Arenella At The Chapel Bar

4.1
20 Reviews
£25 and under
Sicilian
Arenella is the new resident restaurant at The Chapel Bar and will be serving simple Southern Italian food. The restaurant is named after the seaside town in Sicily near to where the owners’ mother grew up and where the family’s love affair with traditional Sicilian cooking originates. The menu contains familiar pasta dishes, hearty meat dishes, traditional arancini and Sicilian Cassata.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 20 people are saying
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vipLondondiner
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We ate here in real life when it was possible - the food was great - but tried twice to order delivery and although the order was confirmed, it was later cancelled. Very poor service.

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Mirela
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The staff seemed very busy and overwhelmed. We had to wait some time to be seated. It started off well until the electricity went off, which meant our food could not be prepared. We were not made aware of the issue and found ourselves with just a starter and a drink for 2 hours. Eventually, we spoke to the chef who informed us of the issue. We opted for the festive menu (£40 a head) and were asked to pay £20 each for just the drinks and a starter. We refused to pay half price due to the poor service and the manager agreed to bring the price down to £16. Communication was very poor. Jamie (manager) was super polite and apologetic and seemed to be the only one who was trying to resolve the issue an deliver good customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent customer service! was very welcoming.

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ZoeK
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value for the bottomless brunch, nice food. Very lively.

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Appleblossom
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing Bottomless Lunch here with a friend - felt very festive with the beautiful Christmas decorations on the terrace. Food was great with Arancini being a favourite and all the staff were very friendly and kept generous with the Prosecco! Will be booking for next weekend.

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tpot
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food were amazing!

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RachelW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, service was fast and the staff were lovely. Would definitely go again! I sat in the heated outdoor area, nice and cosy

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IsobelC
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A great choice for a lovely upmarket dinner. They have a great terrace for mixed household dinners. Will be returning!

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Pete
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place, good food, strong outdoor heating. Good service

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vipEmmaF
London
50 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely heated terrace, so festive with the most stunning decorations! Food was delicious, especially the truffle tortellini and the steak. Nice place to go with friends to sit outside and eat. Really good value too!

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DarrylB
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always good to see a short menu as it means they can pay attention to all the elements and not overcomplicate things with the faff.

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LBridge
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem. Delicious Italian food and great outdoor heated (actually warm) terrace. Also 2 courses and 2 hours of unlimited Aperol spritz or Prosecco for £35 absolute bargain.

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GemmaS
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good simple Italian food, crispy calamari, truffle tortellini and chocolate torte. Bottomless prosecco. What's mot to like?!

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SJSam
London
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely atmosphere and extremely friendly waiters. Delicious food. Smaller portion sizes, but very tasty. The outside terrace was also warm with heaters and an awning but still covid-safe. It was quite loud due to the windbreakers up, but overall a lovely experience.

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Katykaye
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a treat! Very tasty arancini and the most delightful truffle tortelloni. My husband had the steak, which was cooked beautifully. Great service, nice cocktails, followed by some delicious wine. All in all a very nice evening - we will be back to try your lunchtime offerings. Very reasonable bill - which is always a bonus 😜

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CatherineB
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great, covered and heated outdoor seating and amazing service

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SaraV
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had an amazing meal at Arenella, relaxed atmosphere and delicious comfort food! Favourite italian dishes, homemade and very tasty, especially the arancini! Was great to sit out on covered terrace, the service was friendly and felt very welcomed by manager Jamie. Will definitely return for my pasta fix.

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JohnD
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really outstanding and hearty. Generous portions, authentic cooking and really good value for money. I had the arancini (the best I've ever eaten), mushroom and truffle tortelloni (amazing) and finished with the apple cake and salted caramel (yummy). The staff were lovely and welcoming and we sat on the lovely covered terrace so was covid safe but still comfortable and warm under their huge heater. Will definitely be back soon!

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GeorgeC
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place - they literally have the best Arancini in all of London - cant wait to go back.

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Appleblossom
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing afternoon here enjoying the Bottomless lunch with a friend. We sat on the terrace due to new government guidelines but it was really warm from the heaters so quite enjoyed it. Food was amazing - particularly the Nduja Tortelonni. Will come again.

FAQs

Arenella At The Chapel Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.