Macellaio RC Soho

4.4
29 reviews
£26 to £40
Steak

Top tags:

Pre/post Theatre
Macellaio RC is a growing family of six Italian restaurants, each unique but all telling the same story. Your steak is butchered in front of you and artisan breads, focaccia, pizza and pissa are cooked in-house by our chefs.

You’ll find incredible Italian food, sourced with respect, prepared with love and expertly cooked. Warmth is tempered by precision, tradition is brought alive by our vision, creating a wonderful, warm trattoria dining experience

Experiences

  • Pre Theatre dining: 2 courses £28 - 3 courses £35

    £28.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Always an attentive lover of the theatrical season, Macellaio had paid great attention to the proposal for fans of Theatre in London, who can find in the restaurant an opportunity to break their hunger before the show or during the interval, or end the evening in style at the end of the event. Macellaio takes up the creations in a particular way it is not unusual for guests to watch as their steaks are cooked in front of their eyes with that touch of theatricality embedded in the name and history of this lovely place. If you have come for theatre though, there is plenty of drama on offer at Macellaio, where the smartly served pre-theatre menu will set you up perfectly for your performance.
  • Lunch Menu: 2 courses £24 and 3 courses £35

    £24.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    At Macellaio - Teatro della carne, you are never wrong. Come and discover the menu we propose for a lunch in the heart of the theatre district.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 29 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
AL
AllaL
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, although , the steak we ordered was inconsistent - somewhere it was well done, somewhere medium well, although, we ordered it medium, I expected better for steak which cost £100. The waiter brought us another dish which was cooked beautifully. But it wasn’t T-bone steak which we initially wanted.
Another criticism is that we weren’t offered to taste wine. We ordered 2 glasses of wine which were quite expensive, and it was brought in the glasses. We didn’t see the bottle, we didn’t have a chance to try if it’s good, and if we like it. It’s dissapointing.
The bones for starter were wow! Service was great.

BC
BC2020
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Highly overpriced - the meat is not as good as they make out and certainly not aged for the length of time they state. Yes, there are show meats but what we had was tough with a lot of gristle.

Waiting staff were pleasant though stressed as overworked - as a consequence service was all over the place.

Restaurant was very loud and hot, which the low ceiling didn't help - not a pleasant atmosphere.

Overall a poor experience.

It's not about the money - I am happy to pay for good quality; and =know good quality. I will stay with Hawksmoor and Goodman's - much better.

B
vipBryony
Buckinghamshire
46 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose this restaurant because of its situation between two theatres.
The food - we had lamb chops - was superb (just one course for us before the performance).
Loved the restaurant set up and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
We will certainly return

AR
AliRay
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional steak

MK
MKam
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This place is a proper steakhouse; not that much Italian. Or we may just do not know this part of the Italian cousine.
The food was delicious. The service was excellent.

KA
KANAANA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good value

B
Binz
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food was overcooked, bland, and overpriced.

Wine was the only thing that was good.

The starters were burnt, and I let that go and didn't raise this.

Main course: The steak (£75) was requested medium-rare, this was dry (overcooked), I asked for some sauce, peppercorn, or some other sauce. The waiter said, "We have no sauce, this is not a pub". Note to Macellaio: Never should staff talk to customers in such a rude way.

Unimpressed with the food, this was bland, and feel the food was not worth the premium price.

We complained to the manager, and he offered us a free drink, to which we declined. Thereafter the service was much improved. (Hence: Rating changed from Terrible to Poor)

I read mixed reviews on this place and gave it the benefit of doubt, a decision I now regret. Disappointing restaurant.

JD
JoyDB
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Too formal & really expensive compared to other restaurants of a similar calibre

PR
PollyR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Great little Italy 🇮🇹 in Central London. Great service, food and drink. My only could do better comment was table for 4 was too small and we needed to use floor for bottles and move plates and trays to allow the food on the table. Hope to be back again soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, really enjoyed it

SL
SusanL
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantasic meal. Steak was amazing and the service was great.

F
Foodie
London
11 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

This is a strange concept. Italian restaurant on paper, looks like a very typical French brassiere in terms of Devore and it’s serves steaks as main focus on the menu. The food was actually delicious and good portions, nice tartar and nice charcoal grilled flavoursome steak, lovely deserts., the wine list is also good, with some nice choices and we loved the Malbec from Puglia. And we very quickly chose what we want to eat however: it took someone good 30 minutes to come and take our food order which meant that our starters arrived one hour after we were seated. For me that wasn’t a huge deal, but when we finished starters, the mains arrived very quickly which felt rushed and once we finished mains we were told we can only have coffee as our slot is finished in 10 minutes! As we all wanted to have deserts, we voiced our dissatisfaction very strongly and the waiter at first did not want to take our deserts order, but then turned around and actually offered them to us a fryer some discussion and did so complimentary, which was nice touch. one person from our party was little upset and he came back to our table to try justify the delay which at that stage unnecessary as he already recovered the situation. He also removed the service charge, which was polite of him, but wasn’t something we asked for. Overall, this argument about desert left a bitter sweet taste in my mouth and it wasn’t from the dark chocolate mousse. Would I go back? 🤔 I would like to give it another chance, but I hope not to be keeping my eye on the watch all the time.

A
Anne
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My companion had lamb shanks and he declared that it was the best lamb he'd had since he didn't know when. I had pasta ragu and that was lovely too. This restaurant has red meat as a specialism and so will not appeal to everyone but if you do like red meat then I would recommend it unreservedly.
Waiters were efficient and unobtrusive.

m
marianeo
London
14 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A very authentic steakhouse with cozy atmosphere in the heart of London! Highly recommend the Bistecca alla Fiorentina !!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Although opentable tells you 5+ party has table for 3 hours, this is not true, had for 2 hours. But was great experience overall. Lively staff and lovely food.

s
vipstevep
London
20 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Busy steak restaurant with Italian flare.
Excitement food and service

T
Toast
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered from the pre-theatre menu. Excellent food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pre theatre dinner with attentive service, good food and fun atmosphere. Would recommend. Go early for ‘at table food prep’.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak and excellent service!

SC
StephenC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Food outstanding and I really mean fantastic. Love the vibe of the place with friendly knowledgable staff. Added it to my list of top notch London restaurants. Very relaxed and you will love it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried to gain a booking on a previous visit to London but wasn’t successful
Happy to have success on our trip this time
Food unbelievable service tremendous the atmosphere was buzzing the whole time we were there
It’s a must place to visit if you can so why not pop in and see for yourself don’t take my word for it

AW
vipAlanW
London
43 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Popular spot in Soho revamped. Not cheap but food is good and the staff are professional and friendly.

RW
vipRichW
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Took my partner there on a date , due to the reviews regarding steaks.
Was full of after work get together involved bottles of wine and poor language.
Asked to be moved to the empty seating area upstairs and was told that’s reserved for group bookings… it was empty!!
Not the best way to spend over £200!
I should know

Macellaio RC Soho
Responded on 16 September 2021

Dear Rich, thank you for your review, we apologise if your dinner was disturbed in the way you describe.We are very sorry to read your words it is not the experience we want to offer.Our manager has tried to find a solution for you, we are very sorry not to have satisfied you enough,on the evening of your dinner, the upstairs floor was reserved for internal and private use, otherwise we would have moved you immediately. We hope to receive the opportunity to change your mind.We apologise again.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasant surprise for lunch despite being on the busy Shaftesbury Ave inside the restaurant is charming. Service too and knowledgeable - their own beef makes this a special menu for steak lovers.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perdonale gentile bella location ottima la carne

Report
k
vipkatieambulance
London
102 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’m not sure what happened as my friends all love this place but we had a pretty shoddy experience. We had to send our chips back as they weren’t properly cooked and my friend’s lamb so pink it was basically raw.

SM
SM12
London
40 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been eating at Maccellaio for years. I decided to try the new West End location before a musical. We had the Pre-Theatre menu. I didn't think their steaks could get better, but they did. The steaks are cooked over coal. The service was gracious and attentive. The new location is beautiful and has an open kitchen so you can see the spectacle of your food being prepared. I will be definitely be going back.

c
colinw
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, lovely food and great wine. The full package.

A
Anony
London
24 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ok so this is a proper Italian restaurant. It’s not cheap but neither is a Dolce snd Gabbana coat-you’re paying for the quality and the attention to detail. We had the three course theatre meal and the food was excellent quality, taste and great portions size and for £35 you will not find better. The wine menu is quite expensive so they could do with a few more bottles around the £40 mark. The service was excellent and not too fussy and they had a great live singer. For a moment I felt like I was in an Italian restaurant in New York. It’s a great restaurant and I’ll be going back. The theatre menu and wine came to about £125 for two so reasonable for this great place.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Macellaio RC Soho using the Order Online button. Macellaio RC Soho also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3848 1030.

Macellaio RC Soho is rated 4.4 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.