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Polpo Soho

41 Beak Street, London W1F 9SB, England
+44 20 7734 4479
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“meatballs” (220 reviews)
“fritto misto” (98 reviews)
“tapas” (111 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
41 Beak Street, London W1F 9SB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate here on the recommendation of a friend and it was good advice. Yes, it's a chain but a cut above other Italian style chains. The food was flavoursome and came quickly. The Boho staff were knowledgeable and put us at our ease. We'll...More

Thank Carbongiant
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Get there early. Great sharing menu, the seafood plate was especially delicious. Good service, good wine list. Busy even on a Tuesday evening.

Thank Adriandcass
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I reserved for two during a busy Saturday lunch service. Though the seating is quite tight, the ambience and décor is very good. You could easily imagine yourself dining in Venice. Service was prompt and friendly - we ordered 6 plates between...More

Thank Methsdrinker
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Italian tapas was something I did not know existed, no matter tried. Went here before a show and it was perfect - quick service and the dishes were great. Best to order a few and share I think, that way you get to try a...More

Thank Georgina C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Italian just up the street from the Piccadilly Tube Stop. Most of the plates were small so you could have a started and main without being too full. I had some outstanding fresh pasta with chicken and a creamy mushroom sauce. The friends we...More

Thank AZ-LGE
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a tiny place, in the middle of Soho, you are better off booking in advance, some friends took us there and we were immediately hooked. Had gin tonics at the bar until the table was available. A great atmosphere in the place, the...More

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this little gem completely by chance. Stopped off for a drink at the bar and within half an hour the place was full. There was such a good atmosphere we decided to stay and eat and managed to get a table immediately. The food...More

Thank ANITA R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for an early dinner on a rainy evening and took a seat at the bar. Anyone coming in was met with quick, friendly attention. The (new) menu offers a great lot of variety of small, tasty dishes. I went for some meatballs, a...More

Thank es-travler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were advise to give Polpo a go when we were visiting London, so we went for lunch and were really glad that we did. It was busy and buzzy on a Monday lunchtime but they managed to squeeze us in. Very interesting authentic Venetian...More

Thank Traveltimes57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food, great service and well worth a visit. Arrived just before 6 , got a table within 1 minute. Drinks were good and price level very good given its close proximity to Covent gardens.

Thank chrisandfaye
Nearby
Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
...More
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Yoav G
Do you have gluten-free options?
November 19, 2016|
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Response from Guinle | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes.. they do
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Sue K
Do you have gluten-free options
October 29, 2016|
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Response from Jaidev M | Reviewed this property |
There are a few items - but unfortunately those meatballs do have gluten. The menu did mention allergy information and the staff did seem quite knowledgeable and should be able to navigate you in the direction of the most... More
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mojoxox
Are dogs allowed in their Covent Garden restaurant?
October 9, 2016|
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Response from Faure H | Reviewed this property |
No really sure about that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Beak Street, London W1F 9SB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7734 4479
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Description
Polpo is a bàcaro, a humble, Venetian restaurant serving simple food and good, young local wines within a modest setting, exposed brickwork, tin ceilings and copper bars. Several of the restaurants have basement bars - a great clandestine destination in their own right for drinks and a snack, or as a handy place to hang out while you are waiting for your friends to join you.
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