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Cafe Murano, St. James’s, London

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Address 33 St James’s Street, St Jame’s, London SW1A 1HD Website www.cafemurano.co.uk Contact reception @cafemurano.co.uk Telephone 020 3371 5559

Café Murano, London

The clock on the back bar in Café Murano, opened by chef Angela Hartnett and restaurateur Chris Yates at 33 St James’s Street two months ago, had just turned 2.30pm, marking another phase in every restaurant’s working day. Right on cue, the front door opened and a wine delivery was taken in by the receptionist. The door opened again seconds later to reveal a young female cook at the start of her evening shift. She walked past the tables, said hello to a couple of the waiters and then headed down to the basement kitchen run by head chef Samantha Williams.

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Cafe Murano – St. James

33 St James’s Street,
St Jame’s,
London
SW1A 1HD

Website www.cafemurano.co.uk

Contact reception @cafemurano.co.uk

Telephone 020 3371 5559

Press

Grace Dent reviews Café Murano

Café Murano, let it be said, isn’t remotely a café. Don’t show up in sandals hoping for a slam poetry evening. It’s a rather gorgeous, pristine room festooned with pale marble, with the kind of staff other restaurants in London dream of acquiring: engaging, attentive and, when necessary, invisible. This is the little sister of the Michelin-star spot Murano. It’s the creation of the ever-inspiring force of nature Angela Hartnett.

Featured image via The Huffington Post; other images from LondonTown & @cafemurano

Grace Dent reviews Café Murano

Café Murano, let it be said, isn’t remotely a café. Don’t show up in sandals hoping for a slam poetry evening. It’s a rather gorgeous, pristine room festooned with pale marble, with the kind of staff other restaurants in London dream of acquiring: engaging, attentive and, when necessary, invisible. This is the little sister of the Michelin-star spot Murano. It’s the creation of the ever-inspiring force of nature Angela Hartnett. Café Murano opens early and closes late to accommodate theatregoers, which I wish I’d known a few days previously when I watched an outstanding version of The Weir at Wyndham’s Theatre and became so weepy during one monologue that I snivelled into the shoulder of the man beside me. I wish I’d known then that Café Murano serves a cocktail called the Sulla Luna — Prosecco with Poire William, apricot brandy and vodka — which really is the most cheering affair; in fact, after three of these, nothing in the world feels remotely challenging..

Featured image via The Huffington Post; other images from LondonTown & @cafemurano