Review on Polpo
Polpo is a Venetian bacaro, a.k.a. Venetian-style wine bar, serving Italian small plates and northern Italian wines, situated just off Regent Street in an early 18th century building, once home to the painter Canaletto. It has an urban chic distressed décor with exposed brickwork, an imported bronzed tin ceiling, filament light bulbs, Victorian tiled floors and mismatched furniture. It is co-owned by Russell Norman, ex Caprice and Zuma who very charmingly runs front of house.
Menus are printed on your table mat and consists of cicheti which is the name for Venetian bar snacks or choose from a series of plates, fritto misto, roasted smoked salmon, watercress and pine nuts, cuttlefish and ink risotto, gremolata, duck ragu, green peppercorns and gnocchi or grilled sliced flank steak and porcini cream. To conclude there are desserts such as panettone pudding and tiramisu pot. There is a small carefully chosen wine list featuring Italian wines, served by the bottle or in rustic jugs, tasty cocktails and the excellent coffee comes in tiny glasses.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.30am through until
Dinner: 11.00pm Mon-Sat (10.00pm Sun & BH's)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express