La Polenteria

Restaurants , Italian Soho
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Venue says: "Every weekend we open at 11am to serve you the first 100% gluten-free brunch in town!"

An Italian restaurant on Old Compton Street, with a menu going big on polenta.

When this Old Compton Street venue launched back in late 2013 it was one of a few restaurants at the time with single-item menus – in this case, polenta. It recently gave its menu a bit of a rejig to incorporate pasta dishes, though sweet and savoury polenta dishes still reign more or less supreme. It remains gluten-free.

Expect dishes such as polenta with asparagus, egg, scamorza cheese and truffle oil, and polenta gnocchi with truffle cheese, butter and sage alongside a flan of mustard cheese and speck, a courgette box with pickled shallots, and homemade beef ravioli with balsamic reduction, pine nuts and raisins.

Desserts include tiramisu, the La Polenteria cheesecake and a polenta crépe with macadamia nuts. The wine list is exclusively Italian, with every bottle available by the glass. 

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La Polenteria says
Rewriting the history of the London gluten-free food scene, at La Polenteria we are proud to be the only 100% gluten-free Italian restaurant in the UK, certified by CoeliacUK. Based in the very heart of Soho, here is where you'll find a wide range of polenta-based dishes, homemade fresh pasta, ravioli and much more! Vegan and vegetarian-friendly‚Äč, have your brunch, lunch or dinner with us, we are open all day! Fresh, healthy and flavoursome are the keywords of our all-new concept.
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Venue name: La Polenteria
Address: 64 Old Compton Street
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus
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