We went to Macellaio RC at Fitzrovia few days ago which I think it was Big mistake!
I have been to Macellaio RC at South Kensington and Union Street many times and I love it, especially the South Kensington branch! Great atmosphere, amazing food and reasonable priced. Tried many of their starter, steaks and wine, they are always good.
Unfortunately, our experience at the Fitzrovia branch was awful! I was so looking forward to it before going but after our starter, I was so disappointed and didn't even want to finish our meal there.
Firstly, it was our mistake to order two glasses of House Red Wine which normally we would have ordered a decent bottle of wine. We were thinking to start with the house wine and order a nicer bottle for the meal, since the house wine was in their happy hour 2-4-1 offer. The House Red was absolutely disgusting, it was worse than cheap pub wine! We don't expect House wine to be good but as a restaurant famous for their steaks, I thought the house wine will be at least drinkable. After a tiny sip to try it we didn't touch the wine for the whole evening.
Then our starter came, L'imperiale was the reason I wanted to go to Macellaio that evening. I was so disappointed and sad when I saw it, not only its at least 1/3 smaller than the one at South Kensington but also the quality of the meat was really not good. The tartare and capaccio were so dull, they looked more grey than red. I was so disappointed that I didn't even want our main course but since we have already ordered, we stayed too finish our meal.
I was hoping the T-bone would at least make it worthwhile for us to spend our evening there. However, another big disappointment! They put so much salt on the steak that every bite was full of rock salt even though I tried to scrapped aside as much as possible.
So we definitely will not go back to the Fitzrovia branch again. I would still recommend the South Kensington and Union Street Macellaio RC though.