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Polpo Soho

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41 Beak Street, London W1F 9SB, England
+44 20 7734 4479
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lunched here today for the first time. Delicious food and really nice staff. Ample portions........would highly recommend the potato croquettes. Will return.

Thank Asha G
Northampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a delightful little restaurant, very good service from the very engaging staff. The special lunch menu was extremely good value, especially the sharing plate of Venetian style snacks and the deep fried stuffed olives. A real find!

Thank Pamah15
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sheer luck we stumbled on this Venetian eatery place before our show! Lovely 3 course meal.. starter fried vegetables and stuffed porc followed by a succulent tiramisu. Reasonably priced and close to Shaftesbury Theatre.. Altogether a good place!!

Thank frenchie303
Tel Aviv, Israel
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117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good. Had lunch with a very good set menu and very affordable. Vet friendly and good, simple yet creative food.

Thank alonradzi
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would highly recommend! Bustly and vibrant atmosphere, coupled with excellent food and customer service. We visited for a meal on a business trio after reading a blog, very much worth it. Food was high quality, and super tasty. Highly recommend the marinated octopus and the arancini!

Thank RJ27Hull
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food which is reasonable, interesting and often meat free. The anti pasta sharing platter was gorgeous with vegetables in batter which were fried plus arancini. Quite delightful! We had the crab linguini which was slightly too creamy but still nice then the tiramisu which was delicious. Service was rather slow at first but the restaurant was bursting at the... More 

Thank Cielogreen
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They told us a table would be ready in 45 minutes but that we had to wait in their bar. This bar was a basement room overfilled with dozens of people waiting for a table. Once we got a table, the service was correct but the food was average. The steak and the grilled bread were overcooked and as hard... More 

Thank mpcoll
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited a Polpo before, we were looking forward to another visit. Unfortunately this visit was disappointing. Although the atmosphere was great and the restaurant is very charming, our experience was let down by the food and service. We ordered a Beef Ragu Pasta which was cooked well, but was so salty it was difficult to eat. We also ordered... More 

Thank cardonaells
Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly greeting on a massively busy Sat night. Only 20 min wait and seated at upstairs table. Summary is this place makes for a simple nice dining experience. 3 of us shared starters only but we left completely full and contented. Quite possibly the freshest tastiest mussels we have had anywhere!!! Service is friendly and super efficient. Delivery of food... More 

Thank tcuskely
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on a Wednesday night and told to come back for a table in an hour as we had left our names. Returned to be told by a member of staff that a clipboard didn't exist and that if we wanted a table we had to wait at the bar for another 45 mins. We explained twice and found the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Soho

Neighborhood Profile
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 most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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