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Soho/Covent Garden


41 Beak St.
London, England, W1F 9SB, United Kingdom
TEL: 44-20-7734-4479

"Entree envy" is never a problem at this lively Venetian-inspired bacaro, where frenzied foodies share a smorgasbord of scrumptious, affordable cicheti (Italian snacks) paired with lovely Italian wines. Housed in the 18th-century Soho residence of Venetian painter Canaletto, Polpo is a shabby-chic synthesis of exposed brick, hardwood floor and rustic wooden chairs, all swirled in warm lighting and trendy tunes. The buzz is heightened by a no booking policy, which results in long queues, but diners are willing to wait for wows like the potato parmesan crocchetta, cheesy pizzetta bianca, delicate mackerel tartare and, for dessert, the decadent tiramisu pot.

Insider Tip:

While waiting for a table, sneak down to the basement Campari Bar, typically less crowded and more comfortable than the upstairs bar, and indulge in expertly made old-fashioned cocktails.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Noisy
  • Private Room Available
  • Private Dining/Party Space

Cuisine Type:: Italian


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