Polpo Smithfield  

 
 
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3 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6DR
 
 
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Polpo SmithfieldSince launching the original Polpo in Soho's Beak Street in October 2009, Russell Norman and business partner Richard Beatty have expanded the brand at breakneck speed. With Polpo Smithfield, their sixth London restaurant (and the first outside Soho) launched in 2012, they have created a mini chain under the Polpo name - including Polpo Covent Garden and Polpo Notting Hill. All four offer the same Venetian style menu as the Soho restaurant, with mini pizzas and meatballs some of the signature dishes. Additionally, all Polpo restaurants now serve brunch, offering diners an Italian twist on the growing London trend. Feast on wild garlic, mushrooms and ricotta on toasted sourdough; soft poached egg and scafata; smoked salmon and scrambled eggs; and ricotta doughnuts with cinnamon sugar. This Smithfield branch has 70 seats in the main dining area, seating for 20 outside, and a Negroni Bar in the basement.

 

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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £175  39% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 4 minutes from Polpo Smithfield
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
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St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from Polpo Smithfield
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
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24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 8 minutes from Polpo Smithfield
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
26 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Polpo Smithfield
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Carluccio's
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
12 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Polpo Smithfield
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36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Polpo Smithfield
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Burger & Lobster
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40 St John's Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Polpo Smithfield
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12-14 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Polpo Smithfield
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from Polpo Smithfield
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Polpo Smithfield
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Polpo Smithfield
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7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Polpo Smithfield
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Polpo Smithfield
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Market
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West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 1 minute from Polpo Smithfield
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Fox & Anchor
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Polpo Smithfield
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Polpo Smithfield
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The Old Red Cow
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71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Polpo Smithfield
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Polpo Smithfield
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Polpo Smithfield
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
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77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Polpo Smithfield
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Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Polpo Smithfield
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St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Polpo Smithfield
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London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Polpo Smithfield
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The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945
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Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Polpo Smithfield

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Exhibitions | Until 4th July 2017 

Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Polpo Smithfield

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Exhibitions | Until 1st May 2017 

Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Polpo Smithfield

A large-scale projection and surround sound work that explores the beauty captured in a chance moment....More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Polpo Smithfield

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