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Polpo Soho

41 Beak Street, London W1F 9SB, England
+44 20 7734 4479
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“meatballs” (233 reviews)
“fritto misto” (97 reviews)
“pollo” (401 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 Beak Street, London W1F 9SB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant last Thursday night with my boyfriend after desperately trying to find a free spot for dinner in Soho. The waiting was well rewarded, the food is actually not “authentically” Italian, but some dishes were really enjoyable (we were recommended...More

Thank Ludovica C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recommended this place by a friend as i is really cosy and we eat well. We were not disappointed at all. Service is friendly, attentive and fast. Food was really good, tasty. Nothing bad to say about this restaurant :)

Thank Mac2878
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a nice dinner before a show and the atmosphere was great for how early we were there! I was very surprised that a lovely bottle of wine was served in water glasses (not stemless wine glasses, water glasses??) Sorry if that’s snobby...More

Thank danadana88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being a guest at a Polpo banquet at Wilderness festival several years ago and telling everyone how fantastic it was I was delighted when my 22 year old daughter booked my Christmas present as a meal at Polpo. Booked for 3pm on Sat 6th...More

Thank r0berts99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked by and looked in. A lot of happy faces having dinner. Very friendly welcoming. Please have a Seat at Bar for a moment. I' ll be right back and you have a table. That was exactly how it went. We ordered and got our...More

Thank Jari-Helsinki16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a wife of a chef and restauranteur isn’t-easy when selecting a restaurant as he always holds way too high expectations. We were walking around the area and the name catch my kid’s attention. POLPO, my kid’s favorite food is octopus (Polpo). We went into...More

Thank Alcira B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner, appealed by extremely attractive prices. There is no miracle in such low prices, being in Soho. Food was very average, not to say poor. Even for low prices it is not worth the bill. Yet the restaurant itself is a very...More

Thank Jlv31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’d been meaning to visit Polpo for ages having heard great things about it. It was nicely buzzing but not too busy for a Saturday lunch. The food was delicious-we ordered 6 dishes between us which was more than enough for two of us. All...More

Thank Suzie376
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always busy this small place is a hit with hipsters, students, freelancers professionals and fewer tourists. The menu leans towards Italy and its pasta dishes are all great. It doesnt matter that everyone can eavesdrop on everyone I guess that this is part of the...More

Thank George P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner for two at polpo on Christmas eve. The place has a very warm and cosy atmosphere, and the stuff were very polite, it was a very homey restaurant. The table setting was beautiful and the food was delicious! We liked everything we...More

Thank aa_thereview
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
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November 19, 2016|
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Response from Guinle | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes.. they do
Sue K
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
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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