Two years after the closure of Polpetto's first incarnation above The French House, Russell Norman and Richard Beatty's hugely popular Italian restaurant has re-opened in a new larger location but still within Soho, at 11 Berwick Street, with Florence Knight in charge of the kitchen once again. The 70-cover dining room is substantially larger than the 23-cover restaurant originally established above the iconic French House pub in Dean Street, and includes an open kitchen and aperitivo bar. The larger premises is a welcome improvement for those who failed to get into the previous Polpetto restaurant which couldn't cater for groups larger than four. The menu features cicheti, small plates of classic Venetian osteria dishes such as mussels, cannellini beans and three-cornered garlic; beetroot, gorgonzola and poppy seeds; and scallops, cauliflower and lardo; but there are also British combinations like bacon chop, pear and walnut; game faggot and bloater with fennel giving Polpetto a slightly different flavour to the rest of the Polpo group. Sister restaurants co-owned by BBC's 'The Restaurant Man', Russell Norman, dubbed the "king of Soho restaurants" by The Times, include Polpo restaurants in Covent Garden, Soho and Smithfield as well as Mishkin's and Spuntino. The wine list promotes northern Italian wines from small producers, while desserts include maple tart, fried pecorino and honey, chocolate flan with creme fraiche, and milk pudding flavoured with rhubarb and rose.
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Today (Wednesday) Polpetto closes at 23.00
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