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38-40 Exmouth Market
A haven for enthusiastic carnivores, this casual Italian displays a butcher’s block in the dining room and slabs of beef and whole tunas swinging in the windows. RC (Roberto Costa) sold a restaurant chain in his native Italy before opening Macellaio RC South Kensington in 2012, specialising in Fassone beef from Piedmont. Exmouth Market adds Sicilian tuna to the mix, and the surf & turf approach informs the entire menu: from cicchetti of fried egg with sliced salted tuna, and Fassone head meat with dandelion salad, to tuna and beef tartare, and a choice of tagliata and sirloin steaks. Some dishes combine both (think rigatoni with guanciale and tuna), but the consensus is that Macellaio’s five-week dry-aged Fassone sirloin is the star. Sprinkled with Tuscan olive oil and rock salt, the meat possesses firm yet silky texture and drips with flavour. Equally rewarding is latte dolce fritto to finish (thick, deep-fried cream) and the lengthy, all-Italian wine list. Whichever way you like your steak, you won’t be disappointed here.
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SquareMeal 2 Stars
38-40 Exmouth Market
Kings Cross Thameslink Station 653m
Farringdon Tube Station 705m
London Metropolitan Archives 104m
City University 466m
Mon-Fri 12N-3.30pm 6-12M Sat-Sun 12N-11pm
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Food + drink: 2
I went for dinner last Saturday with my boyfriend to celebrate and for the price paid I was expecting a bit of WoW factor.
I am not sure if I will go back again beacuse the weakness of the whole experience was actually what suppose to be them strenght: the meat!
Starters were good - burrata and beef carpaccio. Main of beef costata maybe was the wrong choice, I personally didn't like it much as I found the meat hard to eat.
I was quite surprise even because i have been reccomended to this place and I had high expectiation
Possibly was too croweded and, because of that, the Macellaio standard were a bit lower but I was expecting a memorable experience and I left the restaurant a bit disappointed.
Food + drink: 4
Macellaio RC with its “RC” being the initials of the owner’s name “Roberto Costa” is located in 38-, 40A Exmouth Market, London. With pink shades and the meaty entrance in the form of “Tuna” at one place while “Butchery” on the other. Walking just by it give you the aroma and the cosy feeling of some tantalizing meaty dishes that are cooked the Italian way!
The menu is just the way I like it; small, concise and limited. It as it seemed had been divided into the meat and not meat section which was further divided into Tuna and non-Tuna meat. Some would say that the menu is not big enough while for me it is perfect as it depicts that a restaurant is majorly focused on delivering its speciality.
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