La Polenteria

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If you’re gluten-intolerant, vegan or vegetarian, this Soho Italian is a safe bet: everything on the menu is suitable thanks to an unswerving devotion to polenta. The production process is proudly described on the cream and jade walls of the small, casual dining room: polenta is made from gluten-free cornmeal ground from dried maize. Starters, brought by clued-up staff, include the popular courgette and polenta ‘box’, stuffed with vegetables, but we particularly recommend the burrata mousse – a wobbling tower layered with aubergine beneath stretched, crisp polenta sheets. Mains major in pasta: try the delicious, firm beef ravioli, scattered with raisins and pine nuts. We also enjoyed some carefully cooked pork fillets, creatively paired with a pleasing liquorice sauce. There are numerous vegetarian dishes too, including cauliflower ‘steak’ and black rice-stuffed baby courgettes. Desserts, all made on the premises, cover the Italian classics, while the wine list ventures beyond Italy and offers a strong by-the-glass choice. Brunch and lunch are served daily, adding to the appeal of this useful West End option.

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La Polenteria

64 Old Compton Street ,London W1D 4UQ

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Not just polenta cake

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Aug 2015

Editor's pick My experience of Polenta to date was limited to polenta cake, and as far as I am aware, its not yet been lauded as the next super ingredient. So I was very surprised on arriving to find a queue outside. everyone loves polenta, it seems. The service was outstanding: friendly, fun, courteous and apologetic in the case of our short wait outside. And the food. Well, I was expecting a limited choice, but who knew that polenta was so versatile? From savoury cupcakes for starters - filled with classic...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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La Polenteria

64 Old Compton Street ,London W1D 4UQ

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Daring Unique New restaurant in middle of SOHO.

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Feb 2014

When I read about this in Westminster Library I shot straight up there on my bike. It was the middle of a quiet afternoon in Soho if such things still exist. The restaurant was easy to spot it was empty of Diners. After a quick perusal of the menu I strode inside. The staff behind the bar looked a little startled at the appearance of a customer. People outside watched me quizzically. I ordered a straightforward Polenta Veggie dish. Then sat down at a table of my choice. The vibe is heavy Latin America...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 9

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    Gluten and Dairy Free London Guide A Balanced Belly :: A Balanced Belly Gluten and Dairy Free London Guide

    Tucked away behind the bustling streets of Piccadilly Circus is La Polenteria: London’s only completely gluten-free Italian restaurant. Originally beginning as a Polenta themed restaurant, owners realised the potential this Italian superfood had for the free-from market. They are fully Coeliac UK certified and don’t allow any gluten into their kitchen;
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Essential Details for La Polenteria

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Area: Soho
  • Price: £25.00
  • Wine: £18.00

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