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41 Beak Street, London, W1F 9SB

((((* Italian
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:30 - 22:00.

Great service and tasty food

Lizzie Gray 28 November 2016
from London

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Oozing industrial chic, POLPO Soho serves up signature Venetian small plates. Exposed brick walls and rustic wooden seating are joined by a charming wooden bar, well stocked with Italian wines and spirits.

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 Soho 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 Italian charm to London, POLPO on Beak Street is a 5-minute walk from both Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus Tube stations.


41 Beak Street, London, W1F 9SB

Contact +44 2077344479

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Customer reviews for POLPO Soho

4.0 ((((* (based on 54 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (39)
  • dinner (24)
  • trendy (16)
  • value (15)
  • romantic (8)
  • entertainment (5)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((* 8 December 2016 by Jon Holloway from London Soho

    Very good but hard to have a conversation because of the high level of noise (Just so many covers in a fairly small space)

  • ((((( 4 December 2016 by Adrian Jesuthasan from London


  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by Lizzie Gray from London

    Great service and tasty food

  • ((*** 23 November 2016 by KS from London

    The staff were cheerful and helpful, although my friend and I chose to sit at the bar, which meant we were periodically showered with ice cubes, bottle top and sprigs of vegetation every now and then from the staff working behind the bar. We chose to sit at the bar as the table we had booked for 2 was so close to the table next to it we would've basically been dining with 2 other strangers as the tables were literally only a few centimetres apart. This seemed to the be case for all the tables for two. However, sitting at the bar didn't seem to be much better as every time the staff opened the dishwasher behind the bar we were all engulfed in a strong smell of drains (pretty disgusting when you're trying to eat). The food was OK when we weren't holding our noses though.

  • ((((( 20 November 2016 by Giacomo Calisti from London

    Love the tapas concept with delicious Italian food!

  • ((((* 18 November 2016 by Jeff Bradbury from Chelmsford

    Happy helpful staff and good food. We had lunch before a wine tasting and therefore no drinks. Deep fried seafood particularly good.

  • (((** 8 November 2016 by Anna Fennell from London Beak Streee

    We have eaten here and in Polpo Covent Garden before and were disappointed this time.
    It was very crowded noisy and table was squashed in. The waitresses were friendly enough but the food did not appear to be up to the usual standard.The whole place was tired and could do with a thorough clean and upgrade/refurbish. Even the cleanliness of the plates and glasses was sloppy.

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Emma Webber from Royal Leamington Spa

    Good food excellent service good atmosphere

  • (((** 1 November 2016 by Marc-andre Ferguson from Montreal

    Everything was a bit bland. I was expecting more flavour.

  • ((((( 23 October 2016 by Louise Lawrence from London

    Fabulous! Food, atmosphere all so good our lunch went into dinner, we didn't want to leave!

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