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 Story

Polpetto 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.

Press

“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”

“Spot on”

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”

Metro


“The return of this much-loved restaurant is welcome news…it seems like Polpetto's been here forever”

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Find Us

Polpetto
11 Berwick Street
London W1F 0PL
020 7439 8627

Click to see menu | wines | cocktails

Open:
Monday to Saturday:
11.30am - 11pm

Sundays & bank holidays:
11.30am
- 10.30pm


Reservations

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 manager@polpetto.co.uk.

SAMPLE MENU

CICHÈTI (two pieces)  
Baccalà mantecato crostini 4
Pumpkin & smoked mozzarella crocchette 5
Pickled young vegetables 3
Fig & Parma ham crostini 4
Grilled octopus skewers 5

PIZZETTE  
Grilled focaccia & olive oil 3
Margherita pizzetta 5
Prosciutto & rocket pizzetta 6
White pizzetta with thyme 5
Rustego ham & artichoke pizzetta 6
Brown shrimp & caper pizzetta 6

VEGETABLES & SALADS  
Zucchini fries 4
Burrata, roast shallot & raisin 7
Celeriac, wild mushroom & kale 5
Cauliflower, fennel & Gorgonzola 6
Ricotta tortelloni, tomato & basil 6

FISH  
Crispy soft shell crab, Parmesan batter 8
Deep fried squid, zucchini & chilli 7
Pickled mackerel, kohlrabi, salsa verde 7
Sea bass, Jerusalem artichoke & salsify 9
Seared scallops, white beans & black trumpet mushrooms 8

MEAT  
Braised oxtail, red cabbage & squash 9
Duck terrina, walnuts & quince 8
Chicken & wild mushroom tagliatelle 8
Flank steak, lamb's leaf & aubergine 9
Beef & pork meatballs, coleslaw & focaccia 7

DESSERTS  
Walnut & semolina cake 6
Semifreddo with orange & honeycomb 5
Caramel budino 5
Tiramisù 5
Nutella pizzetta 6


Sample menu - dishes are always subject to seasonal changes. Allegen menu

BRUNCH MENU

SAMPLE WINE

Sparkling Wine 75cl 50cl 12½cl
“POLPO” Prosecco Brut, NV 32 21 6
Malibran, Col Fondo NV 36
White 75cl 50cl 25cl
Garganega, Polpo 15 19 13 7
Sauvignon Blanc, Poeta 15 23 16 8
Trebbiano, Poderi dal Nespoli 15 25 17 9
Verdicchio Classico, Accadia Consono 15 28 19 10
Fiano Altemura 14 30 20 11
Soave Classico, Coffele 15 33 23 12
Gavi di Gavi, Manenti 15 34 24 13
Viognier, Rocca di Montemassi 14 39 27 14
Pink 75cl 50cl 25cl
Chiaretto, Monte del Frá 14 29 20 10
Red 75cl 50cl 25cl
Corvina, Polpo 15 19 13 7
Montepulciano, Fiori 15 23 16 8
Merlot, Valle 14 25 17 9
Barbera, Riva Leone 14 26 17 9
Cabernet Franc, Ca' Bolani 14 27 18 10
Valpolicella, La Giaretta 15 33 23 12
Freisa, Claudio Mariotto 14* 36 24 12
Chianti, Castillo di Albola 13 38 26 13
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

Sample Cocktails

Some Cocktails  
Cynar Gin Fizz
Beefeater, Cynar, lemon juice, POLPO Prosecco
8
Negroni
Beefeater, Campari, sweet vermouth
8
Negroni Sbagliato
Mancino Rosso, Campari, POLPO Prosecco
8
Rosemary Gimlet
Beefeater Gin, lime cordial, Rosemary
8
Perfect Manhattan
Crown Royal, Cinzano Rosso, Cinzano Extra dry
8
Devereaux
Four Roses, Elderflower, Lemon, Mint, POLPO Prosecco
8
Post Prandial & Bitters  
Stellacello 4.5
Aquavite di Vinaccia' Bianca 'Grappa 4.5
Mancino Secco/Ambrato/Rosso Amaranto 3.5
Cynar 3
Frangelico 3
Punt e Mes 3
Fernet Branca 3.5
Café Coretto 5
Pococello 5

Employment

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:

  1. Very good attitude and a big smile
  2. Very good command of spoken English
  3. Some experience (but not essential)

Alternatively, pop into one of the restuarants and drop off your CV with one of the managers.

Other Restaurants

As well as the Polpo restaurants, we also have Mishkin's and Spuntino. Please visit them too.

Twitter

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Photography: Carol Sachs