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MEATliquor N1

133b Upper St., Islington, London, United Kingdom, N1 1QP
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Opening Information

Monday -Friday : 12:00- 23.00
Sat: 12:00 - 23.00
Sun: 12:00 - 22.30

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Bar
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Event Space
  • Business Lunch
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Children's Menu available

About MEATliquor N1

MEATliquor started as a burger van (the MEATwagon) in a Peckham industrial estate carpark back in 2010. After its theft came #meateasy, a 3 month pop-up restaurant above an abandoned pub in New Cross, which opened in January 2011. The first permanent MEATliquor site (MEATliquor W1) opened 11/11/11 and the rest was history….

MEAT and liquor (as the name suggests) are our thing, but we’re not just burgers and booze… Expect MEAT (beef, chicken, veggie, vegan), dogs, wings and rings and fries for carnivores, omnivores & herbivores. The bar offers plenty of classic cocktails with a healthy measure of our signature cocktails, craft beers, sodas and shakes thrown in too.

We’re located on Upper Street smack bang in the middle of Angel and Highbury & Islington stations in an old Citroen garage. We’ve got the only MEATliquor garden with plenty of outdoor space, a full bar with Meantime Tank Fresh lager as well as a restaurant, table football and photo booth. Our £10 lunch deal is available weekdays until 5pm. Celebrating something big? Parties are our business. Hit us up for group bookings, whatever the size. We’re also very dog friendly.
Close to the O2 Academy Islington, The Garage, Islington Assembly Hall, Angel Shopping centre and Arsenal Emirates Stadium.

Cuisine: American, Burger Joint, Halal, Child Friendly
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Great Decor

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

Super impressed by the service, it was my birthday and the servers who looked after me were friendly and made me feel welcome

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So glad you decided to celebrate your birthday with us. It was a pleasure having you here and we hope you'll be back soon...

Responded On Tuesday, 01 May 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Quirky industrial style venue hidden down an alleyway off of Upper Street. Decent burgers although had better but great sides...any of the fries, macncheese and Monkey Fingers...all very tasty American style food. Also try one of the alcoholic shakes...i'll be trying to replicate at home this summer for sure.

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I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your food. To try a boozy shake at home I'd recommend sticking some vanilla ice cream in a blender with a shot of your choice (bourbon whiskey and dark rum work very well...). Can always mix it up with different ice creams/booze/toppings. Let us know if you come up with any fun combinations!

Responded On Tuesday, 01 May 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 26 April 2018

Very slow service tonight, had to get up and ask servers to take our order and also got up to get napkins and knives and forks. Didn't get our first drinks until 30 mins in.

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I'm sorry to hear that you didn't have the greatest experience. I'm afraid the night you visited was very busy for us and it's disappointing to hear that service suffered as a result as this obviously shouldn't be the case. I hope this hasn't put you off us too much and that you'll return to see us on better form in the future. Thank you for your feedback.

Responded On Tuesday, 01 May 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

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Visited On Thursday, 26 April 2018

We waited too long for our food and to be served, we even saw other tables who got there before us who also didn’t receive their food in good time. Not sure why it took so long to make burgers and hot dogs - could even see on the board that there were many tables served late.

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Hi, I'm so sorry it took a while to get your food. We do cook everything from fresh, to order, so it can take a little bit longer than your average burger joint. Thank you.

Responded On Sunday, 29 April 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Been loads and still love it. Such good value. Will be back!

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:) :) :) That's so nice to hear. Thank you

Responded On Sunday, 29 April 2018
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Visited On Monday, 23 April 2018

Nice friendly welcome and nice service. Only put as a 4 as a few times we couldn't see anyone serving to ask things. It's a bit quiet at lunchtime but at least you get your food quickly.

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Hiya, glad you got fed nice and quickly. Hope to see you again soon...

Responded On Sunday, 29 April 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

The staff were brilliant - and were happy to help with any requests.

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Glad you had a nice time :) Hopefully we'll see you again soon...

Responded On Sunday, 29 April 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 18 April 2018

We always enjoy MeatLiquor and your hamburgers and fries are truly amazing. The reason the 'atmosphere' was ranked low is because in the times I've gone to the Islington location, the outdoor smoking situation is very bothersome. It's lovely sitting outdoors but on this visit we had to physically move tables due to the chimney of smokers next to us. I'd recommend making it a non-smoking area – it's totally unappealing when people are trying to eat. Last point, the bathroom area could be cleaned/improved. I like the rough look of the "Necessarium" (I think that's what its called?) and the unisex nature of the toilets, but the dark hallway and dim bathrooms were not clean. Reminded me of a dirty dive bar.

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So glad you enjoyed your food during your visit. My apologies for smokers spoiling your experience, I'm glad you were able to move tables. Unfortunately the outside seating is our smoking area, we are always happy to move people if they would prefer- space is often available inside also. We try to keep on top of our bathrooms, they are checked once an hour by a member of staff, but unfortunately on busy nights such as when you visited, it can be difficult to ensure that they remain clean at all time. Sorry that they weren't up to scratch during your visit- I hope it hasn't put you off and you'll be back soon for another burger... Thank you.

Responded On Sunday, 22 April 2018
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Visited On Monday, 12 March 2018

Lovely waitress :) All staff very friendly and welcoming, attentive and positive. Food was amazing as always.

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So great to hear, I'll pass on your thanks to your waitress. We hope to see you again soon...

Responded On Monday, 19 March 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 07 March 2018

Delicious food, great service and such a cool spot. We bring all our guests who come to visit.

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Responded On Monday, 19 March 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 03 March 2018

We had a fabulous evening at MEATliquor N1. Even though we were a group of fifteen guys, we felt welcome and were really well looked after by our waiter. Even though we were taking up a few tables we never felt rushed to finish and leave. Everyone was really impressed.

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So glad you guys had a good time, it was a pleasure having you. Thank you.

Responded On Monday, 19 March 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 03 March 2018

Great service and super friendly staff, it was my friends birthday and they were so accommodating and we were thrilled with all the little extras Meat Liquor provide when it is your birthday. Thanks Again!

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I'm glad to hear you were made to feel special, I hope we'll see you again very soon.

Responded On Monday, 19 March 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 03 March 2018

Great food, Great staff, excellent food. Had a great time bringing some friends who had never been before but all left saying they would be coming back.

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Glad you all had a good time, thank you for taking the time to leave us this kind feedback.

Responded On Monday, 19 March 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 24 February 2018

I was very disappointed by the service we received. We arrived 9 minutes late and were told out reservation was taken. We had to wait for over 20 minutes to order (at no point during this wait did the waitress introduce herself or take a drinks order). When the food did arrive we were snapped at by the waiting staff to create more space on the table and one burger was cold. The food was very good. If it had not been for the poor service I would likely be returning very soon. The service makes me question if I want to give them more custom.

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I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a positive experience. We don't give away our tables until customers are 15 minutes late, which I have been assured was the case with your party. I apologise for the issues with service during your visit, we aim to provide excellent service and it is disappointing to hear that this was not your experience. Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your food, I hope you'll give us another chance.

Responded On Friday, 02 March 2018
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Visited On Friday, 23 February 2018

We were 2 tables of 6 children and 6 adults. We all had the buffalo chicken wings which were fantastic. The kids all had soda floats which they thoroughly enjoyed along with burgers and fries. The adults took either chilli burgers or chicken buffalo burgers. All were great. I also had the White Russian milk shake which was brilliant!!! We will definitely be back again. Staff were great. They did forget a burger for one of our party but gave us a tray of buffalo wings to keep us going for free till the burger came. All in all a great fun evening out

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Glad to hear you had a good time and everyone enjoyed their food and drinks. Thanks!

Responded On Friday, 02 March 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Best burgers ever! DEAD HIPPIE

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Thank you! Glad you had a nice time, we hope to see you again very soon...

Responded On Friday, 02 March 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 15 February 2018

Great atmosphere, cool decor, delicious food. Recommended!

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Thank you, we hope we'll see you again soon.

Responded On Tuesday, 27 February 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 15 February 2018

Great food, great staff!

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Glad you enjoyed your food, we hope you'll be back soon...

Responded On Tuesday, 27 February 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Had a great time! Booking a table was very quick and easy. LOVELY STAFF! Great food and amazing atmosphere.

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Thank you so much, we're glad you had a good time.

Responded On Tuesday, 27 February 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 11 February 2018

Fun atmosphere and great burgers. Kids really enjoyed the food and the football table.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 February 2018

1st Time and we loved it. Definitely will go again

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Visited On Saturday, 03 February 2018

Boyd was amazing to make my 40th birthday booking special. Holly and the team were great too on the day! Can't recommend them enough! Thank you guys for looking after us!

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We loved having you. Such a treat to have such lovely guests. Thank you from Holly and the team.

Responded On Wednesday, 07 February 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 03 February 2018

Thanks for s great lunch. Really good burger and great beer selection. Cheers

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Good to hear. Hope you'll be back to drink your way through more of our beer selection again soon...

Responded On Wednesday, 07 February 2018
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