Polpo duo to launch third site

18 February 2011 by
Polpo duo to launch third site

Caterer can reveal that Russell Norman (pictured) and Richard Beatty, the duo behind London restaurants Polpo and Polpetto, will launch their third site next month.

Located on Rupert Street in Soho, Spuntino - which means ‘snack' in Italian - follows the small plates theme of their first two restaurants, also in Soho.

However, where Polpo and Polpetto serve Italian inspired menus, the food at Spuntino will be influenced by downtown New York. Dishes will include macaroni and cheese, truffled egg toast, shoestring fries, soft-shell crab with Tabasco aioli and meatball sliders. The drinks list will include revived prohibition cocktails such as the Sazerac and the Bronx.

Like its sister sites Spuntino will open all day, seven days a week and will not take reservations.

Seating 25, Spuntino's interior is being designed by Norman together with Soho metal worker Bela Pasztor who has created wire cages for carbon filament light bulbs hanging over a pewter-topped bar.

The room will feature uncovered Victorian glazed brick and mosaic walls, while large rusted tin tiles, salvaged from a New York warehouse, cover the high ceiling and reclaimed classic diner stools line the bar.

Commenting on the new opening Norman said:"I've been thrilled by the tremendous excitement that has greeted Polpo. It's clear that London has an appetite for fun dining. I hope everyone will find Spuntino just as exciting, and maybe a little surprising."

Based on a Venetian bacaro, Norman and Beatty first launched Polpo in 2009 to huge critical success. The duo opened Polpetto last summer. Norman was previously operations director at Caprice Holdings.

Soho restaurant Polpo to launch basement bar >>

Polpo owners to launch second restaurant Polpetto >>](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/07/15/334304/polpo-owners-to-launch-second-restaurant-polpetto.htm)

[Ex-Caprice director to launch Venetian restaurant in Soho >>](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2009/08/11/329162/Ex-Caprice-director-to-launch-Venetian-restaurant-in.htm)

By Kerstin Kühn

E-mail your comments to Kerstin Kühn here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to www.caterersearch.com/tabletalk

Caterersearch.com jobs
Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with Caterersearch.com jobs

[Blogs on Caterersearch.com](http://www.caterersearch.com/blogs) Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking