Macellaio RC South Kensington

4.5
582 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
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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Public Transit
South Kensington station
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
582 reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
61%
Very Good
29%
Good
7%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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R
5.0
Dined on 9 July 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 29 June 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 10 June 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 7 June 2018

Very original decoration and amazing meat with very gentle employees

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AT
Toronto
4.0
Dined on 27 May 2018

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

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 26 May 2018

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

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HS
London
3.0
Dined on 9 May 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 5 May 2018

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

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CB
5.0
Dined on 3 May 2018

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

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MQ
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on 1 May 2018

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
4.0
Dined on 19 April 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 8 April 2018

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

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HW
Seattle
4.0
Dined on 1 April 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 31 March 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 31 March 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 30 March 2018

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

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l
London
5.0
Dined on 23 March 2018

Excellent food and service.

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S
London
3.0
Dined on 21 March 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 17 March 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 5 March 2018

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

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H
London
5.0
Dined on 4 March 2018

It was a good italian restaurant

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TC
New York Area
5.0
Dined on 4 March 2018

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

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DD
5.0
Dined on 1 March 2018

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
4.0
Dined on 28 February 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 26 February 2018

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
4.0
Dined on 25 February 2018

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

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Z
5.0
Dined on 24 February 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 24 February 2018

Love!!!!!!!!

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 20 February 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 17 February 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 17 February 2018

Very nice italian restaurant, actually my favourite one!

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 15 February 2018

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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F
London
5.0
Dined on 10 February 2018

Fantastico!Grazie

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KV
London
5.0
Dined on 9 February 2018

Love the authenticity of this place. It’s not perfect in terms of service, design or location, but it’s could not be more delicious, simple, cozy and truly Italian. Our favorite spot in the city.

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MN
London
5.0
Dined on 9 February 2018

Service Team were so helpful, with both food and wine choices. I loved the ambiance of dining in a butchers shop, not for vegetarians but great food and some gems on the wine list

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 8 February 2018

Lovely restaurant with an intimate vibe.

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GR
London
3.0
Dined on 5 February 2018

Meat was great but too pricey for those portions. The worst affecting my rate was the waiter talking us through wine (without even being asked - I already knew what I wanted). When he discovered that the bottle I chose wasn’t available, he proposed another double the price - without mentioning it. Luckily I know the wine list and what I want, but it wasn’t honest at all and annoyed me much being treated as a dumb customer.

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u
London
5.0
Dined on 29 January 2018

This is not a restaurant for vegetarians or vegans. Just to enter you have to go past displays of cured meats and large cuts ready to be cooked. We sat up at a bench on ground floor and were expertly served in everything but the carafes of wine, which arrived late and one had run out. Food was truly excellent and very very tasty.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 28 January 2018

Personale preparato e cortese , qualità del cibo ottima

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J
Cambridge
3.0
Dined on 22 January 2018

We’ve been in Macellaio Monday night, the food was amazing and the host welcomed us with a big smile and guide us to our table down stairs in a cozy area.
The waiter was a brazilian guy that didn’t make our experience nice at all. Everything started when I was ordering wine they were out of stock of 3 different that I said, so I asked the waiter to recommend us and he only pointed at the most expensive (not really professional) He wasn’t present on our table, leaving dirty dishes on the table. When I asked for the bill he actual said that we were there for 2h47m when usually the table last for only 2h (downstairs was empty only 2 tables with guest included us) was very ODD and random. I really like Macellaio but I think that the service should be reviewed.
Hopefully my next experience will be better.

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