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4-6 Essex Road, London N1 8LN, England
+44 20 7359 5361
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Seated without reservations on a weds night but it did get busy shortly after we arrived. Ordered the fillet steak with peppercorn sauce and hand cut chips, blue cheese sauce and greens. The food was AMAZING! Everything was delicious and tasted very fresh, steak cooked to perfection. Had the Malbec wine which was so tasty and complemented the food fantastically.... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for lunch, waitress shook her head and said "no". Apparently no table available; given her use of only one word with a scowl, this is an assumption. Upon further inspection, multiple two-person tables were open, we were a party of three. Either way, I think their sign should read 'mean people'.

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Thank Ali C
Meat P, General Manager at Meat People, responded to this review

Dear Ali C, After further investigation, I would be very pleased if you could contact me at the restaurant or trough my email sophie@meatpeople.co.uk to discuss this matter. Best Regards. Sophie More 

Amersham, Bucks
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband recognised Meat People from its distinctive outdoor decor which fortunately had barely been changed from when it was a traditional Italian cafe called Alfredo's. Inside the character features remain too like oldfashioned weighing scales, posters and signs. It opens on weekend mornings for breakfast/brunch. I couldn't eat steak and chips at 11.00 but the eggs appealed more! It... More 

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Thank JanehAmersham
Woodham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a lovely restaurant with friendly helpful staff. The food was fist class and the Uruguayan steaks were the best steaks I have ever eaten in the UK. I have been told this is the only country in the world that supply totally natural grass fed beef and you can taste the difference. The setting is intimate without being... More 

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Thank Gordongeorge1956
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Although MeatPeople did not disappoint, I found it overpriced. Food and service were very good, but it lacked the something to justify a quite expensive bill.

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Thank Ettre
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Last minute lunch booking. Friendly service, excellent steak from the lunch menu. Very good value and better than a recent visit to Hawksmoor Covent Garden.

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Thank Darren C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We had the Meat People Platter. It had spider steak (aka oyster steak) which despite seeing myself as a foodie, I had never had before. It was delicious. A shame that I had missed out on this for so long! All the cuts of steak (Ribeye, Oyster, Bavette) were cooked and seasoned well. The meat, which was from South America,... More 

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Thank SheldonLovesFood
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Has feel of being run by people who care about food. Really good meat, easy atmosphere for such a small place, attentive servers. Felt a warmth as soon as I sat down. We had to wait longer than we should for both starters and mains but as soon as we took first bites you could see the concern falling from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely environment and excellent staff. Good selection of wines and a broad menu. Thoroughly enjoyed my steak, cooked to perfection - just as I had requested. Sides compliment the main well. Really enjoyed my visit and will return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, European, British, Argentinian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?