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Description

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 paneling 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, and receive 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. 

Offers / Promos 2

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Offer Details Availability
Bring Your Own Wine Mondays Bring your own wine on Mondays! for up to 20 guests Monday 12:00 - 23:00
Blues Monday 400G Bavette to share served with Chips & Cauliflower Gratin  Bottle of Merlot Grenache "Les Vignes de l'Eglise Monday 12:00 - 23:00

Info

No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Angel
18
Wheelchair Access
None
Bring Your Own Wine Mondays, Blues Monday

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 00:00
10:00 00:00
10:00 22:00

Location

Meat People
4-6 Essex Road, London, N1 8LN

Area:
North London

Nearest station:
Angel (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.30
Cocktail £8.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £8.50
Bottle of House Wine £20.00
Bottle of Champagne £55.00

Menus

A LA CARTE MENU Download
LUNCH MENU 12-4pm Download
Week end BRUNCH MENU Download
DESSERT MENU Download


This venue serves International, Grill and South American food.

A word from the chef:
Meat People serves prime cuts of quality meat alongside some more traditional favourites with a good selection of fish and seafood.

Our Review

Meat People - London Restaurant Review

Meat People - London Restaurant Review

I am a fully fledged, paid-up member of the meat-eating brigade. From dirty burgers slathered in cheese, bacon and pulled pork, to buttermilk chicken in syrup, London’s carnivorous offerings are increasingly bigger and brasher. While...

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Amazing food! Pleasant table service and very good steaks. Personally the only criticism is the lighting is too low. But that won't stop me from going back soon. Visited Meat People on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018
5

Food was delicious and great service, will definitely be back! Visited Meat People on 2018-01-12
by on January 14th, 2018
5

Absolutely amazing, meat cooked to perfection, sides were equally delicious as were the cocktails. Best food in London. Visited Meat People on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
5

Very nice. Will definitely go again. Visited Meat People on 2017-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2018
4

Best steak I've ever had! Great service made the birthday very special will be returning soon :) Visited Meat People on 2017-12-16
by on December 19th, 2017
5

We had a group booking. Again we had fabulous food and service - we love coming here. Very accommodating and friendly and it' remains the best meat venue we have been to in London. Visited Meat People on 2017-12-16
by on December 18th, 2017
5

The food was excellent. The services was lovely but a little slow. All the dishes recommended was amazing and good for sharing. Visited Meat People on 2017-11-28
by on December 5th, 2017
5

The meat was cooked to perfection. Great place and staff. Visited Meat People on 2017-12-01
by on December 4th, 2017
5

Sophie was fantastic at arranging my 30th birthday hire of the restaurant. Thank you Sophie! Visited Meat People on 2017-12-02
by on December 4th, 2017
5

Lovely restaurant, the food is delicious and the staff are great. We had steaks and they are up there with the best! We will return here for sure Visited Meat People on 2017-11-29
by on December 1st, 2017
5

Great meal the beef was amazingly tender and full of flavour. The knife slid through the fillet of beef as if it were soft butter . Service was friendly and smiley I will come back . Visited Meat People on 2017-11-22
by on November 24th, 2017
5

Very nice interiors but unfortunately an average breakfast. We waited a lot longer than other people for our food to arrive with no check in so when the food did arrive, I was probably more critical than I would have been. 2 things they could solve easily... the toast is not toast, it's warm bread with a toasted crust and the butter was served hard in an ice cold dish so not good for spreading Visited Meat People on 2017-11-11
by on November 13th, 2017
3

Poor piece of fillet steak poorly cooked, Service was fantastic and I would still try again but this is a steak place first and foremost and they need to get it right. Visited Meat People on 2017-11-10
by on November 12th, 2017
2

Lovely, delicious meal in your beautiful and romantic restraunt. The service was also very good, attentive but discrete. We are regulars. Robin N1 Visited Meat People on 2017-11-08
by on November 10th, 2017
5

Great steak, great sides, great wine and great service. Visited Meat People on 2017-11-07
by on November 9th, 2017
5

Nice ambience, good wine list, good service. Food was average and over priced. Visited Meat People on 2017-10-27
by on October 30th, 2017
3

Great food, atmosphere and service. Visited Meat People on 2017-10-27
by on October 29th, 2017
5

Great food, but we had a really small table and were really crammed. For that price, you would expect a better service/table set up. Visited Meat People on 2017-10-21
by on October 23rd, 2017
4

keep it up guys everything was excelent Visited Meat People on 2017-10-18
by on October 20th, 2017
5

This is a little gem of a restaurant just off Islington Green. My food was delicious, the cheddar cheese empanadas were to die for. And my main course was a mouth watering Uruguayan fillet steak one of the best steaks I have ever had in London. The service was also very friendly and efficient. Good wine. About £60 per head but really worth it. Visited Meat People on 2017-10-14
by on October 16th, 2017
5

A very good experience! The atmosphere was relaxed and the service superb. The food was well prepared and presented, and the wines on offer showed knowledge and appreciation of wines other than the most commonly available. All in all, it was a very good evening. Visited Meat People on 2017-10-13
by on October 15th, 2017
4

Great meal and great service. Even provided a birthday candle on the dessert! Visited Meat People on 2017-10-11
by on October 13th, 2017
5

Food superb, service outstanding, we will definitely be back! Visited Meat People on 2017-10-08
by on October 10th, 2017
5

Amazing food. Good service. Would recommned. Visited Meat People on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
5

An otherwise great brunch tarnished somewhat by slightly soggy processed bread out of a packet. Some nice toasted sourdough would be so much nicer! Visited Meat People on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
3

This is far and away one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at. Friendly staff, fun environment, amazing menu and the beef...oh, the BEEF!!! The steaks here are so incredible. Perfectly cooked every time (we went twice in a week!!!!). Gorgeous cocktails... try the Empanadas. Trust me. A must! Visited Meat People on 2017-09-23
by on September 26th, 2017
5

A little expensive for the food and location, but excellent service. Note you will be changed 12% extra for said service..... Visited Meat People on 2017-09-23
by on September 25th, 2017
3

Lovely food and service, and BYOB makes a nice change! Visited Meat People on 2017-09-18
by on September 23rd, 2017
4

Food was incredible. The menu is a little misleading in saying a fillet steak is £11.50 but the minimum you can order is 200g which brings it to £23. It should state that and then offer extra sizes at £11.50 per 100g. I would still go back, just knowing what the prices are. Visited Meat People on 2017-09-20
by on September 22nd, 2017
4

Superb flavorful steaks nd excelente other choices. Visited Meat People on 2017-09-08
by on September 10th, 2017
5

The place could do with a "face lift", but the food is great. There were 6 adults in our group, we ordered different things and everyone loved their food, I'll give 5 star for the food alone. Keep it up chef. Visited Meat People on 2017-09-02
by on September 5th, 2017
4

Good meat, lovely staff, nice atmosphere. Visited Meat People on 2017-08-25
by on August 29th, 2017
4

Excellent food and wonderful staff! We had a great time, as usual at Meat People Visited Meat People on 2017-08-22
by on August 24th, 2017
5

Excellent meat (chateaubriand steak) and dinner ! Visited Meat People on 2017-08-19
by on August 21st, 2017
5

Best meat in the UK!!! Visited Meat People on 2017-08-14
by on August 16th, 2017
5

Lovely atmosphere, good cocktails, excellent burgers and sandwiches. The avocado and banana frozen cake was fantastic! Visited Meat People on 2017-08-13
by on August 15th, 2017
4

Excellent meal and service, thank you Visited Meat People on 2017-08-12
by on August 14th, 2017
5

The food at this place is lovely and the service also great. I ate scallops to start and then a rib eye steak, both were excellent. Save room for dessert the chocolate fondant was to die for. I will be back! Visited Meat People on 2017-08-11
by on August 13th, 2017
5

GREAT food - super tender meat, great service. I would definitely come back and recommend it to any meat lover! Visited Meat People on 2017-08-05
by on August 7th, 2017
4

A great and relaxed place in an exciting location with amazing food and cocktails. Literally all boxes ticked. Visited Meat People on 2017-07-28
by on August 6th, 2017
5

The food was Magnificent. The meat was cooked exactly as we asked, melt in the mouth with every bite flavoured to perfection,. We were there on our Anniversary and the waitress definitely made us feel special. The food came quite quickly. Waitress was superb. We will definitely be going back thank you Meat people see you soon. Visited Meat People on 2017-08-04
by on August 6th, 2017
5

Dropped a star purely based on the time taken to firstly order and for our food to arrive. Tables of more people on either side of us got their food before us despite having ordered afterwards. When the food did arrive it was exceptional but this is why we asked for the service charge to be removed....Service spoilt it. Will be back regardless so see you soon! Visited Meat People on 2017-07-26
by on July 28th, 2017
4

That was the best bit of Pork I've ever had. Great service. Amazing experience. Visited Meat People on 2017-07-16
by on July 18th, 2017
5

Great steak and the service was very good as well. having been reccomended we try Meat People by family I had high expectations and was not disappointed. will be back! Visited Meat People on 2017-07-08
by on July 10th, 2017
4

Steak was fantastic. Sides, service and atmosphere were average at best. I expected more. Visited Meat People on 2017-07-03
by on July 5th, 2017
3

Great steak and argetinian wine, decent value (btl wine, steak, sides for 2: £100) - didn't get 5 stars as the ambiance is good but not the best, quite a small place with lots of tables close together. Visited Meat People on 2017-02-02
by on February 4th, 2017
4

Small bistro with great atmosphere. Service was excellent. Good food. Visited Meat People on 2017-02-02
by on February 4th, 2017
5

Great steak, slightly disappointed with the sides but would definitely return (again)! Visited Meat People on 2017-01-29
by on January 31st, 2017
4

The meat was really good can't fault that, however side portions really small and overpriced. £3.75 for 3 tiny pieces of brocolli and about 12 green beans. Why scrimp on this when already charging £30 for the steak itself. The service was terrible. Really slow, not welcoming. Didn't relly seem bothered or interested that we were even there. Food took ages to be served and the bill took even longer. The lights got dimmer and dimmer throughout the evening, which was weird and the music went from 80's pop to something more like 1920's French style. Decide the ambience you want to create for your customers and stick to it. I'd been really looking forward to coming here but left quite disappointed. It's no where near competitive enough with the other top steak restaurants in the area and nothing particularly unique about it apart from having a great pun in the name. Some of the people at the table even left hungry as quite small portions for the chaps at the table. Wouldn't recommend to my friends and won't bother going again. To the management - You could make this place something really great but a long way to go in terms of value for money and being great hosts. If you'renot willing to change the prices on your menu, i'd suggest training your staff so it feels like you are at least getting a service that warrants that price. Visited Meat People on 2017-01-29
by on January 31st, 2017
2

Great food, nice wine, good service... despite the fact it was Saturday night and the restaurant is not the biggest place the atmosphere was laid back and unhurried. I will be returning. Visited Meat People on 2017-01-28
by on January 30th, 2017
5

Good brunch with a variety of options. My friend's steak was a bit over done though, and could have done with some butter to go with the toast in the big breakfast and meat platter. Visited Meat People on 2017-01-15
by on January 30th, 2017
4

We booked a table far in advance, but only got a table quite in the back next to the waiters space where they prepared cuttlery and similar things. It was not comfortable, but rather stressful at times as waiters rushed by behind us just too often. My friends ordered meat and were all very happy with it. I ordered Empanadas, i did not like them unfortunately. Visited Meat People on 2017-01-28
by on January 30th, 2017
2

Food and service was generally good. It's not the best steak I have had but it was definitely very good. Visited Meat People on 2017-01-19
by on January 24th, 2017
4

Been several times and have always enjoyed the steak.Chips are also lovely.Wine is sensibly priced and very nice each time we have had it. Visited Meat People on 2017-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2017
5

This is my second visit to the Meat People. I love this place, its the best Steak Place in London as far as I am concerned. The meat its cooked to perfection. Their sides are amazing. I cannot write anything negative about this place. Visited Meat People on 2017-01-15
by on January 22nd, 2017
5

Great service, delicious food, good location, lovely place to spend an evening. Visited Meat People on 2017-01-18
by on January 20th, 2017
5

Great food. Great service. Lovely setting and reasonably priced. What more could you want! Visited Meat People on 2017-01-12
by on January 14th, 2017
5

We had a great evening at meat people. I went with my husband for his birthday and they couldn't have been more welcoming and the food was delicious. The cocktails were very tasty and the desert was equally scrumptious. Will definitely be going back. Great food, great drinks and the service and atmosphere were lovely. Visited Meat People on 2017-01-06
by on January 8th, 2017
5

Really great food - raw bass amazing and great steak! lovely service and buzzy atmosphere. Thank you! Visited Meat People on 2016-12-21
by on December 24th, 2016
5

Excellent food, service & atmosphere. Cosy place & we were a group of 11. All loved it. Thank you Meat People. A great local Visited Meat People on 2016-12-11
by on December 23rd, 2016
5

Very good steak fantastic good wine selection Visited Meat People on 2016-12-15
by on December 17th, 2016
5

Meat people always hits the spot. Helpful staff. Excellent quality food, , cooked to perfection. My 3rd time here now and my group loved it Visited Meat People on 2016-12-15
by on December 17th, 2016
5

Good but not great. Three different steaks on the menu, waitress didn't know what the difference was between them when we asked. When pushed to ask the kitchen, she returned to say that one was 'like a steak but juicy'. Helpful. We ordered a platter for three, cooked medium. Came out very rare. One of our party ordered bavette cooked well done, it came out very rare. The waitress argued that 'they are cooked how you asked for them'. They were definitely not. We sent them back and the platter was eventually returned cooked to perfection. The bavette was, however, seared to an inch of it's life. 'I think this one maybe now over done yes?'. No offer to change it. Thanks. All the sides were delicious, but we'd eaten them all before the steaks had arrived. Wine was good, but over priced. Steaks, once cooked correctly, were superb. Just a real pity that the service was atrocious. Oh, and thanks for adding 12.5% to the bill..... Disappointing. Visited Meat People on 2016-12-10
by on December 12th, 2016
3

We have been coming here for a long time and always really enjoy the food. We really feel the service has gone down hill recently though which is a shame. Visited Meat People on 2016-12-10
by on December 12th, 2016
3

Great service. Great food. Would definitely go again Visited Meat People on 2016-12-10
by on December 12th, 2016
5

Really lovely location & food was great. Waiting staff were excellent apart from one order not being taken correctly so it didn't arrive when all other main purses did, which was a shame as I was hosting clients for Christmas. But that aside a very enjoyable meal Visited Meat People on 2016-12-09
by on December 11th, 2016
2

Great food, great staff and a great atmosphere. Visited Meat People on 2016-12-03
by on December 7th, 2016
5

Gorgeous little restaurant and food. However, the music did not fit the settings and really detracted from the ambiance. With more appropriate music, this restaurant would be excellent,. Visited Meat People on 2016-12-03
by on December 5th, 2016
4

Great food and wine, relaxed atmosphere Visited Meat People on 2016-12-02
by on December 4th, 2016
5

Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic, what a real gem of a place. Came here on business with colleagues, amazing food and atmosphere. Love it! Visited Meat People on 2016-11-22
by on November 24th, 2016
5

Food was out of this world Would have preferred a little bit more on the plate though But honestly the taste is just beautiful Visited Meat People on 2016-11-18
by on November 20th, 2016
5

Food was lovely (esp the Octopus with Confit Potatoes). Need some air con though, even on a November evening the restaurant was far far too hot. Great place though, would def go again Visited Meat People on 2016-11-16
by on November 19th, 2016
5

Food was delicious as usual but service was really poor. And if you're going to do brunch, have skimmed milk available for coffees. Visited Meat People on 2016-11-13
by on November 15th, 2016
3

Lovely evening and great service Visited Meat People on 2016-11-12
by on November 15th, 2016
5

The food was fantastic, and the waiting staff very attentive. We'll be back! Visited Meat People on 2016-11-05
by on November 7th, 2016
5

Excellent service from time of booking right through until the end. Sophie the manager really understood what we were after for our client and everything was seem less. Visited Meat People on 2016-11-01
by on November 3rd, 2016
5

Excellent rib-eye steak and friendly environment!! Totally recommended! Visited Meat People on 2016-10-28
by on October 30th, 2016
5

Atmosphere was nice, service was fairly basic but fine and the staff were polite. Steak was nicely cooked however greens lacked flavour, and peppercorn sauce tasted more like a gravy you would expect on a roast dinner than to accompany a fillet steak. For these prices, I have eaten at far better restaurants. Visited Meat People on 2016-10-28
by on October 30th, 2016
3

Delicious and with prompt charming service Visited Meat People on 2016-10-25
by on October 27th, 2016
5

The table was not ready and we left after 10 minutes because there was more wait of approx. 15 minutes Visited Meat People on 2016-10-22
by on October 24th, 2016
1

great food, good service, over priced Visited Meat People on 2016-10-11
by on October 17th, 2016
4

Lovely staff, delicious food, good wine. Visited Meat People on 2016-10-15
by on October 17th, 2016
4

Great food and excellent service Visited Meat People on 2016-10-12
by on October 14th, 2016
4

Great meal and very friendly staff-my only concern is that the place can get extremely hot (they need to crack open a few windows or install a few fans)Not ideal on a hot and humid night! Visited Meat People on 2016-09-03
by on September 7th, 2016
3

We have eaten here several times. The steaks are always a favourite of ours and we have never been let down. Cooked just as we ask for. Staff are always friendly and attentive. Visited Meat People on 2016-03-27
by on March 30th, 2016
4

Possibly the most beautifully presented food I've ever seen on a plate (lucky that it is delicious too!). The staff are attentive and cocktails are delightful - what more could you want!
by on December 24th, 2013
4

good food, tasty cocktails and a really good place to meet people. seriously though, i really like this venue.
by on October 24th, 2013
4

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