Macellaio RC South Kensington

4.5
590 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Notable Wine List
Welcome to MACELLAIO RC SOUTH KENSINGTON, kingdom of the Italian Fassona beef and the first butchery-restaurant opened in London.

We offer only products of excellence from the best Italian companies such as Fassona beef, charcuterie, delicious cheeses and a quite extensive selection of Italian wines. When selecting them, we want to praise not only the product itself but -above all- the work of the artisans workers that are behind them.
The beef selection takes place from small farms located between Monforte d'Alba, Serralunga, Roddi and Alba, where each animal is treated with respect.

And our façon d-être, of course, the typical Italian way: a warn familiar greeting the willingness to provide the best service, like when entering in an old Trattorie of 'Bel Paese'…
Welcome and feel like home!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak
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Hours of Operation
Mon-Thu 12:00pm-3:00pm and 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Fri-Sun 12:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
020 7589 5834
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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South Kensington station
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 590 People Are Saying
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DJ
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is fantastic. The wait staff, especially Marcello, were fabulous. Very friendly and helpful. The butcher amazing. Perfectly cooked !!

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MM
Italy
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with friends, excellent italian meat perfectly cooked, warm welcome and fantastic service and suggestion from our waiter Gianluca. Cannot wait to come back!

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CH
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

OTTIMO RISTORANTE DI CARNE.
LOCATION BELLA , STAFF CORDIALE E DISPONIBILE.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for true meat lovers. The butchers preparing the meat right in the restaurant gives it something special.

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MV
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is the place to go for great steak in South Kensington , and the Italian wine list is notable. The staff is very friendly as well.

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S
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Un accueil fabuleux , des produits frais et des conseils avisés tout au long du repas.
Un très bon moment gustatif .

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A
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

I was VERY surprised and disappointed with the overall quality of the dinner. The quality of the 700g ribeye I ordered was way below average, poor and which is something NOT acceptable under any circumstances in a restaurant specialized in meat. I know when the meat is good and that evening was definitely NOT the case. Side dishes, eg salads, were not fresh. Once again we were very surprised by the food quality. Overall the restaurant atmosphere is nice, but disappointing food quality, at least for my dinner.

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KK
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent quality food Love that the waiters are Italian too, it adds to the authenticity. Simple and rich in quality. Really enjoyed my meal here and loved the wine selection.

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R
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Il Macellaio did not disappoint. Great ambience, amazing food, super kind and available staff, we were the last ones to leave and I really enjoyed the space all for us, no pressure at all from the staff to leave, the wines list is unbelievable and we already cannot wait to come back!

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HE
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the best steak in London. Tiramisu and basil panna cotta also out of this world 🚀 wines are listed by how steaks are cooked or can be bought how you like. All in all was above my expectations. Can’t wait to go again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Warm environment. Limited dining space. Speak loud.
My waiter is a young boy, he is very cheerful, happy n give us good service.

They truly know how to make good out of beef.
Had beef tartare, bone marrow and beef tongue.
They are all awesome !


Took advice to order costata. Nicely done steak!

Portion is good. Can’t fit in anymore dessert.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very original decoration and amazing meat with very gentle employees

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AT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good steak from Italy. The service was friendly if a bit slow. Overall we really enjoyed the meal

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Probably the best steak I had in London in a while. Steak tartare absolutely amazing.

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HS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We ordered a medium steak, unfortunately it came blue! The waiters didn’t even ask if we were happy with the food at any point whilst we were eating.

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SA
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. The steaks are fantastic and the service was great with knowledgeable staff.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service.
I would just recommend to consider a “No kids policy”after 8-9pm.

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MQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ottima accoglienza, ottimo cibo
Molto attenti alle nostre richieste e disponibili per venire incontro alle esigenze del momento
Fortemente raccomandato

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great experience in Macellaio. The staff is very friendly and the waitress did a great service.
We had the rib of beef and the orecchia di elefante which were perfectly cooked and very tasty.
Great selection of wines. The only negative comment is that the restaurant is very noisy. We will be back

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, good recommendation on Steak. Well cooked piece of meat.

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HW
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

With a in-house butchery, this Italian Grill restaurant will satisfy your meat cravings. But not only the offerings of meaty cuts, the pasta dishes were good.

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MD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved this restaurant only one down side how do you run out of filet steak at 6:15 on a sat night in Kensington???silly still 👍 great

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, Great Food as usual!
Had a few starters which were all amazing, ideal place for meat lovers.
Advise to keep some room for the Bianco al basilico, refreshing dessert.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic . Thank your for the service and I wI'll recommend this restaurant to everyone . Cheers

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l
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service.

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have to say that it was a lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere. But very expensive. I had the chicken and even though it was tasty there was hardly any meat on it and was still hungry afterwards. The food was served on side plates to give the illusion of lots of food!!

Food was good but so expensive. I am happy to pay for a really decent meal but felt a little drilled off to be honest

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service too but I didn't like the 2 hour slot here. I'm guessing it was because it was 8pm on Saturday but it would have been nice to have another 30 mins to enjoy dessert instead of rushing. I will be back soon though :)

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IZ
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited restaurant with my girlfriend the people were very polite and the meat was perfect.!!

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It was a good italian restaurant

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TC
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Top food. Top wine. Great service. I will definitely go back for more.

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DD
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Probably the best steak I have ever had. The filet just melts in your mouth (medium rare). Starters great too. Come prepared to eat meat. It is a cool place.

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L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Das Personal war sehr aufmerksam und freundlich, das Fleisch sehr lecker. Die Weinempfehlung hat ebenfalls gut gepasst. Der Laden hat ein ehrliches und gemütliches Ambiente. Gut für einen Besuch - nichts für jeden Abend.

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CF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for meat lovers. Great food and wine in a cosy restaurant. Very conveniently located for the Kensington museums. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good steak but some items are not available like heart. Overall is good especially you love steak.

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Z
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing treat for us and we would go again in a heartbeat! The service was superb and the food was truly wonderful! This restaurant is a hidden gem and everyone who loves great food (the quality is second to none) should go! They even had cake and a candle and all sang to our friend for his birthday!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love!!!!!!!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, one of the best dinner I ever had! I was there for my gf birthday and it was simply amazing, no words can describe the incredible quality of fassona (Italian beef from piedmont) and the outstanding service offered by Andrea, from the moment of ordering to the little cake with candles (and birthday song) given to my gf as surprise. I also had a lot of questions regarding their beef and their wines and he had no problem answering to all I asked. Amazing Italian wine selection. Can’t recommend this place any more. Unmissable at the very least!

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cosy ambient, super nice and efficient service, very good food and excellent wines list.
Only downside are the quantities of the non-mains part of the menu.
Overall very well enjoyed dinner!

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

Very nice italian restaurant, actually my favourite one!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service from Giga, good suggestions!! Great wine and delicious meat....we also enjoyed a lot the ravioli..we had two portions of them..very happy 😋😋😋

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