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survey result

Summary

£111
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Angela Hartnett’s popular Mayfair HQ put in an impressively steady performance in this year’s survey, thanks to its “beautifully prepared and presented” cuisine – which comes at “relatively reasonable prices” for such a swanky address. Other pluspoints include very well-pitched service, and surroundings that, if low key, are very “calm and attractive”. (Note – although the website says the menu ‘is a reflection of Angela’s upbringing cooking alongside her Italian grandmother and aunts’, the actual dishes – though they do often nod to Italy – are actually in a fairly mainstream modern European mould).

Summary

£99
 ££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its “understated” style, Angela Hartnett’s “elegant-but-relaxed” HQ manages to be one of the most personal of the “luxury” central London restaurants run by a big name, particularly one in Mayfair. Under head chef, Oscar Holgado, the accomplished modern cuisine “with an Italian twist” is “first class”, as is the wine list: incredibly consistent and, “if not cheap, not wildly expensive”. But it’s the “professional service with a smile” that sets the seal on the experience: “warm, welcoming, and less pushy than at some other top destinations”. “I’d just returned from Rome and was worried I’d be disappointed, but in fact it topped things off with a level of refined luxury I enjoyed very much”.

Summary

£99
 ££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its “understated” style, Angela Hartnett’s “elegant-but-relaxed” HQ manages to be one of the most personal of the “luxury” central London restaurants run by a big name, particularly one in Mayfair. Under head chef, Oscar Holgado, the accomplished modern cuisine “with an Italian twist” is “first class”, as is the wine list: incredibly consistent and, “if not cheap, not wildly expensive”. But it’s the “professional service with a smile” that sets the seal on the experience: “warm, welcoming, and less pushy than at some other top destinations”. “I’d just returned from Rome and was worried I’d be disappointed, but in fact it topped things off with a level of refined luxury I enjoyed very much”.

Summary

£99
 ££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Angela Hartnett’s “superb” Mayfair flagship has taken Pip Lacey’s 2017 departure in its stride, and although its ratings dipped fractionally year-on-year, many reporters still feel Oscar Holgado’s “Italian-oriented cuisine must be amongst the best in town”. When it comes to the interior, the harsh view is that these “un-flashy” premises “on a quiet street” are “a little dull”, but the more common verdict is that its “restrained and elegant” style “oozes class and calm” and that “the warm welcome and graceful professional service gets any visit off to a flying start”.

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Murano Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Murano Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Murano restaurant.
Jeremy B
Not as good as it once was....
Reviewed 1 months, 23 days ago

"Not as good as it once was."

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Tim J
The main difficulty here is answering the q...
Reviewed 10 months, 17 days ago

"The main difficulty here is answering the question 'how may courses?'. Opting for a modest four was wise and more than sufficient. Exceedingly good cooking that may well be my favourite Italian in London - I can certainly go repeatedly without getting bored. Highlight was the best monkfish dish I've eaten in a long time!"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £85.00
Lunch £45.00 £50.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 120.00 Always available 5
Menu2 130.00 Always available 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £46.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 15.00%
20-22 Queen St, London, W1J 5PP
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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