Italian dining in London doesn’t get much better than Macellaio RC South Kensington. This wonderful restaurant on Old Brompton Road is one of four restaurants in the Macellaio RC family across London and the passion of the folk who run it is clear to see in every detail. Everything from the olives to the steaks is sourced with respect, prepared with love and expertly cooked – outstanding Italian cooking by all accounts. Macellaio RC South Kensington is a contemporary space and one that’s suitable for all sorts of occasions. If you want to be reminded what eating out is all about, a reservation and a meal here is essential.
Macellaio RC South Kensington paints quite the picture. A picture of harmony between farmers, growers, butchers and restaurants. Every steak served at Macellaio RC South Kensington – and indeed the other three Macellaio RC Italian restaurants across London – comes from the Fassona cattle breed in mountain valleys north of Genoa; every cut of meat is hung for the right amount of time and even the pissa (not pizza) dough is allowed to rise for 90 hours. All of this combines with fantastic service and a gorgeous setting to provide one of the truest Italian trattoria experiences within miles of Old Brompton Road. Macellaio RC South Kensington is just divine.
The menu at this South Kensington Italian restaurant is all about quality over quantity, which we just love. Begin, perhaps, with a starter of bone marrow or the carpaccio served simply with extra virgin oil, sea salt and black pepper. Consider a cheese or charcuterie board after that, followed by a main from the grill – maybe rabbit with white wine and garlic or rump steak with gorgonzola and walnuts? – or an indulgent pasta dish. You’ll find Macellaio RC South Kensington between South Kensington and Gloucester Road Underground stations, not far from all sorts of attractions that make this part of London so famous. Reserve a table now.
Loved the food, the staff and the concept...!!! Will I go back...??? yes
Accoglienza e servizio al top, tutto personale italiano gentilissimo e competente. Cibo favoloso con una carne ad un livello di bontà difficile da trovare anche in Italia. Consigliatissimo e da una come che adora cucinare non è poco. Come mangiare al top a Londra !
We had great food + good service + nice Atmosphere. Food is good enough to share. Meat was perfect. I will definitely come back again.
Great atmosphere! Paula, Patrizia and the rest of the members of staff know what they are doing. Creating the right ambiance , delivering the right beef cut.
Get the Battuta to start, even if you dont like tartare its fantastic. Then get a kilo of Fiorentina (medium rare) to share between 3-4 and a couple of sides with a decent bottle of wine to round off the perfect evening out with friends. Food is always superb, friendly staff, great location and they do a decent cocktail as well.
Incredible steak and sides. Everything was absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked. Wait staff was nice, efficient and attuned at all times to what was going on in the dining room. And the atmosphere (especially where we sat, downstairs,) was extremely cozy on a damp, cold night.
the skirt steak with the mushrooms side, was very overcooked. Had been put in oven with different cut of meat which was thicker. This resulted in the thicker piece of meat (hanger steak) being cooked perfectly, whereas the skirt steak (being much thinner) was basically burnt. If you ask for Skirt stake, make sure you ask for it medium/medium rare so maybe they don't kill the cut by burning it. However, staff was very friendly and very attentive
Best Fiorentina steaks in London, excellent service, good wines, not the cheapest place but well worth it. When you see the quality of meats on display at the entrance you know you are going to eat well!
Dinner for two on Friday night. Wine was great, food was great and the best part was our table wasn't needed so we didn't have to move off our table after two hours. So we sat and drank in comfort for a few hours. Thanks for the great night out Macellaio RC South Ken team.
Great place! Italian atmosphere with piemontese accent. The soup of the day was good, the Fiorentina perfect, the wine choice ok. Very good italian restaurant, would be successful in Rome too! Hope to come back soon