We all like the occasional stretch of eating green and eating clean, but if you’re a meat eater at heart sooner or later you’re going to want your fix. I’m not talking KFC or a sad Tesco lasagna, I’m talking the real deal. Meat in the hands of people who know how to season, cook and serve it. I’m talking about the best meat dishes you can get in London right now.

Meatliquor, Various locations

The name of the game is in the literal name; Meatliquor does two things well and those things, unsurprisingly, are their meat dishes and their alcoholic beverages. Think bubbly music, neon lighting and a high end diner feel and you have each location pretty much summed up; it’s perfect for a low key date or catch up with friends. With plenty of hot dog/burger/varieties of fried chicken offerings this is not the place for a healthy spot of lunch. There’s deep fried mac n cheese on the menu. But if you want good, artery clogging, meaty deliciousness then it’s 100% for you.
Eat this: The Dead Trippie: 3x french’s mustard fried beef patties,dead hippie sauce™, lettuce, cheese, and pickles.
And also this: Their onion rings (not meat but the perfect accompaniment.)

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Mac and Wild, Fitzrovia and Devonshire Square

Another favourite of critics, blogger and Londoners alike, Mac and Wild is big on turning prime cuts of meat into the star of the show and being environmentally sound whilst doing so. With their meat responsibly sourced, you know exactly what you’re eating (& in the case of their weekly specials you know where it came from and who shot it). With an emphasis of bringing Highland game to London and celebrating all things Scottish, this is a spot where you might actually fall in love with haggis.
Eat this: The Venimoo burger: Beef patty and venison patty, cheese, béarnaise, topped with caramelised onions, inside a brioche bun and has won numerous accolades.
And also this: Their scotch eggs, or a venison Sunday Lunch. Both are beauties.

scotch eggs at Mac and Wild! #scotcheggs #eggs #weeplates

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Macellaio RC, Various Locations

This Italian group of four restaurants prides itself on using the best cuts of meat and doing them justice in their delicate cooking alongside seasonal ingredients. With a glossy yet rustic trattoria feel, it’s a cosy candle lit atmosphere where the real focus is on the dishes set before you. The dishes are honestly seasoned with traditional Italian flavours and the meat is butchered in house and at some locations, to order- at their newest spot in Northcote road you can even watch as meat counter is in full view of the restaurant.
Eat this: The Tataki: seared rump steak, served cold with creamed horseradish.
And also this: Rump steak with Gorgonzola and walnuts.

Zelman Meats, Various Locations

From the folks who brought you Burger & Lobster, Beast, and Goodman, it should be of no surprise to you that the meat here at Zelman is very very good. The focus is on prime cuts of beef, cooked on their Zelman grill with little touches of simple seasoning. It’s a small menu, and each dish is executed perfectly. One for the meat purists, this is the place to go if you want a great plate of steak without all the faff.
Eat this: The Dirty sirloin: 400g of tender as heck sirloin steak cooked directly on the charcoal.
And also this: Black truffle & parmesan chips: Iconic.

Kiln, Soho

This northern Thailand inspired joint, from the brains behind Goat, made the waves last year for offering up dish after dish of delicious and intricately spiced small plates- perfect for sharing. Taking cheap and often misunderstood cuts of meat like pork belly and chicken liver, the chefs truly know how to work their magic, creating tender, fragrant bowls you want to devour again and again.
Eat this: Clay Pot Baked Glass Noodles, Tamworth Belly & Brown Crab Meat.
And also this: Wild Ginger & Beef Cheek Curry from Burma.

Where are we missing? What have you tried? Let us know!