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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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.


For large or private bookings please contact the restaurant:
E: [email protected]
T. 020 7359 5361

Cuisine: International, Brunch, Cocktails, Steak, Wine Bar
Dress Code: Casual,Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

The chateaubriand was advertised as 500g but came small. It was ordered as rare but came out at least medium/well done. Quite disappointed as this was supposed to be a steak restaurant. We were still hungry after the meal so went to get desert somewhere else. There are better quality steak restaurants in the same price range in Islington.

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Hi Wilson, We appreciate the time you took to write to us and we take all comments very seriously. All our steak cuts are weighed although they may differ on shape. Also, upon checking back our guests , if the meal is not cooked to their taste , they can inform us and we will happily provide another dish or advise other options. If you would like to discuss this matter in more detail would you kindly please send us an email to : [email protected] Kind Regards

Responded On Tuesday, 25 February 2020
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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

Still remains one of my favorite places in London

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Very very good. Will be coming back. Amazed it was so quiet. Lovely food and service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Great little steak house in the heart of Angel

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

best steak in London

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

I love this place, my partner and I’d favourite restaurant for the last 5 years for any type of celebration but atmosphere tends towards romantic more than business. Valentines set menu are lovely and we have had it for the last 3 years. The food is delicious the service was great (a bit of wait after we got seated to get asked about drinks but that happens especially on busy nights and the waitress apologised) My only concern is the differences we notice each year: the menus shrink: for food and also there used to be a whole list of cocktails that’s now quite limited and nothing I like unfortunately - I am not going to give it a go for £10 the glass if I end up not liking it. There used to be a bread basket now we have a slice per person, and no olives anymore, we used to have 2 sauces free with the chateaubriand but now it is extra. The food quality is perfect and the cooking as well absolutely no complaints on this. I understood the increase in price, everything else is but I feel like we now reach a point where the menu and pricing qualify for a gourmet restaurant but the furnishing does not. The decor is harmonious but the furnishing looks more cheap and recycled than vintage. The chairs are uncomfortable and are the same I used to sit on at schools back in the days. The booths are ok but the chairs should be upgraded in my opinion. Also the sitting plan, there are definitely a few tables I try to avoid (the one by the kitchen and the one by the door). Once again overall still my fav, the chateaubriand is to die for, the service is great so I will keep going but I hope i will still find something I like in the menu next time.

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Dear Isabelle, Thank You very much for taking Your time to write us your feedback. We are delighted You enjoyed our food and had a good experience on Valentine's Day. As someone who has been to our restaurant several times for the past 5 years I'm sure that you've witnessed many changes in our menu. We are currently working hard on a new and improved offer for food and cocktails that can appeal to both new and long term customers, without sacrificing on the quality standards that we aim to deliver. Throughout the next few weeks this will be up and running and we will be updating our website and social media. Currently, we give our guests a complimentary serving of bread every evening and the olives can be ordered separately. We are very pleased to hear your words on our service and Chateaubriand. We also appreciate your comments regarding the decor and furnishing. The restaurant will actually be closed tomorrow so we can start some of the refurbishment works that are planned for this year. However, we have a limited freedom to interfere with the decor as the restaurant is part of a Listed Grade II building. We take all your comments very seriously and please do not hesitate to contact me for further feedback/ inquiries: [email protected] We hope to see you again soon Kindest, Danilo Rodrigues

Responded On Sunday, 16 February 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Excellent as always, however I booked 19:15 through the website but this was sent to the restaurant as 19:30. Shall visit again.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Fantastic food and attentive service. I will be returning. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Cool place, friendly front of house staff. Meat was good, particularly sirloin and ribeye - neither steak was rare as we asked. Both medium, but quality was good. Food took ages to arrive (40mins for starter, 45 for mains) cauliflower gratin was pretty terrible - cold, gloopy sauce and was undercooked. We didn’t eat it. Some good, some bad, some ugly.

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Hi Craig, First of all, We appreciate your comments regarding your experience and the long waiting for your food. We do all the efforts to cook our steaks to every guest taste, and we'd like to apologise it didn't happen so in your visit. We take your comments very seriously and i would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience in a little more detail. If you would be so kind as to contact us on: [email protected] we would be very grateful.

Responded On Tuesday, 21 January 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

We love Meat People, it is one of our favourite restaurants in London and couldn't recommend highly enough!

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Waitress was great, but service was super slow. Food took an hour to come. When it came the food was cold and not cooked properly.. Had to send everything back. They sorted it out which was great, but it was very disappointing to have 3 sides not being cooked properly...and still paying almost £100 for 2 people.. Steak was beautiful though which is the most important thing.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

It’s the second time we came here. The first time we had good service and a very good dinner. The second time, on New Years Eve, unfortunately was a quite bad experience. The service was really bad, we had to stand up to get the attention of the waitress to order. The cooking of the steak was wrong twice, and in a steak restaurant having to send your steak back twice is unforgivable. Its also unforgivable serving a steak with no salt and pepper and no seasoning. The first time they took one of the steaks back that was undercooked you he waited took the old chips and brought us even a smaller portion with the steaks. They knocked down £7 off the bill, and I honestly we felt a bit treated in a “cheap” way. Overall the starter and the dessert were great but the service was poor and the cooking and the quality of the steak particularly given this is a restaurant was very disappointing

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Chateaubriand was just perfect.

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

A lovely and stylish place, very atmospheric. An ideal date date place! Loved the Sirloin steak and all the sides were super tasty. Nice and friendly staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

The mushroom truffle oil risotto was delicious, as was the fillet steak/chips/peppercorn sauce. My only criticism if pushed would be that I would’ve like a bit more advice about best cuts of steak. But overall, the staff were very friendly, the food very tasty & I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Great food and lovely staff

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Staff were pleasent, patient and service was delighful. Food was delicous and turn around very quickly for a large group (17 of us) Every person in our party commeneted on how great the food was.

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Chimichurri was quite bland but a minor negative in an otherwise lovely meal. Empanada was epic. I could have ate 1000!

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Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

Really fantastic meal, friendly service, delicious food and an all round great experience.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Have been here before and it wasn’t nearly as good as the first time. We received somewhat frosty, awkward service and the food wasn’t as good as I remembered. We didn’t finish our steaks.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Atmosphere and decor are lovely, staff are very friendly, knowledgeable of the menu and efficient. I have been to Meat People many times and the food is always excellent. My favourite steak restaurant in London.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

I love this place, it’s my go to!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

3rd visit - will re-visit - wife loved it.

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Visited On Monday, 30 September 2019

Great evening for my wife and I on our 3 year wedding anniversary. Food is on point!

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