Polpetto Christmas & New Year Opening
Polpetto will open at the following times during the festive period:
- 24 December: midday-4.30pm
- 25 December: closed
- 26 December: open as usual
- 27 - 28 December: Sunday hours
- 29 - 30 December: open as usual
- 31 December: open until 1am
- 1 January: closed
- 2 January: open as usual
Happy Christmas & New Year!
The StoryPolpetto opened in 2010 and originally occupied the first floor of the French House pub on Dean Street. It attracted critical acclaim (“amazingly good... flawless... perfect” - The Telegraph) and gained a massive following of fans. But the venue proved too small and the restaurant’s 24 seats were always oversubscribed. It closed in May 2012.
After a year of searching for the right location, Russell Norman and Richard Beatty have relocated the restaurant to Berwick Street. The venue boasts 60 seats, an aperitivo bar, an open kitchen and a chef’s table.
“Perfectly accomplished… heavenly”
“The whole place has that extraordinary feel of familiarity and comfort that takes such craft to create from scratch”
“Sublime…straightaway the restaurant I’d choose to go to above all others in London: my idea of fun”
The Evening Standard - David Sexton
“With this Soho comeback Polpetto’s acquired a bolder, more mature feel – and we think it’s better than ever”
Time Out - Celia Plender
“The ingredients work together to create something rather greater than a mere sum of their parts”
The Daily Mail – Tom Parker Bowles
“It’s the world’s best Caesar salad, and I would like to take it home to live with me”
“An unalloyed hit”
“The return of this much-loved restaurant is welcome news…it seems like Polpetto's been here forever”
Monday to Saturday:
11.30am - 11pm
11.30am - 10.30pm
Polpetto takes reservations for lunch but does not take reservations for dinner. People often ask us why. Here is why:
At lunchtime, our restaurants are mostly business/meeting destinations. Most people come to meet friends or business contacts and need to know that they can have lunch at a specific time, get back to work, go shopping or pick the children up from school.
To reserve a table at lunch use the form to the right or call us on: 02074398627
In the evening, it’s playtime. Things are a lot more relaxed, we turn the music up and the lights down and to preserve the essential informality of the Polpetto experience, we don’t take bookings. You simply turn up and we sit you down, on arrival if we can, or shortly afterwards if all the tables are full.
Our bar seats, by the way, are always first-come, first-served. So even if we are fully booked at lunchtime, please do turn up for the (whisper it) best seats in the house.
We have a chef’s table overlooking the kitchen that is available for groups of 8-12 people. To book this please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Soft poached eggs & scafata||
|Smoked salmon, scrambled eggs & toasted sourdough||
|Brunch pizzetta with Italian salsiccia, wild mushroom, Parmesan & a soft egg||
|Wild garlic, mushrooms & ricotta on toasted sourdough||
|Ricotta doughnuts & cinnamon sugar||
|Fresh orange juice||
|Breakfast tea, Earl Grey, green tea, fresh mint||
|Cappuccino, latte, double espresso, flat white||
|Chiaretto, Monte del Frá 14||29||19||10|
|Beer & sodas|
|Birra Moretti (33cl)||4.5|
|Belu Sparkling/Still (75cl)||3.5|
|San Bitter Rosso/Bianco & Crodino||3|
|Square Root London Sodas||4|
|Bergamot, Citrus, Ginger or Apple||4|
|Garganega, Polpo 14||19||13||7|
|Sauvignon Blanc, Poeta 15||23||16||8|
|Trebbiano, Poderi dal Nespoli 14||25||17||9|
|Verdicchio Classico, Accadia Consono 14||28||19||10|
|Soave Classico, Coffele 14||33||23||12|
|Gavi di Gavi, Manenti 14||34||24||13|
|“POLPO” Prosecco Brut, NV||32||21||6|
|Malibran, Col Fondo NV||36|
|Corvina, Polpo 14||19||13||7|
|Negroamaro, Statua 14||21||14||7|
|Montepulciano, Fiori 14||23||16||8|
|Merlot, Valle 14||25||17||9|
|Valpolicella, La Giaretta 14||33||23||12|
|Freisa, Claudio Mariotto 14*||36||24||12|
Cynar Gin Fizz
Beefeater, Cynar, lemon juice, POLPO Prosecco
Beefeater, Campari, sweet vermouth
Mancino Rosso, Campari, POLPO Prosecco
Beefeater Gin, lime cordial, Rosemary
Crown Royal, Cinzano Rosso, Cinzano Extra dry
Four Roses, Elderflower, Lemon, Mint, POLPO Prosecco
|Post Prandial & Bitters|
|Aquavite di Vinaccia' Bianca 'Grappa||4.5|
|Mancino Secco/Ambrato/Rosso Amaranto||3.5|
|Punt e Mes||3|
We are always looking for great people for all our restaurants. Please email us here with your CV for employment opportunities. We like these three qualities:
- Very good attitude and a big smile
- Very good command of spoken English
- Some experience (but not essential)
Alternatively, pop into one of the restuarants and drop off your CV with one of the managers.
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