Pellicano Restaurant

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Italian
Pellicano Restaurant is traditional Italian restaurant with an Sardinian twist, which first opened in August 2000.
Located just a few steps away popular from King's Road in Chelsea, the restaurant maintains the philosophy of serving wholesome, freshly made food in elegant and friendly surroundings.
The team at Pellicano Restaurant prides itself on its approach to impeccable customer service, making each visit a perfect dining experience.
Pellicano Restaurant offers a varied and extensive wine list.
Traditional Italian classics sit alongside newcomers to the Sardinian wine industry, which provides the perfect selection to compliment our dishes.
The main dining area is airy and bright, making it the perfect spot for a post-shopping lunch or a great dinner with family or friends.
Private dining is also available in the intimate and secluded room catering for up to 18 seated or 25 for a buffet.

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Sun 12:30PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Fri 12:30PM - 3:00PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Sat 3:30PM - 7:30PM

What 66 People Are Saying
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TP
London
18 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love tbis neighbourhood gem of a restaurant. Great food and the vitello tonnato special that night was delicious.

H
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was amazing to find out that I have not been to Pelicano for five years or so, but food was as good as ever. It was a bit pity that two wines I chose were not available, but the ones recommended by the owner were very good. Perhaps, it was good thing that my choices were not available. Anyway, all of my friends enjoyed the evening very much and I would definitely go back to Pelicano in the near future.

OT
Kent
18 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Despite having been to this restaurant many,many times over the years, I am somewhat disappointed that there never seems to be a hint of recognition for a returning customer. I like the restaurant despite seldom feeling warmly welcomed. The service is efficient and the food good. Better if served with a big smile!

CK
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food quality and service. The seating arrangement is tight still acceptable. Overall very good.

JH
Cornwall
7 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food always excellent. Service very professional and at the right pace.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

So bad, that I would rather pay not to have eaten there. They put my bottle on another table and not top me up after waiting ages for them to, so I had to act or I’d be parched. The calamari wasn’t the best, but par. The veal cutlet was drier than the Sahara. Furthermore, I had to request for the bill not once, but twice. Moreover, they had garden chair cushions. In Chelsea, just why?

j
London
57 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They could not have been nicer, wonderful restaurant-many thanks indeed

B
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the black seafood ravioli as a main course. This was really good; however, the portion was too small for a main course.

LD
10 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to have a nice meal and evening with family I have not seen in a while. Not a bad bite of food. Everything was wonderful and the service is very good. Not too noisy and a lovely local restaurant with fantastic food! Would definitely go back

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

An excellent neighbourhood restaurant serving typical Sardinian cuisine. A great wine list with some first class Sardinian wines at very sensible prices Friendly staff, giving great service. An absolute delight and delighted to have it on our doorstep!

DA
London
27 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Our go-to local Italian. The staff is always welcoming and the food is consistently very good. The Sardinian fare is a nice change to the usual Italian and it has a interesting wine list.

F
London
48 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for good Italian with lovely service

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A great neighbourhood restaurant. EXCELLENT food and excellent service.

j
Bath
9 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant.. it does Italian mainly sardinian food in a wholesome simple family way but with great flavour and fresh ingredients. So if you want a relaxed and delicious meal with some fabulous Sardinian wine this is the place. The staff are lovely.

PM
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend was staying at a nearby hotel. We had passed Pellicano returning home from another nearby restaurant. We rapped on the door and Marcello answered. He was charming as he explained the 19-year history of the restaurant.

We were seated immediately at a lovely round table. The waiter was attentive and informative. We shared a plate of fried calamari (not quite enough for three people, but very good). For starters we had a "rocket" salad; a mixed salad; and, a tomato salad. All were fresh and tasty.

For main plates, two diners had linguini and clams. The linguini was prepared "al dente"; the clams were small and tasty. The other diner had lamb chops that were prepared perfectly.

We shared an apple crostini; one diner had gelato. All were very good.

Throughout, service was attentive and friendly. A neighborhood gem.

HE
London
30 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant maitre d’. Cuisine excellent.

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GM
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

yes great service and very flexible with the menu and what I ordered - I wanted prawn instead of crab and this was no problem. Just a great easy and lovely destination for a civilised lunch in Chelsea - don't tell everyone as we don't want to spoil it!!

J
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Poor welcome on arrival. Wasn’t offered a drink while waiting for my companions. Vegetable order wasn’t fulfilled properly.

BD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great local find, excellent service and wonderful food. Good menu choices and wine list. Couldn’t fault service and food quality. We were a party of four, arrived early but were seated straight away. Very attentive staff, we felt unhurried and enjoyed our evening out. Highly recommended.

SL
New York Area
325 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had not been to Pelican for a few years and decided to meet a friend there for lunch as it was located between us. Mistake. Maybe it was just an off day but it wasn't great. We shared the buffalo mozzeralla and tomato starter -- the mozzarella was good but the tomatoes were pale orange, small and hard, no taste and definitely not Italian. We both chose the veal milanese which is a favourite of both of us. It looked good but it was tough and the breading topping separated from the meat right away. Seems as if it was made way ahead of time. We always had to catch someone's eye for service, even ordering. Not sure I will go back.

j
London
28 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The usual high quality food in nice, quiet surroundings.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly and attentive. Always a warm welcome. The food is really very good indeed and I would always look to taking friends there.

BW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful evening meal at Pellicano restaurant. We ordered the baby chicken and crab fresh pasta which were both delicious - although the pasta dish felt a little small compared to the chicken. The chicken was beautifully cooked and seasoned. Service was excellent and attentive, and we were very lucky to sit outside in the warm summer evening!

JH
Cornwall
7 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always attentive, professional and at the right pace. The food is fresh, authentic and delicious. The menu choice is not too broad and not too narrow with a price range suiting most occasions. The outside seating is wonderful. Compliments to the team.

t
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great table outside, great service and friendly
Excellent food so perfect for Friday lunch!

d
London
167 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Deliciously QUIET. Sat outside on street with little traffic. Perfect.

CR
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was good, but the service was not. The manager was very good, but his staff were slow and inattentive. This was especially noticeable as we were the only table inside the restaurant as it was early evening, a few people eating outside. The staff were hanging around in the doorway and I felt I had to beckon them to get any service, which I do not like to do.

AN
London
21 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Good Food, but the service is very slow and can be improved.

d
London
167 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Well-spaced tables; good service. However, the bill allways seems to be much more than anticipated.

C
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian for both couples or families. Very accommodating for specific requests

M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An excellent Italian restaurant serving classic Sardinian cooking.
Very good ingedients nicely cooked. Good wine list. Friendly,
polite, and prompt service.

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. The restaurant was cosy and quiet.

IW
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Boutique restaurant, just off the Kings Rd, dined as a group, lovely personal touch of service, plenty of options on the menu, delicious food, Italian based wine list. Just the meal that we as a group needed. Really nice.

a
London
77 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Tasty Italian food. Friendly staff and a good menu to cater for a couple of fussy eaters in our party. I’d say half our choices were very tasty and half were ok. A little expensive perhaps but then that’s the area. Was a little quiet but then we ate early and it was starting to get busier as we were leaving. The decor felt a little dated. Enjoyed dinner.

FM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm welcome, together with courteous and attentive service and excellent food at a reasonable price.

CW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good fresh ingredients, consistent, unobtrusive service so perfect for conversation

d
London
167 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

How nice to see that this restaurant was busy on the night we visited. On other visits customers have been few. It deserves to be popular as it delivers good food and service.

M
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moved abroad, so happy to see that Pelicano is as wonderful as always: the attentive maître d
and friendly staff, the fabulous food and the reasonable prices. Make sure you get the Sardinian sheet music bread (pane carasau). We hope it stays around for a long time.

KM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Pelicano is a wonderful neighbourhood restaurant. Quiet location. Very welcoming service and the food is always great.

NC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place and fantastic food recommendations!! Love going to Pellicano, particualrly in the summer when you can sit outside.

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