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Meat People

4-6 Essex Road, London, United Kingdom, N1 8LN
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Day Open Close
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 00:00
Saturday 10:00 00:00
Sunday 10:00 22:00

Facilities
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Meat People

Meat People is a restaurant and cocktail bar in North London that has been established with the people in mind. Housed in a Grade II listed building, Meat People is a stylish venue, with a tiled ceiling and wooden panelling lining the walls; the steel-framed windows still evoke the era of the ocean liner, particularly in light of the mustard yellow upholstery and the tin-like hanging light fixtures.

The drinks list is particularly impressive: Meat People mixes up a selection of classic cocktails using only the finest of spirits, alongside an extensive wine list and a selection of beers brewed locally, in Greenwich. The food is delightful, serving a variety of superb meat cuts sourced locally and from around the world: they serve only the highest quality cuts and only the freshest of ingredients, receiving glowing reviews with every dish. Why not try the Flat cut sharer? A spiral cut of prime rib, topped with a beautiful salsa, or maybe one of our specialty cuts like Onglet or Bavette? These mouth watering cuts start at 200 grams and go up to however much your stomach can handle!!!

Now hosting a brunch that packs a punch. 10am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday, definitely one to check out.

Meat people is a cool bar and restaurant in Islington, ideal for a bite to eat in the evening, a couple of drinks after work, or even to get the party started before a big night out in North London.

Cuisine: International, Brunch, Cocktails, Steak, Wine Bar
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Lovely evening, great service, delicious food, I have been very satisfied with each and every visit I did during the past 5 years. Will be back ! I just wish they would improve the furnishing as it is not exactly a cheap place and seat are quite basic and uncomfortable and if you have a chance to sit I the way (entrance or kitchen) which could put a damper on a romantic night.

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Dear Isabelle, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review following your visit to Meat People. We are are absolutely delighted with Your review and grateful to have You coming back since 5 years! See You soon at Meat People,

Responded On Sunday, 17 February 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

It was very nice!

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Bad bottle of wine but replaced without fuss - full credit. My meat over cooked - other meal spot on. Been twice before and both times were excellent - without fault. At this price though it needs to be perfect everytime, hence the points off for this attempt.

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Rory, Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write your review following your visit at Meat People! My sincere apologies for “over cooked meat”. However we have received good feedback after check back on your food by waitress. We would compensates for it! Regarding that bottle of wine, it was not fault/off. We have checked it and bottle you chose, was just typical full body and tannins red Greek wine. We are happy that You liked the secon bottle! Hopefully it was not Your last visit at Meat People and in the future everything will be perfect!

Responded On Wednesday, 13 February 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Heat food and lovely service.

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

I'd definitively come back to Meat People. The meat was amazing, the staff very nice. All was perfect!

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Amazing food!! Brought a bottle of wine on a Sunday and had the fillet steak. Would recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

très bonne adresse pour manger de l'excellente viande.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Great night. BYO-wine with their excellent food made for a memorable evening! Damn good chimmichurri! We'll be back :)

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

I absolutely love this restauraunt. The food and cocktails are always excellent. The staff are also excellent. Incredibly friendly and helpful - they really cannot do enough. Overall my husband and I love it and will definitely be back.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Best steak in 45 years

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Excellent!! Drooling remembering those cuts of meat

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Great evening for my partners birthday. Good food, friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

Excellent food! Service was superb! massively appreciate the staff accomodating a birthday celebration request when I made the booking - excellent customer service. I will definitely be returning. Thank you for a great meal!

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 January 2019

Very cute restaurant with a nice atmosphere. The waiting staff are very welcoming and friendly. The food was amazing and reasonably priced for London prices.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Our group of ten always go back to this tried and trusted establishment The staff are wonderful

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Great meal but an empty restaurant when we got there, but soon filled up

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Excellent! I've driven past the restaurant so many times but Friday was the first time we visited. Started with a cocktail at the bar, fantastic main (I had rib-eye, my partner had fillet - both delicious), lovely bottle of wine and perfect fondant for dessert. I also highly recommend giving the Bearnaise sauce a go!

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Dear James, Thank you very much for Your lovely words! I am glad You enjoyed food, wine and atmosphere at Meat People. We're very honoured that you have given us five stars! Thank you! We hope that it was not Your first and last time at Meat People! Best regards, Magdalena

Responded On Thursday, 20 December 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

I live round the corner and this is my favourite place to eat. The quality of the food is excellent, and the staff very friendly. Highly recommend.

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Dear Roz. Thank you very much for Your lovely words. We're delighted You enjoyed the food, service and the atmosphere. We're very honoured that you have given us five stars! Thank you! Hopefully, we're able to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Magdalena General Manager

Responded On Thursday, 20 December 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

I've been meaning to come here for a while and was so disappointed with my visit. I'm leaving a review for management to address the issues as I believe this place has potential and these are points to improve on. First, we were seated and left alone without expectations set for >5 minutes. When the lady arrived to take our order we asked she recommend a light, fruity red wine for my sister - she asked me "what i meant" (not a good look for a place specialising in steak), then proceeded to recommend a Malbec which was absolutely incorrect. We then waited a good 10 minutes and had to prompt her to bring our wine, one of which was simply to taste before committing and no water was offered. We also asked for bread to the table and were served two slices of dry sourdough, no bread plates and no butter/chimichurri. Of course, we prompted that service too and then found our knives being replaced with steak knives. I'm not sure what the host thought we would be eating bread and butter with, but a steak knife isn't it. I ordered 300g fillet steak medium, my sister ordered 200g fillet medium with the standard sides and sauces, including fries. Our food took near 40 minutes to arrive and once again required a prompt, at which point I mentioned I was a little concerned because I asked my steak be medium, to which I got a bewildered look from the lady. Our food finally arrived, the fries were warm and some had clearly been cooked several times while others were newer. Upon cutting into my steak it was well over medium. I kindly asked it be changed as it was bordering on tough. I sat for the next 15 minutes eating cold fries with no real offer of something in the meantime and when my new steak arrived it was practically blue. I didn't say anything at this point as I was starving, we had been there for over an hour and I didn't trust either the hosts nor the chef to care to fix it given the trail of service we'd had thus far. In essence, the total lack of basic service skills, knowledge and complaints handling ruined my visit, topped off by the fact service charge was even suggested on the bill. The good points, and why I will give this place another shot: - adorable space/interior - the sides, minus the chips, tasted great. especially the cauliflower gratin - good wine - good quality meat, great taste - decent prices

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

Amazing food and great service! Will be returning

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Another great meal for brunch this time . I will keep coming back !

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Amazing place, meat, wines and staff.

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