Soho, Fitztrovia, Covent Garden



American | Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

Russell Norman's Polpo was a hit the minute it opened its doors. This smaller successor is billed as 'a sort-of speakeasy with food; like a machine-age downtown NYC Italian diner' and seats just 30 people. It's a particularly good spot to hit up for late night dining.

Restaurant details

61 Rupert Street, London W1D 7PW
Nearest tube: 
  • Leicester Square
  • Piccadilly Circus
Nearest station: Picadilly Circus
Telephone number: No telephone

Opening times: Monday - Saturday 11am - Midnight; Sunday 12 noon till 11pm

More info: 
Bar area
• No reservations


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61 Rupert Street, London W1D 7PW


Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on August 03, 2011
"I love the comfort-food excess of the menu: if it can be fried, put in a bun or slathered in cheese, it will be." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Zoe Wiliams Telegraph
Reviewed on June 19, 2011
"I continued with a 'slider'. I don't like the word; I wish they'd called them 'mini burgers'. Anyway, there were three varieties; I tried the ground beef and bone marrow, which was fantastic." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on June 18, 2011
"The best thing by a mile was the truffle egg toast, a huge slab of truffly cheese on toast with a hole in the middle containing runny egg yolk. Magnificent." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed on May 15, 2011
"This, however, is an American diner, the sort of place you would find right now in Brooklyn. It is a shameless act of cultural larceny, executed with love." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Richard Vines Bloomberg
Reviewed on March 28, 2011
"The attention to detail at Spuntino is just extraordinary, right down to the ice cubes, which -- instead of being perfectly formed -- come in misshapen slices, just like at an American diner." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed by March 24, 2011
"The staff behind the bar with their tattoos and T-shirts look like roadies but interact deftly and cheerfully. Fun is on the menu at Spuntino and that is worth celebrating." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Chris Pople Cheese & Biscuits
Reviewed on March 16, 2011
"So yes, Spuntino is very good indeed. A winning match of unique and tasty comfort food served with a smile in stunning surroundings..." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10
Laura Richards View London
Reviewed on March 16, 2011
"The reasonable prices match this attitude and its quirky menu choices are bold, delicious and sure to cause a stir in Soho." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on March 14, 2011
"We loved the 'peanut butter and jelly sandwich'... Two layers of peanut-flavoured ice-cream, had a smear of top-quality red berry compote between them, all garnished with ground peanuts. Very clever - it also tasted divine." READ REVIEW

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