Michelin star restaurant in London’s Borough Market gutted by fire

A Michelin star restaurant in London’s Borough Market, renowned for its fine British food, has gone up in flames. The restaurant, named Murano, was on the latest Critic’s Choice list for 2018, and was…

Michelin star restaurant in London's Borough Market gutted by fire

A Michelin star restaurant in London’s Borough Market, renowned for its fine British food, has gone up in flames. The restaurant, named Murano, was on the latest Critic’s Choice list for 2018, and was recommended by The Times as one of the best of its kind in the world.

“We are not in a position to say anything about it other than we have lost our flagship restaurant for now,” a Michelin spokesman said in a statement.

Pictures from the scene showed the premises engulfed in flames, as well as the blanket of black smoke that descended on Borough Market from a nearby warehouse fire.

More than 100 firefighters were on the scene, with units expected to remain there for some time.

Two of the restaurants at the market went up in flames in December, but only one, Le Petit Cambodge, suffered the loss of a Michelin star.

Murano was one of the landmark restaurants on Borough Market, first set up in 2002 by its owner Mark Hix as part of a pair of Michelin-starred restaurants at the nearby Bindon Mill. Murano, which also has three-starred restaurant Hix Oyster and Chop House nearby, was the first place on the revamped market to win the coveted “star” in 2002.

Murano was also in the Critic’s Choice list for 2018, receiving three stars out of five from The Times.

Earlier this year, Hix’s pub at Bindon Mill, the Cock Tavern, was listed as one of the country’s favorite pubs by RateSetter, a pub ratings website. It is yet to be affected by the fire.

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