I love a good weekend brunch and am always on the lookout for a new place to meet up with friends, gossip and gobble. I hadn’t been to Meat People before; it’s on Essex Road, a short walk down from Angel station in London. The venue has a really distinctive look; all dark wood and ochre seating. It still has its original 1930s fixtures which gives it a really cool retro feel.
The food is really good and more than reasonable for London. It was really tough to decide what to have because everything on the menu looks absolutely amazing – I was torn between the rib eye and eggs and the smoked salmon, poached egg and potato rosti. I ended up going for the steak which was absolutely delicious, really tender and tasty. We had chips and a fresh side salad with slices of courgette and carrot. I couldn’t resist the carrot and ginger cake and the man loved his lemon drizzle, both came with a lovely scented cream on the side. Great food aside, service was flawless and friendly throughout so I’ll definitely be going back – it was lovely and peaceful for a Saturday but we did eat early and it’s possible that work hasn’t got out yet – oops.
Meat People, 4-6 Essex Road, London N1 8LN
020 7359 5361