Macellaio RC Union Street

4.6
215 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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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 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.

MB
vipMaryB
London
17 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipAjay
London
63 reviews
Dined on April 27, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a lovely experience. Great hospitality and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing wine. Amazing staff.

We will come back.

CB
ChrisB
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 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....!

DH
DarrenH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak and friendly service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FD
vipFrancoisD
London
20 reviews
Dined on April 14, 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.

FR
vipFREQUENTDINER1
London
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LetsTravel
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TK
vipTKGS
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star! Perfect place for meat and relaxed atmosphere!

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neet
London
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

FC
FabioC
London
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meat in London. Hands down.
Highly recommended.

TB
TimB
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 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.

AP
vipAndreaP
London
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

AD
AndrewD
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 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.

GK
GuentherK
Switzerland
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viptaddo12
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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ninepine
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 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
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Traveling with best friends and introducing them to fabulous food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 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 September 18, 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.

EE
vipEagerEater
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on September 7, 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 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
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 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.

FB
FuzzyBear
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 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!

SO
vipSuzanneO
London
55 reviews
Dined on August 20, 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 August 15, 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
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JH
JustinH
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 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.

AT
AdrianaT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 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)

EA
ElizabethA
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced and under achieving - Will not be returning

CJ
ChristineJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak, friendly service, and nice ambiance.

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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 215 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.