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Café Murano - Covent Garden

4.1
1066 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
A restaurant from Angela Hartnett and Head Chef Adam Jay, open all day, serving a regularly changing, seasonal menu of Northern Italian dishes in a relaxed yet lively environment.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, European
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday 12.00-11.00pm


Sunday Lunch: 11.30am–4.00pm
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Phone number
020 7240 3654
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Adam Jay / Angela Hartnett
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Cross Street
Wellington Street
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Parking Details
Street parking is available on Tavistock St and neighbouring streets in Covent Garden
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Public Transit
Nearest underground station is Covent Garden (Picaddilly), Leicester Square (Northern, Piccadilly) and Holborn (Central, Picaddilly).
Charing Cross main line station is a 10 minute walk.
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Special Events & Promotions
Cafe Murano Covent Garden runs events throughout the year including pasta workshops, supper clubs and meet the winemaker events.
For more detail call 0207 240 3654 or visit https://www.cafemurano.co.uk/blog/
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1066 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great staff and great food I’m definitely going back!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. All of our food was hot, well presented and full of flavour.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was excellent and the service outstanding. I can't wait to visit again.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wife’s Birthday, had a fantastic time, great food and service and very reasonably priced

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Delicious Italian food. The service was very average which was a shame. Lots of older folk in there so not really a cool and happening place for people in their 30's. But if you want a decent plate of pasta this is your place.

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3.0Dined on 12 May 2018

The restaurant is well located for Covent Garden and the food was okay. I liked the set menu as it was nice, but not very filling. On balance therefore it seems an expensive place for so so food. It's the kind of place I would recommend to my fussy friends who might want Italian food, but not authentic Italian.

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3.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Very nice lunch. We had Seabream for two. He offered to fillet the fish but we wanted to do that ourselves. However we asked him to divide it in two and he literally cut it in half. Most odd! My friend had the bottom whilst I had the top then we turned the fish over. A nice pre theatre lunch.

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4.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Great food as always. Service was a little slow as they were very busy but when we asked for anything, nothing was too much trouble. On the plus side it was great to have all night and not feel rushed over dinner.

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4.0Dined on 11 May 2018

A pre dinner meal at this excellent Italian restaurant in close proximity to theatre land and Covent Garden is well worth a journey .Last Friday was the commencement of a new menu which slowed the service considerably but the quality of food once received was of excellent quality and good portions. The staff were attentive and friendly and were mindful of the menu problems on that evening.
We have dined on several occasions and I would have no hesitation in a visiting on another trip to London

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Warm welcome, friendly attentive staff, excellent food, very pleasant decor, perfect for a pre theatre meal

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4.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Ate upstairs which is light and airy and attractive decor. The food was delicious and the wine good too. Service was friendly and efficient, but not pushy. Will return.

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3.0Dined on 7 May 2018

Our visit was on a quiet Bank Holiday Monday evening, so there was no "buzz" as such. At One point we were the only customers in the place.

That aside, the food and the staff were splendid. Dishes were beautifully prepared from simple ingredients, and the flavours were delightful. Service was attentive, when required; and subtle enough to give us time to enjoy. The only negative in our experience was the price of a 50cl carafe of rather lovely white wine: for the cost I would hope for the whole (75cl) bottle.

Overall we did have a lovely, quiet evening meal in town. I hope Cafe Murano has busier evenings at other times, the great staff deserve more customers.

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Wonderful service and food.

The restaurant manager worked with the kitchen to allow us to experience the monthly regional menu, despite us just missing the monthly cut off. Just so helpful.

The food was simple and brilliant; classic dishes excellently delivered. Couldn’t fault them.

Looking forward to another visit.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Last 1 to leave but no pressure to go. Staff wonderful and food as normal- great.
Will go again soon

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Thank you it was delicious and you were all most kind to my friend from New York.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

This was our third visit for pre-theatre dining and the food, wine and service were, once again excellent.
However, on this occasion we were initially seated upstairs but the shape and size of the table was too big for the banquette and not at all comfortable. The ambience upstairs is also more bland and cool. We asked to change and were quickly accommodated downstairs which is comfortable and has a more buzzy atmosphere. We had a very enjoyable meal.

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Food was good, service at the start was a bit slow, enjoyed our lunchtime meal, handy restaurant for theatres etc.

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Simply put I love Cafe Murano ! The ambience & vibe especially in the front section of the restaurant are spot on. The food is unstintingly good & the service low key in a good way.

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Lovely ambience. Set menu was very good value. Staff very helpful and attentive.

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4.0Dined on 2 May 2018

Very nice staff : pleasant ambience in the spacious dining area room. Good value set lunch with decent house wines. This was my fourth visit since discovering it at the beginning of the year...some of the more inventive dishes dont quite work but overall a good experience.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Another excellent eve at Murano....sat in the front part of the restaurant which has the best vibe & it’s nice to have the fresh air through the front door occasionally ! Faultless food & service - bellissimo !!

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

The large pasta portion was fine for a me but my sons
would have been left hungry. We also ordered lightly
breaded chicken with lemon and arugula. It was delicious.
Our waitress was fantastic at getting our order in and
on table quickly as we were going to the theatre afterwards.
Thank you for a lovely meal. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

Our first visit to Cafe Murano, it certainly won’t be our last . The whole dining experience was exceptional . Thankyou to the whole team who work together effortlessly to give first class service !

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4.0Dined on 29 April 2018

I have been to this restaurant a number of times & it never fails to deliver; good Italian cuisine complemented by good service & a lovely ambiance - its great for any occasion.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Very efficient service which was neither too fast or too slow. The menu was varied, the tables well spaced out and the whole experience was good value.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Good, reliable restaurant with a nice ambience and well-executed menu. Several notches above standard Italian restaurants. Wine list offers some nice wines at a reasonable price, and friendly service ensured a very pleasant dining experience

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5.0Dined on 26 April 2018

A lovely meal and great service. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on 25 April 2018

Very welcoming staff, excellent service, buzzy atmosphere and very tasty food. We will certainly use again. We went for a pre-theatre meal and it was serviced swiftly. Just what we wanted.

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5.0Dined on 23 April 2018

Great restaurant. Service was welcoming, friendly and efficient. Food was authentic northern Italian, with creative flair, beautifully executed. Pre-theatre menu was excellent value and delicious, but it is also well worth splashing out to try dishes from the main menu. We will definitely be back for more.

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4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

A great night out. Staff very attentive and the food was delicious , so much flavour and hot. Definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Starters, weren’t that much to write about. Salads expensive for what you got, sardines on the specials were ok.

Mains courses, weren’t so successful and we didn’t enjoy.

Service was excellent and the restaurant had a nice atmosphere, but you go to a restaurant to eat and this is where it let itself down

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Good atmosphere, excellent food and service.

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4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Our first time and not disappointed Quiet oasis in the heart of Covent Garden. Lovely staff. Great cocktails, tasty food. A good alternative to our regular Orso which sadly closed. Will definitely be going again, as soon as possible I scored itv4 rather than 5 star simply because we were uninspired by the set menu but that may have been down to our personal taste. The a la carte had plenty of great choices

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4.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Lovely food and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Service was outstanding and the care and attention was spot on

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1.0Dined on 18 April 2018

This was not a good experience for us.

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5.0Dined on 18 April 2018

Third visit to the Cafe Murano in Covent Garden and have loved it every time. Great fun place in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the west end of London, a classy restaurant with a relaxed but quality feel. The starters are delicious! Get a selection for the table to share. I'll be back!

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4.0Dined on 17 April 2018

I visit Cafe Murano regularly. The food is unfaltingly good & the ambience of the restaurant appealing.

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1.0Dined on 16 April 2018

We were in London for vacation and staying around the corner in Covent Garden. Went here for dinner and was amazed how tasteless the food was. A real letdown after seeing Cafe Murano so highly rated. We told the waitress how bad the food was and she didn’t seem to care or offer to do something about it.

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3.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Food was delicious and the service outstanding. Quiet if you need to talk.

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