murano
Cuisine: Italian
Price:    pound pound pound
3 users have been
Book a Table
Verdict based on 12 critic, 2 blogger and 1 user reviews and awards
Restaurant Profile »

Address: 20-22 Queen Street, London W1J 5PR

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7495 1127

Angela Hartnett’s Italian flagship restaurant in Mayfair.

This restaurant has 1 Michelin Star

Latest reviews of Murano

Cheese_and_Biscuits

Chris Pople, Cheese and Biscuits

22 July 2014

I love the things that high-end restaurants can do to chicken. (…)  Here, expertly tender breasts with golden crispy skin were arranged amongst earthy morels, soft-boiled breaded quails eggs, white asparagus, little blobs of (I think) chestnut purée, shaved parmesan and all came dressed in another one of those exquisitely silky reduced glazes. Accurate, confident cooking…

Read full review »
STEVE

Steve Dinneen, City A.M.

29 January 2013

Prawn ravioli with fennel purée was my pick of the courses, the delicate prawns practically melting on the tongue – helped on its way by the more intense Krug 2000. The main was rose veal with spiced bread, an excellently rich (and more ethically acceptable) cut…

Read full review »
Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

17 October 2012

Everything we ate was wonderful, beginning with exemplary breads and slices of salami and coppa as good as any we’ve eaten in Italy. (…) Mains kept up standards, in the form of wild mushroom tartlet topped with a perfect poached egg, and mackerel served two ways (roasted and tartare)…

Read full review »
London_Magazine

Ian Irvine, London Magazine

1 March 2009

Hermione’s elegant and luxurious main course was a fillet of sea bass, white beans, green pea purée and a scatter of crisped chipirones (baby squid) and peashoots, while I had variations on English lamb: some meltingly rare cutlets; slow braised neck; and some sticky caramelised sweetbreads with globe artichokes and aubergine purée…

Read full review »

What the Critics say

STEVE

Steve Dinneen, City A.M.

29 January 2013

Prawn ravioli with fennel purée was my pick of the courses, the delicate prawns practically melting on the tongue – helped on its way by the more intense Krug 2000. The main was rose veal with spiced bread, an excellently rich (and more ethically acceptable) cut…

Read full review »
Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

17 October 2012

Everything we ate was wonderful, beginning with exemplary breads and slices of salami and coppa as good as any we’ve eaten in Italy. (…) Mains kept up standards, in the form of wild mushroom tartlet topped with a perfect poached egg, and mackerel served two ways (roasted and tartare)…

Read full review »
London_Magazine

Ian Irvine, London Magazine

1 March 2009

Hermione’s elegant and luxurious main course was a fillet of sea bass, white beans, green pea purée and a scatter of crisped chipirones (baby squid) and peashoots, while I had variations on English lamb: some meltingly rare cutlets; slow braised neck; and some sticky caramelised sweetbreads with globe artichokes and aubergine purée…

Read full review »
MichaelWinner

Michael Winner, The Sunday Times

1 February 2009

Just take my word for it, Murano is utterly superb. They also give you lots of bibs and bobs, before after and between. Never mind the credit crunch. Any money spent that gives you pleasure is worth it…

Read full review »
metro

Marina O'Loughlin (Metro), Metro

25 November 2008

Murano? It’s good but I just can’t get excited about it. As the Collins English Dictionary now puts it: meh…

Read full review »
zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

13 November 2008

Hartnett is a charismatic, sure-footed, sometimes awesome chef…

Read full review »
hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

5 November 2008

Like all other aspects of the operation, it seems well tuned to the Mayfair market at which the establishment so elegantly aims…

Read full review »
matthew_norman

Matthew Norman (Guardian), The Guardian

4 October 2008

Murano is, according to two central criteria, a first-class restaurant. The service from attentive, smartly attired French staff is superb, most notably from a dashing young sommelier of unusual charm and expertise. And the food is majestic…

Read full review »
giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

20 September 2008

Loin of pork braised in milk (with crushed potatoes and black pudding) is as unkosher a dish as can be conceived of, and I can see why. A man regularly eating food this rich and sweet and warm and life-affirming just wouldn’t bother with God…

Read full review »
John_Walsh

John Walsh, The Independent

6 September 2008

It seemed churlish to be anything but delighted by this very good meal. But when your expectations about the talented Ms Hartnett are stratospheric, you’re not satisfied by the merely very good…

Read full review »
JasperGerard

Jasper Gerard, The Telegraph

5 September 2008

My starter is salad of sweet, fat scallops with Iberico ham and – wait for it – roasted watermelon. I’m intrigued. Cooked, melon turns out to taste rather like sweet pepper, but brings out the succulence of the scallops brilliantly…

Read full review »
fay_maschler

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

27 August 2008

I rather wish that Angela Hartnett could find a sugar daddy who would back her in her own enterprise. Then she and her food could shine out in the sort of joyful context they both deserve…

Read full review »

What the Bloggers say

Cheese_and_Biscuits

Chris Pople, Cheese and Biscuits

22 July 2014

I love the things that high-end restaurants can do to chicken. (…)  Here, expertly tender breasts with golden crispy skin were arranged amongst earthy morels, soft-boiled breaded quails eggs, white asparagus, little blobs of (I think) chestnut purée, shaved parmesan and all came dressed in another one of those exquisitely silky reduced glazes. Accurate, confident cooking…

Read full review »
Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

9 August 2008

This was a very pleasant meal. Nothing was badly cooked, the menu was appealing, and there were plenty of enjoyable dishes…

Read full review »