Angela Hartnett eyes Bermondsey for third Cafe Murano

Angela Hartnett has plans to take her casual and buzzy Cafe Murano concept to Bermondsey.

Currently chef-patron at Mayfair’s Murano, Hartnett has two spin-off Cafe sites in Covent Garden and St James’s.

Now, the star chef is hoping to add a third Cafe Murano, and a fourth in the title group, south of the river.

Reports say that planning documents have been submitted for Sam Harris’ recently closed Zucca restaurant on Bermondsey Street. Zucca closed way back in 2015.

Cafe Murano has been an enduring offshoot. The Italian food – mushroom arancini, sausage ragu, risotto Milanese – has long been described as “lovely” and “well-priced” and perfect pre-theatre fare, though some feel it lacks that “extra sparkle”. Murano has no such shortcomings.

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