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POLPO Bristol

50 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2NH

((((* Italian
  • POLPO Bristol - Bristol
  • POLPO Bristol - Bristol
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Great dining experience enhanced by the early evening Cocktail offer. Wonderful food, competitively priced and friendly and knowledgable staff. Will definitely visit again.

Martina Iszatt 15 June 2017
from Dorchester

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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

4 ((((* (based on 53 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (33)
  • lunch (28)
  • trendy (24)
  • romantic (16)
  • value (9)
  • business (8)
  • child friendly (6)
  • private dining (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • large parties (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • ((((( 15 June 2017 by Martina Iszatt from Dorchester

    Great dining experience enhanced by the early evening Cocktail offer. Wonderful food, competitively priced and friendly and knowledgable staff. Will definitely visit again.

  • (((** 14 June 2017 by Carolyn from Bristol

    An enjoyable evening. Lovely staff, and good atmosphere. We found it expensive, and to our annoyance were charged £12.00 for a very small carafe of wine, appalling value.
    Loud music, we asked for it to be turned down which it was at the end of evening when most other diners had left.

  • (((** 13 June 2017 by Sophie Reynolds from Bristol

    It was nice... not amazing but ok.. feel like some of the dishes lacked seasoning and some real intense flavour. The Nutella pizza was amazing though!

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by David from Bristol


  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Sara from bristol

    Lovely evening, food was great and I was really pleased with range of veggie options. Waiting staff were great too, lovely and friendly! Table by the window was great until someone started smoking at an outside table.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Amy Cook from Bristol

    Our waitress was very informative and polite. The food was really nice. It was a busy night but the food came out quickly. Tiaramisu could have been bigger!!!!

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Willie Kirk from Bristol

    Food was excellent, staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • (((** 15 May 2017 by Michele Skipp from Bristol

    The chick pea meatballs were amazing, but the deserts were very poor. In particular the chocolate salami was so salty because of the salted nuts used, and the chocolate and almond cake had NO flavour and was really rubbery. Very disappointing end to a meal!

  • ((((( 11 May 2017 by Ian Sutherland from Bristol

    Nice atmosphere, great food, friendly staff - what more could you want.

  • ((((( 7 May 2017 by David Hussey from Bristol

    We booked a table for a birthday treat. We went with 13 and 15 year olds with very different tastes in food. The range available suited our whole family. The food and service were absolutely fantastic and we all tried something new. High recommend Polpo in Bristol. If I had to make a criticism it was that the rum cocktail tasted a bit weak but otherwise everything was great.

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