Macellaio RC South Kensington

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£26 to £40
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Italian
Welcome to MACELLAIO RC SOUTH KENSINGTON, kingdom of the Italian Fassona beef and the first butchery-restaurant opened in London.

We offer only products of excellence from the best Italian companies such as Fassona beef, charcuterie, delicious cheeses and a quite extensive selection of Italian wines. When selecting them, we want to praise not only the product itself but -above all- the work of the artisans workers that are behind them.
The beef selection takes place from small farms located between Monforte d'Alba, Serralunga, Roddi and Alba, where each animal is treated with respect.

And our façon d-être, of course, the typical Italian way: a warn familiar greeting the willingness to provide the best service, like when entering in an old Trattorie of 'Bel Paese'…
Welcome and feel like home!
What 663 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Excellent service.

E
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

I wouldn’t recommend it on a weekend night: it’s too busy to be enjoyed properly and there is the time limit which goes against the concept of a relaxing dinner. We couldn’t take the dessert.
Even groups of 5 were sit at the little squared tables. We were four people and felt tight.
The service is perfect, very attentive and courteous. Considering the restrains from a space and time points of view, the value for money is overall low.

OT
E. Tennessee
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even our daughter adored dinner.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, Great food, Great staff!! Grazie!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing steak

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

On the day, the experience was solid - food and service. Then, I was HORRIFIED to read that the restaurant has a zero out of five rating for food hygiene from The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. In light of this, I consider the food and service to be terrible - this place needs to get the basics right. AVOID.

o
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Carne buona ma non eccezionale, patatine fritte al di sotto della media, prezzi esagerati per il tipo di trattoria e rispetto alla qualità.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic steak

BA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super bon moment , service impeccable, et viande de grand connaisseurs , du niveau des steak housses de NYC

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KK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our experience was great, but two tables near us had a bad evening which affected our experience unfortunately.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Overpriced...160 pounds for 3 people with only 1 carafe of wine (not even a bottle) 1 salad and 1 side ! Was recommended the rib eye which was too fatty.

BA
London
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Very well executed. The place is very cozy and great to dine in with families or friends.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

yummy steaks cooked beautifully plus lovely service

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

craving for Italian beef :
Starter :beef tartare with slight seasoning but the meat is not clear with tendon. Freshly made.
Main : tailored cut rib eye steak and cooked in rare. Aged and therefore very rich and favourable.
Dessert : tiramisu of course~ simply traditional and good.
Dine with Glass of red and sparkling water.

A generally good quality dinner at £80-

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meat

AF
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Consiglio di aprire le bottiglie dell’acqua davanti ai clienti e non portarle già aperte perché per me possono essere anche bottiglie riempite con acqua di rubinetto

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MF
London
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing experience. Food is outstanding but everything around the food is too. I love it!

MR
London
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We booked for 7.30 for 5 people arrived at 7.35 and queues to get into the ground floor After a few minutes of waiting we were led to some stairs and downstairs to a basement area, corner table. The basement area contained about 5 other tables of 2/4 diners and there were 2 busy servers for the whole evening. The explanation of the limited menu was delivered without much charm and we were c just referred to the rather limited written menu, for starters and mains. The steak offering, which was, when It came, an excellent piece of meat, had to be as the price of it 600gm minimum between three people and at £7.00 per gram you need to enjoy meat and not be poor!
Being an appetite and plenty of cash!

NA
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is spot on. I’m a meat eater and fussy one. The guys explained everything and were amazing. It was my second visit. I just love the carpaccio and the steak was perfect.
The only downside is the side plates £5 for spinach is pushing a bit to hard. Also, they could have more vegetables

J
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly service and very good meat. Set at the back of a butchers

n
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place, amazing steaks and
Ambiance. Staff very attentive and would highly recommend this restaurant

RA
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak, great service, I was made to feel very welcolm even as a single diner.

m
London
26 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for meat eaters! Nice decor too.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Meat was tough and red wine was warm

V
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited the Restaurant recommended by a friend. Nice place, excellent quality food, friendly and helpful staff.

K
London
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

nice place to enjory a dinner, in particular for beef lover

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Fantastic food

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We came around 9:45 but seat and wait 20min to get someone serviced. Dry age steak is just ok but not expensive. I even don’t know why this rating so high. Compare with other dry aged steak house I was ate before this restaurant is really so so.

f
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, wonderful authentic Italian food, with an emphasis on the meats! Very good service and very friendly staff, along with great wines.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frederico was a great waiter! The food was amazing. Definitely recommend the stracciatella cheese as a starter, it is to die for! I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and the restaurant surprised him with a slice of cake at the end of the meal. Overall, it was a great evening and we would definitely come back.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

Our booking was accepted. I was then called and asked if we could arrive earlier as they were very busy but the restaurant was empty on arrival and exit. Each of our wines was awful despite being £17 a glass. We changed wines and the improvement was marginal. My T bone was tasteless. The lady serving us was very sweet - the only saving grace for what was a v expensive/disappointing meal

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of the best places for steaks in the area, if you love to have great quality meat I highly recommend you to go here. The service is wonderful, nothing is too much trouble for them. A special thank you to Federico and Walter, we’ll surely be back in the near future.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 3

It was not the first time at macellaio. The meager was as always delicious. The surprise arrived with the bill..we were charged for the most expensive nebbiolo although when we ordered the wine we were not asked which of the 3 nebbiolo on the wine list we wanted. Why should they assume we wanted the most expensive one and not the classic nebbiolo???

LS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Very good food, and good service, but go somewhere else if you want a quiet or romantic meal. In spilte of excellent beef I will probably not come again

L
London
24 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Outstanding steaks. Loved the aged meat from Italy. Will certainly visit again.

o
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent restaurant for meat lovers. Even if you don't fancy a full steak there are lighter options eg carpaccio or bresaola/mozzarella salads etc. Entrance is via a butcher's shop-style area but dining area at back or downstairs is not as gory. Good service.

PS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening for our wedding anniversary.
A fabulous welcome and seated quickly - recommend you book in advance as it’s incredibly busy!
Steaks were out of this world and we can’t wait to return!

TT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was fantastic. Great food, service and ambiance . Definitely eat here when your in London

AF
London
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

È sempre un piacere andate dal Macellaio: servizio impeccable, personale attento e discreto, per non parlare delle pietanze. Tutto ottimo

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meat and great service, what else?!