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Mediterranean Restaurant London

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About Mediterranean Food

The Mediterranean - endless stretches of azure coastline, edged with white surf caressing the golden sands while the hillsides, dotted with pristine white buildings gaze lazily downward, all below a clear, blue sky. And of course, there is the food! Mediterranean food is renowned for its fresh flavours that pull from the local flora and fauna.

Mediterranean food is influenced by the flavours of Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Morocco, and other countries along the Mediterranean Sea. Typical aspects include fresh produce, simple preparation, minimal processing, and pronounced flavours. Herbs and spices become essential ingredients in Mediterranean cuisine.

As the cuisine is named after a body of water, it should come as no surprise to learn that fish and seafood are prevalent at Mediterranean restaurants. Meats such as lamb, chicken, pork, venison, and beef are also typical. Vegetables, grains, and legumes are prominently featured in Mediterranean dishes. This makes Mediterranean restaurants an ideal pick for meat-eaters, vegetarians, pescetarians, and omnivores alike! The menu tends to have something for everyone, from full vegetarian sets to steaks and tartare, the range at Mediterranean restaurants is impressive.

No Mediterranean dining experience would be complete without a beautifully paired wine. From bubbly Prosseco to white wines, red wines, and rosés; you can expect a full wine menu to pair with each dish on the menu.

Desserts tend to favour rich cheeses and fruits, ranging from creamy pannacotta and crème brule to fruit tarts and limoncello liquor. 


Manuel's Restaurant and Bar

Manuel's Restaurant and Bar is located in Gypsy Hill, South London and offers delicious traditional Italian food focused on quality ingredients, fresh produce, flavourful herbs and seasonings, and minimal processing (made from scratch). Manuel's Restaurant is styled in a sunny Mediterranean fashion with a warm, relaxed, and friendly atmosphere.

The restaurant boasts indoor and outdoor seating, as well as bespoke home catering options. For home catering, Manuel's offers a standard delivery, chef-prepared gourmet buffets, and hand-selected menus filled with a wide range of delicious dishes.

For in-restaurant dining, you'll find a lovingly selected menu featuring all of your Italian favourites - some with a twist! You will also find food specials, Sunday Roast options, imported Sicilian Olive Oil, and special event and holiday menus (for holidays such as New Year's Eve and Christmas Day).



The restaurant and bar's hours are generous, catering to both lunch and dinner every day of the week, 

  • Monday through Friday lunch: 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.

  • Monday through Friday dinner: 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

  • Saturday: 12 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

  • Sunday: 12 p.m. until 9 p.m.


As an added delight, Manuel's Restaurant and Bar offers evening musical performances on select dates. The music ranges across a wide swath of styles, offering musical tributes to a variety of performers from Abba to country. A frequent theme in the performances is an emphasis on jazz music, with regular events from a variety of local performers.

Events generally run in the evening, and you are invited to book a table to reserve your space during these events. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays are the regular days to catch live music at Manuel's Restaurant and Bar, so be sure to book a table for their next event.

Manuel's Menu and Cuisine

Manuel's menu will make your mouth water. The online menu is laid out with pictures, Italian dish names, and English dish names with descriptions.

There is a full range of starters, pasta and risotto (gluten-free available), seafood (pesche), meat (carne), contorni (vegetable or salad side dishes), desserts, cheese, wine, and cocktails. 

While Manuel's is a meat-lover's delight with prosciutto, lamb, steaks, venison, veal, and chicken generously portioned throughout the menu, fish lovers and vegetarians will have no problem finding plenty of dishes to choose from.

Seafood lovers will find an assortment of dishes featuring mussels, scallops, prawns, squid, lobster, tuna, salmon, sea bass, and more.

Vegetarians will find dishes featuring aubergine, grilled vegetables with melted goat's cheese, artichokes, wild mushrooms, pumpkin, zucchini, pastas with various vegetables in tomato sauces and cream sauces, bruschettas, cheeses, and soups and salads.

Additionally, many of the dishes are offered gluten-free upon request.

Restaurant Reviews

The restaurant reviews are glowing, whether you inspect Tripadvisor, TheFork, Facebook, OpenTable, FourSquare, RestaurantGuru, or other review sources, the consensus is unanimous. The sites are filled with hundreds of reviews recommending Manuel's Restaurant and Bar.

Bookings and Reservations

Contact us to reserve your table. We look forward to hosting you soon!

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