Manicomio - Chelsea
Manicomio - Chelsea

Manicomio - Chelsea

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.manicomio.co.uk/chelsea/
  • Phone: 02077303366
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3:30pm; Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:30pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 6:30pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Sloane Square Station
  • Parking: No
A word from Manicomio - Chelsea
Manicomio Restaurant is located at 85 Duke of York Square, just beside the the Saatchi gallery. The menu is seasonal modern Italian. All fish is line-caught and meat is provided by the Ginger Pig. Lunch and dinner are available throughout the week. The extensive heated terrace is perfect for balmy summer evenings or chilly nights. We have a well-stocked bar with classic cocktail menu and delicious selection of snacks to nibble alongside.
Our deli, Manicomio Poco, is next door at number 83 serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and light dinners. The Deli also offers a full take away menu including some of the finest Italian roast coffee in London as well as a selection of larger dishes for at-home dinners. The shop is perfect for gifts with an imaginative stock of store cupboard luxuries, kitchen equipment and books.
Private dining available in the extremely pretty conservatory.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Eating
Manicomio - Chelsea reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since 25 May 2014
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.6
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
outdoor eating (74)business meals (46)fit for foodies (43)special occasions (42)brunch (30)romance (30)sunday lunch (25)good vegetarian options (23)pre/post theatre (22)outstanding value (15)child friendly (14)group bookings (14)disabled access (11)afternoon tea (6)Show More
  • A very nice midweek night out
    Anaoreilly
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Good menu, friendly service and great location! Oh and good by the glass wine list too!
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    outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outdoor Restaurant
    ChelseamomVIP
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    I had lunch at Manicomio in Chelsea last month with a friend. It was the perfect weather to sit outside in front of the restaurant that is located in Duke of York's Square off the Kings Road. I chose this restaurant to host my friend as I have been many times and always have a delicious meal and this time was just the same. I can't wait to go back.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • Birthday Bash
    lyndawea
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    We celebrated a 70th Birthday dinner with friends, and the restaurant was so accommodating. The food is fantastic and such good value for money. The staff are efficient, friendly and always helpful - to the point where they all sang Happy Birthday when presenting the cake to our friend. It was magical! My favourite restaurant in Chelsea.
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    group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • live2eat
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    I booked a deal on opentable for two courses, a glass of wine and a coffee. While the service and food was lovely, I almost felt awkward being there with a voucher because a) the glass of wine wasn't offered to us, I had to remind them that we get a free glass of wine, and b) we saw other diners receive focaccia bread to enjoy with their meal and cookies at the end with the cheque, however, we did not receive either of those complementary items. I had gone to another restaurant with a similar deal and was treated like everyone else--no one would have known who was and wasn't using a voucher. I suggest this restaurant do the same.
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    outdoor eating
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  • Simply lovely
    lon35
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    Always incredibly fresh, flavourful Italian food that is almost without compare. Ingredient combinations are original and unexpected, but realised with subtlety. We've been going to Manicomio for lunches and dinners since they first opened, and there has never, ever been a lapse in the quality of the food or service. Go on a sunny day and enjoy one of the best alfresco dining experiences in London - great people watching via the Duke of York Square. It's the perfect venue for a girls' post-shopping lunch and glass of wine, lunch with the family (we now take our 1 year old daughter, and she could not be more welcomed), pre/post-theatre dinner (for the Royal Court), and an outdoor, romantic summer dinner with your other half. Simply lovely!
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • great lunch place in Chelsea
    Love2eat
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    We went there and had the lunch offer with 2 course menu. The options included met, fish and risotto and the starters had a great fish stew which was very tasty. We sat outside and the place is great for people watching, too. The service is attentive.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Dolce Vita
    lyndawea
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    This is a fantastic restaurant - perfect for alfresco dining outside with a true Italian buzz and lots of people watching, and the perfect winter restaurant with its warm Tuscan feel inside. Superb wine list and the food outstanding, great location. Highly recommended.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Perfect Relaxing
    smudge
    Dined on 22/6/2014
    Another excellent meal our request for an outside table was honoured and appreciated on such a beautiful Sunday. Perfect spot for people watching . Food was excellent as was the service. Slight mistake with the olives taken to the wrong table but not a major issue.
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    afternoon tea, brunch, outdoor eating, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • great spot!!!
    DiaPre
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    Great spot in SW ! The food is always top quality and plenty to choose form. Very friendly and attentive service!
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    brunch, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manicomio Chelsea
    Lovestoeatout
    Dined on 18/6/2014
    We eat here regularly and the service is always excellent. The managers are charming, remembering names and always check up on the tables during the course of the evening. The food is good without being overly fussy, and is good value for money. The portions are not enormous which suits us, but may be a little small for those who like more food. The terrace outside is always fun, a great 'people spotting' venue, however, personally I find inside a little dark. I really like the Organic cow ricotta and zucchini agnolotti (v) with burnt butter and the fish is always perfectly cooked. The special menu is always varied and I would say that one could always find something to suit every palate. Menu not extensive. Wines are reasonably priced.
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    outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is too bland
    mlGRn
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Nice ambience that's all I m going to say but the food is very bland
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  • Ambiance surpasses the food
    Woody
    Dined on 23/5/2014
    Ambiance (inside and out) very, very nice. Excellent location in Duke Square, but the menu let it down a little. Limited choice and bit on the expensive side overall. Happy to pay for the quality of venue but food needs to be better. Wine wasn't cold enough but they did provide a lot of ice to put this right - wine should have been cold.
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    brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chelsea Lunch
    bazelhad
    Dined on 22/5/2014
    Delightful meal prior to visit to Chelsea Flower Show. Busy and efficient restaurant- lovely food
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    brunch, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended for Quick dining
    adoredining
    Dined on 20/5/2014
    Had a swift lunch before the Chelsea Flower Show and it was superb.. courteous and lovely service.. wonderful food and really nice ambience to the whole occasion.. My friend was a vegetarian and they adapted a dish to ensure she was catered for specifically however she did say that there was plenty of choice already on the menu so she was extra happy with this additional service..
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    business meals, good vegetarian options
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  • Foodie27VIP
    Dined on 20/5/2014
    We had a very pleasant lunch(we had set menu which is good value). Good service , nice presentation. Try not to sit by the bar as you get all the noise of barman shaking ice for cocktails!!
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • Harry13
    Harry
    Dined on 20/5/2014
    Second visit in two weeks. Very good food and excellent service. Friendly staff and no sense of being rushed despite Chelsea Flower show making it one of the busiest weeks of the year. Perfect for meeting friends for lunch. This restaurant deserves to do well.
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    group bookings, outdoor eating, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Chelsea Lunch
    yelnats16
    Dined on 20/5/2014
    Just what we needed - was very busy which reflects in my assesments. Food was delicious - sourced from the Ginger Pig. For someone from Yorkshire it was expensive, £60 for 2 - but that is probably a reflection on London prices
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    brunch, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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  • Outstanding service
    nikkinoos
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    I love this restaurant. The waiters are kind, courteous, friendly and efficient.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/5/2014
    Superb food and excellent value on their fixed menu. A delightful experience in all.
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great location and always reliable
    londonlucy123
    Dined on 12/5/2014
    I usually eat here with my mum as she comes in on the tube. manicomio always has good things on the menu (there is usually always a pasta I want) and I've never had a bad meal. I've been several times and each time we have a good lunch. The only slight downside is the service can be too slick! You do feel a little rushed - no sooner is the last mouthful in your mouth before the plate is cleared and you are being asked for dessert. I'd rather have service which is quick vs service which is too slow, so I must sound extra picky - however on the upside, if this is all I can criticise then it's no bad thing!
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    brunch, business meals, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BESTATFOODVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Lunch at Manicomio in Chelsea was a delight. Great value with the current offer. Food & wine good & service very helpful & friendly.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My foodie friends
    nikkinoos
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I took two friends for lunch. They are both foodies and they absolutely loved Manicomio. The waiters were charming and couldn't have been more helpful. We choose to sit outside and they gave us four heaters. We were the only diners sitting outside as it was quite cold and also raining but they staff were really lovely.
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    outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food/Pushy Waiter
    Alra
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Two of us went Saturday night booking through Open Table offering a set menu-2 courses with a glass of wine and coffee for £22/3 courses for £26. The food was absolutely delicious. The manager offered us a glass of wine after we settled at our table which we declined until we made up our mind as to what we were eating. A waiter then came and offered us a bottle of wine at a discounted price, when we declined. He then recommended we have a glass of Gavi and we accepted a large glass. What we did not realise that this wine was not included on the set menu, which is fair enough but he did not mention it. He knew we were eating off the set menu. On receiving our bill it was £12 a glass! Lovely food though.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Languid lunch.
    Petrus1
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Excellent food and service, portions not large, but the quality of the ingredients is superb and innovative. Staff knowledgable and friendly.
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    outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside but warm
    LynneVIP
    Dined on 27/4/2014
    You can sit outside people watching whilst keeping warm under their heaters. A great way to spend Sunday lunchtime.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • The worst service I've ever had
    AlezavariseVIP
    Dined on 19/4/2014
    Bad attendant, expensive like Ducasse but with a 10% of his quality
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  • Service? Awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 16/4/2014
    Nice food but the service was awful, you need to get your act together, lovely food but overheated restaurant and appalling service.
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  • Great
    DinerKkVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We enjoyed eating here very much. Good food and good value. Would go back again for sure.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great to eat outside on a
    Tooley
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great to eat outside on a Sunney day .great food .
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating
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  • Ate here before and it was
    tonyVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Ate here before and it was excellent. Table booked for 2030 this time and did not have any food until well after 2100 and did not finish our second course until after 2200. I think it may just have been a bad night. I would try again.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian food with a twist
    SinglePigeon
    Dined on 24/3/2014
    This is a better than decent restauant with above average food. It lacks the individuality of the branch in the City but a more than satisfactory atmosphere all the same. The tables are not too close together which for me is always a plus. For a decent mid-price dinner or lunch with good service I would ceratinly recommend Manicomio.
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    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    aebw
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    I have eaten here a number of times, it really is a fantastic restaurant. Every time I go the food is great and the service is smooth and efficient. I have eaten at most of the top Italian restaurants in London, but this place is by far my favourite. Don't miss out on the foccacia and the olive oil.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, child friendly, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but overly attentive service
    DeliciousDinner
    Dined on 19/3/2014
    Very lovely food and atmosphere but tables were far too close together so there was no room for the wine holder and much as the staff were attentive, we were barely able to take a sip of wine before it was topped up. Dishes were offered to be removed before we had finished eating because we were too busy chatting between mouthfuls.
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  • saraVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food was MUCH better than it used to be. Great service.
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  • Good food, great for al fresco lunc
    y1234
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    A quick lunch at Manicomio with a friend was pleasant, and it was lovely to be able to sit outside in the sunshine over some wine and food. My salad was interesting and my friend's fish and the main looked even better.
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  • V. good genuine Italian restaurant
    JandK2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Warm welcome, comfortable, not too noisy, delicious food, good selection of wines and very good service. Set menu is good value - a la carte less so.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had taster special - very
    SocialEater
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Had taster special - very nice. Just right for pre-theatre.
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    good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good surprise. High quality
    Familytrip
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Very good surprise. High quality food in incredible neighbourhood. Excelente restaurant.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Talking while you eat:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    An excellent restaurant for a ladies' lunch or dinner with friends - it has a good buzz but you can converse without having to shout.
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    business meals, brunch, outdoor eating, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good with the toptable deal
    rxg111
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We dined using the toptable offer of £22 for 2 courses plus a glass of wine and coffee. My starter of Sicilian fish soup was very tasty. But my main of gnocchi with gorgonzola was way too salty, and really let down the meal. Overall, the offer is good value, although the substitution of mint tea for coffee was charged as an extra. Also, the tables are squeezed in very close together, so not good if you want privacy.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.