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What’s Happening (Live London Diary)

This is a diary of everything I hear about in London for those who like their food and drink… JULY 2012 Mon 30 Jul Polpo (Smithfield) Opening Russell Norman’s empire expands east with Polpo Smithfield Ww: polpo.co.uk Tw: @PolpoSoho   AUGUST 2012 03 Aug We Feast London (03rd-05th Aug) Share a table with London’s top […]

PHOTO ALBUM: *NEW* Polpo (Smithfields) OPENING DAY (35 Pictures)

PHOTO ALBUM: *NEW* Polpo (Smithfields) OPENING DAY (35 Pictures)

Polpo (Smithfield) 2-3 Cowcross Street, Smithfield, London Russell Norman’s B├ácaro Empire Expands East East Londoners rejoice! With two popular Polpo venues in the West End, Russell Norman has now opened a third, but this time next to Smithfield meat market. Speaking to him after the lunchtime rush on opening day he confirmed this wasn’t a […]

@PolpoSoho Smithfields OPENING DAY: Awesome #seafood!

@PolpoSoho Smithfields OPENING DAY: Awesome #seafood!

July 30, 2012 at 07:11PM via Instagram http://instagr.am/p/Ntu9CIic_c/ This was a little photo experiment by yours truly. Taken on an unmodified iPhone4 using the Camera+ app, I was trying to emphasise the ‘Polpo’ logo but still showcase the fried seafood of the ‘Fritto misto’. The positioning of the little fish is not an accident. I […]

@PolpoSoho Smithfield OPENING: This is chocolate salami! … NOT blood sausage ;)

@PolpoSoho Smithfield OPENING: This is chocolate salami! … NOT blood sausage ;)

July 30, 2012 at 06:14PM via Instagram http://instagr.am/p/NtofxSic69/ This is a real head-f&(k… a chocolate salami? Even close up it looks like a blood-sausage!   Polpo (Smithfield) Ad: 2-3 Cowcross Street, Smithfield, London, EC1M 6DR Ww: http://www.polpo.co.uk Tw: @PolpoSoho

@PolpoSoho Smithfield OPENING: So moorish “Fritti Mixto” Tasty fried calarami and prawn…

@PolpoSoho Smithfield OPENING: So moorish “Fritti Mixto” Tasty fried calarami and prawn…

July 30, 2012 at 06:06PM via Instagram http://instagr.am/p/Ntnjfjic6C/ ‘Fritto Misto’ is fried fish, calamari and prawns. Wonderfully coloured and lightly battered.   Polpo (Smithfield) Ad: 2-3 Cowcross Street, Smithfield, London, EC1M 6DR Ww: http://www.polpo.co.uk Tw: @PolpoSoho

@PolpoSoho Smithfield OPENING:  Extreme #Foodporn Calarmari Closeup!

@PolpoSoho Smithfield OPENING: Extreme #Foodporn Calarmari Closeup!

July 30, 2012 at 02:23PM via Instagram http://instagr.am/p/NtOAy2Cc6w/ This is the “Octopus & Potato Salad” (taken with a macro lens mounted on an iPhone4). The potatoes are very melt in the mouth soft and the octopus has great minimal bite.   Polpo (Smithfield) Ad: 2-3 Cowcross Street, Smithfield, London, EC1M 6DR Ww: http://www.polpo.co.uk Tw: @PolpoSoho

@PolpoSoho Smithfield OPENING: Arancini

@PolpoSoho Smithfield OPENING: Arancini

July 30, 2012 at 02:09PM via Instagram http://instagr.am/p/NtMa5tic6I/ This is the inside of an “Arancini” ball (rice ball) from the Cicheti (small snacks) section of the menu. Presented as a neat skewered pair, they’re full of hot melted cheese.   Polpo (Smithfield) Ad: 2-3 Cowcross Street, Smithfield, London, EC1M 6DR Ww: http://www.polpo.co.uk Tw: @PolpoSoho

@PolpoSoho Smithfield OPENING: Mackerel Tartare, Horseradish & Carta Di Musica #OmNomNom!

@PolpoSoho Smithfield OPENING: Mackerel Tartare, Horseradish & Carta Di Musica #OmNomNom!

July 30, 2012 at 02:02PM via Instagram http://instagr.am/p/NtLmXYic53/ This is the “Mackerel Tartare, Horseradish & Carta Di Musica”. Fortunately for anyone on a date, it doesn’t have a strong mackerel taste! The chunks of fish have a surprisingly solid bite and are excellently complemented with the white horseradish sauce to give the dish a great […]

@PolpoSoho Smithfield OPENING DAY: #Octopus & Potato Salad

@PolpoSoho Smithfield OPENING DAY: #Octopus & Potato Salad

July 30, 2012 at 01:46PM via Instagram http://instagr.am/p/NtJy65ic5S/ Does anyone else see a fleshy ‘Lego Brick’ on the lower left of the photo?   Polpo (Smithfield) Ad: 2-3 Cowcross Street, Smithfield, London, EC1M 6DR Ww: http://www.polpo.co.uk Tw: @PolpoSoho