About Macellaio RC - Exmouth Market

Macellaio RC’s at London’s Exmouth Market offers guests a glimpse into the rich and varied Italian kitchen. Founded by world-renowned restaurateur Roberto Costa, this family of restaurants has spread across Italy and London, where you’ll find three more locations in addition to this one in Clerkenwell. Famous for serving aged beef steaks from Fassona cattle – a special breed raised in a mountainous region close to Genoa – Macellaio prides itself on serving food that’s unbelievably fresh and flavourful. Be sure to try the pissa (the Ligurian precursor to the pizza) while you’re there. It’s an absolute must when dining at Macellaio RC at Exmouth Market.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Macellaio RC - Exmouth Market
38-40 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell
London EC1R 4QE

Menu Highlights




Served with sweet peppers sauce and grated chocolate


Served with spicy Gorgonzola and Modena balsamic vinegar


Tuna cubes marinated in lime and orange juice, fresh chilli and smoke aubergines



Served with mushroom sauce and crispy parsnips


Served with home made Lingurian pesto, potatoes and green beans


Rib of beef /100g

Main Menu

Main Menu


More about Macellaio RC - Exmouth Market, London

After years of working his way up from a dishwasher to becoming the multi-restaurant owner of Macellaio RC, you could say that Roberto Costa’s hard work has certainly paid off. His commitment to sourcing the best ingredients and his love for fresh, home-made food is apparent through the restaurant’s menu selection. At Macellaio RC at London’s Exmouth Market, you’ll be met with a menu of insanely fresh food. There’s even an in-house Ligurian bakery and a butchery that you can observe in action from the comfort of your table – needless to say, the aromas wafting around the restaurant are a treat on their own.

Whether you opt for a few small plates, go for a main course or decide on a set menu, the food offering at Macellaio RC’s Exmouth Market location in London’s Clerkenwell will not let you down. We like the rump steak with pears and Modena balsamic vinegar, the pasta trenette with homemade Ligurian pesto and the Sicilian tuna steak served crusted with breadcrumbs, garlic and parsley. There’s a lot more where that came from, but you’ll have to stop in for yourself to see. Do the smart thing and book your table in advance.

18 Macellaio RC - Exmouth Market Reviews

18 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
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DUNCAN L.16 days ago · 1 review

Excellent food but the wine list could perhaps be a little gentler in the price profile. Friendly staff and a great place to sit outside on a sunny day.

Andreas P.2 months ago · 1 review

service and food impeccable as always. sorry but i can not find any other words to fill in the required 25 minimum this site needs 😁😁

Denny B.2 months ago · 1 review

Great food (and wine) and awesome customer service! We had a lovely stay! I don't have much more to say other than is highly recommend!

Joerg Z.2 months ago · 1 review

The meat is amazing, the service is very friendly. They focus on what they do best, tuna and Fassola beef. And the best Aperol Spritz and Negronis. Don't miss the desserts either

Lauren H.2 months ago · 1 review

This was incredibly disappointing! Having been to the one at Clapham with my boyfriend for his birthday, I had raved about this to my family and booked us in for my brothers birthday. The service was not good and I was so embarrassed that I had chosen this place. It really was a bad end to the day, I had to take them all out for desserts and drinks somewhere else to try and save the situation, we even bought food on the way home as we we're all still hungry. We had to ask them to take our drinks order, they didn't explain the menu, convinced us not to get what we wanted and the steak was expensive and full of fat and gristle. I will say that it had a good flavour, but you had to chew it for a long time. There was just not enough food and the service was very poor. Everyone at the end said it was "interesting" or an "experience" but they defiantly wouldn't return. It's a shame as I work around the corner and thought this would be a great place to bring clients, but I would advise everyone not to go here! If you want Italia, Santori on the same street is brilliant and as you are in the meat market area, there is Gaucho and smiths very close to the station. I am so embarrassed that I chose here and that my guests had such a poor experience. Would not return, would defiantly not recommend.

Mitch N.2 months ago · 1 review

Great food and service, we had a selection of starters all of which were wonderful, particularly the tuna with cheese on top, and the main course of rib of was was outstanding . Highly recommended .. it was my 4th time there!!

Aarti C.4 months ago · 1 review

Attentive service and a great Italian wine list with bold choices. Restaurant is buzzing with a cool urban decor. Best thing was the dolce latte fritto dessert which was heavenly. The steaks are delicate and incredibly tender but could do with more seasoning. The broccoli with chilli also delicious. Recommended for a hearty meal in East London.

Norbert H.2 months ago · 1 review

Schönes Restaurant in einem sehr netten Unterzentrum mit weiteren Restaurants und Pubs. Das Essen ist fleischlastig, im verglasten Kühlschrank werden die Prachtstücke der Rinder präsentiert, ein Paradies für Steakfans. Das Restaurant ist lebendig und überschreitet dabei die Grenze ins trubelige. Die Bedienung ist sehr freundlich.

Sukhbir S.3 months ago · 1 review

Amazing authentic food, great ambient atmosphere and warm welcoming staff. Highly recommend eating here. Will most definitely be returning soon. You must get your steak rare people!

federica p.2 months ago · 1 review

We found eating at Macellaio - EM a pleasant experience. The staff was very friendly and the food was great. We will definitely go back soon.