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POLPO Chelsea

81 Duke of York Square, London, SW3 4LY

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

Excellent food and flavour. The only problem is narrowing down the selection.

Duncan 11 January 2018
from London

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Immersed in the well-heeled bustle of Duke of York Square, POLPO Chelsea serves rustic Venetian cuisine. Offsetting the cosy dining room with its bare brickwork and naked lightbulbs, there is an expansive parasol-covered al fresco area.

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 Chelsea offers 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.

POLPO in Chelsea 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 the charm of Venice to London, POLPO restaurant is a 3-minute walk from Sloane Square Tube Station.

POLPO Chelsea

81 Duke of York Square, London, SW3 4LY

Contact +44 2077308900

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Customer reviews for POLPO Chelsea

4.1 ((((* (based on 78 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (65)
  • al fresco (37)
  • dinner (29)
  • trendy (25)
  • value (23)
  • romantic (9)
  • child friendly (8)
  • entertainment (4)
  • private dining (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • views (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • (((** 15 January 2018 by Lilian from Cambridge

    Focaccia is great, food good but very small portions hence the price I suppose, Great Tiramisu. Good for small eaters not good for large eaters as they would require a lot of portions.

  • ((((( 11 January 2018 by Duncan from London

    Excellent food and flavour. The only problem is narrowing down the selection.

  • ((((* 31 December 2017 by Esther from London

    Great restaurant! The interior was cosy and the food delicious (if slightly pricey)

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Julia from London

    Fabulous food, lovely staff and cosy venue. A great experience!

  • ((((* 21 December 2017 by Joy from London

    Nice decor, affordable restaurant with a very good brunch menu, tasty cocktails and amazing desserts. Friendly and available staff.

  • ((((* 18 December 2017 by Sam from London

    Very good service was excellent.

  • ((((( 3 December 2017 by Jo from York

    Excellent friendly service

  • ((((( 2 December 2017 by Isabelle from London

    Lamb and garlic meatballs, spinach parmesan and egg pizza were the best dishes. The waitress was very nice and friendly

  • ((((( 23 November 2017 by N from London

    Two of us for lunch - one with gluten intolerance and one dairy intolerance. Restaurant couldn't have been more accommodating - they had a special allergy menu and then were able to adapt some of the other dishes especially for us. And the food was delicious. Service very good too. Highly recommend.

  • ((*** 21 November 2017 by Andrew from London

    I love polpo, but the experience wasn’t great yesterday. We booked a table, adding notes that we needed space for high chair etc, the table clearly wasn’t big enough so we’re cramped around a table not really suitable and by the door which is always wide open, so was cold. I understand it’s busy but when you book a table a week in advance it needs to be better. Service was hit and miss, the waiter didn’t seem to always know what we were having so always confusion when being presented with dishes, a drink was forgotten about. A very deflating experience, annoyingly I recommended polpo as I was meeting family for lunch who we hadn’t seen for a long time I wanted a bit of wow factor, but actually left quite embarrassed that we went there.

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