As the newest of the Macellaio RC family, this London restaurant’s Union Street outpost is an Italian restaurant that’s buzzing with activity. Found at Arch 24 only steps from Southwark underground station, Borough Market and The Old Vic, this restaurant’s location is superb. Best of all, the food is on another level. Freshness is everything at this Southwark restaurant. With an in-house butchery and bakery, Macellaio RC Union Street stays true to tradition in every dish on offer. All the steaks here come from prized Fassona cattle, and the pasta is made from scratch using Italian flour. Stop by with a reservation and taste the difference.
Macellaio RC on London’s Union Street is an Italian restaurant that never takes shortcuts. Here, tradition is of the utmost importance – the recipes, ingredients and techniques all harken back to years gone by. Restaurateur Roberto Costa started as a restaurant dishwasher before working his way up to become the world-renowned business owner that he is today, boasting restaurants across Italy and London. At Macellaio RC Union Street you can enjoy the fruits of his labour in a beautiful building in Southwark.
Macellaio RC boasts its very own butchery in the middle of the restaurant so that guests can sit back, relax and watch the show. As if the smells wafting from the butchery aren’t enough, the restaurant also features a Ligurian bakery that ensures guests are surrounded by the aromas of freshly baked bread while they dine. And that’s just the smell – just wait until taste comes into play! At Macellaio, the chefs age cuts of Fassona beef until the flavours are absolutely perfect. We recommend ordering rump steak – choose from a side of sweet gorgonzola and walnuts, pears and modena balsamic vinegar or rocket with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano – or the freshly made Ravioli Al Tocco served with slow-cooked Fassona shoulder ragu. Whatever you decide on, you’re in for a treat here at Macellaio RC Union Street. Reservations are essential at this Italian restaurants in London’s Southwark.
I have been at Macellaio at least 6 time. Goodman, Zelman, Gaucho: they are nothing compare to it. Union Steet restaurant thoough is the best of them all. Going soon to check out the newly open branch in Battersea.
We tried few different dishes between the bakery and the butcher and all of them were amazing. Also the service was great,professional but friendly at the same time.
Great atmosphere, great food, great wine and fantastic staff. A lovely little piece of Italy in the heart of London. A "must go to place" when you are in the City.
I'm very happy to give this restaurant a solid 10/10. Wine menu is perfectly Italian yet selected for its best quality and regions, food is authentic and cooked beautifully (bursting flavours) and atmosphere and staff are wonderful and attentive at all times. Mario who is the restaurant manager always make our evenings to the top level. I recommend this fantastic place to meat and wine lovers and specially to people who would want to spend money for great food(£100 for 2) and carefully selected wines at reasonable prices.
Dear Sirs, I hereby mean to provide a constructive feedback: * food is very good * fari value for money * service is not as good as food, examples: one of the waiting staff is very new and learning English, but at minimum all of them must know translation in English of all items in the menu (eg some desserts are typed in Italian and the staff must be able to translate); one of us would need to avoid gluten (no allergy): indications on what contained/contaminated gluten was not straight forward (this was another member of staff); when presented with the bill we were simultaneously presented with credit card machine too: not acceptable, you must leave few minutes to customer to check the bill; guys in the kitchen - and I know the work is hard there - were showing signs of distress - not acceptable given that you can see them from the dining room. Having said all the above, I will go back since the food is very good, however would appreciate a more professional service. Thanks and Regards, Isabella.
Abbiamo scelto questo ristorante per il nostro pranzo di Pasqua e siam stati notevolmente sorpresi. Servizio impeccabile : ogni cameriere è molto attento ad ogni ospite ed é sempre pronto a spiegarti ogni proposta del menù. La carne era tenera morbida e molto saporita. I dolci sia il classico tiramisù sia la proposta della panna cotta al basilico ci hanno stupito. Siamo stati decisamente soddisfatti. Per quanto riguarda il conto; è un pochino caro ma sono soldi decisamente ben spesi. Provatelo!
I would go back just for the meat. We had the the fiorentina and the crostata which were both great.The meat was very tender and delicious! The charcuterie board was also very good. The side dishes (spinach, potatoes, green salad) were rather average (much better in other steakhouses) and the tiramisu was less than average ( very sweet). Service was excellent and the decor was modern industrial. We did not really enjoy the loud music as it was difficult to discuss.
There was way too much salt on the baked potatoes and way too less salt on the meat. The waitress tried to sell too much meat for only 2 people. I asked for 800 gr of Fiorentina and he served us 900 gr. So when ordering, order alway 100/200 gr less so you have the right amount. Service was fast and kind, even though the waitress did not give us time to think and decide what to order
Great welcoming, service was impeccable and very attentive. We remarked it was a special occasion when reserved, and we got treated with a complementary glass of sparkling wine and a memorable dessert with candle for our anniversary. Would definitely go back and strongly recommended.
Really good food, meat is amazing, tender and i was able to get it cooked rare, which is not easy to find in london! The service was really professional and friendly. I highly recommend this place