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Café Murano - Covent Garden, London,

Café Murano - Covent Garden

3.9
3.9
2187 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian

A restaurant from Angela Hartnett and Group Executive Chef, Samantha Williams, open all day, serving a regularly changing, seasonal menu of Northern Italian dishes in a relaxed yet lively environment.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Wed–Sun 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Tue–Sun 17:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 7240 3654

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Angela Hartnett

  • Private party facilities

    Both our Cafe Murano’s have private dining rooms and event spaces for corporate hire or to enjoy with friends and family.

  • Private party contact

    Ivona Novak & Ingrid Budryte: 020 3535 7880

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Cross Street

    Wellington Street

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is available on Tavistock St and neighbouring streets in Covent Garden

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. C

    Custard

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1

    Excellent food and good portions! Very attentive staff. !

  2. y

    yummy

    London

    377 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    377 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely venue with plenty of space and hooray not hustled by staff to drink more or to leave. Great choice of food on the set lunch - delicious gnocchi in particular

  3. SW

    SamanthaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Having previously hosted a work event at cafe Murano with great food and experiences I booked again, the place and staff are fantastic but the two pasta options that were vegetarian were both very average and totally overpriced.

  4. v

    villager

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Nice meal but the food became cold quickly partly due to over active air conditioning.

  5. FS

    FlyingScot

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had a very tasty dinnner, food was delicious but thought the Italian sausage in the rigatoni could have had a bit more of a quick, but purely personal choice!

  6. i

    ianb

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great food but service was slow. Starters followed bread very quickly but mains took a long time - 2 hours for 2 courses.

  7. SP

    SimonP

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We are regulars at cafe Murano over the years .good food, good flavours , and good value . Have maintained quality over the years unlike other places / chains

  8. MD

    MelanieD

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    As good as I hoped. We shared three starters of which the broad beans, ricotta and lemon was the stand-out (a lovely whipped mousse!), then I had the amazing gnocchi with girolles and my partner had the crab spaghetti. We finished with chocolate tart and apricots with ricotta. Simple straightforward, beautifully executed. Staff were knowledgeable (one was able to tell me the ingredients in the salad dressing without checking in the kitchen). I found the music a bit intrusive and the furnishings did nothing to absorb general noise so not quite five stars.

  9. VN

    VaryaN

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience4

    Pre theatre dinner with friend

  10. V

    Valeriec

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely meal with very professional service

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience. Staff were friendly and helpful. We had a good wine recommendation. It’s also dog friendly and the staff took great care of our dog.

  12. d

    debsdoesdinner

    London

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I absolutely loved the service, location, restaurant design. I opted to try the very reasonable set menu but was a little disappointed with the main on the flavours, just a little bland. However I would return I just wouldn't order that dish and go for something bolder.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience1

    The restaurant was really dated, very old fashioned, the place was barely half full, the menu was completely outdated, there was weird pop music playing out it the speakers which seemed completely out of place in a fine dining Italian restaurant. The starters were decent but the pasta mains were very average, remember you are competing with old school heavyweights like Bocca di Lupo or River cafe and new stars such as Padella or Bancone. They need to up their pasta game.. the staff really seemed to care and service was busy but attentive. They were the only bright spot in an otherwise dull and average meal

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very welcoming and no pressure to leave

  15. RH

    RachelH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, great service, lovely wine and we even got a glimpse of Angela herself - my favourite chef and the best Italian food outside of Italy!

  16. SS

    SophieS

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Food was lovely, waitress was extremely curt borderline rude. Asked us if we wanted desert 30 minutes before they needed the table back and then promptly told us we would need to rush desert as we only had 30 minutes! Go for the food and wine, but not the service!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a lovely place to glide into for an early meal. Great flavours. Simple great ingredients just put together perfectly Will defo be back T.

  18. DJ

    DrJA

    London

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    It was not a busy Saturday night on 14/3/2020 We were seated in the very rear of the room Given menus promptly Then took ages to get a waiters attention to order anything. It really want that busy but the service was lacking,so for example after our main course took 5 mins for them to clear our plates and after our meal, no one seemed interested in asking us if we wanted the bill. So I asked for the bill on my way down to the WC, when I came back it still hadn’t appeared , so I asked the same waitress again and she intimated that’s she’d asked a colleague to get it. Sorry that this review isn’t about the food, which was tasty and they also had inexpensive wines by the glass However as an evening of enjoyment , it was not. I don’t go out for the evening with the intention of complaining. I’ve eaten in the St James’ branch, which was much better. Won’t be rushing back here.

  19. CG

    CovtGdn

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    The waiter was unwell (coughing and sniffling) and when asked politely to not stand as close to the customers got very rude and brought govt advice on covid-19 !yelling! at the customers that the restaurant is safe (and still refusing to step away) - no matter what cold/sickness he had she shouldn’t have been serving food when sick! Incredibly rude service, very average food. Do not go.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic food especially the pasta dishes

  21. KV

    KatieV

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely Birthday meal before theatre visit. Excellent service, very efficient with lovely food well presented.

  22. LH

    LucyH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious food, in a stylish, relaxed environment. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The menu offered a good range of options and was reasonably priced for the quality. A lovely special treat.

  23. CM

    CallMeCaroline

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lunch with a girlfriend. Great location and lovely ambience. Service was charming. Authentic Italian food, fantastic ingredients, beautifully cooked.We had a small problem with the meal which was quickly resolved and adjustment was made to our bill. Will definitely return.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great

  25. WI

    WILLIAMR

    London

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Octopus and salt cod starters, both delicious and well presented. Mains of Mackrell and braised veal risotto were also very tasty. Staff very friendly and welcoming

  26. KM

    KMMM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    a bit too overpriced, food wasn't the best quality

  27. HR

    HR28

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely venue, relaxed and discreet service from friendly and very knowledgable staff. The perfect place for a relaxed special birthday. I didn’t get around to photos, the food was too good to waste time taking them!

  28. JH

    JenniferH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    I loved this restaurant, which manages to combine luxury and approachability. The staff are warm and welcoming. Our food took a little while to arrive, but when it did it was outstandingly good. And their espressos are the best. Highly recommended.

  29. LL

    LilyL

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely meal. starters and mains were great but didn't really like the dessert. It was usually quiet but actually i enjoyed it as i was catching up with a friend. looked family friendly. would go again.

  30. WA

    WillA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Italian food I've had outside of Italy. Simple pasta, so tasty.

  31. L

    Lotx

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Amazing staff, I had booked the cafe thinking it would be as it was the first time I visited and it was much more lively than than I'd expected. The staff bent over backwards to make it the best experience and we, (mum, and Italian cousins) had a great evening.

  32. AM

    AdrianM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    When I order dinner I expect that... a dinner. I ordered the pork belly (which did taste amazing), but when asked what it came with I was told nothing so I ordered new potatoes and cavolo nero as additional dishes. Had I not asked, I would have been very disappointed. The food was tasty, the service was good but overall I was just left a feeling flat with the experience. I expected more...

  33. LB

    LewisB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. We were well looked after from the moment we walked through the door. The service was extremely considerate of our theatre booking as well. The Hartnett Red wine is recommended too.

  34. RK

    RohanK

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Thoroughly enjoyable. Super food, lovely service.

  35. CR

    CherianR

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Loved the food and the staff were very efficient and professional. I would also say that the portions were just right allowing us to enjoy a dessert. The only downside was that the noise level was a bit high for comfort but that is so often the case with an open dining area. Overall we’d love to return.

  36. KM

    KarenM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The service was good, the pasta didn’t have enough sauce and the trout meal was rather greasy. The seating was good. Hard to tell that it was an Italian restaurant from the decor, it could have been any restaurant

  37. PM

    PaulM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    An interesting menu of apparently simple dishes cooked to a high standard, served well and in a good atmosphere. Much appreciated by all in our party of 4.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service. Very attentive waiters. Food was excellent. Not rushed even though we exceeded the 2 hours allocated. Would recommend.

  39. S

    Springers

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat at the counter and had a really fabulous lunch!

  40. C

    Chris

    London

    93 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    A pleasant restaurant, nicely designed with plenty of space between tables. Food was not terrific, with the day special of Tuscan Fish Stew being rather thin and tasteless, with a distinct absence of fish. My wife's pasta was a good serving, but a bit sticky and starchy. The semi freddo desert was delicious, however. Service was very pleasant and professional. I would give it another try and see if the food was better.

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Café Murano - Covent Garden is rated 3.9 stars by 2187 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Café Murano - Covent Garden

34-36 Tavistock Street London, WC2E 7PB

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Wellington Street

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Wed–Sun 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Tue–Sun 17:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is available on Tavistock St and neighbouring streets in Covent Garden

  • 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.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Angela Hartnett

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7240 3654

  • Private party facilities

    Both our Cafe Murano’s have private dining rooms and event spaces for corporate hire or to enjoy with friends and family.

  • Private party contact

    Ivona Novak & Ingrid Budryte: 020 3535 7880

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