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POLPO Brighton

20 New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF

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

Lovely table, service was excellent and the food was delicious. Ambient atmosphere was lovely no loud music and we chatted as we dined. Love the decor. I have already recommended it to friends

Stephen Holroyd 17 February 2017
from Brighton

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A bijou hideaway in the heart of the city, POLPO Brighton is a laidback, rustic Italian restaurant. And 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 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 Brighton 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.

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

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  • dinner (79)
  • lunch (64)
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  • romantic (41)
  • value (19)
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  • large parties (17)
  • business (15)
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  • child friendly (11)
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  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Daniel Collins from Brighton

    Great atmosphere wonderful food brilliant friendly knowledgeable service

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Lorna Towner from Brighton

    Loved Polpo Brighton, really tasty food, great atmosphere - would definitely go back.

  • (((** 18 February 2017 by Carol Bolger from Brighton

    Amazing food and great wine. Sadly the service we received from Nicolas was terrible. He was incredibly rude, so much so the table next to us heard and were as shocked as we were.

  • ((((* 18 February 2017 by Christine Davey from Brighton

    Good friendly service, delicious food especially the pork fennel and lentil dish. The only downside was the dim lighting on the middle tables which meant we couldn't really see what we were eating, so not visually stimulating! Nevertheless a good experience!

  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by Stephen Holroyd from Brighton

    Lovely table, service was excellent and the food was delicious. Ambient atmosphere was lovely no loud music and we chatted as we dined. Love the decor. I have already recommended it to friends

  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Lorraine from Haywards Heath

    The whole experience at Polpo Brighton was lovely. Exceptional food - imaginative, different, modern and very flavourful. I recommend the pizzettas which are on a really light crisp and very tasty base. And the Nutella pizzetta is to die for. But even though I've not yet tried everything on the menu I'd suspect it's all just as good - I certainly looked around the very busy restaurant and seemed to be observing a lot of "happy shoppers" ! Excellent service - totally friendly, helpful and happy staff. Pleasant environment & relaxed atmosphere. Reasonable cost. Central location for shops and the theatre is a couple of doors along. Easy parking nearby. Oh, nearly forgot: I also loved the non alcoholic cocktails - I tried the salty lemon and thyme mix (sorry can't remember it's name) which was super.

  • ((((* 16 February 2017 by Melissa from Brighton

    Very good choice of food, great quality and great service.

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Anthony Morris from Hove

    Great atmosphere, friendly efficient service and tastey food.

  • ((((* 15 February 2017 by Emily Mills from Brighton

    Very good, amazing food but we did feel a little rushed as we had to be out within an hour and a half but we're having four courses and a bottle of wine
    The food was incredible and the staff were lovely though

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Sherralyn Rainey from Brighton

    Marvellous evening. Fabulous food and wonderful service.

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