Review on Cafe Murano Bermondsey
Critically acclaimed chef Angela Harnett has put down roots in Bermondsey with the opening of Cafe Murano, the third casual offshoot of her Michelin-starred flagship restaurant Murano in Mayfair. The first Cafe Murano opened in 2013 in St James's, South West London and a second outpost followed in 2015 in Covent Garden. The latest venture is set in the premises that housed another Italian restaurant Zucca, run by Sam Harris it closed in 2015. Seating up to 110 diners, the open kitchen takes centre stage allowing guests to watch the theatre of the chefs at work. It has a smart contemporary décor with an industrial-esque vibe, with counters overlooking the bar, kitchen and Bermondsey Street.
Adam Jay the former head chef of Café Murano St James's takes the helm of the kitchen, where he sends out an array of carefully curated modern and classic Italian dishes using fresh seasonal produce. Typically you might opt to start with octopus carpaccio, olives, potato and chilli oil before moving on to venison, faro, mushrooms, sofrito and chestnuts. Desserts stay close to home with a buttermilk panna cotta and pear or tiramisu.
Service is friendly and knowledgeable, and Italian varietals dominate the wine list alongside a tasty line up of cocktails.
Angela Hartnett and Adam Jay
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.00pm Tue-Sat (12.00 - 9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card