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Manicomio - Chelsea

4.5
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685 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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
What 685 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.5
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place in great location.
The food was good. I would recommend to anyone.

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ChloeM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely setting outside in the back area, was slightly more quiet and peaceful than the front. Had the Monkfish and it was beautifully cooked, also they have a lovely win selection.

Really friendly and attentive service, perfect place for a summer nights dinner.

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Bizok
London
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken liver starters were very tasty and both of us were very pleased with our main courses. Always good quality food and great service, outdoor dining makes it extra special.

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FranP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Manicomio Cafe Bar is a delightful eatery. The locattion is ideal with choices of outdoor dinning. The staff absolutely dedicated and have a great knowledge of the food they are serving. I always recommend it to friends comng or living in Chelsea. Haver been a regular over he years.

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GillW
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Quite pricey. Service a bit haphazard and food not as good as I remembered

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vipLG2019
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The terrace is a great place to enjoy a meal in the summer.

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HenryB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

not cheap, but always good food and great ambience.

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vipSergio
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Main course took over 30 mins to be served

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KierH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful experience apart from the attitude of the host
Food fantastic and waiting staff very friendly and attentive, but not overbearing.
Chilled atmosphere in the outside area

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OWENL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good most importantly the service I felt was excellent, charming helpful staff. Will definitely come back.

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PetaG
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable Lobster Caesar Salad ! Excellent service.

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GeetaS
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the staff are literally the best. My favourite local restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service wasn't great, waitor was storing wine in ice bucket far from the table and kept forgetting to pour it, but other than that everything was nice. Lovely first meal out of lockdown. Would recommend it and definitely go again.

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SharonM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, wonderful attentive staff. Small menu but if you like Italian it will hit the spot! Not a great choice if you are vegan unfortunately as there are very limited dishes to choose but overall the pasta was fine.

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AmeliaR
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was definitely not worth the money, it was nice food but not a lot of it!! Service was moderate overall, but what saved it was one outstanding waitress, didn’t manage to get her name though. Outside seating area is really nice!!

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EwelinaS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outdoor seating was absolutely perfect on a glorious day. The ambiance was great. The wine was rather expensive.
Overall it was a good experience.

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GabrielO
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, food was very good , service was excellent, Value for money , I would recommend for anyone looking to have a classy evening / night out .

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Visitor
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It’s a very pleasant place to have a drink and meet-up with friends. Very nice terrace that was not too crowded ( due to Covid?). Everybody was nice helpful and welcoming. However food was somewhat disappointing and really not delicious. Overall okay if what you are looking for is a nice terrace and a few drinks and food is not so important.

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vipCurlew
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food, friendly staff and a great setting.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Waiters made as waiting for wages, just to have the food menu, same to be served a tab water. Food was OK but too pricy regarding its quality

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foodtainment
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

V helpful staff - food better than the menu suggests. Nice atmosphere

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kanokoy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing carbonara and service

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vipAugustusGloop
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing staff. We had an unfortunate incident whereby we fell for the oldest trick in the book with a phone stealing gypsy and they did all they could to help. Called the police, security etc. Really nice people who care about their patrons.

Food and wine was delicious too. Great place.

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Fiona
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service. Did however request an outdoor space but was given a table in the sheltered conservatory type area. I’d have preferred to see the staff wearing masks as they are in close proximity. All in all I’d come back.

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back! And I look forward to the next time

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Annie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Raspberry pancakes came minus raspberries and then a small bowl eventually provided with five raspberries between two people! Irritating.
Patchy service, but gracious. The experience was not up to the usual high standards we have experienced over the years at Manicomio.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around! They all accommodate our twins exceptionally well!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
36 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, friendly staff and a beautiful setting

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ImogenR
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

it was very nice to return to Manicomio after lockdown

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peterr
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

i think the waiters should have worn face masks and been rather more thorough on any sanitising

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RosemaryH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. Outside dining was very enjoyable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely staff and nice to be out at a restaurant again

MH
MarkH
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Social distancing was well observed and the staff were carefull. Great night. Highly recommended.

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Cdpolo
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Manicomio did exceptionally well on the first day out of Lockdown! Staff were friendly, polite & efficient with priority towards hygiene. Food was excellent and service beyond reproach.

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DarrenF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Really poor service. with very average food. Not an enjoyable night.

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vipAnneB
London
34 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love this restaurant,it is just perfect for a rendezvous. Great food and service.

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Kathy
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

How disappointing... the standard of food does not reflect the cost
The staff where lovely, ambience a little flat
Spent £180 on a birthday meal for two that was just dreadful
Will NOT be returning
Sorry 😐

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wine and ambiance. A favourite!

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vipMookie79
London
18 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great for pre theatre

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NicolaD
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambience/environment/lighting is very comfortable and inviting.

The food was delicious

The service was attentive.

The set menu was very good value and suited all tastes.

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 685 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.