Like Venice, but closer
From acclaimed restaurateur Russell Norman, POLPO restaurants are all about replicating the charm and flavours of Venice eateries. Signature Venetian small plates are joined by Italian-inspired cocktails, and served in laid-back venues across London and the UK. Now taking dinner bookings at their Notting Hill, Covent Garden, Brighton and Polpetto sites, choose your favourite, and tuck into the likes of hand-rolled meatballs and freshly-stretched pizzettes, topped off with signature spritz and classic tiramisù.
In a fittingly foodie location, POLPO Smithfield brings fresh produce and flavour-packed dishes to an iconic setting. Perch at the wooden bar, and sample the impressive selection of wines, spritz and prosecco.
POLPO Covent Garden
A stone’s throw from several West End theatres, POLPO Covent Garden is a sleek respite from the hubbub of one of London’s most vibrant areas. Exposed stone walls and barside seating bring a touch of Venice to the West End.
POLPO Chelsea is as cool as its location, sitting on well-heeled Duke of York Square – reminiscent of a buzzing Venetian square. Discover cosy indoor dining, with bare brickwork and Venetian-inspired lighting, as well as an expansive parasol-covered al fresco area. A brunch hotspot, the likes of toasted sourdough with mushrooms and ricotta are served alongside breakfast cocktails.
POLPO Soho is the original and arguably most well-known POLPO, this Beak Street venue epitomises the POLPO ethos – rustic small plates are served in an uber-cool, industrial chic setting. Find exposed brick walls, wooden seating, and a charming bar, which you can eat at, if you wish.
POLPO Notting Hill
Mixing Notting Hill sophistication with Venetian charm, POLPO Notting Hill is an elegant affair. Wine bottles line the walls, whilst exposed brickwork and contemporary lighting make for a laidback setting in which to enjoy the likes of prosciutto & gorgonzola pizzette, octopus carpaccio or rabbit and apricot terrine.
POLPO’s bijou little sister, Polpetto’s former guise was a 24-seater room above the French House pub on Dean Street. You’ll now find it in a larger venue on Berwick Street, with space for 60, an aperitivo bar, and open kitchen. From the menu, sample the likes of warm duck salad with walnuts and beets, crab and chilli linguine, or the semifreddo with orange and honeycomb.
In the heart of Brighton’s trendiest spot and a short walk from the Theatre Royal and Brighton Dome, POLPO Brighton is perfectly in keeping with the city’s bohemian vibe. This laid-back summertime spot boasts an open-fronted dining room, and cutesy pavement tables for outdoor dining.