Café Murano | Covent Garden Restaurant
This regards Italians and theatre.
Allow us, if you will, to explain.
About the Italians:
Firstly, they’re not actually Italian — but they may as well be. We’re talking about the technically British Angela Hartnett, Gordon Ramsay’s Michelin Starred protégée and head of the very well respected Café Murano in St James’s; and also technically British Richard Lloyd, Angela’s very own protégée and as of now, the current head chef at her brand new, very Italian Café Murano outpost in Covent Garden.
It is, like the original, inappropriately known as Café Murano. Because although the requisite café-esque ingredients are there – a homely atmosphere, relaxed service, multiple visit potential – it’s far from being one. This is thanks in part to its design, which downstairs features, well, nothing exceptionally special, but which upstairs includes an entirely frosted glass roof, intimate booth banquette seating around a centrepiece serving table and, come nightfall, a glowing red back bar. Then there’s head chef Richard’s requirement that nearly all oils, vinegars and sherries are made in house, from scratch, and with love for dishes like broad bean and rosemary arancini; rabbit leg with pecorino; steamed halibut and desserts of tiramisu and muscavado tart with crème fraiche.
Now – about the theatre:
Firstly, it’s just around the corner. Literally.
Secondly, that means if you’d like to, you can head there before (or after) your meal, being completely content in the knowledge that there is (or is going to be) a long list of wines and cocktails designed specifically to:
1) Showcase the very best of Italy’s boutique and established wine and spirits producers. And, more importantly,
2) Taste really good.
NOTE: Café Murano, Convent Garden, is now open. You can make a reservation by either calling 020 7240 3654, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or more efficiently HERE. For any questions, queries and further inquiries, please email email@example.com.
Café Murano | 34-36 Tavistock St, Covent Garden, WC2E 7PB
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