Meat People

4-6 Essex Road, London, United Kingdom, N1 8LN
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Opening Information

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
  • Gluten Free Available

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,Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Great food, perfect service!

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Good venues, great food, excellent service, amazing value for money.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Eaten here a few times and the quality of food, service, and atmosphere has been consistently exceptional. You can tell the meat is of the highest grade both in quality and preparation as soon as you sink your teeth into it. I've devoured two portions of their mushroom risotto despite the fact that I'm not a huge fan of mushrooms. The pork also deserves a nod as a knife isn't even required to cut it and the apple slaw elevates the flavor. I'd say no dish should be considered complete without the cauliflower gratin as well.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Had such a fantastic night. Thank you to the staff for making my birthday so enjoyable. Will definitely be returning

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Visited On Thursday, 23 May 2019

Excellent service.

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Visited On Thursday, 23 May 2019

Everything we ordered was great, especially the pork main dish was to die for! The service was also good. We will be back for sure

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

Lovely vintage atmosphere. Delicious food. We had mouthwatering chateaubriand and the best chocolate fondant for dessert. Also, they have great selection of wines. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Nothing to complain. I would truly recommend to every meat lover.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

What a gem. Great ambience and service alongside high quality meats and sides. This is how a local restaurant should be!

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Excellent steak

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Superb quality of meats and cuts, awesome service. The Meat People truly know their meats.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

We were the first customer in the restaurant and requested to sit on a four table for space and we were the only ones there but got denied. Later other customers came but we were served after them. Food was nice but the place was cold. It was a decent experience but I don’t think I would go back again.

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Dear Sarmita, Thank You for taking Your time to write following review. We try our best to make every of our customer happy. That is why we always answer to their enquiries. However, there are important service rules in our job we have to follow. Please understand that we cannot seat 2 people on the table for 4. Usually our brunch is very busy and we can have unexpected big groups at any time of the service which we have to accommodate in our lovely small restaurant. Also, if You have any requests, You can ask for it table while booking with Res Diary. We haven't had any note that You would like to have a bigger table. Last but not least, You have received food as a second because You placed the order after the other table. I hope You enjoy Your weekend! Magdalena

Responded On Friday, 17 May 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

A good start!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

Great as usual, very friendly Greek waitress

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Great service, good food and flavour would recommend the octopus really clean flavours.

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Great food, in a charming environment

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Positive: The food was very nice,and our waitress was kind and helpful. Negative: Not very happy about the 12.5% optional service charge which was added without being asked.

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Dear Rafael, Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write your review following your visit to Meat People! We are glad that You had a good time! However, service charge which was added to Your bill is optional. There are 2 prices on the bill ; with service charge and without. Our customers can chose which price they want to pay at the end. Also, there is a note on the menu that 12.5% service charge will be added to Your bill, so there is no need to ask if we can add it. I hope You have a great week and we can host You at Meat People in the future, Magdalena

Responded On Monday, 18 March 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Great food, attentive and friendly staff and a nice atmosphere well worth a visit!!

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Visited On Friday, 08 March 2019

Wonderful steaks and great service

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Visited On Thursday, 07 March 2019

Lovely service and fantastic food!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Lovely place! Food, specially steaks where amazing! Juicy and tenter. However the mash room risotto was the best I have ever tried. Service quick and attentive.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

Staff were overly reserved and didn’t understand us very well.

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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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