Lewisham in Polposition

Polpo Lewisham probably won't look like this
The Wall Street Journal has interviewed the founder of Polpo, Russell Norman, and casually lobs in a reference to the fact that the Venetian restaurant chain is planning to expand to Lewisham.

Anna, who flagged the story to us, is incredulous, believing it must be some sort of mistake by the journalist - Polpo fiction or an Octo-lie.

However, Norman is a founder member of London Union, a start-up that's planning 15 permanent day/night food-markets across unfashionable locations. Street Feast (creators of #ModelMarket) are also part of the LU and Norman lives in Blackheath, so it looks as though this site could become one of the first London Union venues, with Polpo an anchor tenant.