Macellaio RC will open its fifth London restaurant on Store Street in Bloomsbury.
The Italian restaurant, which focusses on dry-aged Fassona beef from Piedmont in north west Italy, will open at 6 Store Street on the former site of the Duke of Beford’s filling station. The new Bloomsbury restaurant will join the flagship south Kensington restaurant, as well as three sites on Union Street in Bankside, Exmouth Market, and Northcote Road in Battersea. The fifth extant restaurant is in Milan, Italy.
The restaurant’s menu offers that Piedmontese beef in nearly all its forms: a dedicated offals section, featuring heart, tripe, liver and testicles, is matched by various iterations of steak. Macellaio RC has been trading since 2012 in Kensington, and its steady opening rate over the last six years has the feeling of a restaurant coping well with the — apparent — industry chaos surrounding it.
Founder and owner Roberto Costa said:
I fell in love with this venue and the Bloomsbury area at first sight. For me it’s an honour to be able to raise the curtain of our theatre in such a historical venue. As Italian artisans, we love the history behind this incredible building, one of the biggest petrol station in the 1920’s, and we want to show it respect so it gives us the right motivation to do our very best.