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Meat People

) #462 of 18,191 Restaurants in London ££ - £££ Steakhouse, European, British
4-6 Essex Road, London N1 8LN, England
+44 20 7359 5361
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“ribeye” (27 reviews)
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Steakhouse, European, British, Argentinian, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
4-6 Essex Road, London N1 8LN, England
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Booked on the morning - just as well, as when we arrived at 8.30 the restaurant was packed and they were turning people away or asking them to come back in half an hour. As it happens our table wasn't quite ready as the previous...More

1  Thank Terry O
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Went for brunch and got the steak eggs and chips. I'm very picky about my beef and the quality of the meat and flavor is what I would rate high. Not top rung but definitely way above average. Preparation was also quite good but slightly...More

1  Thank joem32082
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great fillet steak. Sides were delicious too. Didn't get the lady who served us name, but she was really friendly and attentive. Would visit again! Go go go!

Thank BpeGrainger1988
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

It is very nice place. Meat is really same taste in Argentina. I have been in Argentina and i ate all of kind beef really taste is same. People, meat, place and taste excilent. This time i tasted ribeye-steak next time i will try asado....More

Thank Özcan S
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I decided to come back to Meat People last Saturday night as i really enjoyed my first visit there. and... It was amazing !!! The place was really busy but they manage to find a table for us after few minutes waiting at the bar....More

Thank jen2016462
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night so was busy. Really excellent lamb and chicken main courses - beautifully cooked. And the side of greens was sensational. Great atmosphere (even if as (slightly) "older people" we had to use our phone light to see the menu). Starters...More

Thank callmedave
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Squeezed in without booking on a busy Sat lunch with a pushchair and they were great to accommodate and create some space, especially as they were pretty much full throughout. Chorizo & Black pudding ... Ribeye steak sandwich with chips. Both very nice, well cooked...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 17 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank RessieMei
Reviewed 5 February 2017 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,...More

1  Thank Ali C
Meat P, General Manager at Meat People, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

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

Reviewed 30 January 2017

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...More

Thank JanehAmersham
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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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