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 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]le.co.uk we would be very grateful.

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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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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Good quality steak. A relaxed environment. Good evening overrall.

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

So much work has gone into devising a good menu and providing a good service: it was a shame when the cool jazz background was replaced by the same bonehead pop music that we can get in 90% of the restaurants in town. The people who choose music might remember that the patrons like to hear each other's conversation, and chill in a classy environment. Quiet jazz helps; bonehead pop not so much.

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Great service, cosy atmosphere. Delicious steak!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Amazing food, attentive staff. We had a lovely meal!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Amazing! I wasn't expecting this level of wow and was pleasantly surprised with a super high quality meal from start to finish.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 August 2019

The restaurant provides high grade meat, excellently cooked, with a neat range of appetizers and sides. The fillet (tenderloin) is great as always, smooth and tender. Plenty of Gluten-free options, with good deals for lunch hours. The manager is very hospitable. Fun choice of French wines in carafe sizes.

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

Best steakhouse I’ve been to in London. The atmosphere and vibe is perfect for a nice quiet dinner able to chat and drink. The food was amazing and the steak cooked to perfection. Wine great. Cocktails great.

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