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Celebrating its milestone 15th year this September, Michelin starred restaurant, Murano, will mark the anniversary with a refurbishment, closing for 3 weeks over August and September before officially re-opening on 18th September, with new Head Chef George Ormond at the helm.

Opening in 2008, Murano earned its Michelin star within four months in early 2009, followed by four AA rosettes, both of which the restaurant has retained ever since. For 15 years, the modern Italian menu has delighted diners with a memorable, yet unfussy experience, focusing on service which ensures that every guest feels instantly at home.

Taking inspiration from Angela’s roots, new Head Chef George Ormond takes over the kitchen from Emily Brightman after nearly 7 years, working alongside Angela on a menu that will focus on flavours from across Italy. Since starting in 2021, George has been integral in creating some of the restaurant’s newer and best-loved dishes with Emily. Example dishes on the re-opening menu will include:

Smoked ricotta tart, pickled walnuts, home cured bresaola

Lamb shoulder tortellini, brown butter and sage

Monkfish tonnata, fennel, confit lemon

Olive oil cake, fig leaf ice cream, figs

Overseeing Murano’s transformation is award-winning practice, Fabled Studio. Shapes and textures will be central to the refurbishment, invoking memories of Angela’s time spent in Italy, and the more playful aspects of Italian culture and design, building on an existing palette of familiar greens and adding softer pinks throughout.

Taking inspiration from the island of Murano itself, the main dining room will be covered in a bespoke carpet reminiscent of the Romanesque Basilica of Santa Maria and a large Murano glass chandelier will diffuse the space with a warm, ambient glow. Muted wood panelling will give way to an extended tiled bar, behind which guests can choose vintages stacked in display cabinets.

Fit for a special occasion, yet still retaining an intimate and homely feel, the design will reflect the vibrancy of the food and Angela's personality. It is everything Murano has been, and will remain as, for the diners who have frequented the restaurant over the last decade and a half.

'I love Murano, and have had so many amazing people working with me over the last 15 years, some of them who are still with me today! After the refurbishment, I’m really looking forward to a new era of the restaurant with this team.’ says Angela.

The restaurant will close on 21st August before officially re-opening on 18th September.

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