Zelman Meats

4.6
389 reviews
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£25 and under
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Meat
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
We’re the group behind Goodman, Burger & Lobster and Beast. We do a few things really well: meat, drinks and nice people! Zelman Meats is a modern day, easier steak restaurant named in honour of our boss, Misha Zelman (who you may find cooking from time to time).

Our first restaurant in a Soho alleyway was born out of our somewhat less successful fish restaurant, Rex & Mariano! We went back to what we know and fired up a wood grill, the Zelman Smoker and got in some slightly bizarre artwork from Butch Anthony in Alabama (@museumofwonder).
Now you can expect cocktails, craft beer, inventive wine options and plenty of beef.

We like low-lit, comfortable places with great tunes and decent people so you can get the most out of your brisket/Syrah/1936 beer! Expect more interesting bars and restaurants with this ethos, coming soon…
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Meat
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 20:00
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Phone number
020 7437 0566
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Olly Bird & Will Horswill
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Public Transit
Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square and Picadilly Underground stations
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 389 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a nice atmosphere. Even better than Goodman's

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TK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had booked the place for my wedding anniversary. The service and food were excellent. Definitely will come back for more.

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SH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Not as good as it was when it first opened. The lady on the front desk was unwelcoming. Food still good but just feels like it’s lost something

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Undercooked steak but can’t doubt the price and service.

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PL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic informal version of up-market Steakhouse - perfect and knowledgeable service for both food and drinks. Incredible cocktails and delicious food for meat-eaters. The menu is not extensive, however what they do, they do extremely well.

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C
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A carnivore’s delight. It doesn’t matter what you order, it’s all good. The wait staff is attentive and explains things very well. The drinks are top notch. Be prepared for the meat sweats followed by a meat coma. Love this place!

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LS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Zelman meats is a feat option if you like Goodmans ones by the same group, it’s lesss expensive not as much choice but the sides were better than Goodmans . Great ambience nice staff

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G
London
26 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Having been asked several times if it was a special occasion I was disappointed that nothing was done. Steak was good but sides expensive for what they were. £60 odd per head was on the steep side

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h
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service and nicely spaced seating area means good for catching up with friends whilst not being too close to other diners.
Ordered the picanha and always love how good it tastes!

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NG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It's expensive. It is very nice but over £54 each for just a main course & 2 tins (330ml) of IPA each (£6 a can) is too much imho. The place itself was nice & the staff v friendly & helpful. Advice - Don't meddle with how they cook the meat! They do it medium rare...I wanted it more medium, what came out was almost well done so wish we'd said nothing.

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Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soho gem. The meats were delicious and perfectly cooked. I recommend the filet.

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L
Essex
11 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant meal at Zelman Meats after receiving a recommendation from a friend. Brilliant service - so friendly and attentive. Will be back soon

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IL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent, already recommended to friends and 100% will be back asap!!

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GE
London
17 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great Meat, loved the ribs, would definitely recommend

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was exceptional loved the sharing concept

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SZ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meat!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good, with excellent service. We were in the back room, music might be a bit loud for some in the front. Only quibble was price of King Prawn starter, which I thought was ott. But other than that, would recommend to anyone looking for a great steak with great service.

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PA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great steaks, great everything really.
Fun place with great staff who make sure that you don't over order.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Everything was good, food service, drinks. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will return.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening, nice atmosphere, great service and delicious food!

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MP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal yet again from Zelman. Service is always great and the atmosphere is relaxed.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food - great service - real quality - the whole experience made my wife and I happy!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here five tones this year and it’s definitely my favourite restaurant. A real gem in the heart of soho, with fantastic food and amazing service. The staff are friendly and up for a bit of banter too!

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CK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant in London. The food is excellent and never disappoints. The service is fantastic; waiters and waitresses are always very friendly and attentive!

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SD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Zelman's is about steak, pure and simple. You can get chicken, pork and seafood, but, seriously, why?

The steak is going to be perfectly prepared, the sauces complement the meat perfectly.

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D
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

You’ll leave in a meat coma - we did! Menu is limited but our server was helpful in guiding us to order the right amount for the 4 of us.

Drinks are creative, wine list ample and food served interestingly.

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great dining experience - great steaks, decent wine (try the Ara Pinot Noir) and attentative service. It’s akways a winner

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly place and excellent meat! A bit loud but I recommand it for a dinner with friends.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It's all in the name! Zelman Meats does meat, and they do it very well! They also do some lovely fishy starters and great oysters, but this is really about the meat. Well described, good value high quality cuts of meat, appropriately selected wines to pair with the food, and lovely sides. Not a good place for vegetarians! Meat eaters: celebrate this quirky and authentic venue!

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a
London
27 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, provided very good service. We have chosen a Rib Eye from special, even though we ordered medium rare (and it was medium rare made) but it was still wasnt very soft and was chewy. So i wouldnt rate the steak well, but i will come again to try another type of steak, chips were outstanding and burrata starter was delisious

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WW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Unusual menu and presentation, meat ordered by weight and cut and served on a sharing platter. The quality was excellent, as were the side orders, the cocktails, and the service, however none of this comes cheap, so be prepared for the bill!

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place for a steak, bare in mind that they only cook it medium/rare or well done, which was fine by me, choice between picanha (my favourite), chateaubriand and another couple of cuts of beef, the guy explain the menu to perfection.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in t first time in this restaurant with friend. that was really amazing . especially the waiter was perfect. He explain everything for us kindly. we definitely go again.highly recomend

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FF
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and top quality food. The staff were so fabulous - down to earth genuine people demonstrating the very best in customer service. We had the chateaubriand with dirty sirloin - courgettes and black truffle chips! All totally amazing. I'd eat there daily if I could ;-)

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MA
London
45 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Zelman meats is a relaxed environment as steak places go, much more chilled than a hawksmoor, goodman or gaucho, so perfect for an informal work lunch with an lon time acquaintance.
We went for the Chateaubriand which was nicely caramelised on the outside and deliciously pink in the centre. The steak isn't quite in the same league as those you get in Hawksmoor but then you're not paying those prices and it's still very good.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend this place - in particular the Prawns in Holy F**k Mayo, the picanha steak and the beef ribs. Fill your boots! Service also was strong.

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c
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all round

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Meat (Beef Wellington) was cooked to perfection and dessert (Sticky Toffee) was sublime.

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SK
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent, really friendly and knowledgeable but also efficient. The cocktails recommendations were really good and the steak was a bit different and good quality

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p
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Great salad, superb apple pie disappointing fillet steak

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