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Macellaio RC Union Street

4.5
4.5
230 Reviews
£26 to £40
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Mon–Fri 18:00–23:00 Sat 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 3848 0529

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 230 people are saying

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4.5
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  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • London

    Child Friendly

  • London

    Romance

  • London

    Sunday Lunch

  • South East London

    Child Friendly

  • South East London

    Group Bookings

  • South East London

    Romance

  • South East London

    Sunday Lunch

  • South East London

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Service just acceptable, meat ok but nothing more, wine awful and horrendously priced.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was amazing, the waitress was really warm and hospitable. Food was also really good, highly recommend!

  3. FR

    FrancescoR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff fantastico come il cibo. Cordiali, disponibili e sempre pronti a farsi una risata, i ragazzi che vorresti sempre trovare quando ti siedi al ristorante 🔝

  4. CP

    CharlieP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Food was nice, expensive. Main problem was had to choose off the valentines menu so we picked a share dish and when it came it was just a big board of steak with no sides. Pretty weird

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Now this restaurant is not cheap but the food was great and cooked to perfection. We would certainly visit again but I think it’s more of a special occasion destination for me. I was there with my younger boyfriend and the waitress made us smile asking if we were father and son.

  6. m

    moof

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    Having been to Macellaio Union St previously as I live near by this occasion was hugely disappointing . Whilst the service was good and attentive (our two servers were excellent and knowledgeable ) albeit it was bizarre that myself and my guest got asked to move from our table after being seated as they wanted to merge tables for a bigger party and then proceeded not to do that and simply seat other couples maybe it was a sign of what was to come in terms of customer care. Starters were excellent I have to say with both the battuta and focaccia. However the order of the cut of the Costata done medium rare which should be second nature to the kitchen came back rare. For me given the extra fat and need for this to be tendered spoils the cut - and the waitress had also advised on the same and waxed lyrical about how this would be cooked. So when we asked for this to be addressed by just a touch what came back was a medium to well done steak which was tough and dry. My guest , a student, ate it as didn’t want to complain, in my case it was inedible. I won’t be going back when a kitchen can’t get a staple correct and treats a simple correction with complete disdain ….. paying £70-80 for a steak deserves better level of service when it defines your brand

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Amazing food! Lovely experience

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely loved it. Food was delicious, atmosphere very comfortable , service impeccable. . Staff very friendly and helpful. Well done we were all impressed

  9. TK

    TKGS

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place with great food, service and children friendly!

  10. k

    karlc

    Yorkshire

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Steak in authentic Italian surroundings. We all loved it

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I have been here twice, this means a lot already. I had the best steak ever! I would definitely return again and recommend to anyone.

  12. S

    Sara

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’m a returning customer and will continue to do so. Service and food are great, my go to meat place in London.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience, excellent food and atmosphere, a bit pricey.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Il Macellaio in Union street is something you have to try once in life (at least that is). The food was amazing, the steak sublime. The staff was very polite and always there to make sure everything was ok. The ambience was perfect too, despite the cold of a late April night our night wasn’t ruined because they’re very well equipped with outdoor heating and blankets. The price is not low, but it’s absolutely worth it, the food is high quality! It’s been a perfect date night. Highly recommend.

  15. MB

    MaryB

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent quality various types of beef from Italy. Lovely starter and pasta main course. Wine list very small and a bit expensive.

  16. A

    Ajay

    London

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    The food was pretty good but it took more than 3 hours for a 2 Course meal, servers were incredibly elusive if around at all. Would not return.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great food. They had blankets available for when it's cold. Wide range of wines available. Fantastic service. Will return

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    It was a lovely experience. Great hospitality and service.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Amazing wine. Amazing staff. We will come back.

  20. CB

    ChrisB

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Overall it’s quite expensive and the wine mark up is high. However, ambiance, and friendliness of the management and staff was great. Would go back but I’ll avoid being led on the wine....!

  21. DH

    DarrenH

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great steak and friendly service!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An absolutely incredible restaurant, with excellent service!! I would highly recommend.

  23. FD

    FrancoisD

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food is very good and you can feel the great quality of the ingredients which come at an higher price tag but really enjoyed our dinner and we consider it worth it. We definitely recommend and we give definitely a 5* for the service which was perfect. This was a first try but we will go again.

  24. FR

    FREQUENTDINER1

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to meet friends. £££ but great food and service -

  25. LT

    LetsTravel

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great quality, lovely service - will strongly recommended this place for all meat lovers.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I am an old customer of Macellaio I love his passion for anything he does, his steak is the best in London , but my last visit for some reason the meat it wasn’t good as I remembered . I am sure COVID must be one of the reasons

  27. KE

    KatiaE

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks were incredible, the staff were polite and professional, the atmosphere was very relaxed. The location is really beautiful. The Misto Imperiale was delicious, the Focaccia al formaggio was a surprise and the Lardo Bruschetta is always a guarantee !! The Costata and Fassona Gillet were juicy and perfectly cooked. I am not a dessert fan butyou should try the Bianco Al Basilico.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just amazing! The staff was kind and friendly and the food was delicious. Perfect for a Friday night

  29. TK

    TKGS

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    5 star! Perfect place for meat and relaxed atmosphere!

  30. n

    neet

    London

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food and great service, would definitely recommend for steak and burger!

  31. FC

    FabioC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meat in London. Hands down. Highly recommended.

  32. TB

    TimB

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  33. AP

    AndreaP

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

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

  34. AD

    AndrewD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  35. GK

    GuentherK

    Switzerland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  36. t

    taddo12

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3

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

  37. n

    ninepine

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 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.

  38. L

    Lexa

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Traveling with best friends and introducing them to fabulous food!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Frankfurt

    1 review

    5.0

    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...

  40. D

    Davids

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 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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Macellaio RC Union Street does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Supper London.

Macellaio RC Union Street is rated 4.5 stars by 230 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Macellaio RC Union Street

Arch 24, 229 Union Street Southwark London, SE1 0LR

Additional information

  • Area

    Southwark

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Mon–Fri 18:00–23:00 Sat 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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