London's ethical food & fashion guide

What sets these London burger joints and steak houses apart from the thousands of other restaurants in the capital is their dedication to sourcing top-quality meat. It comes from farmers who have raised their livestock on grass-fed diets in fields and hills, and made sure they were taken care of right up to the last.

But, this isn’t solely about animal welfare. Slower-growing, free-range animals have time to develop a deeper flavour. Whether you’re craving a mighty burger, a magnificent steak, or succulent chicken source it at any of these restaurants and you’ll understand the vast difference between meat from animals raised out of pride, and those bred for profit.

You’ll also find good service, great drinks and interesting sides. What more can you ask for?

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    ANGELS & GYPSIES

    Restaurants for meat lovers
    SE5

    All dishes are handmade just like their mumma and grandmumma showed them in this very cool tapas joint, and all ingredients are sourced locally.

    Order the Jamón croquetas and Iberico chorizo in Basque hard cider.

    Their rum list is not to be sniffed at either. It’s there to be drunk.

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    BOBO SOCIAL

    Restaurants for meat lovers
    W1T

    You’ll feel like you’re dining in a friend’s kitchen in this burger restaurant in Charlotte Street.

    Even if their rare-bred beef burgers weren’t SO good it would be worth going for the starters and sides – salt & pepper crispy squid, chilli-chocolate latticed bacon, fillet steak strips…

    Order the alligator or kangaroo burgers if you’re in the experimental mood & wash them down with a couple of Old Fashioneds.

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    CLOCKJACK

    Restaurants for meat lovers
    W1T

    A chicken shack with better chilli chicken wings than Nandos (really!).

    Plus, the free-range chickens are very well-fed, so when you order a chicken from the rotisserie you get a big hunk of meat that’s tasty & tender.

    Don’t restrict yourself on the sauces, they come in separate pots so mix and match.

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    DAYLESFORD

    Restaurants for meat lovers
    Various Locations

    You don’t get a much more simple farm-to-plate journey than these two cafes-come-delis in Notting Hill & Pimlico. The meat, bread & cheese comes from Daylesford’s two incredible organic farms in the Shires.

    I challenge you to arrive for brunch and leave without a bag full of goodies for ‘later’.

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    GBK

    Restaurants for meat lovers
    Various Locations

    When you’re in an unfamilar part of town, a familiar name and menu is never a bad thing.

    With 56 restaurants all over the UK, Gourmet Burger Kitchen is perfect for a casual catchup or quick bite.

    They hand-select their beef from small indepedent farms because they believe that quality meat only comes from good animal husbandry.

    The proof is in The Mighty burger.

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    HAWKSMOOR

    Restaurants for meat lovers
    Seven London restaurants and one in Manchester

    Did you know that the best beef in the world originates from British breeds?

    The guys who started Hawksmoor do, which is why their steak comes from cows bred using traditional farming methods. They also know that a good steak goes best with good sides, good wine & good company- including the servers.

    Expect to waltz in & waddle out of any of the seven restaurants across London.

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    HIX

    Restaurants for meat lovers
    Various Locations

    Hix Soho has one of the coolest basement bars in London. If you’re the grazing type then its bar ‘snax’ are as exciting as its cocktails. Upstairs, the restaurant menu changes weekly, offering fresh & seasonal British food.

    There are Hix outposts across the capital, each offering something slightly different but all underlined by the same quality.

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    JOSE PIZARRO

    Restaurants for meat lovers
    EC2M

    Good things come in threes, and the quality tapas-style offerings from acclaimed Spanish chef José Pizarro are testament to that.

    You can’t book at the intimate José Tapas Bar in Bermondsey Street, but you can at Pizarro Restaurant across the road and the newly launched José Pizarro in Broadgate Circus – a slick operation for the city crowd, with good ethics at its heart.

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    PARADISE GARAGE

    Restaurants for meat lovers
    E2

    Opened in July 2015, this is the latest venture from chef Robin Gill & his hotshot team.

    The modern take on British cuisine & nose-to-tail philosophy includes dishes such as lamp rump, charred cabbage, sour preserved lemon skin & sweetbread (offal).

    Order ten between you to share… & be prepared to stay for a couple of hours as you won’t be able to resist the cocktails & desserts.

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    THE JOINT

    Restaurants for meat lovers
    SW9

    When mains include baby back ribs, 16-hour slow cooked pulled pork, or slow cooked shredded chicken, and the sides are BBQ riblets, Chilli Riblets, BBQ wings and hot wings, you know you’re in the right place for meat lovers.

    It just happens to be very convenient that you’re in the right place for lovers of beer and cocktails, too.

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