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POLPO at Harvey Nichols Leeds

107-111 Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6AZ

((((* Italian
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Excellent food and service.

Catherine Britten 09 July 2016
from Leeds

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Set within Leeds’ exclusive department store, POLPO at Harvey Nichols serves Bib Gourmand-winning Venetian cuisine. The rustic dining room is filled with reclaimed pieces, and the central island bar, lined with stools, evokes a laidback, continental feel.

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 in Leeds 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.

The sister restaurant of the acclaimed POLPO restaurants in London, the Leeds POLPO is found an 8-minute walk from Leeds Train Station.

POLPO at Harvey Nichols Leeds

107-111 Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6AZ

Contact +44 1132048790

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Customer reviews for POLPO at Harvey Nichols Leeds

3.9 ((((* (based on 22 reviews)
68% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (15)
  • lunch (13)
  • trendy (9)
  • luxury (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • business (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • value (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • entertainment (1)
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  • ((*** by from Leeds

    I was quite disappointed after my dining experience. There was an awful lot of stuff on the menu that wasn't available. That included both food and wine. We were then informed this was because the restaurant was closing down the next day. I feel that I should have been informed about this when I booked as our dining experience was clearly affected by this. Overall, this was a disappointing experience.

  • ((((* by from Leeds

    We ordered 6 items from the menu which was possibly one too many, but they were all really tasty. The only negative was that there were a few dishes that weren't available as they were closing the following day.

  • ((((* by from Doncaster

    Very good. Excellent staff who were patient when we had late arrivals. Yummy food. Wines a tad too expensive

  • ((*** by from Leeds

    Food was good but the service was charmless, amateur and unprofessional. We walked in and were told to sit wherever we wanted so ensued the awkward walk around looking at tables, the menu wasn't explained as its a sharing menu of small plates so not the usual starter / main style. When we ordered drinks the waitress thought they'd run out of the wine we ordered so shouted across the bar to check. She leant across me to pick up a plate on the opposite side of the table whilst I was eating! It was just shoddy service including one guy serving in a hoodie. No doubt very trendy but it just looked bad. No proper wine glasses, our wine was served in tumblers that had been through the dishwasher too many times. Add in a cackling large table of women, and a geriatric couple who couldn't remove their tongues from each other's throats for the duration and it was frankly diabolical. The ONLY redeeming feature was the food which was tasty. It also took 3 attempts to pay due to the first card machine having no charge, the second no receipt paper...just shoddy!

  • ((((( by from Leeds

    Excellent food and service.

  • ((((( by from Doncaster

    Lovely small restaurant with tonnes of atmosphere. Nice small dishes and fab prosecco

  • ((((* by from Leeds

    Food and drink good, service friendly.
    Our table for two felt small with all the food, drinks and bottles on it!

  • (**** by from Leeds

    Starters were the best part of the
    Meal . Two of the four main courses came before we had finished our starters. These meals were also poor in presentation and quality

  • (**** by from Leeds

    Quite a disappointing experience overall. We started with the fritto misto with the seafood being rubbery and overcooked. The spinach pizzette came next and was probably the best dish we had with the egg perfectly cooked and a nice thin Base. The meatballs were overpowered by the amount of black pepper and you could barely taste the flavour because of the heat. Shame because the tomato sauce was quite nice. The Milan chicken was just bland, absolutely no flavour at all. The chocolate salami was delicious but the espresso i ordered with it was a pretty poor effort - lacking any real coffee hit and as thin as dishwater. I will not be going back....

  • ((((( by from Durham

    My friend and I dined here on Saturday evening and it was amazing. Upon arrival we were seated straightaway. We were very impressed with how the restaurant looked. It was very quirky we loved it!! Our favourite dishes were the flank steak, roasted new potatoes and the spinach pizette! So so nice! We also had a lovely Bellini each and we loved the glasses they were presented in. The staff were very attentive and efficient. As we had never been before they explained how the restaurant worked. They couldn't have done more for us. All in all I can't wait to return to Leeds and have lunch or dinner in here again. Thanks for a pleasant experience!

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