Steal the style: MEATmission at Hoxton Market

The chain of MEAT restaurants have created a buzz across London. The latest, MEATmission, has opened up in Hoxton with flamboyant interiors to make a bold style statement.
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A roving burger truck has spawned a buzzing chain of London restaurants under the MEAT umbrella. The latest, MEATmission, found a home in a Victorian Christian Mission behind Hoxton Square. Interiors architect Shed ( fused elements of the building's history with a modern flamboyance to create three intriguing spaces: The Great Hall, The Sitting Room and The Private Room.

MEATmission steal the style
The Great Hall at MEATmission features a bold stained-glass ceiling and a bespoke bar designed by Cummins and Pope (

Decorated ceilings
Many of the building's original features remain, including Victorian glazed tiles, war memorials and remembrance plaques. Shed commissioned illustrators ilovedust ( to make artwork for a new stained-glass ceiling in The Great Hall that would recall the mission's past. A suspended grid was installed to take 200 illuminated translucent printed tiles.

MEATmission steal the style
Bright neon 'Fun' sign from Chris Bracey (
Try Peels of London ( for glass transfers for windows. Mix its colour-block prints, such as Four Seasons, with more intricate patterns (Mackintosh works well). Prices start at about £17.99 for half a sheet. Alternatively, stocks stained-glass stickers for £4.20.

Neon signs
Neon signs are statement pieces in each of the MEAT restaurants. For the Hoxton branch, the word "mission" is highlighted with a bold red neon sign by Chris Bracey above the entrance, contrasting with the original Hoxton Market Mission stone carving next to it. Bracey turns neons, bulbs and architectural scraps rescued from fairgrounds and film sets, into brilliant lightworks. Visit his studio ( for all sorts of gems.

Rockett St George ( has a Lucky neon light for £295, while Not on the High Street sells a neon letter kit. The letters, in Typewriter font, are available individually (£45 each; notonthe A kit includes all you need to click separate letters together and attach them to a wall.

MEATmission steal the style
Mix posters (The Chimp Stereo is £6.99 from to echo MEATmission's slick use of black-and-white graphics

Bold wall decoration
MEATmission's intimate Sitting Room walls are covered in a haphazard red and black print. Erica Wakerly's geometric wallpaper in metallic silver and orange (£69; would suit the home as it is bold without being overbearing.

MEATmission steal the style
A Tolix tall metal bar stool (left), £255, from Graham & Green (; Sweetpea and Willow's Cerf chair (right), £365 (
Hang black-and-white graphics on top. MEATMISSION's designs are printed by Genix ( but alternate between different posters for an affordable and easy way of freshening a room. For example, mix Passion 3 (£14.40; with The Chimp Stereo (£6.99;

Funky furniture
Bench seats in reclaimed timbers and tempered steel bar stools by Treeslounge Bespoke Interiors ( have a suitably industrial feel. They contrast with the sumptuous high-level leather booths and the red-velvet banquette, made by Oval (, in The Sitting Room. Mahogany tables are given an edgier look with brass details. Other tables are topped with glass to reflect the ceiling.

For a budget version of this robust look choose Ikea's Granas table and four chairs in black (£400; Alternatively,, which specialises in oak refectory tables and oak and bentwood chairs, has lots of second-hand bargains.

Sweetpea and Willow's Cerf chair, from the Wild Bunch range (£365; has MEATmsiion written all over it.

Statement lighting
Glass globe shades float from the ceilings in The Private Room and light fittings rise from behind the dining counter. The shades cost about £18 from John Moncrieff (

MEATmission steal the style
For off-the-wall decor touches, add a large mosaic mirror from Goomoo (£35; or a victory salute coat hook from Bouf (£105;
The bespoke bar by Cummins and Pope ( in The Great Hall is outlined in blue EL wire, sourced from EL Wire Craft (strips from 85p;, making it appear skeletal under low light.

Hanging above is a "Chandebeer", with empty beer bottles dangling from a light fixture. Bar Lite ( makes pendants and chandeliers from recycled booze bottles from £48.71. Do it yourself with the Beer Bottle Chandelier — Use Your Own Bottles kit (£81.23) from The fixture holds 20 bottles, which can be changed easily for different colour or party themes.

Decor that dazzles
Finish your makeover with kitsch accessories. A grass pig money bank from Urban Outfitters (£18;, a hamburger telephone (£17.99;, a victory salute coat hook (£105;, and a large mosaic mirror (£35; woud make an eclectic combination.

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