Polpetto Soho
Verdict based on 4 critic, 1 blogger and 0 user reviews and awards
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Address: 11 Berwick Street, London W1F 0PL

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7439 8627

The second incarnation of Florence Knight’s Italian restaurant in Soho has become as popular as the first (located above the French House pub) was. Reservations are only taken for lunch but there is a bar in case there is a wait.

Latest reviews of Polpetto

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Joe Warwick (London Magazine), The London Magazine

2 May 2014

Scallops appear expertly seared, pert and placed on a sweet cauliflower puree, draped with a ribbon of lardo. A juicy bacon chop, the soft saltiness of its cure just right, is paired with a sweet dollop of jammy ‘whitty pear butter’ (me neither, it’s the pink pear-like fruit of the sorb tree) and a scattering of walnuts…

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David Sexton, Evening Standard

3 March 2014

This isn’t a game-changer (…). It isn’t even really haute cuisine, let alone the gruesome aberration known as fine dining. It’s just completely enjoyable, straightaway the restaurant I’d choose to go to above all others in London: my idea of fun….

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Richard & Peter, Harden's

26 February 2014

We had a pleasant-enough meal, but one which was – ultimately – no more than the sum of its slightly variable parts…

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Celia Plender, Time Out

19 February 2014

Small, green ‘cuckoo flower’ leaves added a fiery horseradish-like hit to a plate of boiled pink fir potatoes, while raw, pickled parsley-root discs tasted similar to parsnip. Each dish struck an impressive balance between simplicity and satisfying flavours…

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What the Critics say

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Joe Warwick (London Magazine), The London Magazine

2 May 2014

Scallops appear expertly seared, pert and placed on a sweet cauliflower puree, draped with a ribbon of lardo. A juicy bacon chop, the soft saltiness of its cure just right, is paired with a sweet dollop of jammy ‘whitty pear butter’ (me neither, it’s the pink pear-like fruit of the sorb tree) and a scattering of walnuts…

Read full review »
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David Sexton, Evening Standard

3 March 2014

This isn’t a game-changer (…). It isn’t even really haute cuisine, let alone the gruesome aberration known as fine dining. It’s just completely enjoyable, straightaway the restaurant I’d choose to go to above all others in London: my idea of fun….

Read full review »
hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

26 February 2014

We had a pleasant-enough meal, but one which was – ultimately – no more than the sum of its slightly variable parts…

Read full review »
Time Out

Celia Plender, Time Out

19 February 2014

Small, green ‘cuckoo flower’ leaves added a fiery horseradish-like hit to a plate of boiled pink fir potatoes, while raw, pickled parsley-root discs tasted similar to parsnip. Each dish struck an impressive balance between simplicity and satisfying flavours…

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What the Bloggers say

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Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

14 February 2014

Highlights include an impossibly creamy wet polenta. It was pale and glossy – almost an emulsion – and not like any polenta I’ve had. (…) I loved the flavourful, sweet and smokey bacon chop, which came with whitty pear butter (think medlar cheese) and walnuts…

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