Manicomio - Chelsea
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.
2/3 courses £25.50/£29.50
From a set menu.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 6 people
Starts: 18 June 2019
Ends: 18 December 2019
Availability: Sun 18:00-19:00
Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00 18:00-19:00
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Daily 6:00PM - 7:00PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Great to be back and the specials were memorable-truffled tagliolini
Overall good food (though the vegan stuff was a bit boring-though of course vegan stuff usually is) plus excellent service in a great location with a welcoming friendly vibe.
We really enjoyed the delicious set lunch - lovely choices, well cooked, presented and served in the very attractive outdoor area.
Great people and amazing location. The outside seating is a must-do in the warm season!
Every time we eat at Manicomio it gets better and better. The food is of the highest quality, simply and stylishly presented in a no nonsense way. The outside eating area has to be one of the best al fresco spaces in London and the inside looks fresh and modern after its upgrade. The service is excellent and attentive without being overpowering. I recommend it highly for an informal supper out or meal for many for an occasion. The prosecco is delicious too!
Disappointed that my set menu didn’t have the prawn starter so I had to settle for the (cheaper) melon.
Other than that a great restaurant.
The restrooms are a disgrace
Delicious and delightful
Had the set menu. We initially thought the price was OK, but upon receiving the food we were really disappointed. The quality was good, but the portions were truly tiny.
Amazing experience! Staff were amazing! Incredible food! Best pasta I have had in forever. We will be back.
Made a birthday message on the desert without even needing to ask. Was wonderful!
Also best tiramisu in London
First seating time for eating inside the restaurant on this Saturday was 6.00pm. As we were the first eating inside (the large terrace outside was quite busy) the restaurant was empty so the service unsurprisingly was good but the ambiance was a little subdued. We both started with the octopus salad which was very palatable followed by a rabbit and lobster linguine. The rabbit pasta dish was very good however the lobster dish was a little disappointing, no real depth of flavour although it had quite a generous serving of lobster.
We were told 3 times that we had to leave by 2pm and yet the food was slow coming out. We were not lingering. Such backward customer service. We only had main, dessert and coffees. Sadly not up to scratch. Food delicious as always.
I’ve eaten here for lunch and dinner recently - both times it was a warm day and so sat outside. It’s a lovely space and a rare treat to be able to sit outside when not on a main road. However, I find the set up a bit odd - 90% of the very large outside space is for smokers, with a small area for non-smokers behind a glass wall. We were crammed up against the wall by the till because we had specifically asked for non smoking. It should be more balanced so everyone can enjoy the space - the best tables are definitely in the smoking area.
The food was very good both times, but the service is patchy - some charming and attentive staff and some much less so. I have allergies and the kitchen were excellent at dealing with this - no trouble at all - but one waitress who served the food was so dismissive, that we had to call someone else over to check with the kitchen. The kitchen had created the food beautifully free of gluten, but it was a bit of a drama to get the reassurance we needed.
If it wasn’t for the penned in non-smoking area and the patchy service, this would have got full marks for food.
Worst combination of over priced with secret cover charges etc and then the worst service - we saw two other table staff openly fight with waiters, we had to ask for everything from menus to wine - and even after asking for our wine it took two more requests to get it. The food was mediocre and was not worth the inflated prices. For example a cup of fresh peppermint tea was £4 - for some hot water and mint! You’re paying for the cafe culture and the sunshine - have a drink but go elsewhere for food
Friendly and helpful service. Excellent food and a good selection of wine.
Service was amazing by some servers and really below par from others - being told we must leave our table by 8.15 even though we had booked but in contrast to another server really taking note of everything we needed. Went for the set menu where the servings were generous and food was good, not amazing
Good food, great outside table. Service a little hit and miss as they seemed very busy, albeit individual staff members were great.
Good food but poor service
We ate outside on a sunny day - lovely to be able to book outside seating. Food was good bistro style. Chicken okay, but the strawberry granita was lovely. Service was muddled and slow. Had to ask three times for our olives. Someone attempted to bring us the wrong meal. Set menu was good value though.
Great location. Food good but not outstanding. Good service.
Excellent service and the food was delicious
Food was carefully crafted in the right quantities and sufficiently different without trying to be trendy.
Lovely outdoor space, offering very good Italian cuisine with a modern twist, and vegan options too. Service has improved.
One of the best restaurants in the area - food of high quality, very fairly priced, with top notch service
Good buzzing place , great food and ambience was good for a nice cosy dinner
Amazing food and fabulous service. Highly recommend
The food was average . Nothing special , no creativity. I had the chicken milanaise , it was plain with poor quality ingredients. . No need to be a chef I could have cooked it myself at home . The starter was not better . I ordered the tiger prawns instead I got 2 balls of risotto with very little prawn inside . For the price I expected tiger prawns not risotto ! The desert was quite tasty though . I picked the mousse and my son ordered the mango sorbet which was lovely too . In summary , this restaurant is overrated and hence overpriced. It is just an OK restaurant .
I don’t like to be critical but they forgot the main course ordered by one of our party. There was then clearly a delay while the order was delivered. The manager did at least not charge us for that main course but the shoddy service was what was remembered.
another fantastic meal at Manicomio !
always a treat
Nice neighborhood-restaurant with Home-made style italian food. The waitors were proffesional, friendly and quick. A very pleasant experience.
Very good service. Really good food. Will definitely go back.
Great service and food. We have been many time and we love coming back to Manicomio.
The food was of very poor quality. If you are looking for authentic Italian food this is not the place to go. Although the ambience was nice and in a lovely position. The food was bland. My octopus starter was over cooked and chewy and my partners pasta was under-seasoned and far to think. Personally believe you could buy better from a supermarket.
I thought this was the perfect choice to enjoy the buzz of Chelsea and I loved having the vegan options.....our food was delicious. Yes more than we would normally spend on lunch but it was a treat.
Wonderful lunch sitting out on the Terrace in lovely warm weather. Pasta homemade and great, tasty meatballs, with excellent service.
My favourite restaurant in London. Used by sophisticated Italians and English cognoscenti.
Delicious and interesting food served by charming staff.
You can eat indoors, outdoors or halfway in between.
My husband and 1 thought that the cover charge for a very small and dried up piece of focaccia was outrageous . An otherwise good meal but they need to sort out the rip off !