Macellaio RC South Kensington

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696 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian

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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!
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NicolaS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian steakhouse in London. Meat was simply amazing

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Location, amazing food and friendly service.
We enjoyed the crostini con lardo, tartare, Fiorentina steak and some dessert.
The quality of the food is really high!
The manager of the restaurant offers us some delicious small bite during our Spritz time.

Strongly recommend!!

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Wally
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful steak and wonderful dining experience. Highly recommended

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fheino
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable Social distancing, but still felt like a great meal out.

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vipAntonis
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a regular, going at least once a month. The food is amazing and the service always exceptional.

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IgnacioP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service very good.
Too much tables in the dinning room

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bubu
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, high quality meat, high quality wine selection, fantastic service and people. I would strongly recommend it. For sure, I will go back again and again! :)

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vip1000ton
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

約2年ぶりでしたが、Steak tatareもBone marrow も以前の方が満足感があったように思います。
スタッフのみなさん親切ですが、少し忙しすぎるのかなと感じました。
良いお店なのは間違いないと思いますが、自分は敢えてまた行くことはないと思います。

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Burata was not good as before . May be

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff polite and friendly nothing is too much trouble!

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MilenaM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very Good italian meat. Quality is good but not excellent. Service has been excellent. A job well done.

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SouthKenlocal
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb steak in a restaurant with great atmosphere. Don’t be put off by the dodgy sofa outside!

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Brefil
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in London. Try the costata with spinach/garlic.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Locale molto carino, accoglienza impeccabile cibo ottimo e di alta qualità....ma occhio ai prezzi... sinceramente troppo alti

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GianlucaM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ottima cena, in questo ristorante italiano a base di carne,m.
Abbiamo ordinato un tagliere di salumi e una ottima fassona di 1.2kg divisa in 3.... ottima esperienza , sicuramente da ritornarci !!

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JonK
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good but temper your expectations. Food wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great. Service is polite, friendly, but you are constantly being upsold and practically forced to order more than you want. It’s comparable to the sales pitch at a used car dealership. I would be open to dining there again, however I wouldn’t go out of my way to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for the first time yesterday evening to
Macellaio , and I was super happy, the quality of the meat is incredible and I loved the staff engagement..super friendly, def me and my boyfriend will be back soon! Thanks for this lovely experience!

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PriyaR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Unfortunately this has changed management and chef. The bolognese was not rich in flavour (no flavour) and the steak was not cooked the same as previously, was rare not medium when asked for medium. (but tasted nice). Been 15-20 times before, but won't be back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
31 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great meats. But be warned, there isn't much one can order besides meats. So unless you're going to tuck into a big steak, don't try this place. Ambience is lacking for occasions dinner but it's not an occasion dinners kind of place. It's a local casual dining. Good wine list. Friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steaks, the best in London

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ericb
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service great food and great wine.
Not cheap though

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vipexperienceddiner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Food was great! However, one it got a little busy, our server never came back to our table. We had ordered a side with our meal but they forgot it. Again, because the server never came back, she was unaware of this.

Also, we had finished our meal and waited 30 minutes until our server had to be flagged down to bring our check. We told her to remove the side dish as it was never delivered and she was surprised. We asked for a to-go box for some unfinished food and they proceeded to throw the food away instead.

Normally, I would expect an establishment to rectify such bad service but it apparently never occurred to them.

I would not recommend based on the poor service.

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vipCLARiiON
9 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Great steak, fabulous wine, super staff. Small but not crowded

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vipCityboyGary
London
32 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Hidden gem at back of butchers. Every dish is beef based so be warned but all done to highest standards.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a very authentic feel to it.
The only reason why the staff is getting 4 stars is because when we first walked in, we were offered the worst table (right next to the door) and had no idea there was a different section inside or downstairs.

However when we asked for a different table, the staff managed to find us a table on the bottom floor.

Food was outstanding! Recommend the T Bone and the fresh pineapple for dessert.

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SophieS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ribeye steak was great- Perfectly cooked and served with flair. The side dishes were quite bland even though the ingredients were fresh. The steak tartare was tasteless. I would go back to give it another chance.

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KZY810
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

イタリアンステーキの有名店で、場所柄日本人のお客さんも多い。お手頃なワインを飲みながら、タルタルステーキとティーボーンステーキが定番。ティーボーンステーキは熟成肉で、味が濃い。ミディアムレアが圧倒的におすすめ。(ミディアムにしてしまうと急に固くなる。)今回の訪問時はティーボーンのフィレ側が焼け焦げていたため、申告すると、新しいフィレを持ってきてくれた。サービス精神も高く、イタリアの人の陽気さも感じられるレストラン。

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nur für Fleischliebhaber

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall1food4service3ambience4

There was a problem with the system and there was no reservation at my name

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Aurelie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very warm welcome from the waiter with good recommendations. However we could tell that he was pushing us to order more by always presenting the most expensive options (wine or portion size). For example, we were told that the smallest portion was 600g then it became 800g and became 900g (the meat portion did not really look 900g when presented to us). But we must admit that the quality of the T-bone was excellent.

Big disappointment was when one of the main got forgotten and finally served when the rest of the table had already finished. Regular piece of meat were very small and quality was ordinary.

We left feeling a bit disappointed by the overall experience.

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vipGirasole
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Excellent service.

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Edw5
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

I wouldn’t recommend it on a weekend night: it’s too busy to be enjoyed properly and there is the time limit which goes against the concept of a relaxing dinner. We couldn’t take the dessert.
Even groups of 5 were sit at the little squared tables. We were four people and felt tight.
The service is perfect, very attentive and courteous. Considering the restrains from a space and time points of view, the value for money is overall low.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
21 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even our daughter adored dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, Great food, Great staff!! Grazie!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to here twice (and def will go again)
So far I feel the best beef I’ve tried!! The platter was amazing especially with wine. Beef tongue, tartare, steak...everything just so good. Pasta was fine, but beef really worth trying.
Ps, love ur homemade ketchup (more like fresh tomato sauce lol) a lot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing steak

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

On the day, the experience was solid - food and service. Then, I was HORRIFIED to read that the restaurant has a zero out of five rating for food hygiene from The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. In light of this, I consider the food and service to be terrible - this place needs to get the basics right. AVOID.

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vipottant
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Carne buona ma non eccezionale, patatine fritte al di sotto della media, prezzi esagerati per il tipo di trattoria e rispetto alla qualità.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic steak

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BrunoA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super bon moment , service impeccable, et viande de grand connaisseurs , du niveau des steak housses de NYC

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Macellaio RC South Kensington does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Macellaio RC South Kensington is rated 4.5 stars by 696 OpenTable diners.

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