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4-6 Essex Road, London N1 8LN, England
+44 20 7359 5361
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Arden, NC
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The feel of the restaurant was quite retro and I was not sure what to expect. The pork belly starter melted in my mouth like butter, so I knew I was in for a treat. The ribeye was cooked to medium perfection and had tremendous flavor. The cauliflower gratin and the mushrooms were a tasty complement to the steak. Then,... More 

1 Thank Garaha101103
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lamb wasn't great but they very kindly replaced it for my friend with the squid and she was very happy with it; the rest of the food was great.

Thank Lukshmi S
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meat people used to be our local, go for a meal and enjoy some steak. We both love our steak and we had many birthdays, christmas's and Valentines day's here. The food has always been absolutely incredible and the staff brilliant. I would really recommend this Steak restaurant.

Thank Zoejac
Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With a friend we decided to enter this charming restaurant on a friday evening... That was with no disappointment , the food was great especially the rib eye steak also the service given was of the highest standard..... Thanks to our waiter for looking after us so well!

Thank shafika467
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were charming, food was delicious, very busy but extremely nice atmosphere.. I will definitely go back.

Thank jen2016462
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was just the best birthday! the team were amazing and they looked after us so well even offered me flowers! We were squeezed on a tiny table, but it was fun (that was my fault for we had a 4th joining us last minute) we had the flatcut sharer and a chateaubriand it is by far the best meat... More 

Thank godavai
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The menu online does not reflect what was available inside, and according to the waiter was like this for some time. So the choice was limited, but good. Just a bit disappointed that a "meat" place didn't have more meat...

Thank Ogek e
Meat P, Manager at Meat People, responded to this review

Hi Ogek, Thank you for posting your comments on trip advisor, however please note the menu is identical as shown our website. More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for my birthday and got the fillet steak, food came very quickly and the steak was delicious. The staff were not great, nothing was explained to us or we weren't asked if we would like anything else. My partner also mentioned to them it was my birthday but that was ignored, the head waiter came to us at... More 

Thank JohnBoyle
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Meat People was close to my hotel and had such great reviews that it was a no brainer to try it out. I visited for dinner on Tuesday evening. Unfortunately, for me it was a disappointment. To start with the good things, it's a nice and cosy place and the service is very welcoming. It is not very expensive either.... More 

Thank Spillemw
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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488 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My second visit to Meat People after having had brunch here in March 2015, this time we booked for dinner on a Saturday evening and the experience was every bit as good as the first time - this remains one of my favourite restaurants anywhere. Good points: + Efficient, helpful and friendly service from booking to leaving + Appealing dinner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, European, British, Argentinian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-6 Essex Road, London N1 8LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7359 5361
Neighborhood restaurant specializing in quality meats next to Islington Green. Offering a new lunch menu between 12-4pm Monday to Friday and Brunch from 10am to 4pm to Saturday & Sunday. We also serve a wide selection of teas & coffees and hand-made cakes, cocktails and organic wines. On Fridays and Saturdays we stop serving food at 12am but continue to serve drinks until 12:30.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?