We've loved Polpetto since it first opened but the tiny restaurant above the French House isn't the easiest place to get a table. Up until now, bookings have only been taken for lunch with dinner open for walk-ins only. From September 26th, that's all set to change. Alongside the launch of a new menu, you'll be finally be able to book a table at Polpetto for dinner.
The change is partly because Polpetto's been a victim of its own success. Polpo chief Russell Norman said it was time that one of his restaurants allowed evening bookings and Polpetto was the obvious choce: "We are doing this in response to overwhelming, badgering and constant demand – we want to keep our regulars happy and I want a quiet life."
Polpetto's Head Chef, Florence Knight has taken the opportunuty to overhaul the menu following trips to Venice with Tom Oldroyd, group Head Chef of Polpo and co. Expect small plates to include Baby Beets with Roasted Cobnuts, Whole Burrata with Samphire & Chilliwhile while new osteria dishes will be Pork in Milk, Dandelion & Wet Walnut Rigatoni and Venison Loin with Pickled Damsons. The wine list will also be refreshed.
Don't expect things to change at the other locations - you'll still have to get in the queue for Polpo, da Polpo and Spuntino. And if you're really, really patient a couple of tables at Polpetto will also be kept by for walk-ins.