Zelman Meats

4.6
413 reviews
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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…
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OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb as ever

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Have eaten here several times. It never disappoints. Meat eaters heaven. We will be back

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MH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable steak! Chateaubriand and sliced picanha were both deliciously tender and tasty. Washed down wonderfully with a lovely Italian Red. Really good buzz about the place. Will 100% return to Zelman Meats

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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a very good experience and was not expensive. The services and food were good and I would recommend my friends to go. One of my favorite restaurants when I stayed in London.

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very average. Although we were only the 2nd table in their the staff couldn’t really be bothered to serve and food took a long time considering. Menu was limited and all in all didn’t live up to the reviews. Would definitely not go back

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BA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Very bad service it took very long to get our food and when it came it was cold

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The service was really good; the food average, it was better last time I went

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DP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

OK, the food was good and its a nice restaurant and I would go again, but even for SoHo, which I am out in once a month, it was over-expensive.

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SL
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Meat bit on the cold side, wondered if it's because we had starters. Fab service.

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LF
Surrey
51 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant if you're into your meat - but you definitely pay for what you get (though the wagyu was worth the price tag!)

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SV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We South African's pride ourselves on a good steak. Zelman Meats exceeded my expectations. All the food was outstanding. The staff were friendly, fun and professional. I will definitely be back when in need of a good steak in London. Well done team

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PW
London
55 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

Really great meat and service. No idea why its always been relatively quiet (lunchtime). Will be back

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CS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place, been loads of times, food is excellent, was told the brownie has been taken off the dessert menu..... bring it back.....

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic little gem in Soho. Really quirky ambiance. Staff are super friendly and knowledgable. Meat was delicious and cooked to perfection!

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CA
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great! Service, food, everything is excellent. I’ll come and order one of everything as it’s all delicious so it gets pricey but it’s so worth it!

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SS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So we finally got around to going to Zelman and we were not disappointed! We arrived a bit earlier but were shown to our table which was very nice (was a table for 2 but we had a spacious booth). Our waitress was great - when deciding on which steak to have between 2 of us, she suggested mixing and matching between the Chateaubriand and the Sliced Picanha which we did, and had the mushrooms and triple cooked chips which were really great! We had the Prawn Tempura as a starter, my advice is get more than one if you are feeling hungry (only 3 pieces). Dessert was great as well, the apple pie to share was delicious!

Oh and you have to make sure you order the Holy F*ck Mayo!

A nice twist for a Steakhouse and I will definitely be visiting again!

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B
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Third visit, good place for friends gatherings, simple and tasty meat and sides. Nice wines. Great staff. Recommended.

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F
London
23 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gebriele was very attentive and a great help with our wine selection.

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JN
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returning to Zelmans for an anniversary lunch, and the food was just as good as what we had remembered it to be. The triple fried chips with truffle are the best chips ever! And the the quality of the meat and drinks menu are exceptional. Zelmans menu isn’t too fussy and the options are enough to leave you fully satisfied. The waiting staff are welcoming and knowledgable on the menu and there is always a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant. I would highly recommend Zelmans for a great dining experience.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good meat, good service

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic picanha and smoked rib. Attentive staff and good value

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Excellent steak.

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JC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the waiters advice and had a little of everything great evening and reasonably priced for London

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s
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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TK
London
2 reviews
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
5 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
56 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
London
8 reviews
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
4 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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