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Manicomio - Chelsea

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740 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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Manicomio Chelsea opened its doors in 2003. It is set on the buzzy Duke of York Square, set back from Sloane Square and the iconic Kings Road. Housed in a historic Grade II listed building that was formerly the Royal military asylum- the origin of Manicomio’s playful name (Italian for madhouse).

Renowned for serving simple yet elegant Italian food in the attractive dining room, bar and – weather permitting- the expansive terrace. The adjoining Manicomio Café offers a pared-down version of the restaurant’s menu- available to enjoy in either the café, conservatory, courtyard or terrace or as take away.

Manicomio’s enthusiastic passion for all things Italy- with a strong focus on provenance, quality and taste - has seen the Manicomio family grow to two more successful sites, each with their own identity- Manicomio in St Pauls and Canto Corvino in Spitalfields.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

50% off food and soft drinks up to £10

Sep 3-30, 2020·Mon-Wed 12:00-15:00 18:00-22:00

Throughout September we will be offering the same Eat Out To Help Out terms Monday -Wednesday. Please call for larger groups.

What 740 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAJ33
London
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location, excellent service.

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shineyshi
London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good here. This recent visit the food was even better! Attentive staff but not over the top and a good atmosphere. The eat out to help out scheme made it amazing value.

JH
JuliaH
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another lovely meal in very pleasant surroundings. Manicomio has made the very best of a difficult situation.

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SouthEastAsianWoman
London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Its a great location, beautiful people and ok food where its not superlative but not bad. However, 2 of our orders did not come but made it into our bill. To be fair, we should have checked but its the additional drinks order and the additional food order so maybe you can only order once? There was a lot of pressure to order food 10 minutes arriving due to kitchen closing...so why schedule a table booking at that time. I suspect its great service for others if you are well-dressed and look rich but not for ordinary BAME-type customers like us where we did not have white folks in our party of 5. Maybe we should not have dared venturing into Chelsea on a nice sunny day. Maybe we should add a classification in Open Table for "diverse folks welcome?"

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GIULIAF
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, nice terrace, we will definitely go back to Manicomio!

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MikeS
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tasty food and lovely setting. Portions could have been bigger for the price though.

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Tatiana
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was very prompt and attentive and they seem to have upped their game on the food.

KB
KathrynB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening outside on terrace. Great food and wine.

NH
NickH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Would be nice if they had a few more non pasta options on the menu.

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FranP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellentr food, warm ambiance. Service was a little overpowering. Too many staff overring over. It was a birthday lunch and was no need to press up over the food especially when we were spending a fair amount. Also we are regular guests ,

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SherryR
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Staff weren’t nice at all. Dress code terrible. Food was just normal. Too overpriced for that food!

CJ
ColinJ
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Terrific Italian food with delightful outdoor area that is quiet and has heaters. Very good menu range and interesting wine list. A great Chelsea favourite. Prices slightly above average but generally justified by the quality of cooking.

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BrianH
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was condescending and not very very welcoming

RG
RobinG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere sitting outside. Busy but the waiter was very attentive.
The tuna carpaccio was fabulous and the Burrata on sour dough with anchovies was simple but very tasty!

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vipLocalhero
London
35 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been there in years and was so pleasantly surprised. Brilliant! Great ambiance and fantastic service.

JJ
JJfoodie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and such incredibly friendly staff, always top notch

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vipS1274
London
154 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal al fresco - food was good as usual just a bit longer to wait as it was very busy. A firm local favourite

MB
MBSJ
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Dining outside we were surprised another table was under a metre away despite Covid-19 guidelines. Service was friendly and attentive although we were surprised staff weren’t wearing visors and track and trace was via pencil and paper so it was just as well we had our own hand sanitiser. Food was reasonable although tuna sashimi was drowned in too much dressing and zucchini fritti soggy. Overall not as good as we expected.

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Endee52
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and a very good setting

JH
JuliaH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food in a comfortable, convenient setting. They make the most of the outdoor space, and the service is friendly and efficient. Nice menu but do investigate the “specials” - some real gems.

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DrWilliam
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booking experience seamless. Good distancing so felt safe.
Attentive staff. Excellent menu and wine list. Food exceptional and delightful Sicilian organic white to go with it. Excellent value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm around this area all the time but first time I've been here - loved it. Great staff, beautiful atmosphere, delicious food. Will be a regular!

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CarlottaO
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience, food, service and location are top, look forward to our next trip to Manicomio!

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vipJuliette
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and good food at Manicomio Chelsea. Lovely spot also, I particularly appreciate the ability to book outside which is rare in London.

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vipSegunO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable, simple but delicious dinner on two recent occasions. Discreet but efficient and friendly service.

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letrangeranglais
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a good end of holiday supper with our teenage daughter. The menu had plenty of choice for all of us. Pasta for the teenager and monk fish for us were all delicious washed down with a bottle of Vermentino, bringing pleasant memories of Tuscany. We all enjoyed our evening.

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Elis
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that the restaurant lets you book outside seating! Lovely atmosphere and food

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Nick
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An absolutely fabulous restaurant with a great menu (not trying to be all things to all people), a lovely touch from the waiting staff, a great venue whether outside or in and some creative ways of presenting the humble G&T. Forget the waistline and try the Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Tart to finish off the meal. You'll definitely go back for more.

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sp007
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch on the well designed outside terrace

JB
JohnB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food what more could you want !!

CW
ColinW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food/service as always
A family favourite
Well worth visiting

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vipChristine
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, heated outdoor patio, delicious food, and socially distanced. Would definitely recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal and great service!!

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Andy
London
18 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service and the waiter went out of his way to make it a special occasion as it was our wedding anniversary.

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Clare290
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

There was one negative experience as we were shown to our table by the receptionist. She said ‘We are turning the tables this evening so you have to leave by 8.00” I replied that according to their rules and conditions for the reservation we were entitled to a 2 hour slot and therefore wouldn’t have to finish until 8.30! She acknowledged I was right but without any apology. I don’t think her attitude was at all appropriate to welcome guests.

SD
vipScottD
London
17 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, friendly staff, great location. Always a pleasure coming here!

CS
ChiswickSquirrel
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable evening, with delightful menu and wine, and good service. the grilled seafood spedini in particular was wonderful

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Rachel
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and attention to detail - as always

MS
vipMarziaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I was very disappointed to see that the restaurant is not taking ANY precautions about COVID. They said that because it’s not government policy they chose not to have their employees wearing a mask unless the client asks them to. I asked them to and they ignored it.
It was my one of my favourite restaurants but I won’t ever go again after this.

CP
vipCarolineP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great location and good food, but service was very wobbly. We kept having to call the waiter over since it took so long. And he forgot to put through the order for coffee and tea.

FAQs

Manicomio - Chelsea offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7730 3366.

Manicomio - Chelsea is rated 4.5 stars by 740 OpenTable diners.

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