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POLPO Brighton

20 New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF

(((() Italian
  •  - Brighton
  •  - Brighton
  •  - Brighton
  •  - Brighton
  •  - Brighton
  •  - Brighton
  •  - Brighton
  •  - Brighton
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:30 - 22:30.

Excellent, could not find anything that we did not like about our 3 hours at Polpo!

Nikki Rudland 24 June 2017
from Brighton

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A bijou hideaway in the heart of the city, POLPO Brighton is a laidback, rustic Italian restaurant. Open frontage in warmer weather and pavement tables evoke a continental feel, while the interior has a trendy, reclaimed feel.

Reminiscent of Venice’s charming backstreet restaurants, POLPO specialises in Venetian small plates and spritz. Hand-rolled meatballs, freshly-stretched pizzettes and fresh colourful salads head up the menu. The main menu varies with the seasons and favourite creations include cuttlefish & squid ink risotto with gremolata, roast stuffed pork, lentils & radicchio and crab & chilli linguine. For dessert, choose from a variety of classics, such as tiramisu or Venetian ricotta doughnuts with cinnamon sugar.

In addition to the main menu, POLPO Brighton offers a great value all-day set menu, and daily changing specials to look out for on the blackboard. Aperitivo Time takes place every day from 4-6pm. Sip on a refreshing Spritz and enjoy some delicious bar snacks like black truffle crisps & Bella di Cerignola olives, for just £5.

A favourite neighbourhood restaurant, the Brighton POLPO is an 11-minute walk from Brighton Train Station.

POLPO Brighton

20 New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF

Contact +44 1273697361

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Customer reviews for POLPO Brighton

4.3 (((() (based on 145 reviews)
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  • romantic (54)
  • value (33)
  • business (21)
  • entertainment (20)
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  • child friendly (14)
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  • ((((( 25 June 2017 by Louise Leach from Brighton

    Lovely environment, great staff and very tasty food. Would definitely recommend this place.

  • ((((( 24 June 2017 by Nikki Rudland from Brighton

    Excellent, could not find anything that we did not like about our 3 hours at Polpo!

  • ((((* 24 June 2017 by Ruth from Brighton

    Food was lovely, although slightly under seasoned. The menu has no indication f whether food is vegetarian or not which was inconvenient as a vegetarian. We accidentally ordered a dish with meat on it. Atmosphere very chilled, nicely laid out. Felt like it was under staffed for a Friday night. Waitress seemed a bit stressed and forgot to being change.

  • ((*** 23 June 2017 by Rachel Kirkwood from brighton

    the food was lovely (like always) but the service was shocking! ordered our drinks just before our food (at 5.30pm) most of our food had come and been eaten before our drinks arrived (at 6.05!!) we asked 3 times were they were and were told they were coming. she said it was busty (it wasn't, only 3 other tables in and we were in before 2 of those!) to top it off not a single apology.

  • ((((( 23 June 2017 by Jenny Haynes from Atlanta

    Excellent dinner; excellent servers! Everything we tried was amazing!

  • (((** 19 June 2017 by A person from Brighton

    Food was good, but the service was not so good and the restaurant really noisy. It didn't help that we were given a table next to the pass and a table of large group of 12 at a birthday party. Not very relaxing, perhaps better for large groups of thirty something's out for a night in Brighton.

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Ade Knott from Hove

    Great restaurant - outstanding food, great service, reasonable price - and really good atmosphere. Will definitely go again, and recommend to others.

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by David Maunsell from London

    Excellent meal... really impressed.

  • ((((* 11 June 2017 by lesley from brighton

    very nice welcome, very lovely servers, and the food was great. We spent a lot of time talking at first and not ordering but nobody rushed us, even though arriving at 7 probably would have allowed the table to be used again.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Nick Rees from Brighton

    Perfection but music a little loud.

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