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POLPO Brighton

20 New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF

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  • POLPO Brighton - East Sussex
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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:30 - 22:30.

Visited with friends. Good service, excellent food and pleasant surroundings. Pulpo is one of my favourite places for lunch and we always come when in Brighton.

Nicholas Tapp 30 December 2017
from Brighton

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A bijou hideaway in the heart of the city, POLPO Brighton is a laidback, rustic Italian restaurant. Open frontage in warmer weather and pavement tables evoke a continental feel, while the interior has a trendy, reclaimed feel.

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 Brighton 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.

A favourite neighbourhood restaurant, the Brighton POLPO is an 11-minute walk from Brighton Train Station.

POLPO Brighton

20 New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF

Contact +44 1273697361

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Customer reviews for POLPO Brighton

4.3 (((() (based on 214 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( 15 January 2018 by Gwyn Davies from BRIGHTON

    From the delicious sloe negroni, to the tasty deep fried olives, followed by delicious fritto misto, arancini and pizzette, everything was so good. Only the crab linguine was mildly disappointing. Service was quick, with good levels of attentiveness without being intrusive. It is quite noisy, with the tables being so close to each other. The 20% off January offer made it particularly good value.

  • ((((( 15 January 2018 by Alison Attwood from Brighton

    Fantastic service, as always, great food, great drink. Staff are lovely, make us feel special every time we pop in.

  • ((((* 11 January 2018 by Chrissie Valentine from Brighton

    The food was excellent and our waiter was efficient. What was less helpful was the pfaff around whether we could have the January discount and the manager, who was too busy to come and talk to us. We were eventually offered a discount on the food but this was only offered when we said that all five of us would be putting a review on trip advisor!

  • ((((( 30 December 2017 by Nicholas Tapp from Brighton

    Visited with friends. Good service, excellent food and pleasant surroundings. Pulpo is one of my favourite places for lunch and we always come when in Brighton.

  • ((((* 28 December 2017 by Julie Cato from Brighton

    Always love Polpo and was not disappointed. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, friendly and competent staff added to good food. What's not to like?

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Claire Smith from Brighton

    Delicious food and fantastic friendly service. Wine was also really good. I love that you can try loads of different flavours with the small plates.

  • ((*** 19 December 2017 by Beverley Davies from Brighton

    Great servo. Confusing menu as some dishes small and others larger. Food was nice but expensive when you need to order 3 dishes for a main! 6 of us spent £45 a head and most had one drink only. Wouldn't go again as other restaurants have better food at better prices.

  • ((((* 29 November 2017 by Nikki Rudland from Brighton

    Friendly relaxed place to eat and drink, food can be a bit hit and miss but generally a hit rather than a miss.

  • ((((* 27 November 2017 by John S from Godalming

    The ambiance, service and meal was everything we had hoped it would be. It was a tasty reminder of our summer holiday in Venice. We enjoyed the sharing plates with friends. Wines were good, but perhaps a little pricy for what they were. The only disappointment was that we were hoping to have the Premier Xmas menu but were told we had to order this in advance. I saw nothing on the booking website warning me that I needed to do this. As we had a "free" upgrade from basic to premier menu, I wondered if it was because the restaurant didn't want to honour that offer?

  • ((((( 23 November 2017 by Michael Blanchard from Brighton

    the food and atmosphere were fantastic. I loved every dish i tried. Im a big meat fan but it has to be said, the gnocchi was probably my favourite dish. Highly recommend.

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