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POLPO Chelsea

81 Duke of York Square, London, SW3 4LY

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

Fabulous. Great food, excellent service and a buzzy ambiance.
Pork and Fennel Meatballs delicious.

Annie 16 August 2016
from London

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Immersed in the well-heeled bustle of Duke of York Square, POLPO Chelsea serves rustic Venetian cuisine. Offsetting the cosy dining room with its bare brickwork and naked lightbulbs, there is an expansive parasol-covered al fresco area.

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 Chelsea 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.

Bringing the charm of Venice to London, POLPO restaurant is a 3-minute walk from Sloane Square Tube Station.

POLPO Chelsea

81 Duke of York Square, London, SW3 4LY

Contact +44 2077308900

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Customer reviews for POLPO Chelsea

4 ((((* (based on 13 reviews)
100% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (12)
  • al fresco (9)
  • dinner (6)
  • trendy (3)
  • value (3)
  • business (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( by from London

    Great for quick, delicious lunch. Everything is good and quick, charming service.

  • (((** by from London

    The food was great but I was disappointed in the service. The waiter was a bit superior in his attitude several times - not impressed!

    I think the days are gone where people are prepared to put up with snotty waiters. Even the staff on the door were cool and unfriendly.

    I would recommend this restaurant for the food but not the service.

  • (((** by from London

    location great, nice to sit outside, lots to look at. Food extremely average. Nice waiter

  • ((((* by from London

    We got off to a bad start as we were 10 minutes late and they had already given our table away: we were told that they do this after five minutes unless they hear from the customer. That seems a little brutal to me: most places hold your table for 15 minutes if you're delayed. However, we were seated at a table within another 10 minutes, and after that everything was fine. Food and service were both of a high standard. We ordered 4 dishes between two and just about had room left for a pudding.

  • ((((( by from London

    Fabulous. Great food, excellent service and a buzzy ambiance.
    Pork and Fennel Meatballs delicious.

  • ((((( by from London

    great location, great food and great service

  • ((((* by from London

    Sat outside on slightly drizzly day. Chairs and tables a bit damp! Service friendly and we weren't rushed. Had pizzette with anchovies, delicious courgette salad and pork and fennel meatballs with pasta. All delicious but crab linguine had gone cold by the time we ate it. Possibly one dish too many for two as we couldn't finish everything.

  • ((((( by from London

    Fantastic as per usual

  • ((((* by from Dartford

    A refreshingly different approach to Italian dining with a selection of different dishes.

  • ((((* by from Wivenhoe

    Loved the cosy interior. Venetian tapas choices all delicious melt in he mouth soft crab, chilli prawns jcontrasted well with fresh zucchini and broad bean bruschetta. Turned up early for our booking and very accommodating. Efficient service would revisit.

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