Is there no stopping Russell Norman? Hot on the heels of Polpetto and Spuntino (not forgetting Polpo before that), the ex-Caprice Holdings Ops Director-turned-independent restaurateur opens Da Polpo, another casual small-plates joint, in Covent Garden. We’d normally be twitchy about such a rapid expansion but Norman knows what he’s doing and is obsessive about creating relaxed Manhattan-style restaurants. Early signs are that this is every bit as good as its siblings, with signature dishes like potato and parmesan croquettes, pizzettas and fritto misto.
For info, see Da Polpo listing.