spuntino
Cuisine: American
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Address: 61 Rupert Street, London W1D 7PW

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Another venture by Russell Norman (the man behind Polpo and Mishkin’s). Spuntino is a small retro North American diner with a Lower East Side vibe in Soho.

Latest reviews of Spuntino

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

15 October 2012

A carefully constructed London take on a New York take on road-food and Italian classics. In fact, you get some rather good-value (for the area), good-hearted cooking…

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PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

27 March 2012

One of the most interesting parts of Spuntino’s menu is the dessert section and I’ll go back if only to try the rest of it. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich isn’t nearly as mundane as it sounds. The ‘bread’ is actually a pair of triangular peanut butter-flavoured nougat pieces…

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metro

Marina O'Loughlin (Metro), Metro

2 August 2011

Norman and Beatty have created  a diner that feels like an event,  even if you just drop by for  a morning heart-starter and wonderful little pizzetta, topped  with wafer-thin, almost raw courgettes, chilli and a glossy  slick of good olive oil…

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zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

19 June 2011

Drop the formalities, don’t take bookings, ditch the tablecloths, the starters and the mains and reinvent everything you can as a finger food, like Cher in Mermaids…

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What the Critics say

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

15 October 2012

A carefully constructed London take on a New York take on road-food and Italian classics. In fact, you get some rather good-value (for the area), good-hearted cooking…

Read full review »
metro

Marina O'Loughlin (Metro), Metro

2 August 2011

Norman and Beatty have created  a diner that feels like an event,  even if you just drop by for  a morning heart-starter and wonderful little pizzetta, topped  with wafer-thin, almost raw courgettes, chilli and a glossy  slick of good olive oil…

Read full review »
zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

19 June 2011

Drop the formalities, don’t take bookings, ditch the tablecloths, the starters and the mains and reinvent everything you can as a finger food, like Cher in Mermaids…

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giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

18 June 2011

The best thing by a mile was the truffle egg toast, a huge slab of truffly cheese on toast with a hole in the middle containing runny egg yolk. Magnificent. Enough salt to exterminate a primary school…

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jay_rayner

Jay Rayner, The Observer

15 May 2011

Last week my colleagues on this magazine had the brass neck to describe the Spuntino truffled egg toast as their “Most Wanted” item. (…) Bloody hell, but they’re right: a thick slab of white bread, layered with melted cheese and smeared with truffle oil, and in the middle a leaking egg yolk…

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RichardVines

Richard Vines, Bloomberg

28 March 2011

The food is very good but almost as important at Spuntino is the ambience. Norman has a knack for finding kooky staffers who are both very friendly and good at their job…

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fay_maschler

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

24 March 2011

Fun is on the menu at Spuntino and that is worth celebrating. Did the food trump the wait? Yes, because we ate at 2.30pm in the first week of opening and in one graceful move took occupation of two bar stools as the previous incumbents slipped away…

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What the Bloggers say

PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

27 March 2012

One of the most interesting parts of Spuntino’s menu is the dessert section and I’ll go back if only to try the rest of it. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich isn’t nearly as mundane as it sounds. The ‘bread’ is actually a pair of triangular peanut butter-flavoured nougat pieces…

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Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

13 May 2011

My favourite dish was the macaroni cheese (£8), served in a large iron skillet. This is the very definition of comfort food, the pasta having good texture, with leeks to add a bit of texture to the filling, a mix of Gruyere, Parmesan and Mozzarella bringing richness, topped off with a layer of Fontina cheese on top – lovely…

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grumblinggourmet

Rich Major, The Grumbling Gourmet

13 April 2011

The Mac n Cheese arrived with the gents next to us, a hangover cure sent from heaven. Darkly crispy breadcrumb topped oozing cheese arrived in an enormous Staubb style pan. A steal for £8 and more than enough for one, though judging by the clash of forks next to us, not quite enough for two…

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Gourmet Chick

Cara Waters, Gourmet Chick

30 March 2011

As long as you get there early or late in the evening, are prepared to wait, and preferably arrive in a group of two or less, you will love Spuntino. Don’t expect refined cooking but do expect hearty bar snacks and small plates that hit the spot…

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Hugh Wright

Hugh Wright, TwelvePointFivePercent

29 March 2011

Truffled egg toast was fun, a ham-less, gooey croque Madame which, mark my words, will  soon be every spendy Soho-dwelling queen’s hangover remedy of choice. The only marginally so-what dish of the lot (…) was soft-shell crab with Tabasco aioli, the batter lacking crunch, the aioli punch…

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Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash Avatar

Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

22 March 2011

Although the food is tasty, it’s the space, the style and the atmosphere that make Spuntino a winner. The light is dimmed to exactly the right level. (…) It’s basically f***ing cool…

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Cheese_and_Biscuits

Chris Pople, Cheese and Biscuits

16 March 2011

The food had been hugely enjoyable but not yet thrilling, until the arrival of this guilt-inducing, heaving, filthy masterpiece – the truffled egg toast…

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