Macellaio RC Exmouth Market

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£26 to £40
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Italian
MACELLAIO RC EXMOUTH MARKET is the second restaurant of Roberto Costa and a hymn to Italian excellence.
Here, Roberto decides to take a step forward and introduces Bluefin tuna from Sicily to the equation and, it is extremely important to understand that this choice wasn’t made by hazard: the tuna is the only animal from the sea that has warm blood, like our Fassona cow. Moreover, and in general terms, both types of meat can be culinarily treated in a very similar way.
This way our menu is a “mirror” of itself: you can enjoy a beef tartare or a tuna tartare, a beef steak or a tuna steak. For us, are now the same!
And as in the first one, every product offered in our restaurant is the fruit of a meticulous work of artisans and farmers loyal to traditions, with whom we share the “Italian passion”.

Our beef and tuna tell the story of the people behind them and their passions, come and try it for yourself!
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fine overall. Waiter was a bit pushy about choice of steak, service a tad erratic. Ambiance ok. Not quite up to standards of previous experience.

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vipanonymous
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Macellaio RC Exmouth Market on Friday evening. All staffs there were friendly and very attentive. Florentina steak was cooked to perfection. We will definitely come back. :)

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vipmanuelas
London
28 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good experience, nice staff, food quality was really high.
I’ll. one back

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StuartT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Overpriced for OK food.

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LucreziaP
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food was ok but nothing to write home about it. Service was fine. I went last year asleep for my bday and the food and services were so much better. Also. I felt ratio price quality wasn’t justified it. I will not come back.

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viprich
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

No reference if our booking. Bad table in the doorway which was held for walk ins. Rude staff. We walked out. Avoid

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak davvero ottima, un po’ meno i dolci. Personale cortese e disponile

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SerenaC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved each single time I have been to this restaurant.
The food is amazing and the service is spotless.
Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was OK but not as good as the chain's other branches. The service really needs to be improved. A waiter spilled water over my husband's jacket while collecting glasses from other tables. Although knowing the incident, neither the waiter nor the supervisor come to help with the cleaning of the jacket. They even added nearly 20 pounds for "services" in our bill. We wouldn't be coming back again.

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vipmoof
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Having been to another branch in union street I was looking forward to visiting and enjoying the Fiorentina
Things started well as the location is great with a relaxed vibe and tables outside - bar the number of people passing by asking for money (5 in total and obviously not the restaurants fault) the experience was great
Service was great with a very good waiter also providing very honest and good suggestions on the food and wine (we had a super red st s good price)
Where the whole thing went down hill oust the starters was 1. The delay in service post starters and in particular for people at adjoining tables - it became so painful to watch / hear I had to go to the waiter inside to please serve people and apologise on his behalf as he was a nice chap
2. More of an issue was the Fiorentina ...... it came so overly charred / burnt on the outside that it was inedible and was like burnt coal - no where near the standard of quality and cooking I had experienced at union street. I pointed out to the waiter and he recognised it was badly cooked and mentioned it looked as it hadn’t been prepared properly. We fit an apology but no discount or anything else - albeit in fairness I didn’t ask for anything
Anyway won’t go back to this branch as kitchen / cook isn’t up to standard but would still go to another branch given previous experience of the cut of fassona

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DavidO
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely people and excellent food - highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was a nice experience overall but portions were not very big (particularly the pasta) so it didn't feel like great value. Probably wouldn't go again, but puddings were a highlight.

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ManuelP
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice ambient, very good and professional service.

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ilovejelly
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent Lunch at Macellaio on Saturday 10th August, the menu was varied and had plenty of choice. The service was attentive without being overpowering. This really is a gem of a find and I would highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Ottima qualità del cibo: dai formaggi, alla Fiorentina (frollatura 7-9 settimane magnifica) passando per la stracciatella e il vino.
Staff molto attento e gentile.

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Flav
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good flood quality but the meat portion could have been bigger for what it cost. Total bill for 1 person £81 but that included bottle of wine £29 and two desserts and starter and coffee

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well, if you’d like to have a fabulous dinner in London, the Italians may help you... quality service,quality meal, good and cheap wine... what ever you would expect for? Ask to be served by Barbara... She always eat there, for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
London
26 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very easy concept place, starter were a little overpriced for the portion served. Wine list with a lot of bin, maybe a little overpriced for the area. Overall nice place for a night out with friends

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SerenaC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in London. Anytime I have the chance, I always come. Thir cut is first quality. It never disappoints.

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Laurent
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very nice restaurant in Exmouth Market, comforting Simple Italian food focused on products quality and prevision.
For my taste, portions are on the small side (I did not order any pasta), and therefore it will become expensive if you want to eat decent quantities.

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SvenH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best meat in town! Real italian cuisine with a great Passion for beef

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ryano
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a nice meal, however we ordered 2 hanger steaks with a chilli rub and neither appeared to have it.

The steak while good quality where under seasoned.

Would return though.

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MHLK
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Extremely overpriced, average food. Very disappointed.

MA
MARINAP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The table was awfully small. We orded two starters and they couldn’t fit one the table. The portions were extremely small and the skirt stake was not tasty. Nevertheless the staff were very warm and friendly. Once we complained, the manager came to apologize offering another steak free of charge.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing beef, steak tartare and rib of beef were superb. Sides were expensive for what they were, we wished we had order more beef instead. Service was ok but not exceptional.

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SerenaC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cut!

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EmilyD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food but a little overpriced for what you got.

The Burrata was lovely but could have done with some bread or salads. The steak was incredibly tasty but not cheap and the portions were quite small.

Service was a little scatty but the staff were all very pleasant.

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AndreaS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was the first time at this Macellaio restaurant. We have previously been at Macellaio in South Ken and found that one great, both service and food!
We tried this one and while the food was unbelievably great as always, the service was a bit less attentive as the one in South Ken. Would definitely go back there but I hope that service can get to the same level as the other one.

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Luv2dine
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant and nice food & service.
We have found it to be a little too expensive, more than £140 for a t-bone steak and a bottle of regular wine and 2 sides, is a bit excessive.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cena deliziosa! Carne italiana di alta qualità e personale gentilissimo e preparatissimo. Bravi!!

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Maxs
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food. Great service and wine. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience, great service, nice atmosphere and one of the best steaks I've ever tried.

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TMTL
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our visit. Third time already... that says a lot I believe.

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HayleySmayley
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall4food4service1ambience4

We went to Marcellio for the first time on a Friday night with friends. Great atmosphere, buzzy. Love the meat in the counter at the entrance. Interesting wine list. Food was very, very good. The 2 chaps in the group being total meat heads could not make a decision with the meat choices and offel on offer. We will be back for them to try more! We ordered far too many starters to share as a consequence! The downside unfortunately was the service - there are loads of waiting staff, apparently waiting for a train, not looking after tables..... Took ages to get a drink on arrival - first rule of restaurants methinks, get them a drink and the menu and customers are usually happy for ages and then don't notice if the service is unduly slow. We were not in a hurry. We had lots to chat to our friends about, but even so the service was inattentive. In fact we had plates put on the table, by one waiter, removed by another, put back and then removed again. Maybe we have missed the comedic point?? Anyway, don't let that hinder a visit. If you like steak, its worth it. We will definitely return. Hint, maybe order 2 bottles of wine when you sit down.....

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food is relatively well priced but very good meat! Will be back very soon...

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience1

This is the second time i’ve beensto the restaurant. The first time was in the evening, the place was buzzing, the food great - I took a business colleague from Florence, Italy who reckoned the meat was better than the meat we always indulge in when we are in Florence. Hence my desire to return taking my son in law for lunch.

It was 1.15 - I was the only customer in the restaurant - a couple more turned up later, I felt sorry for the staff - very soul destroying.
The meat was great, the spinach came up cold although with no other customers not sure why. Dessert was good -
The manager was very attentive and chatty, but with the restaurant being empty, the dining experience was not good. Which was a shame as I know this is a great restaurant .

I would suggest the owners review their lunchtime menu and add some lower price items of create a lunchtime menu which will attract more diners.

I’m a fan - but won’t return at lunchtime until they sort out getting more people in.

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AnitaMcG
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a busy atmosphere! The waiting staff explained the differences and what they would recommend.What a great night!!

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CJOR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The waiter was very attentive and informative about the menu however the layout of the restaurant is very cafe style. The tables are packed in so much that one can barely move between for fear of knocking things over. There was hardly any space for the starters when they arrived as the tables are so small that we put the wine bottle on the steps beside me.
It does not lead to an intimate setting as you are so near to the other diners you can hear their conversations. A great shame as to maximize covers one ruins the atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maccellaio is the perfect place for a friendly get-together or a cosy date (if you‘re not a vegetarian ). The meat is extraordinarily good and the service is outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good ambience, attentive and friendly staff, outstanding quality of the meat served excellent wine list.

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Macellaio RC Exmouth Market is rated 4.2 stars by 252 OpenTable diners.

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