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POLPO Bristol

50 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2NH

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

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

Ian Sutherland 11 May 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

4 ((((* (based on 46 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (27)
  • lunch (25)
  • trendy (23)
  • romantic (15)
  • business (8)
  • child friendly (6)
  • value (6)
  • private dining (5)
  • al fresco (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • (((** 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.

  • ((((* 6 May 2017 by Charlie James from Bristol

    Great service. Lovely food. Good variety of dishes and like the way the menu is arranged. Wine a little pricey but generally good value.

  • ((((( 3 May 2017 by Pamela Hannigan from Bristol

    Fantastic! Greeted by welcoming and nolagable staff. Wonderful food.

  • ((((* 3 May 2017 by Anjali Badloe from Bristol

    Really enjoyed the evening at Polpo. The drinks list had a lot of good options and nice that the restaurant offers a special Bristol edition Negroni. The food was mostly really good, and waitress helpful by bringing an allergen menu for one member (who is lactose-intolerant). Unfortunately, the meatballs ended up being a bit of a let-down even though we were told this is their signature dish!

    One downside is that the service wasn't entirely proactive and we had to make an effort to attract the attention of waiting staff to order something - we were quite a big table which may be why but we were left a little bit too long between drinks and ordering the first round of snacks and then had to try quite hard to order another bottle of wine. It would have been nice if the staff did a bit more 'checking in'.

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Mano Basu from Bristol

    Great food , great staff , great interiors and great energy . A perfect evening . Thank you .

  • ((((( 27 April 2017 by Lynnovate from Bristol

    I was very pleasantly surprised. The hostess ensured I was sat at a table away from the speakers and also said she would turn the music down a little if I found it too loud as I have impaired hearing. The food was very tasty and the portions good. They were well explained by the server.

  • ((((* 24 April 2017 by Mary Lehane from Bristol

    Food was fantastic and service good. The place was empty by 10.00 though on a Thursday night so when the waiter brought us the bill we felt hurried into leaving although we had been there less than two hours and would have liked to have stayed a little longer to catch up with our friends and maybe order another drink or two.

  • ((((( 21 April 2017 by Lucy from Bristol

    Nice atmosphere, genuine and friendly staff - excellent food!

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