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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.

Value for money in a lovely location

Natalie 05 March 2017
from Altrincham

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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 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 Chelsea 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.

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

3.9 ((((* (based on 33 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • al fresco (14)
  • dinner (14)
  • trendy (11)
  • value (8)
  • romantic (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • entertainment (2)
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  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Sue Whatley from Winchester

    Food was amazing! Will definitely have the meatballs and spaghetti next time.

  • (**** 10 March 2017 by Alex from London

    While this is a lovely looking restaurant in a great location, we had a very disappointing visit. Our waitress was very enthusiastic but tried to upsell us on everything we ordered: asking my friend if she wanted alcohol in her coffee when she had clearly ordered soft drinks all through the meal was the final one in a sequence of 'special offers'- each time we made an actual choice our choice was challenged with an offer. The restaurant may be trying to alert customers to the specials but it felt like pressure to us. After forgetting half of our drinks order in the first place, one of the waiters spilt a bottle of beer over my boyfriend and the table, and after clearing it up offered to bring another one - however, when we got the bill this had been added. One of our dishes failed to arrive and we ended up with two of something else (we sent one back) and again these were all added to the bill anyway. Staff corrected this once challenged (after some explanation), but this was disappointing. I like the chain and will come back to another restaurant perhaps in future, but this experience was not good and not to be repeated.

  • ((((* 5 March 2017 by Natalie from Altrincham

    Value for money in a lovely location

  • ((((( 4 March 2017 by Allan Trueman from London

    This was meal for my wife's birthday so I wanted it to be a good experience and was not disappointed. Glad that we had booked a table as many people were turned away during our meal. Although price was not an issue, we decided on the 3 course set lunch (a bargain at £13.90) as it seemed a good way of trying out what was on offer. The shared antipasti was delicious and the crab linguine was very tasty with the brown meat adding a lovely sweetness. I had the panacotta and my wife had the tiramisu - both lovely. The staff were attentive and friendly and the general ambience was bussing and informal - just how we like it. We will return!

  • ((((( 2 March 2017 by Susannah Day from London

    Perfect for lunch with my mum. Great service. Aside from a slightly disappointing courgette salad all the food was delicious. The croquetas never fail to delight the polpo were excellent and sharing a couple of little ricotto doughnuts with a red orange sauce a delicious sweet treat to finish.

  • (**** 28 February 2017 by Panicos Loizides from London

    Very poor and dull

  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Katha Wood from London

    Really Good! Delicious food. Excellent prices and very friendly service. Thank you.

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Zach Antoniou from London

    Really nice , staff couldn't be more helpful

  • ((((* 13 February 2017 by Hazel Harding from Hainault

    Was very cosy atmosphere, a welcome from the freezing cold outside. Staff very pleasant and helpful. The arancini and parmesan croquettes were delicious as was the pasta dishes we had. One of the nicest tiramisu . We were going to a concert at Cadagon hall, so efficient service and locality was perfect.overall nice dining experience

  • ((((( 25 January 2017 by Caroline Doyle from London

    Excellent lunch. Attentive staff and decent portions. Will be back soon!

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