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POLPO Bristol

50 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2NH

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

Fabulous meal with excellent service. Loved it, will definitely be back!

Jen Edmondson 14 April 2017
from Bristol

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Following the success of the original site in London’s Soho, Russell Norman brings POLPO to Bristol.

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 Bristol 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.

Find Polpo Bristol a 2-minute walk from Clifton Down Rail Station.

POLPO Bristol

50 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2NH

Contact +44 1179733100

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Customer reviews for POLPO Bristol

3.9 ((((* (based on 37 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (20)
  • lunch (20)
  • trendy (17)
  • romantic (10)
  • business (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • value (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • ((((( 21 April 2017 by Lucy from Bristol

    Nice atmosphere, genuine and friendly staff - excellent food!

  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by P from Bristol

    Lovely. Everything was great. There were a lot of potatoes.

  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by Jen Edmondson from Bristol

    Fabulous meal with excellent service. Loved it, will definitely be back!

  • (((** 6 April 2017 by Zak Coles from Bristol

    Good food, unskilled service, flat atmosphere

  • ((((* 3 April 2017 by Ollie Croston from Bristol

    Great food. Good service. Nice setting.

  • ((((( 2 April 2017 by Claire Page from Bristol

    Totally delicious food and a great, informative waitress. Favourite dish was the chickpea and spinach meatballs and I could have drunk a pitcher of the raspberry gin sours. If I had to find a weakness it would be that the orange polenta cake was a bit dry, but it certainly wasn't not eaten.
    I'd highly recommend the restaurant to others.

  • ((((( 1 April 2017 by Stephanie Wyatt from Bristol

    The small plates were great as it meant you could try plenty on the delicious menu - I shared seafood fritto misto, stuffed fried olives, fennel, green bean and hazelnut salad, pizzettas, bruschetta, focaccia. We had a booth which was great for our party of 6, the lighting made for a lovely environment and the waiters were lovely. It was nicely busy for a Friday night and I'd definitely go back to try out more on the menu.

  • ((((* 31 March 2017 by Adrienne Williams from Bristol

    Good was very nice, service good too. Loved the Tiramisu, probably one of the best I've ever tasted. Definitely recommend

  • ((((( 22 March 2017 by Ruth Wilkins from Bristol

    Great food and a lovely atmosphere. Service was fantastic

  • (**** 21 March 2017 by Simone Dougall from Bristol

    1. The place seemed to be run by untrained teenagers
    2. There were two different types of very loud music playing at the same time.
    3. Our food came out person by person. We did not eat a meal together. Most of the food was cold - and it was not enjoyable at all.
    4. The final dish (pizza) for my son. Had been completely forgotten, even though we kept reminding the waiter. We were told that the pizza was now being made as our table was being cleared. We waited with our coats on and had to put it in a box to take home - it was stone cold. My son didnt have anything to eat for the whole awful evening.
    5. I (female) booked the table, choose the wine, ordered everyones food, made the complaints and was paying the bill. However, the manager insisted on only referring to my husband - at which I took great offence and found very sexist.

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