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Chef Florence Knight was the breakout star of Russell Norman’s Polpo group, but she has now moved on from Polpetto to make way for a new head chef. Knight was at the helm as Polpetto relocated from a room above the French House pub to this standalone premises, and introduced a short menu which included the likes of cavolo nero and croutons, or scallops with cauliflower purée and lardo. Quirkier ideas included pickled parsley root and wet polenta but now, the menu is returning to its roots with Venetian-influenced small plates – the Polpo trademark. Anchovy and chickpea crostinis sit alongside spicy meatball pizzettas, rabbit pappardelle and zucchini fries on the menu, while the narrow, gently lit dining room is full of charm.

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Polpetto

11 Berwick Street ,London W1F 0PL

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In decline?

by   platinum reviewer (94)

Jan 2017

The Polpetto I remember with affection was a tiny place above the French House pub- literally a handful of tables but with interesting and well cooked food that drew us back repeatedly. It's closure was sad and its eventual re-opening on Berwick Street met with enthusiasm from us, though it was apparent even then that many of the dishes we enjoyed would not be on offer here. Today we needed somewhere fairly early, quick and Soho-ish before a theatre visit, so it seemed appropriate to try...

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David H.'s rating

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

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Polpetto

11 Berwick Street ,London W1F 0PL

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Polpetto, Berwick Street

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Apr 2016

Editor's pick We stumbled across this restaurant by chance when wandering around Soho on Saturday evening looking for somewhere for dinner. It's a fairly small restaurant and, as would be expected, it was full at 8.30pm on a Saturday. The staff were super friendly and offered us seats at the small bar at the front of the restaurant instead - we were more than happy to sit here. The waitress behind the bar was attentive and knowledgeable; happy to explain the (fairly small) menu to us. The food itself is...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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Polpetto

11 Berwick Street ,London W1F 0PL

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Its back- and I was delighted to hear it

by   platinum reviewer (94)

Feb 2014

After several visits, the first incarnation of Polpetto was well established on our “go back to” list and we were both surprised and disappointed when we rang one day and got no answer. After what seems an age its now popped up half a mile away on Berwick Street, and the time between my hearing this and making my reservation can't have been more than five minutes. In some ways little has changed. Its still a restricted menu of small and a little bit larger plates of interesting Italian based food-...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 7

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    Musings from the girl next shore :: The Girl Next Shore: Polpetto (Berwick St): where simple does stunning

    With a lot of new concept restaurants opening (and closing) every ten minutes it's important to note that Russell Norman's Polpo bacaros have been established players in the London dining scene. The case of Polpetto (formerly of Dean Street) re-opening in a much larger space (Berwick St) and having punters still queue for fare should be a testament to that.

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Essential Details for Polpetto

  • Address: 11 Berwick Street, London W1F 0PL
  • Telephone: 020 7439 8627
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sat 12N-11pm (Sun -4pm)
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Area: Soho
  • Price: £40.00
  • Wine: £18.00

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