Macellaio RC: a growing family of five Italian restaurants, has chosen Bloomsbury’s Store Street for the site of their sixth venue.
Celebrated both here in London and in Milan for their Fassona steak which is sourced from the mountain valleys north of Genoa, Macellaio RC will open at 6 Store Street this autumn. Diners are promised ‘incredible Italian food, sourced with respect, prepared with love and expertly cooked’.
Once the Duke of Bedford’s [petrol] filling station, the iconic site with its distinctive mural has been secured on a 15-year lease. Store Street is a neighbourhood-style road featuring independent retailers and restaurants.
It is adjacent to Tottenham Court Road whose enlarged tube station will include the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) from late 2018.
Roberto Costa, founder and owner of Macellaio RC, 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.”
Simon Elmer, Steward of the London Estate, said: “Our focus is on attracting a quality mix of independent retail and dining to Bloomsbury. This part of London is renowned for its rich history, elegant period buildings and attractive garden squares. New additions, such as Macellaio RC, ensure we enhance the area as a place to live in, work in and visit.”