Spuntino located on Rupert Street belongs to the Polpo family of restaurants, the decor inside is the familiar industrial style with a zinc-topped dining bar to eat from rather than your usual tables. The restaurant is modeled on a NYC style eatery and the Italian inspired dishes are served tapas style.
Westarted with the fried stuffed olives, we’d heard a lot about these olives and to be brutally honest they were slightly disappointing – although we’ve been spoilt by the Zetter Townhouse’s fried olives which quite simply kick ass.
Sliders of pulled pork with pickled apples and beef and bone marrow were a completely different story. These small bread buns crammed full of tasty meat went down a treat. Sausage in cheese was an interesting dish, full of flavour and drowned in a rich, creamy sauce.
There was no potato gratin left so we opted for the chips which were feather thin, light and crispy. We weren’t overly keen on the Egg plant chips with fennel dip, mainly due to our own tastes as the strong aniseed flavour reminded us of the time we drank too much Ouzo.
The meal ended on a high note with the Peanut Butter and jelly sandwich for dessert, which is actually even quirky than it sounds. Two slabs of peanut butter ice-cream filled with raspberry compote and sprinkled with salted peanuts resembles an actual sandwich only tastes even better.
All in all the food was great quality and we didn’t wait too long either although it’s worth noting that with a no rezzie policy waiting times can be lengthy! And keep an eye on what you’re ordering as the bill has a way of mounting up before your eyes. Perfect for a date or catch up with a friend.
61 Rupert Street, W1D