Cafe Murano, Covent Garden

This is the second Cafe Murano from Angela Hartnett (who also owns Michelin-starred Murano, Merchants Tavern and Hartnett Holder & Co in Lime Wood) and it’s based in tourist trap Covent Garden – an area fast becoming a right foodie hot spot. We were seated in the first of two dining rooms, right by the door which was an unappealing place to sit to say the … Continue reading Cafe Murano, Covent Garden

Merchants Tavern

After our recent enjoyable visit to Cafe Murano, we thought we’d pop along to Angela Hartnett’s other new restaurant Merchants Tavern (shouldn’t there be an apostrophe in there?) which resides in Shoreditch. It’s a joint venture between her and the guys behind Canteen. It looked beautiful on the outside and the interior was equally beautiful. There was a large bar and lounge area at the … Continue reading Merchants Tavern

Cafe Murano

It’s been a busy time for Angela Hartnett recently what with the opening of her new restaurant Merchants Tavern. Barely has the paint dried on the walls and she’s off again, this time opening Cafe Murano on St James’s Street – she’s doing an Atherton on us! As it was 50% off food during the soft launch we couldn’t resist booking in for lunch. It … Continue reading Cafe Murano


We arrived at a very empty Murano with just a few other diners in the restaurant and the decision to have no music in the background left the atmosphere feeling a little flat to begin with. Luckily there was plenty to look at as the restaurant is absolutely stunning and exudes wealth, some serious money has been spent on the decor. Murano was once owned … Continue reading Murano