La Polenteria


Italian staple, polenta, is put firmly in the spotlight at this charming restaurant in the heart of bustling Soho. The cornmeal-based, gluten-free food associated with peasant cuisine of Northern Italy features in many forms as part of the inventive menu, from starters to muffins.

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Typical meal price: From £25.00 (USD37.33) per diner

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96% customer satisfaction rate

Venue Details & Map

La Polenteria

64 Old Compton Street
Public transport:
Piccadilly Circus, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews

Top 5 reviews of La Polenteria

5.0 out of 5 10 April 2015
by Sara S.

Excellent restaurant!

The polenta is tasty and creamy. Im italian, and had been dreaming of a real polenta for a long time in London.

Also, the price is very good.

Service is great, i met the owner and he was very polite and sweet.

Enjoyed it a lot!

Highly recommend it.more

2.0 out of 5 30 December 2014
by Vicky L.

We stopped by for tea and cake and I was super disappointed. (It's like 4 quid for tea and cake- but seriously, skip the cake)

Firstly the waitstaff were super not interested, despite there being only like 3 tables and 3 waiters. Man, was it difficult to flag someone down to get some tea or to leave.

The tea was fine. There is NOTHING. And I mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING you can do wrong to a...more

2.0 out of 5 27 November 2014
by Molly S.

I arrived at La Polenteria with high expectations - magazine reviews and, more importantly, fellow Yelpers seemed so taken with this place that I was all set up with the cosy idea of a hearty lunch on a cold, rainy day in the city. Unfortunately, while the space was pretty and the staff efficient, the food was a bit of a dud.

My friend and I ordered a cheeseboard to share, which was stuffed...more

3.0 out of 5 16 April 2014
by Jhenn S.

I grew up with polenta, I love polenta, I want to eat polenta all the time.

I wandered past the place within a few days of opening in December. I always look at new restaurant's menus and was lured in by the VEGAN section! It looked great, but I had just eaten. So for a dessert, we went in for an espresso and a (Ms Cupcake) lemon cornmeal cookie. It was cute, good ambiance and we had a nice...more

4.0 out of 5 4 January 2014
by Yee Gan O.

I like it when new types of businesses open - innovation drives us forward and over the last 10 years, the food scene in London has really diversified and I would now put London up against any other foodie city on the planet. Yes, really

La Polenteria has just opened its doors and they're still running a 30% opening discount on their polenta main dishes. That and curiosity drew me in for...more

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