Polpo is a bàcaro - a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young local wines. Enjoy small plates and Venitian wines in their original Beak Street location.
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41 Beak Street
- +44 (0)20 7734 4479
I'm not the biggest fan of queuing restaurants, on arrival we were greeted by a member of staff and informed us that it would be 30-40 minutes wait for a table. We got to wait in the basement bar for our table, but it was a bit small we were lucky enough to get a seat but as we waited more people started to arrive. We ordered two pear and fennel juices from the bar which sounded interested,...more
Slightly cramped surroundings but delicious food does make up for it. Hard to get a gauge of the number of dishes you need and I'm not sure I believe the amount the servers recommend - I honestly think that would have been way too much food. What I did have - a special gnocchi with blue cheese and meatballs - was delicious and my friend's focaccia especially looked fantastic.
Our server was...more
A place where you go and wait to seat in a very uncomfortable seat, with no back support and high tables. It's noisy, so you can't talk with your friends without yelling. Therefore, you all stare at each other while a waiter comes with a menu. Prices are promisingly cheap, but the waiter says you have to share dishes.
So you ask two dishes, stuffed olives and a mushroom risotto. It's all very...more
Casual catch up over wine with a friend eventually took us here. We had to wait a little while at the bar to get a seat - very popular, even on a late Monday evening!
We were quite hungry so ordered quite a few dishes!! Really really good italian food! Small little plates so definitly need to order a few. Definitly recommend this place - great food and really tasty wine.
Heard lots of great buzz around this place but don't think it quite lives up to the hype. It has potential but there is a lot of places I would go first. The downstairs bar that you can wait in is a great idea especially as this is a 'no bookings' restaurant. You can order starters down here but the starters aren't too flash. We ordered the crab arancini and stuffed olives. They came out on...more