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POLPO at Ape & Bird

142 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8HJ

((((* Italian
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday - Saturday: 11:30 - 23:30
Sunday: 11:30 - 22:30.

Food is amazing, set menu is great value. Love the elderflower martinis (a bit too much). They need to sort their front door out though. It kept blowing open / being left open and I finished lunch in my coat.

Erin 12 February 2017
from London

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A venture from acclaimed restaurateur Russell Norman, POLPO at Ape & Bird brings refined Venetian cuisine to a stunningly restored London pub. Weathered wood, a stool-lined bar and shelves packed with rare wines are found in the dining room.

Reminiscent of Venice’s charming backstreet restaurants, POLPO specialises in Italian small plates and signature spritzers. Hand-rolled meatballs, freshly-stretched pizzettes and colourful salads head up the POLPO menu, and favourite creations include cuttlefish & squid ink risotto with gremolata, or pork jelly with apricot and sage. For dessert, culinary innovations include Campari panna cotta, or ricotta doughnuts with cinnamon sugar.

POLPO near Leicester Square also serves an artisan brunch menu, with breakfast cocktails, pastries and fresh juices served alongside dishes like nutritious scafata with poached eggs, and sourdough with wild garlic, mushrooms and ricotta. Accompanying a selective wine list is a list of classic POLPO cocktails.

Offering laidback Italian dining in the bustling West End, this POLPO in London 3 minutes’ walk from Leicester Square Tube Station.

POLPO at Ape & Bird

142 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8HJ

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Customer reviews for POLPO at Ape & Bird

4.0 ((((* (based on 20 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (11)
  • lunch (11)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (3)
  • business (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • romantic (1)
  • views (1)
  • (**** 16 February 2017 by Aline Chardon from London

    The Service was appalling! Very disappointing! Overall dinner experience was shockingly poor! Food quality just average!

  • ((((* 12 February 2017 by Erin from London

    Food is amazing, set menu is great value. Love the elderflower martinis (a bit too much). They need to sort their front door out though. It kept blowing open / being left open and I finished lunch in my coat.

  • ((((* 8 February 2017 by Anne Cooper from London

    Wonderful choice odd delicious sounding dishes which never fail to pleases.

  • ((((( 5 February 2017 by Elliot Honeyfield from London

    Great food and reasonably priced

  • ((((* 23 January 2017 by Nicky Pearson from London

    Great lunch on Saturday. We enjoyed the low key vibe although I thought I might be upstairs. The food and service were great.

    I would like it if you could order the food like arancini by number as there were 3 if us and one each would be nice.

  • (((** 20 December 2016 by Justine Copping from London

    Food was good
    Music was way too loud for a restaurant thought it was being played at the volume for the staffs benefit rather than the customers did spoil it

  • ((((( 12 December 2016 by Miranda Bolter from London

    Tasty food and great service (really friendly and good recommendations on the food and wine) Venetian meatballs particularly delicious. Good value for money. We had a great family lunch :)

  • ((((( 29 November 2016 by Rhiannon Smith from London

    I love Ape and Bird and have always had a great experience there.

  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by Ben Nicholl from Basingstoke

    brilliant, loved the food and the service

  • (**** 1 November 2016 by Natalie from London

    Dreadful food. The worst pizza ever.

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