Macellaio RC Exmouth Market

4.5
271 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
MACELLAIO RC EXMOUTH MARKET is the second restaurant of Roberto Costa and a hymn to Italian excellence.
Here, Roberto decides to take a step forward and introduces Bluefin tuna from Sicily to the equation and, it is extremely important to understand that this choice wasn’t made by hazard: the tuna is the only animal from the sea that has warm blood, like our Fassona cow. Moreover, and in general terms, both types of meat can be culinarily treated in a very similar way.
This way our menu is a “mirror” of itself: you can enjoy a beef tartare or a tuna tartare, a beef steak or a tuna steak. For us, are now the same!
And as in the first one, every product offered in our restaurant is the fruit of a meticulous work of artisans and farmers loyal to traditions, with whom we share the “Italian passion”.

Our beef and tuna tell the story of the people behind them and their passions, come and try it for yourself!
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Jp12
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Really disappointing. One to avoid.

Service was poor despite place being almost completely empty. Slow to take order then repeatedly forgot drinks order. Seemed unable to provide advice on either food or wine menu.

Food itself was ok but very expensive. Not good value.

Place had the feel of neglect.

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Queensboss
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, intact the best steak my friend had ever had. Unusual service with the waiter stabbing the knife into the table

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CeliaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Service was really bad

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Jimenc
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The place is very nice, we had the place to ourselves over a late lunch. The menu includes a good variety of choice and we had a nice meal. Our only concern was the price, it was high compared to similar places.

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KevinG
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our visit to Marcellaio. The service and food was outstanding and want to spend every birthday at Macellaio now!

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Dubai
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service even better. Best steak we’ve had for a while in london

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here twice and it’s been amazing each time. Will be making this a common place to eat as the food and staff are great. Definitely recommend.

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graham54
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without doubt the best Italian restaurant we have visited in years. We like our steak cooked differently, one pink and one well done. We have finally found a restaurant that listens to this simple request!!!
We have told our friends, what a find.

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JoannaB
London
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute restaurant, amazing food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, best steak in London! The service is fantastic and anything on the menu is so tasty! Particularly love the battuta al gorgonzola and the cheesecake!

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vipAlanW
London
45 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The little courtyard at the back was very well sheltered and lovely for a bit of al fresco dining.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best steak I’ve had in years

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Matteo
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meat, true Italian Fiorentina!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful knowledgeable staff . Great wine

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vipMJewell
London
141 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant, delicious steak, awesome presentation. Brilliant happy hour from 5-8. Really enjoyed the overall experience

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AliceS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just loved it! Amazing food and a very good service. I am very happy about Macellaio! Highly suggested!!

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Milo123
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless experience from start to finish. Excellent food and service together with amuses bouches on the house. Meat dishes beyond compare. Would dine here every day if I lived nearby.

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Andy
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The T-bone steak was so close to perfection that 850g of succulent greatness vanished into thin air
Quality of service and professional competence 10 out of 10

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SteakandPasta
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak, fresh pasta, and wine. We missed the tuna steak option from the menu but understand the menu has been temporarily (we hope) reduced during Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fine overall. Waiter was a bit pushy about choice of steak, service a tad erratic. Ambiance ok. Not quite up to standards of previous experience.

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vipanonymous
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Macellaio RC Exmouth Market on Friday evening. All staffs there were friendly and very attentive. Florentina steak was cooked to perfection. We will definitely come back. :)

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manuelas
London
35 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good experience, nice staff, food quality was really high.
I’ll. one back

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StuT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Overpriced for OK food.

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LucreziaP
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food was ok but nothing to write home about it. Service was fine. I went last year asleep for my bday and the food and services were so much better. Also. I felt ratio price quality wasn’t justified it. I will not come back.

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viprich
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

No reference if our booking. Bad table in the doorway which was held for walk ins. Rude staff. We walked out. Avoid

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak davvero ottima, un po’ meno i dolci. Personale cortese e disponile

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SerenaC
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved each single time I have been to this restaurant.
The food is amazing and the service is spotless.
Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was OK but not as good as the chain's other branches. The service really needs to be improved. A waiter spilled water over my husband's jacket while collecting glasses from other tables. Although knowing the incident, neither the waiter nor the supervisor come to help with the cleaning of the jacket. They even added nearly 20 pounds for "services" in our bill. We wouldn't be coming back again.

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vipmoof
London
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Having been to another branch in union street I was looking forward to visiting and enjoying the Fiorentina
Things started well as the location is great with a relaxed vibe and tables outside - bar the number of people passing by asking for money (5 in total and obviously not the restaurants fault) the experience was great
Service was great with a very good waiter also providing very honest and good suggestions on the food and wine (we had a super red st s good price)
Where the whole thing went down hill oust the starters was 1. The delay in service post starters and in particular for people at adjoining tables - it became so painful to watch / hear I had to go to the waiter inside to please serve people and apologise on his behalf as he was a nice chap
2. More of an issue was the Fiorentina ...... it came so overly charred / burnt on the outside that it was inedible and was like burnt coal - no where near the standard of quality and cooking I had experienced at union street. I pointed out to the waiter and he recognised it was badly cooked and mentioned it looked as it hadn’t been prepared properly. We fit an apology but no discount or anything else - albeit in fairness I didn’t ask for anything
Anyway won’t go back to this branch as kitchen / cook isn’t up to standard but would still go to another branch given previous experience of the cut of fassona

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DavidO
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely people and excellent food - highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was a nice experience overall but portions were not very big (particularly the pasta) so it didn't feel like great value. Probably wouldn't go again, but puddings were a highlight.

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ManuelP
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice ambient, very good and professional service.

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ilovejelly
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent Lunch at Macellaio on Saturday 10th August, the menu was varied and had plenty of choice. The service was attentive without being overpowering. This really is a gem of a find and I would highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Ottima qualità del cibo: dai formaggi, alla Fiorentina (frollatura 7-9 settimane magnifica) passando per la stracciatella e il vino.
Staff molto attento e gentile.

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Flav
London
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good flood quality but the meat portion could have been bigger for what it cost. Total bill for 1 person £81 but that included bottle of wine £29 and two desserts and starter and coffee

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well, if you’d like to have a fabulous dinner in London, the Italians may help you... quality service,quality meal, good and cheap wine... what ever you would expect for? Ask to be served by Barbara... She always eat there, for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
London
26 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very easy concept place, starter were a little overpriced for the portion served. Wine list with a lot of bin, maybe a little overpriced for the area. Overall nice place for a night out with friends

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SerenaC
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in London. Anytime I have the chance, I always come. Thir cut is first quality. It never disappoints.

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Laurent
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very nice restaurant in Exmouth Market, comforting Simple Italian food focused on products quality and prevision.
For my taste, portions are on the small side (I did not order any pasta), and therefore it will become expensive if you want to eat decent quantities.

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SvenH
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best meat in town! Real italian cuisine with a great Passion for beef

FAQs

Macellaio RC Exmouth Market does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Macellaio RC Exmouth Market is rated 4.5 stars by 271 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 reservations at the moment.