Both our Restaurants are now open

41-43 Hounslow High Street
Hounslow
TW31 RH
02085705839

42 Syon Lane
Isleworth, London
TW7 5NQ

02085600059

HERE AT MAN VS FOOD, WE ARE THE ONLY RESTAURANT IN THE UK TO PROVIDE REAL AND AUTHENTIC FOOD CHALLENGES!
​BELOW YOU CAN SEE OUR RANGE OF INSANE CHALLENGES AND IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A HERO, OR EVEN A LEGEND, DON’T BE A WIMP
– COME ON DOWN AND GIVE IT A GO!

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Many of you are probably wondering how at only 21 years old Matayo Osmani was able to open his own restaurant and create a career from his passion & love of food. A lot of people assume that he was given everything on a plate and was born into a wealthy family, well you couldn't be more wrong! Matayo, also known as Mat, grew up no differently to a lot of us, his father worked day and night as a mini cab driver to try and provide for a family of 5 people, they lived in a council house and Mat shared a room with two other brothers. After seeing the hours his father worked, Matayo dropped out of school into full time work as a milk man in attempts to help his fathers’ finances.

As you'd probably imagine, his decision to drop out of school took its toll on Matayo, he realised that he couldn’t work as a milkman any longer and decided to change his life towards the end of 2013. Matayo received a loan and decided to open an American restaurant which served crazy and unique food, such as our famous Krispy Kreme burger, also known as the luther burger, using only the freshest of ingredients. He had the dream of opening Man Vs Food since he was 13 after religiously watching Adam Richman. His dream was to create a restaurant where no matter who you are, be it young or old, working or upper class, you could come in and enjoy our insane recipes but also socialise with one another. Now, none of this would have been possible without the man himself, Mr Ward Scott.

Ward is a native Texan which Mat had met via the internet and shared the vision of bringing unique and authentic tastes of america to the UK. They worked night and day creating our menu, Ward had ideas that Matayo could never dream of creating himself. He introduced known recipes such as slow cooked pulled pork and turkey and fried chicken and waffles, to more personal recipes such as his Aunty Mo's Crab cakes and the Gotts cove (our famous blackened cajun sea bass). They finally created a menu and ward worked in our kitchen for the first few months alongside Matayo, who 2 years ago had no cooking experience whatsoever. He taught Matayo everything he needed to know, which now allows us to ensure every single item which leaves the kitchen has a taste of America!

Now, this may all sound a bit too good to be true... but Matayo and Ward experienced hell in the first few months of opening. Not a single one of them had any sort of restaurant experience, and on the day of opening, April 25th 2014, our poor customers waited around 3 hours for their food! Matayo had to go back and forth from shop to shop as we ran out of lettuce, tomatoes and even burger buns! We had customers telling Matayo to give up now and close down and save any sort of money he had left, they told him he wouldn't last longer than 6 months!

Two years later, we are bigger and better than ever. After countless amounts of days and nights, finishing 16 hour shifts almost every day, Matayo and Ward have worked hard in finding the best team and ingredients money could buy! We pride ourselves in making every single burger patty fresh on sight and ensuring nothing but amazing produce is used in our food! Due to our success and our amazing customers, we have now been able to move forward into a bigger premise which will be opening in the next few weeks, located in the heart of Hounslow, seating over 160 people!

Matayo has gone from an ordinary boy with nothing but a dream to being able to grow into a young business man in the space of 2 years, he is now focusing on his other passion of music and tries finding any time he has into producing songs. It hasn't been easy for him but he hopes to inspire and encourage today's youth into putting your head down and working hard and making their dreams a reality too.

We all invite you to come down and have a man vs food experience, whether you're attempting to beat our chemist and take down our Naga Ghost Chilli hot wings which have put over 20 people in the back of an ambulance & left one man having a heart attack, or whether you're just enjoying our amazing Juicy Lucy burger! We hope you appreciate all the hard work which has gone into building the business and hope you're not a stranger!

Please do not hesitate to follow matayo's instagram/fb page to see his new and upcoming music by following @manvsfoodlondon @mrmatayo

We pride ourselves to being one of the few American restaurants in the UK that make every single patty fresh on site.
We use only the freshest of ingredients to prepare our food and cook it to order!
This may mean your food may take slightly longer but we assure you it’ll be worth the wait!



Where We Are
42 Syon Lane
Isleworth, London
TW7 5NQ

Get In Touch
02085600059
manvsfoodlondon@outlook.com

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