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Manicomio - Chelsea, London,

Manicomio - Chelsea

4.6
4.6
1466 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7730 3366

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Fausto Rojas

  • Private party facilities

    Set amongst the hanging ivy and beautiful florals, our Conservatory, with floor to ceiling windows and a secluded garden terrace, offers a private dining experience or a cocktail party like no other.

  • Private party contact

    Andrei Olariu, Adam Miernicki: 020 7730 3366

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    Kings Road

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Sloane Square Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,466 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an ideal date place (although came with a friend) - dim interior, cute aesthetics, very good food and the service was excellent!
  2. x

    xilofono

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch for 2 at Manicomio, always a favourite. Lovely location, great friendly staff and delicious food. Always a pleasure.
  3. CM

    CMJGFF

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, a very good wine recommendation and super food. Well spaced tables. Highly recommend for a lunch when you can talk privately as well as being in a convivial atmosphere.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Unfortunately we had to send back the chicken as it was under cooked. They did change once we highlighted to the waitress but you wouldn’t expect this type of issue to happen at this type of restaurant. Otherwise food was okay but not amazing.
  5. B

    Bayswaterbonviveur

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Always a pleasure to dine at manicomio. Our starters came before the drinks so I marked down service. But food was great and it's a very nice place.
  6. JT

    JenniferT

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    Very good but I had a glass of white wine spilt over me and would have expected a free glass as an apology. Hence my review.
  7. W

    Wayne

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have walked by this restaurant many times and never stopped in so I didn't know what to expect. It was fantastic! The menu is upscale Italian full of flavor. Everyone in the party loved their food. The drinks were equally creative and good. The service was impeccable. As we walked to the main glass door, the hostess came around and held the door open for us and this kind of attention continued throughout the service.
  8. SC

    SharpC

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit and I was very happy. Very good service, the food was perfectly cooked and a great wine list. I will be going again.
  9. ST

    SuzannaT

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food was disappointing. particularly given the prices. carbonara was a huge mound stuck together, pasta a little overcooked. mushroom risotto was tasty but a little chalky (too al dente) and dry. service was great. and good ambience/great location. a bit noisy if you are hard of hearing.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice food and place
  11. NY

    NewYorker

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our starter and dessert was very nice but 2 main courses were deserving 1 star actually: Sea bass: our waiter asked if it is ok to leave the centre of the fish raw, we said no we would prefer it cooked through and fish came overcooked, charred and very dry. Wild mushroom risotto: stodgy, almost mushy and mushrooms slimy
  12. V

    simonV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Starters were very nice. Main was OK but dry and in our opinion overcooked ( chicken milanese). Overall, I would come again. This was my fist visit. For £200.00 lunch the food does need to be a lot better.
  13. O

    Ollie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Meal exceeded expectations. Friendly staff and lovely setting. Would definitely recommend!
  14. T

    Trishy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent service but almost too good in that sometimes we felt a bit rushed even though they were not fully booked - however they were happy for us to take longer when we pointed it out. Other than that an excellent setting great for a date night and the food is excellent and affordable.
  15. M

    Mazz

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    My only complaint is that they added a 15% gratuity which I found very annoying.
  16. DD

    DerekD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So enjoy eating here! It sure beats Colbert hands down!!!! Lovely setting with excellent staff and the food is delicious…. A tad pricey,,, but so is everywhere nowadays!!!!
  17. HW

    HellenW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect restaurant. Food amazing. Staff charming. Always so consistent.
  18. C

    Californiagirl

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was fabulous. Staff: amazing, ambience: wonderful, food: unbelievably fantastic. Such a great experience from beginning to end. Will definitely go again next time we’re here in London!!
  19. n

    nothanks

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the venison ragu and clam spaghettini. Both really good. Staff were excellent.
  20. SM

    SandraM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit to Manicomio and it was just as good as the first! Staff very attentive without being intrusive and the food was excellent! Thank you for a super evening!
  21. JC

    JimmyC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant menu well executed in nice surroundings by a great team
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, lovely wine, incredible service and great value considering the location.
  23. g

    gavlondon

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I’ve been going to Manicomio’s for a decade or more. I’ve always found it reliable with good food and service. Excellent terrace for summer. I was disappointed recently on a winter midweek evening to find both food and service not up to the usual standard. The kitchen and floor seemed short staffed and overwhelmed. Hopefully this is a one off aberration.
  24. ST

    SusanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    All great except with an early sitting and a near empty restaurant it would have been nice to not have two guests sat directly next to us … stifles conversation for both couples and there was plenty of alternative seating
  25. JA

    JASS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Pretty average food at high prices. Is an automatic 15% service charge the norm now too? Wouldn’t bother!
  26. V

    Virg

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice warm temperature inside for a cosy dinner. Very welcome as the weather was so cold outside.
  27. HF

    HeigorF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Central location, great food and service. Would certainly recommend
  28. j

    jaglondon

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place - very good service and great menu. Really enjoyed our lunch.
  29. RK

    RayK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pasta, super service and very jolly atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit. Carbonara very good indeed 😀😀😀
  30. AM

    AMDLanc

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. The menu was creative as well. Highly recommend!
  31. FB

    FaithB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great venue for lunch. Lively atmosphere, service excellent, tables nicely spaced and good food
  32. A

    Anna

    Surrey

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We used to come here during the summer and always had a good meal. Unfortunately, prices went up a bit too much. A small slice of salmon for £ 17,- is not ok anymore.
  33. T

    Taste24

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good location near tube and Sloane Square. Very pleasant atmosphere. Food served at good intervals. Helpful, friendly staff. Good set menu. Not hurried or asked to move on. Service charge is a little high at 15%. Very enjoyable lunching experience.
  34. CP

    ChristopheP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beau quartier, bel établissement et cuisine savoureuse. Au fond, jolie salle plus calme jouxtant une petite court intérieure. Nice surroundings, nice premises and tasty food. At the back, a quieter room next to a little courtyard.
  35. c

    clairep

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this place. Service, atmosphere and food were absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to go back.
  36. ME

    MatthewE

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food was decidedly plain and disappointing for the price. The appetizer olives were out of a jar and fried zucchini were tasteless. The noise level was also definitely 'energetic'. Won't go back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    As usual great food, nice attentive service, good atmosphere. Only complaint was that, in the Conservatory, it was super noisy and difficult to chat.
  38. JH

    JuliaH

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Another pleasurable meal at Manicomio. Food always good and interesting and service friendly and efficient. Not cheap, but they seem happy to let you order lighter meals at lunchtime, and share things. A lovely friendly place.
  39. VB

    VirginiaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really good choice on the menu. Good for vegetarians too. The staff made us feel very welcome and very comfortable. The food was really delicious. We went home having had a lovely time there.
  40. FG

    FranciscoGC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Super fast service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • 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
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Manicomio - Chelsea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7730 3366.

Manicomio - Chelsea is rated 4.6 stars by 1466 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Manicomio - Chelsea

85 Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London, SW3 4LY

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kings Road

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Sloane Square Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Fausto Rojas

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7730 3366

  • Private party facilities

    Set amongst the hanging ivy and beautiful florals, our Conservatory, with floor to ceiling windows and a secluded garden terrace, offers a private dining experience or a cocktail party like no other.

  • Private party contact

    Andrei Olariu, Adam Miernicki: 020 7730 3366

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