Macellaio RC Union Street

4.4
185 reviews
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Italian
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MACELLAIO RC UNION STREET: the restaurant that is a theatre with its stage where all the sections are visible for the guests to enjoy what happens behind the walls.
Alongside with our already known Fassona beef, we have added the Bakery. We do PISSA not Pizza, which was invented before it following old Liguria traditions. Actually, pizza was first cooked in Italy for Andrea Doria, an important Admiral of Genoa’s Republic, before the discovery of America.
At the beginning pissa was only seasoned with anchovies, olives and onion and matured for an average of 60 to 90, using strong flour that helps the dough to rise slowly at fridge temperature with a small quantity of natural yeast. This results in a tastier pissa.
Moreover, we do Focaccia di Recco: a very thin layer of dough made just with flour, Liguria olive oil and with Stracchino cheese in the middle.
Come and lose yourself in this culinary journey full of flavours, history and passion.
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London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is outstanding.
One of my favourite Italian restaurant in London.
I am Italian and I have been living in London for 6 years and I usually avoid going out for Italian food. However when I need to treat mtself this is the place. The quality of the food is amazing and the service is the best.

RT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Casual dinner the restaurant was half empty
The menu is basically a cross over of Italian classical and steak house
We got some starters and we go for the Fiorentina steak
With some side
Overall a good quality meat and a good meal
We will come back

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing quality steak, both sirloin and ribeye. Attentive and knowledgeable service. Decor and atmosphere of the restaurant are also excellent.

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Food was ok. Nice but very small portions. Should be made clearer that they are tapas size plates and priced accordingly. For the price of each dish you would expect a main meal. Also felt the waitress was really trying to push us to order the most expensive steaks. We were also the only people in there on a Thursday lunchtime.

AT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I went to Macellaio RC with my manager for a dinner. I expected to have nice food... we ordered 2 rump steaks and 2 sides. The portion of the steaks were ridiculously small (the menu did not specify the weight of them). As soon as I tasted mine, I realised it was COLD. They took it away, not sure if they just reheated it. The steak was nothing special, the bill was ridiculously expensive. The service was "ok", apart from a small incident with a steak knife.
I will not come back as I think it's a rip off.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, very friendly staff, Sicilian people like me you can never go wrong
Food exquisite, meat was melting in your mouth like butter
Stunning Desserts specially Bianco al basilico (a sicilian speciality)

EA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overpriced and under achieving - Will not be returning

CJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak, friendly service, and nice ambiance.

MT
London
36 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was tasty (and reasonably priced for steak), staff were friendly, wine was probably a little over-priced (balances out the food!) but good that you could get a glass, carafe or bottle.
Nice that the doors open and you get fresh air, but the night had got a bit chilly, and spent half the evening sitting in my coat... I think the staff realised and did at least close the door, but was difficult to close the windows because of table configuration... Probably need a slightly better process for this.
Would go back, but take layers!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place and high quality food!

TN
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you go there you’re sure going for the meat, but please do not skip the bakery starters. Those are amazing!!! 😋

MQ
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Over priced cold food with tiny portions at astronomical prices. Slow slow slow service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Very bad service. It was my birthday and the staff asked about it only after the bill was paid. The receptionist welcomed us asking about the water and then disappeared .. So, we asked twice to have still water. The bottle of wine arrived after the starter,and the Digestive before the coffee ( which arrived obviously after a chase since we were waiting a bit too much). The food was very good and the staff, even if completely disorganised, was apparently kind. Price in the average of an Italian restaurant in London with good food quality but not in line with the service charge you should pay.

LU
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gli antipasti erano molto buoni ma porzioni troppo piccole, ero abiatuato a più abbondanza in passato.

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m
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Starters were much better than mains . Overall not bad . But if you want meat for more than 50 gbp per person you re still better off at Goodman’s / Hawksmoor or M restaurant . My fillet was cold when served , and definitely not worth the money . Stick to starters / tartare and pasta .

ES
London
21 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Once again, the food, wine and service at Macellaio was excellent.

S
London
15 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Highly recommended for a decent hanger steak, could have done with larger sides...

H
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch food at every course. Even the lower priced wines are good.

j
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our second visit to the RC.
We are fans of good Italian food and our expectations were met
Great atmosphere and the staff were fun and attentive
Good choice of wine with an excellent recommendation from the staff
Overall an enjoyable evening

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The steak there is excellent but unfortunately their sides are ridiculously small. Our mash potatoes were only two spoonfuls
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The service as usual is also excellent

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice Resturant, good service. Reasonably priced wine list. Outstanding steak - leagues ahead of most of the the usual London steak offers.

F
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a superb evening. Possibly the best steak in London (had the T bone) and great wine list all reasonably priced. Service was excellent.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very well prepared but the portion sizes of the /100g steaks are too large for just 2 really, which feels wasteful.

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food is tasty but not a good value for money as portions are very small.

OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited the restaurant with a couple of friends and we were greeted very warmly. We shared a 1.2kg T-bone steak and it was wonderfully cooked to perfection. The range of beef on offer is excellent and the dry aging is superb.

The services was not intrusive - it was just right. I’m very glad to have visited this restaurant as it was a very welcome surprise. I will definitely be returning.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Only problem was it was too hot upstairs.

AP
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best meat in London always with best service and atmosphere.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gran bel posto!
Locale davvero stupendo, cibo di ottima qualità, selezione di vini molto ampia e servizio impeccabile!
Consiglio vivamente a chi cerca un posto dove mangiare di qualità a Londra.

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b
London
36 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Went early evening prior to cinema. Service very attentive. Steak quality was average for the price.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I went to macellaio for my birthday. I have been before to the place and i loved it. The meat is fresh and they have a good list of wines. It is a bit expensive but the quality of the food is excellent. The place is cosy and the waitress are very friendly. Very recommended

AT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious steak and the starters were good too. We had the bone marrow which was very nice

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to two Macellaio branches so far- Exmouth Market and Union Street. Both different in vibe but equally great!

Love the staff, service and most importantly the food. They take feedback really well and make every effort to fix it. Good quality food with the right pricing structure makes it a winning choice. I’ve yet to be disappointed here!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oltre le aspettative! ❤️

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B
London
41 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been here about five times and the food is always good. We sat outside for the first time which was lovely and i also tried the dessert for the first time which was also great. The only thing i did not enjoy that much was the ravioli dish-i always order the tagliatelle they are amazing, the rabioli were a bit dry and the meat a bit chewy.steak and focaccia were lovwly

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautifully presented simple steak. Not that cheap but such places aren't. Maybe a tad noisy for some people?

M
London
90 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

So the food is really nice but there just enough of it. Rump steaks weigh in at 180g which is pretty small. The meat is definitely good quality and well cooked but even with sides and a dessert each we were not really full. The fennel and orange salad was really good but could have had more orange, potatoes were also really good as was the basil pannacotta. Apple cake needed more caramel sauce. Wine was ok but at £21 for a 500ml carafe it really should be no? Music was terrible but weather was nice so we sat outside, when the sliding windows got closed and we couldn’t hear the music it was much better. Food is really nice and they do know their meat but the portions detract from the quality and overall experience as it was the smallest steak either of us have ever been served, tapas style portion.

AL
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. People were friendly and what I’ve eaten was worth the money.

OT
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Qualità della carne ECCEZIONALE!!

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

A great confirmation, the best meat in London at the proper price.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food, particularly the steaks and not too big portions of meat. We had a steak tartare with gorgonzola and balsamic vinegar, which was delicious. Friendly staff and the wine list was excellent an fairly reasonable. We had a delicious bottle of Negroamaro. A nice neighbourhood restaurant and we will definitely be back again.

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