Review on Cafe Murano - Covent Garden
Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett opened a second outpost of Cafe Murano in June 2015, set in Covent Garden it is handily placed for visiting London's theatres. Like its older sibling it has been designed along the same lines by the well regarded Russell Sage Studio, with the ground floor featuring terracotta leather upholstered banquette seating and dark wooden tables and walls adorned with antique mirror panelling. The Carrara marble bar takes centre stage on the left hand wall and provides casual counter dining. More formal dining takes place upstairs, which has its own bar and a sleek glass contemporary roof with latticed wooden tiles to allow natural light to flood the space.
Angela has appointed Adam Jay, her former sous-chef at Murano for the last six years to take the helm of the kitchen and together they have created a seasonal menu of dishes, reflecting the cuisine of Northern Italy. Kick off with an antipasti of octopus with potatoes, capers and paprika or a starter of crab with scorched onions and apple. Elsewhere you could enjoy classic dishes like chicken Milanese or lobster linguine, finishing with desserts such as a traditional tiramisu or a muscavado tart with crème fraiche.
There's an all Italian wine list with a great selection by the glass or carafe and an exciting new range of cocktails. Adjacent to Cafe Murano, is the food and wine shop called Pastifico, meaning pasta factory, which specialises in fresh pasta sauces and Italian wine to takeaway.
Angela Hartnett and Adam Jay
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.00pm Mon-Sat (11.30am - 4.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express