Macellaio RC Union Street

4.6
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200 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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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FabioC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meat in London. Hands down.
Highly recommended.

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TimB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Undimmed by the pandemic, coming back to Macellaio has been such a treat. The quality of service, food is excellent as usual; and I’m so happy that one of my favourite restaurants in London is still operating.

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vipAndreaP
London
13 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best meat in all London, best wine also and most friendly service ever.

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AndrewD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever, great beef and lovely wine with careful attentive service which is never obtrusive. The staff clearly love what they do and this translates into a great experience. We shall return.

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GuentherK
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good italian food. The waiter were very friendly. I would recommend the restaurant

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viptaddo12
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Order a T-bone and a negroni, everything you need!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The place to go for steak. Always good for a great experience. Not cheap but great quality. Vegetarians need not apply. Quality steak in a great surrounding. Recommended.

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Lexa
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Traveling with best friends and introducing them to fabulous food!

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OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Great Great! The Fassone-Meat from Piemonte is in-house-Dry-Aged and its nothing than beautiful!!! Is there a better meat-Place in London??? I dont think so...

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vipDavids
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on 2nd floor this evening where our waitstaff was very excellent. The food and dessert were awesome. The next time we return from Texas it will be a must - probably more times than just once.

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vipEagerEater
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was the best we have ever had, could cut it with a butter knife. Our sides where outstanding as well
The service was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accoglienza simpatica e cordiale.
Servizio impeccabile
Cibo di ottima qualità è molto ben cucinato
Accurata attenzione al cliente
Buon rapporto qualità prezzo

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Enricot
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The taste of the meat was impeccable. Carpaccio, Battuta and Fiorentina.
We've been served by an old and really professional waiter, and advised by a gentle woman.

We'll definitely come back.

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FuzzyBear
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Really mixed experience. Great location, cool interior, just the right level of busy and excellent service. Everything was set up for a fantastic meal! However, the steak just isn't quite good enough to justify the price in my opinion, and the chef covered it with a massive (!) dose of chunky rock salt. My guest eventually gave up on eating it, and I spent most of my time trying to pick the chunks of salt off the steak or out from between my teeth...

A real shame as they have half the experience absolutely nailed!

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vipSuzanneO
London
54 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good quality meat. Wine was lovely. It was my birthday and they gave us desert on the house. Lovely touch. Thank you!

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Ambra
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipCool789
London
16 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JustinH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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.

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AdrianaT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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)

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ElizabethA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced and under achieving - Will not be returning

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ChristineJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak, friendly service, and nice ambiance.

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vipMmmTasty
London
37 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and high quality food!

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TetianaN
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MaxQ
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

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.

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LUIGIB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipmigueln
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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 .

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vipElaineS
London
25 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Simo
London
16 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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

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Helio
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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johnc
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipFood4thought
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Rosie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
21 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Macellaio RC Union Street does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Macellaio RC Union Street is rated 4.6 stars by 200 OpenTable diners.

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