Café Murano Bermondsey
Last Updated: 30th August 2019 | Main image: Café Murano Covent Garden
We love gravity.
But it always lets us down.
And whenever you hear that a highly acclaimed chef is opening a second branch of their vaunted restaurant, there’s always a tiny sneaking concern that they might let you down, too. Like when Angela Hartnett – early protégée of Gordon Ramsay and award-winning chef – announced that she was opening a more relaxed version of her Michelin starred Italian eatery, Murano.
But as it happens, Café Murano was an instant hit.
As was Café Murano Covent Garden, a year later.
Which means that we can welcome the news of a third Café Murano with no apprehension whatsoever. It’ll be making its home in the former Zucca site on Bermondsey Street, not far from Borough Market, and will boast a big open kitchen and a dining counter, where you can watch the chefs at work.
The chefs in question will include head chef Adam Jay, who currently helms the kitchen at the original Café Murano in St James’s. He’ll be putting together some of the restaurant’s classic dishes, like ossobuco alla Milanese (veal shank with risotto) and anolini in brodo (little pasta parcels in broth, Bologna-style), alongside some new arrivals. They’ll be focussing especially on aperitivo hour, with bitter spritz cocktails and small plates of cichetti, like salt cod fritters, fried gnocchi and octopus with salsa verde.
And they certainly won’t let you down.
NOTE: Café Murano Bermondsey will open sometime this Autumn – we’ll be back with the full scoop when it does.
Café Murano Bermondsey | 184 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3TQ
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