Polpetto, Berwick St
Polpetto is the latest opening for Russell Norman, recently seen on BBC’s “The Restaurant Man”. du Boulay have worked closely with Russell and his business partner Richard Beatty on all the restaurants in the Polpo group including the Ape and Bird at Shaftesbury Ave which opened last November. Polpetto is an intimate eating place with 70 covers in a narrow room on the first floor with a single chef’s table downstairs in front of the open kitchen. Long red leather banquette seating and cosy booths together with glass lamps and antiqued walls lend a certain ambiance. The signature Polpo ceiling is made from embossed metal panels.