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“Italian style tapas FAB” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Polpo Soho

Polpo Soho
Ranked #1,318 of 22,202 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Soho
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Italian style tapas FAB”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

A great social place for meeting, eating and drinking. The food was fantastic. Don't expect fancy dining but a great atmosphere and great food. Looking forward to trying the other places in the chain, sputinos and mishkins :)

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Room for improvement”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Had a pretty good meal at Polpo on Saturday evening. Was a really nice sunny day so was in a good mood and probably feeling a bit generous. I liked the informality, we ate at the bar which was fine for the two of us. Pork and meat balls were tasty. The steak, parmesan and rocket pretty good. One of zucchini salads came with rocket rather than basil as on the menu. The tiramisu had a good flavour and exture but not enough booze and was too small for five quid.
We gave the feedback to the waiter and was surprised when we didn't have to pay for the salad or tiramisu. Thought that was good customer service. In the end though I'm not sure I'll be rushing back.

Visited June 2014
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“One of the great London restaurants”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Superb, love everything about this very unique group of restaurants. Great great dishes and brilliant value.

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“Risoto and Fennel Salad. Perfect Combo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

A quick review but the food was good enough to deserve a short review not a long one.

Nice restaurant, nice staff - great pizzas for small people.

But the high point was the ham hock risoto accompanied by a fennel salad. It was seriously good.

Thanks Polpo.

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“2nd trip, very underwhelmed.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We where a large group of people who booked well in advance. Food was average but nothing to write on trip advisor about. Before our desert was received we where told we had to leave in 5 minutes because of the next table. At no point were we told we had a time slot! Very rookie error and very pissed off guests. The place is always packed so there is not much point writing this because they don't care. Go to hix oposite or one of the many nicer restaurant close by.

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