Tuesday, 29 April 2014


After 5 + City Pig’s Summary

Average spend is £90 per head including,  three course meal, alcoholic beverage and service at 12.5%.
Healthy scale 3/5
4.5/5 – Food
4/5 – Service
4.5/5 – Comfort of dining in
4/5 – Value for money
4.5/5 – Overall rating
[Scale: 1= Poor; 5= Excellent]
 20 Queen Street, London. Nearest tube: Green Park
Opening times
Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm
Eat in/Takeaway:
Recommended dishes & drinks
Menu varies according to season. My favourite dishes was the beef rib and the pork belly from the Spring menu.
Vegetarian dishes
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A well-deserved one Michelin star Italian restaurant. Top quality food and service without the pretentious nonsense.


After 5 + City Pig’s analysis

I was recently was taken to Angela Hartnett’s restaurant Murano for an early birthday dinner treat. Having heard much positive comments about Angela’s cooking I was very excited to taste her style of cooking. The restaurant breathes style without trying too hard – and I am immediately relaxed as I enter the restaurant to be seated.

There is generous space between each table that prevents any eavesdropping that you may be used to in some top end establishments. I love how professional the restaurant appears without being pretentious.

We were greeted with appetisers of freshly baked Italian bread, Italian ham and all Italian nibbles! I was pleasantly surprised how much there was and it definitely opened up my appetite. The Spring menu comprises of a selection of starters and mains and is priced according to the number of plates you fancy ordering.

Two courses is £50 and those with a big appetite can choose up to five courses stretching to £85. We started with a portion of scallop ceviche and the hand rolled fettucine. The portion size was very reasonable and tasted fantastic.

Our mains were crispy pork belly and beef ribeye. Pork belly can be tricky to get the right crispiness but this did not fail me! Each crunch was perfect and the fat and meat portion sandwiched together with each bite made this faultless. The cauliflower tempura bits on my plate didn’t impress me much with the pork but overall this was fantastic. The ribeye was cooked to a perfect medium and the smoky grill taste was evident. Both dishes were wonderfully cooked and were all completed.

For dessert we chose the mango brulee and caramelised pear tart. The presentation for the mango brulee was less impressive but the taste was good. The pear tart had more of a buttery taste which over powered the pear or perhaps there was not much pear taste. The desserts were less impressive to my surprise but overall the experience was very enjoyable.

I was not certain what drinks to have with my meal but was offered to try the cherry bellini which was very unique and refreshing. I would recommend asking the waiter or sommelier for their advice as I saw they have a wide wine selection and serve these in fancy glass wine containers.

It certainly is an expensive meal about £90 per person for what we had but a very worthwhile celebration meal! I felt very relaxed even though it is a one Michelin star restaurant and the food was excellent. Modern Italian cuisine presented simplistically which lets the food do the talking.

A happy birthday extra dessert was given to me – City Pig was extra chuffed and stuffed!












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