The third location for authentic Xi’an restaurant Murger Han finds its home in the City, hot on the heels of the brand’s two other London sites in Euston and Mayfair respectively.
Open every day of the week, this branch of Murger Han continues to serve its two famous hero dishes, namely the Murger itself (a Chinese-style burger consisting of slow-cooked meat sandwiched between pillowy flatbread) and the 12-foot long Biang Biang noodles.
Elsewhere on the menu, you will find the likes of La Tiao Zi with slow-cooked lamb, Xi’an special braised chicken and a house special of dry beef with cauliflower noodles. You can pad out your meal with a selection of sides, which include surf clams and tripe skewers. You can also try out dishes which are cooked in clay pots, a traditional method of preparing food, while Murger Han City will be the first site in the group’s portfolio to serve breakfast, with a menu currently in development.
Larger than previous sites, Murger Han City has room for around 54 diners in the main dining room, as well as space for an extra 10 on an intimate street-side terrace, which is heated and therefore allows for all-weather dining. Back inside the restaurant, guests will also be able to indulge in some kitchen theatre, thanks to an open kitchen where they can watch their 12-foot long Biang Biang noodles being hand pulled by the team of chefs.
Speaking about the opening of the restaurant’s third London location, founder Bin Li said: “I started Murger Han to educate and provide Londoners with authentic Xi’an cuisine and the third location allows us to develop our menu and continue my dream. The new breakfast dishes, opening earlier, also expanding into a new neighbourhood in London, gives us more opportunity to serve proper eastern food to a western global market.”