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    Tuesday, 14 November 2017


    If you've followed me for a while, you'll probably have established that I'm a big meat eater by now (see here, here and here for 'the proof'). You'll know how much I love fried chicken and a bloody good burger - but do you know what my real Achilles heel is? Steak. 

    You just can't beat a perfectly cooked piece of steak, can you? Perfectly seared on the outside and lovely and rare inside (...I think I'm drooling). I'm always on the hunt for my next fix so when I started seeing huge slabs of steak on silver platters plastered across my Instagram feed - I HAD to find out where they were from! 

    Well, a quick Instagram stalk and a google search later, it was revealed - I had to get myself to Macellaio RC. 
    Macellaio RC is one hell of a restaurant - I mean the name literally translates into 'butcher' so already what's not to love? 

    There are four scattered across London and the concept is built around celebrating great Italian ingredients with each branch putting its own individual spin on its meaty menu. 
    The Bankside branch (where we headed) has its very own in-house bakery where they make freshly baked focaccia and pissa breads every day. 

    The 'pissa' (and no, that's not a typo) is allowed to rise for up to 90 hours which helps it pack in the most incredible flavour and texture - but the cheesey focaccia breads are my absolute fav. Stuffed to the brim with delicious strachinno cheese - its light and creamy and perfect washed down with a glass of red wine. 
    What I really love about this place though is the DRAMA! They have an in-house butcher who sits, quite literally on a stage, expertly cutting chunks of meat for the hungry diners. Then for added theatre, your steak knife is thrown down at your place setting minutes before your meat arrives on a GIANT silver platter...
    A quick 1, 2, 3 with the cloche lid and you're presented with a huge slab of perfectly medium rare steak. Seared to perfection on the outside and pink and tender within... 
    There's no fancy sauces or butters - just perfectly seasoned steak, swimming in its own meaty juices.
    For sides, you can't go wrong with a portion of wilted spinach...
    Or some deliciously crisp, fluffy chips! Simple but so, so delicious.

    Now I have to admit, I wasn't overly keen on the dessert to begin with - Basil Panna cotta (savoury puddings don't really do it for me)...
    After a couple of mouthfuls though - once you sort of adjust to the savoury taste - it's quite refreshing and super light (and probably the best way to end your carnivorous feast).
    Dessert aside - I really enjoyed Macellaio RC. Is it the best steak I've had in London? Not quite.... BUT it is pretty bloody good and really reasonably priced too. Oh and highly Instagrammable. Definitely well worth a visit!

    Macellaio RC
    229 Union Street Arch 24, Old Union Yard Arches London SE1 0LR

    * We were invited to review Macelleao RC
    Macellaio Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    1 comment:

    1. Ohh it looks and sounds delish! Can't beat a good steak! x