Cafe Murano Covent Garden | Homely Italian From Lauded Chef Angela Hartnett
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 St James; and also technically British Richard Lloyd, Angela’s own protégé and as of now, the current head chef at her second Café Murano outpost, Café Murano 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 includes an entirely frosted glass roof, intimate booth banquette seating around a centrepiece serving table and, come nightfall, a glowing red 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 muscovado tart with crème fraîche.
Now – about the theatre:
Firstly, it’s just around the corner. Literally. Whichever one you’re going to.
Secondly, that means if you’d like to, you can head to Cafe Murano Covent Garden before (or after) the show, content in the knowledge that there is also (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 Covent Garden is open for lunch and dinner all week, except there is no dinner service on Sundays. You can find out more, and book a table, HERE.
Café Murano Covent Garden | 34-36 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7PB
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