Polpo Smithfield opened near Smithfield Market in 2012 seating 70 in the main dining room with space for 20 on the terrace outside.
Polpo Smithfield is the latest restaurant from Russell Norman, whose first restaurant Polpo will now be renamed Polpo Soho, with the Covent Garden sister restaurant, da Polpo, becoming Polpo Covent Garden.
Libby Greenfield is in charge of the kitchen, who has previously worked at Zucca and Russell Norman’s other acclaimed restaurant Polpetto.
Polpo Smithfield has the same core menu as the original Polpo along with daily specials and a new express lunch menu. Polpo Smithfield also has a basement Negroni bar.
While reservations can be made for lunch, dinner will operate a no booking policy – if you like your restaurants without a booking policy, read our guide to the best no reservation restaurants in London, which features Polpo Smithfield.
Address: 2-3 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6DR
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