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Manicomio - Chelsea

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728 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
  • 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 728 People Are Saying
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ColinJ
London
11 reviews
Dined 2 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 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was condescending and not very very welcoming

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RobinG
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JJfoodie
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and such incredibly friendly staff, always top notch

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vipS1274
London
154 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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

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Endee52
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and a very good setting

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JuliaH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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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 !!

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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.

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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.

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vipScottD
London
17 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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vipSajdahW
London
25 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great location to meet with friends. The food is delicious and a good selection of wines.

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AdolphW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience2

Great place and good friendly sevice but, aside from access directions to go to the lavatories, there was a TOTAL disregard for Covid requirements. No face coverings or visors worn by the staff, cutlery and glasses had been sitting at the tables before we got there, etc.

Quite an uncomfortable experience.

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vipclio337
London
32 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a particularly excellent waiter (called Patrick, I think), who looked after us brilliantly.

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vipADIM
Bedfordshire
13 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside on a warm summer's evening. Great service and wonderful food. Will definitely return.

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RichardW
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely to be back with great food and exceptional service. Catered well for kids as well.

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vipHenryT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

HJ
HannahJ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible and food was delicious. I will absolutely be dining here again!

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elizabethd
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Good to be outside on a very hot evening. Good service and food. Excellent ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Would go again

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KhaledY
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants; great food, location, ambience and service :)

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MeganH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was absolutely fantastic.

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LauraS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant restaurant in great location. Food is good, a bit pricey. We were a group of 5 on Saturday night. I enjoyed it and definitely return.

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 728 OpenTable diners.

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