- Main course: £10
- Food spend: £25
- Opening hours
- Monday to Saturday: 11:30 - 23:00 Sunday: 11:30 - 16:00.
22 December 2016
From acclaimed restaurateur Russell Norman, POLPO Smithfield brings Italian small plates to London’s iconic Smithfield Market. Flavour-packed creations are served in a modest setting with exposed brickwork and tin ceilings.
Reminiscent of Venice’s charming backstreet restaurants, POLPO specialises in Italian small plates and signature spritzers. Hand-rolled meatballs, freshly-stretched pizzettes and colourful salads head up the POLPO menu, and favourite creations include cuttlefish & squid ink risotto with gremolata, or pork jelly with apricot and sage. For dessert, culinary innovations include Campari panna cotta, or ricotta doughnuts with cinnamon sugar.
POLPO in London also serves an artisan brunch menu, with breakfast cocktails, pastries and fresh juices served alongside dishes like nutritious scafata with poached eggs, and sourdough with wild garlic, mushrooms and ricotta. Accompanying a selective wine list is a list of classic POLPO cocktails.
Offering laidback Venetian-style drinking and dining, find POLPO Smithfield a 2-minute walk from Farringdon Rail Station.
3 Cowcross St, London, EC1M 6DR
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Customer reviews for POLPO Smithfield
((((( 18 January 2017 by Lorraine Green from London
Excellent. Lovely staff and great food.
((((( 16 January 2017 by Sylvia Lee from London
The crab linguine and classic meatballs were really good!
So was the tiramisu pot. Flavourful.
((((( 22 December 2016 by Nick Spencer from London
((((* 18 December 2016 by Zoe Fannon from Oxford
some dishes a little small in size eg meatballs. Variation in quality - chilli prawns and polenta excellent, meatballs good, salads a little lacking in flavour
((((* 13 December 2016 by Aashlesha Venkatachalam from London
Food was really flavoursome and tasty, vegetarian choices were numerous (which helped as we had 2 vegetarians!)
((((( 9 December 2016 by Leah Hurst from London
((((* 16 November 2016 by Ian Dougall from Worthing
((((* 19 October 2016 by Bernice Simpson from London
Food great, service great - too small tables for all the dishes and it is tapas........
((((* 9 October 2016 by Stefan Samuelsson from Örebro Sweden
Superb concept, great food, swift service, cool interior... only downside was the music turned up a bit too loud
((((* 5 October 2016 by Kenneth Yau from London, United Kingdom
Food was great, as usual. Service was slow in delivering our drinks and taking our order. The food was also very slow to come out once we ordered with long gaps. We were there for a relaxed meal so wasn't a big deal today but would have been on other occasions.
The pork and fennel meatballs were delicious. The marinated octopus was done perfectly - really tender.
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