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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.

We had a great experience. Everyone enjoyed the food, and the prices were reasonable. Will definitely come back again.

Caroline Prior 21 December 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 62 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (46)
  • dinner (29)
  • trendy (20)
  • value (16)
  • romantic (11)
  • business (5)
  • entertainment (5)
  • large parties (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • (((** 5 January 2017 by Eduardo Lopez from London

    Staff are really friendly but food is not great compare with other italian restaurants in London.

  • ((((* 2 January 2017 by Jenny Hoang from London

    I was really looking to going here as I had been to Venice earlier in the year and have some great memories of it. Although a nice restaurant to check out, I was left a little disappointed as it didn't provide the Venetian vibes I had hoped for. The music created more of a modern, trendy feel to the place, but the maps of Venice of the wall were nice to see.

    The menu did remind me of what you can find in the back street cicchetti bars and are a decent quality. However, you can't beat the real thing and this left a lot to be desired.

    Overall, I'd say it's worth checking out but unfortunately, as passionate as the founder seems to be about bringing a taste of Venice to London, I'm not sure my experience lived up to my expectations.

  • (((** 24 December 2016 by Paul Farrell from London

    Great food -
    Very busy day - staff struggled

  • ((((* 21 December 2016 by Caroline Prior from London

    We had a great experience. Everyone enjoyed the food, and the prices were reasonable. Will definitely come back again.

  • ((*** 19 December 2016 by Susan from Reading

    Food was good. Atmosphere was good....BUT the service was too slow and erratic. We were a group of eight and everyone was served at a different times. My husband did not get any of his orders until it was time for us to leave, a whole hour after he ordered, and my daughter didn't get all of hers either.
    We were therefore late for an arranged event which caused disappointment.

  • ((((( 14 December 2016 by Clio from London

    The food here is so great, you just have to get the fritto misto. Staff really friendly and sweet. Really busy and not much room but it's cosy and noisy and casual so great for meeting friends. Don't think I've ever had a bad food experience.

  • ((((( 13 December 2016 by Neil Henderson from Chichester

    Excellent restaurant. Service good, great atmosphere and food very good indeed. Favorite dish Crab and chili linguine.

  • ((((* 12 December 2016 by Laura W from London

    Food was delicious. Service was friendly. My only complaint is that we ordered too much food (double what we needed) even thought two different servers told us it would be about the right amount.

  • ((((* 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


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