.

My date hardly ate anything and we left.

I wont be back.

#restaurantweek

Stuart McIver at 25 October 2015

"Great Eating experience at The Meat Company"
10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

What a lovely experience. The food was lovely, the server, Alfred was professional, articulate and friendly.
The dessert was to die for!
Thank you

Bernice den Heyer at 03 November 2014

6.7 Cuisine 7 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 8

the starter was nice. i loved the sauce, but the livers taisted as though it wasnt cooked together.

the main was lovely. the spinash was good n meat n butternut. thanks

also just an idea have more then one option for the main meal aswell. coz if i wasnt one that likes steak i wasnt going tobe happy

Nokubonga at 27 October 2014

5.0 Cuisine 3 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 6

The waiter gave us great service. The food and atmosphere was fair.

Stratford Zombe at 27 October 2014

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About The Meat Co. Melrose Arch

Cuisine: Seafood

​The Meat Co Melrose Arch forms an integral part of this busy office, retail and residential precinct.Separate rooms and dining alcoves, each with their own unique charm, add intimacy to your dining experience whilst still being part of the vibrant atmosphere of The Meat Co Melrose Arch.
A sweeping staircase featuring an impressive array of over 3000 bottles of wine is a signature feature of this impressive restaurant and leads to the first floor where there are more intimate dining alcoves.
An open floor terrace on the first floor is serviced by its own bar and is ideal for private functions. For an intimate experience for two, the “Juliet’s Balcony” provides a perfect venue.  For corporate entertaining, the luxurious boardroom on the ground floor is very popular and can seat up to 12 guests.  It has its own lounge with fireplace where guests can enjoy a drink before being seated for a scrumptious meal.  A large selection of vintage wines, cognacs and whiskeys are available. This room has its own special executive crockery & cutlery, making it different from the rest of the restaurant.

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