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POLPO Covent Garden

6 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7NA

(((() Italian
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:30 - 23:30
Sunday: 11:30 - 22:30.

Lovely food and superb service from our waitresss (and all staff)

Lizbet 07 February 2017
from South Yorkshire

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From acclaimed restaurateur Russell Norman, POLPO Covent Garden serves up signature Venetian small plates, alongside prosecco, spritz and wine from the bar. Rustic stone walls and barside seating make for a laidback but elegant setting for Italian-style drinking and dining.

Reminiscent of Venice’s charming backstreet restaurants, POLPO London 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 Covent Garden 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.

Find POLPO tucked away behind the Strand, a short walk from Covent Garden Tube Station.

POLPO Covent Garden

6 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7NA

Contact +44 2078368448

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Customer reviews for POLPO Covent Garden

4.3 (((() (based on 74 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (55)
  • dinner (37)
  • trendy (31)
  • romantic (22)
  • value (16)
  • private dining (9)
  • business (8)
  • large parties (6)
  • breakfast (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((* 16 February 2017 by Lek ee Lim from London

    Rustic ambiance that suited the menu. The food was excellent and the service was good enough.

  • ((((* 14 February 2017 by Jacki Mansell from Oxon


    But we were booked for 1330 not 1300 as stated in the diary- good job we arrived early. But it was good. The food as usual was exellent - although some dishes were over salty. The beef was melt in the mouth.

    Being of mature years we were given high stools which I was not happy with - and there were lots of empty tables. So I do not know why were were on high stools

    Although I appreciate how lighting creates atmosphere , the lack of light made it hard to read the menu- perhaps slightly larger candles.

    Otherwise fine.

  • ((((* 12 February 2017 by Jane Scott from London

    Food excellent. Waiters excellent, tho' no apology received for having to remind them twice about one dish ordered but not delivered, and then it was delivered at the end of the meal! Nevertheless we paid the 12.5% tip because service was otherwise very good.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Luis Page from Oxford

    We booked a table for six people on a Saturday lunchtime and have to say that this was the perfect place to catch up with good food wine and a laid back atmosphere. The restaurant has a modern chic decor and there was a great atmosphere. The food was delicious and there was just the right amount of time between dishes so you weren't overwhelmed with everything at once. The crab linguine and slow pork were unbelievable.

  • ((((( 7 February 2017 by Lizbet from South Yorkshire

    Lovely food and superb service from our waitresss (and all staff)

  • ((((( 4 February 2017 by Frank from Warrington

    Excellent. Great food, nice ambiance lovely staff mhighky recommended.

  • ((((( 30 January 2017 by Catherine Dawson from London

    Excellent - relaxed environment but lovely food and attentive service.

  • ((((* 25 January 2017 by Themis Perrott from London

    We had a lovely lunch at Polpo. The Frito misto was very good and was one of the reasons for choosing this particular restaurant.

  • ((((* 22 January 2017 by Laurence Perry from Burgess Hill

    Delicious small plates of food, with friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere - and very good value.

  • ((((( 5 January 2017 by Sarah Frost from London

    Wonderful lunch with a friend pre-theatre. Great friendly service & amazing food. My second visit to Polpo, can't wait to go again. All dishes were lovely but I highly recommend the arancini cicchetti which were so tasty we ordered more! Great sharing plates, every one of ours went back empty. A sure sign of good food!

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