Polpo Smithfield

 
 
ADDRESS
2-3 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6DR 
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 12noon to 11pm, Sun 12noon to 5pm
 

Nearby

 

Since 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) due to launch on 30 July 2012, they've decided to consolidate three sites under the Polpo name - da Polpo becomes 'Polpo Covent Garden'. Polpo Smithfield will offer the same Venetian style menu on offer at the Soho and Covent Garden restaurants, with 70 seats in the main dining area, seating for 20 outside, and a Negroni Bar in the basement. Libby Greenfield has left the Polpetto kitchen where she was senior sous chef to Florence Knight to head up the Clerkenwell restaurant. July also sees the launch of Russell Norman's long-awaited cookbook, Polpo: A Venetian Cookbook (of Sorts). The company's other five restaurants, listed in order of opening, are: Polpo Soho (October 2009), Polpetto (August 2010) - being relocated within Soho in September 2012, Spuntino (March 2011), Polpo Covent Garden (June 2011) - previously known as da Polpo, and Mishkin's (November 2011).

 

Opening and closing times for Polpo Smithfield

Today (Thursday) Polpo Smithfield closes at 23.30

Monday:

12.00
-
23.30
 
 

Tuesday:

12.00
-
23.30
 
 

Wednesday:

12.00
-
23.30
 
 

Thursday:

12.00
-
23.30
 
 

Friday:

12.00
-
23.30
 
 

Saturday:

12.00
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23.30
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
-
16.00
 
 

LondonTown.com - Polpo Smithfield Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Barbican Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Cardinal House NCP
 
0 minutes walk
 
Caxton House NCP
 
0 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Polpo Smithfield
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Smithfield Market
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Fox & Anchor
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute 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
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Vinoteca
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7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Polpo Smithfield
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77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Polpo Smithfield
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Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 4 minutes from Polpo Smithfield
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Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Polpo Smithfield
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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Polpo Smithfield
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