Cafe Murano

33 St. James's Street, St. James's, London

Cafe Murano
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10/10 from 1 user review

Original Italian food at an elegant but buzzy restaurant

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Address:33 St. James's Street
St. James's
London
SW1A 1HD
Map:Map & nearby
Cuisine:Italian
Region:St. James's
Nearest Station:Green Park
Telephone:
About: Angela Hartnett's second restaurant, serving food from northern Italy.

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"Original Italian food at an elegant but buzzy restaurant"

Review Rating: 8 / 10
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My colleague arranged for us to have dinner at this restaurant and I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t been there before as I’m often in the area. Perhaps I was put off by the “café” in its name. This really is a first class restaurant. And the staff are professional, knowledgeable and friendly although their strong accents means you have to pay attention.

It’s quite a narrow restaurant, though elegant in its classic modern décor, and the tables are relatively close to each other but this doesn’t detract from the experience.

There’s a large bar along one wall and a panelled off area towards the back. The clientele is varied – groups of business people, tourists, couples and friends. It was a Wednesday evening and the place was buzzing.

My spring salad (£8.50) starter was underwhelming but then it’s hard to make leaves exciting. My companion’s tagliatelle (£11) small starter portion appeared to go down well.

For the main course we decided to share the sea bream for two (£32). This was a triumph. Perfectly cooked light fish with an original orange and pistachio dressing that didn’t overpower the delicate fish. I had potatoes fritti (£4.50) and my companion Jersey Royals (£4.50). These sides good size portions and well-seasoned.

The blanc de morge wine (£11.50) was the waiter’s suggestion and excellent. My companion also enjoyed her Carbaiona (£15).

We were replete but decided to try the desserts. My companion’s huge portion of amaretti cake (£6.50) was a wonder to behold. But my pineapple carpaccio with a mint sorbet (£7) was probably the most delicious dessert I’ve ever tasted. It was sweet and tart, cool and fresh and very juicy. I will dream about that pineapple.

Three courses each and three glasses of excellent wine between us and the bill (including service) came to £126. For the location and the quality of food and service I thought this extremely reasonable.

If you can’t quite afford the prices at Angela Hartnett’s restaurant in Covent Garden this is a perfect choice for original and well cooked food in a smart restaurant in the West End.



KimT reviewed Cafe Murano on Fri 20 Jul 2018


The Latest User Reviews of Cafe Murano


User Rating: 10 / 10
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Susan, Abbey Road
Added: Jun 2014
All In London User Recommended Business
I can't believe this is called a cafe - that just doesn't do it justice. This feels like the michelin-starred restaurant in terms of the level of food and service, but perhaps with a little less pomp. Beautiful interiors, beautiful food and wonderfully warm staff - I'd go here all the time if my wallet and geography allowed!!

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