Tag Archive | Polpo

COMMENTRY: London Michelin 2014, Restaurant Stars and Bib Gourmand

Michelin Stars: New Restaurants ERRATUM (29-Sep-2013): Giles Coren, not Jay Rayner reviewed Bo London. Lima’s Exec Chef is Virgilio Martinez. Head Chef Robert Ortiz also added Two and Three Stars No restaurants were awarded the top grade of Three Michelin Starts in the UK and Ireland. However two venues earned two stars. Dinner by Heston […]

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