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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Venue Details & Map
64 Old Compton StreetSohoLondonW1D 4UQ
- Public transport:
- Piccadilly Circus, Underground
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
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
I really enjoyed eating here, a good friend of mine and I were planning on trying Mildred's but the wait times were too long so she suggested this restaurant!
We are both Italian and really enjoyed the food here!
I was very impressed at the creativity of the chef, using polenta for appetizers main courses and the dessert, which was surprisingly good! I shall return!!
Busy place but no...more
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
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