Sunday: 10:00 - 22:00Monday: 11:30 - 23:00Tuesday: 11:30 - 23:00Wednesday: 11:30 - 23:00Thursday: 11:30 - 23:00Friday: 11:30 - 23:00Saturday: 10:00 - 23:00
Nearest StationOxford Circus
020 7734 4479
POLPO is a bàcaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young Italian wines. Offering tasty small plates, Prosecco and Spritz in a setting that reflects the gloriously faded elegance of Venice, and the of charms of its backstreet wine bars. It’s Beak Street branch was it’s first and a lovely and remarkable coincidence that the building was once home to the Venetian painter Canaletto. There is a blue plaque on the wall to commemorate this. The restaurants also has a separate bar area which is a great clandestine destination in its own right for drinks and a snack, or as a handy place to hang out while you are waiting for your friends to join you. POLPO has received the Michelin Guide's Bib Gourmand for the last six consecutive years.
Have visited their Bristol branch a few times before it closed recently but this was my first time to their restaurant in Soho.
We had a wonderful lunch of many dishes and wine and helped along by a lovely bright waitress from the Isle of Man, we stayed for quite a while.
I can't speak highly enough of the food, it is all superb.
Great concept. Never disappoints.
I ate here for a work do. Having said that, the small plates set menu was something like 12 to 14 dishes for £28 not including drinks which I thought for a central London restaurant was good value for money. The main menu is also well priced. I can recommend the meatballs with spaghetti, the sauce is really nice. Water is on the tables and topped up regularly. Only reason I haven't given 5 stars is because we had some dishes on the set menu I wasn't very keen on. That was just me though the restaurant was nice, waiting staff were attentive and very polite. Would recommend and go back again
This establishments food is a kind of modern take on Tapas. The dishes offered are quite varied. The stuffed fried olives were lovely and very different. The meatballs are also to die for. The staff are helpful however we waited ages for one of our plates. As it was steak maybe that is why. However since my potato salad had been served already. I ended up waiting a good while to eat. This is definitely a good dining experience and quite affordable.
This is a great place to go. They have friendly staff and the food is nice. It's small plates served Venetian style. I would recommend around 5 dishes to share and order bread and dessert. You can always order more. Items arrive when they are ready so not at one time. If you like sharing food and picking at stuff then head here.
Not as flashy as I was expecting - which was a good thing. Food came in the form of lots of small plates delivered when they’re ready as opposed to all at once. Staff were friendly and efficient. Menu had lots of interesting options. Our favourites were the scallops and the meatballs although the salsa verde served with the steak deserves a special mention. Everything tasted very fresh and had lots of flavours. Decent drinks selection - lots of gins. We ordered 6 small plates for 2 people which was about perfect. Loses a star due to bins being brought through the restaurant during service.