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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.

This was an absolutely amazing place to eat - I took my mum as she was visiting and a friend had recommended it, she was not wrong this was such a successful meal

Grace Payne 22 April 2017
from London

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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 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 Covent Garden 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 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

4.2 ((((* (based on 88 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (65)
  • dinner (45)
  • trendy (37)
  • romantic (27)
  • value (18)
  • business (9)
  • private dining (9)
  • large parties (6)
  • child friendly (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Alex Riley from London


  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Grace Payne from London

    This was an absolutely amazing place to eat - I took my mum as she was visiting and a friend had recommended it, she was not wrong this was such a successful meal

  • ((((* 21 April 2017 by Rafa Garcia gurrea from London

    Everirhing ok, excelent service and food.

  • (((** 20 April 2017 by Gareth Robson from London

    I can't describe it as anything more than average and slightly disappointing. Food was very average, service wasn't great (don't take people's plates away if members if the party are still eating as it sets the impression that you are rushing people to finish - the restaurant was very quiet so there was no need to rush people)

  • ((((* 20 April 2017 by Emily Swan from Derby

    Rustic little Italian style place, you wouldn't imagine it was in the heart of London, does a range of small dishes aimed at sharing, we enjoyed the pizzetta, cod cheeks and lentils and a calzone style dish stuffed with meatballs, I would definitely reccomend and go again

  • ((*** 17 April 2017 by Michael Cawood from Swindon

    The dining experience for our group was overshadowed by the state of the ladies toilet which was described as disgusting. That this was adjacent to the kitchen made our discomfort worse. Complimentary water was unchilled tap water. The food was good but not good enough to warrant a return visit.

  • ((*** 11 April 2017 by Lauren Birchmore from Coventry

    Have previously been to polpo and it was lovely. But this time service was slow, and it wasn't even very busy.

  • (((** 27 March 2017 by Amit Chowdhury from London

    Music was too loud and thumpy ,unsuitable for Mother's Day! On request waiter changed it but was equally loud just less thumpy.
    Mother's Day menu was good, service was friendly but our side of potatoes came late although very lovely waiter gave my partner a free glass of red glass, reacting with great humour to my partner's ribbing!Loos are poor, need a redecorate
    Overall an enjoyable experience enjoyed by mother so mission accomplished!

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Caroline Palmer from London

    The food was fantastic, the service very slow at first but our waitress was fab.

  • ((((( 24 March 2017 by Dan Henniker from Sheffield

    Amazing food and great service. Would highly recommend for lunch.

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