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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.

Excellent choice & generous portions

Pam Smith 26 May 2017
from Bishop's Stortford

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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 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

4.1 ((((* (based on 46 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (41)
  • al fresco (23)
  • dinner (20)
  • trendy (17)
  • value (13)
  • child friendly (5)
  • romantic (4)
  • entertainment (3)
  • private dining (2)
  • business (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 27 May 2017 by Stephanie Duncan from London


  • ((((( 26 May 2017 by Pam Smith from Bishop's Stortford

    Excellent choice & generous portions

  • ((((* 26 May 2017 by Katharine Ford from London - Kings Road

    The food at Polpo is always good and they have a nice wine list. This branch is in a really great setting - you can sit outside and watch the world go by without being on a street with cars. Visited on one of the Chelsea Flower Show days - the restaurant was very busy. The staff were nice and hardworking but the restaurant was seriously understaffed (or the staff were not trained in how to deal with a 'rush'). This resulted in long waits for drinks to be brought - meaning that since we were drinking wine by the galss to match the different foods we were eating we had to put out forks down to wait for the wine to arrive - soemtimes for up to 20 minutes. This was a bit annoying for us - but also added the the problem the restaurant had with trying to get the ques down.

  • ((((* 21 May 2017 by Sandra Cillero from London

    Very enjoyable, the food maintains its excellent quality and yumminess.

  • ((((* 14 May 2017 by Louise Allen from London

    We had arancini, pizzetta, and octopus to start - all very simply done but tasted beautiful. Mains came out before these dishes were finished, which was a surprise as it left little room on the table and there was no break between courses. The waitress never said that dishes would come out this way. Mains were sea bream and crab linguini, both beautifully cooked and very enjoyable. The cocktails were well made and there was a good selection for all tastes. Service was friendly and relaxed, we were made to feel very welcome.

  • ((((( 8 May 2017 by David Taylor from London

    Excellent food, good service and great value in a lovely little restaurant . Just be careful if you book with Bookatable - the restaurant didn't have our booking

  • ((((( 5 May 2017 by Lou ella Mele from Virginia Water

    The food at Polpo never disappoints no matter which one you go to. However, that being said Polpo Chelsea stands out because of the service! From the moment you enter the door, you know that you are going to have good time...the staff are great. I will definitely be going back and recommending to friends and family.

  • ((((( 29 April 2017 by Glyn Baker from London

    Delicious baby pizza and arroncino, glass of vino, coffee. Excellent

  • ((((( 21 April 2017 by Jane Maxim from London

    Delicious food, portion size not large so order more! Good range of non alcoholic drinks - unusual. Delightful and efficient staff.
    Will return.

  • ((((* 16 April 2017 by JS from London

    Great food. For lunch if weather allows it is always nicer to be outside as the inside area is smaller and nicer in evenings

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