Cafe Murano Bermondsey

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£26 to £40
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Italian
Cafe Murano Bermondsey is the latest in our small group of quality neighbourhood Italian restaurants. This new site will feel very different to St James and Covent Garden – we like to play with the design of each site! An open kitchen will be front and centre, with dining counters overlooking the bar, kitchen and Bermondsey St itself. The menu will be unique to Bermondsey. There will be new dishes of course, plus the classics such as Chicken Milanese and the Osso Bucco Risotto.
Our 100% Italian wine list will as ever focus on smaller quality focused winemakers and along side the regular wine list will be a small frequently changing list of great wines only available in limited quantities.
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Londoner
London
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first visit, very enjoyable. The mushroom, truffle, aranchini are now a forever favourite!

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salvatores
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here , just gets better , will be back soon

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LadyChizwik
London
87 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Highlights - the bread and olive oil, the venison was well cooked, rosemary potatoes delicious; arancini to die for; decent wine selection; great service. Surprisingly the pasta was a underwhelming and thrown on the plate. That aside a decent meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meeting friends from Toronto

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CarolineS
Kent
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Sadly disappointed as food very uninspiring. One of us had a cold fish stew! and the portions were very small

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AshW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service just ruined the whole experience. Such a shame.

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ChristabelC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience3

My fish was raw when it was brought to me. The staff quickly took it away and it was replaced but no one came over to apologise, which was a shame.

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vipEliteTraveller1
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Cafe Murano for a late lunch with friends last Sunday and we all liked it there. We are local residents and like trying new places to eat in our area, this place is definitely going to be in our list from now to come back again and again.
It was off peak time , a cozy relaxing atmosphere, the service was great and we really enjoyed the food.
There were a few nice dishes on the menu which I’d love to try.
I ordered Stone Bass for the main course , my friend had a Hake fish dish and her husband had a lamb dish. We also had rosemary potato as a side dish which was also really nice.
We also had octopus for the starter and shared tiramisu for dessert.
I can’t see any areas for improvement, we enjoyed everything we had. Next time I’ll try something different as everything looked nice and moorish in the menu.
Thank you so much!

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LorraineP
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very disappointing quality and service particularly given Angela Hartnett's name above the door; totally understand that it's more of a casual experience but quality of food totally unmemorable and service really slow until I brought it to waitresses attention. We'd eaten at Padella the day before and there is no comparison...leagues apart.....I really wonder what Angela Hartnett would have made of it had she been dining there for the first time.....I doubt she would go back either. With so many great food experiences in London, unless we were unlucky, if this is representational of brand Murano, then we cound not recommend "bland " Murano.

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StephCGibbs
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, knowledgable, formally relaxed service. A buzzing open kitchen. Incredible food, tasty, authentic, fresh and exciting.

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Mafer
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service and food was amazing. We are thrilled to have Murano in our neighbourhood.
The food is just so good!

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vipRichardC
London
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal in this wonderful addition to Bermondsey Street. If you love Italian food, coupled with a great wine list, informal atmosphere and great service (and frankly what’s not to love?!) then this should definitely be on your lunch or dinner list!

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normanlindac
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The wine server was helpful and knowledgeable: she guided us to some good choices. My dinner was very disappointing: hard arancini, underseasoned pork rib, dry pieces of rhubarb. My husband’s pasta was undercooked and gluey. I have written a personal letter to Ms Hartnett to relay our disappointment at the poor standard of food at my birthday celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s very rare that you can go to an Italian restaurant and eat food that your nonna used to make. Unpretentious, authentic and relaxed in very Bermondsey surroundings. This is my new go to.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal delivered by a attentive server, the restaurant was busy and the ambience was pleasant

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TimR
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great flavours - great service - great location - great value

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HarryA
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super relaxed, pet (dog) friendly. Lovely staff. Very delicious food. We will return for sure

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SharleneT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy pasta, nice wine, nice vibes! Love this. Very pleased and will return

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LocalDiner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

High marks for high energy atmosphere and very attentive waitstaff. That said, we were disappointed with the food itself on our first and only visit. Since other local options on Bermondsey are excellent (Flour and Grape, Pizarro, to name two), we were expecting more in the way of creativity. Neither of the dishes we opted for came with any sauce, for example, or side bits. Very plain. We know Cafe Murano is capable of much more and hope to see them take up the challenge.

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KateBrookGreen
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely long Saturday lunch. Warm customer service. Very pleasant.

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vipAnnieDow
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the menu of the day which was outrageously good value - heavenly salad followed by scrumptious pork then piquant pecorino with crackers. Such a lovely room and delightful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Relaxed restaurant with proper Italian food, not trying to complicate the recipes!

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Nick
London
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good- but all a bit quick. Sometimes they take the Cafe in the title a bit literally! Good food and service. But in and out before you know it!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, we sat at the counter watching the bar staff who worked so hard all night and were entertaining and chatty. Great atmosphere. Bonus bumping into Angela Hartnett on the way in. Will definitely be back

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AndrewS
London
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Ragu was dry, however staff happily removed it from the bill as well as all our coffees as way of an apology. Apart from that, the food was excellent and very good value for money. Table felt a little bit cramped against the tables around it. Staff we all very friendly.

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vipgoodfood
London
160 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great celebration meal for my friend but I found the pasta course quite underwhelming. They didn’t have my favourite pumpkin gnocchi which was a real shame. The arancini was still great though and it was nice for the waitor to include a birthday cake in with the meal. Very much appreciative for the additional service. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and a wonderful atmosphere. (Special mention to the general manager at the door - lovely chap)

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VictoriaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great! In London always a hit and miss and positively surprised at Café Murano! Good was varied and delicious. I look forward to my next visit.

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vipWinelover
London
59 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

First meal at this new restaurant. As ever the staff were lovely and welcoming and we had a lovely free pre starter of anchovies and truffled arancini. Food good as always but I found the menu less enticing than the St James branch. My food was good particularly the pork chop and grapes agridulce.

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Ewj74
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 3rd visit and it didn’t disappoint
Food is amazing, service is friendly
Will return
My only comment is that I would like to see maybe a special or more regular changes to the menu

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Penelope23
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At this spot on Bermondsey St. you have three Italian options in a row. We appreciate them all for different things - the atmosphere at Cafe Murano and the wait staff are excellent. The vegan options need to be sexed up a bit!

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JohnnyE
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and service. All the food was great but the rigatoni with ragu was average.

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LouiseB
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A modern Cafe Murano; it works. The food and service were exemplary.
Saturday afternoon lunch is recommended.

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vipRichardC
London
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu; warm, welcoming service and superb food and wine- definitely would visit again. A really fabulous restaurant that sets the standard on an already highly competitive Bermondsey Street.

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DanH
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, friendly and efficient service. Cosy atmosphere.

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benjaminf
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding our waiter james made our evening very pleasurable. The food was fantastic as was the wine. we will definitely be returning in the future.

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Girlfriday
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was poor. No one enquired at any point how the food was and we were told twice at the beginning that we only had the table for two hours - not the welcome you expect when you are spending £60 a head.

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SamuelP
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Decent food lovely waiter really enjoyed the Aranci but overall slightly overpriced, but where isn’t overpriced in London? Decent drinks too!

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Neville
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely friendly staff and beautiful food. We sat in a booth which was comfortable and private.

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iwasps
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have found Cafe Murano a better place during the day than evening bookings.

FAQs

Cafe Murano Bermondsey offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3985 1545.

Cafe Murano Bermondsey is rated 4.4 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

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