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POLPO Smithfield

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two very small starters, two small main courses with sides and two mocktails for over £70. Service was excellent and ambiance was good though.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank A1n2thony
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carole and Team to the rescue. Another reservation had let us down and we needed somewhere nice for a few friends to get together to celebrate a birthday. Carole was very accommodating and found room for all of us, and the waiters/waitress team provided great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sam R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bustling and well presented restaurant with good service. We found the food to be fairly average however. The fritto misto was crunchy and tasty and the focaccia was delicious; My friend had the lamb meatballs which she said were tasty too. However the chicken...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TravelMeCarrie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant is bigger than it looks from outside. Great staff took care of us. Very good meal, especially the appetizers.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable relaxed atmosphere. A very good selection of small plates ideal for sharing with friends, although some were too garlicky for my liking.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 2alison2017
POLPOrestaurants, General Manager at POLPO Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to feed back, I'm glad you enjoyed your meal with us! I'm sorry to hear that you found the food to be too garlicky - we balance our dishes as best we can so certain...More

Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

We visited mid December, waiters were friendly and fast. Food was delicious (especially the pizzette with mozzarella). Drinks are great too and match the food. Enough options (not many but enough) for vegetarians. Recommend

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CoffeeXL
POLPOrestaurants, General Manager at POLPO Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for your kind words! What a delight to read. We can't wait to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Charlie

Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed the intimate and relaxed atmosphere with subdued lighting and relative peace. The food was wholesome and authentically Italian with delicious meatballs and good spaghetti in a good pomodoro sauce. I especially liked the Tiramisu dessert. A really nice place to spend some...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HaverfordwestAB
POLPOrestaurants, General Manager at POLPO Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it - especially the tiramisu which is a favourite of mine too! ;) We can't wait to welcome you back. Kindest regards,...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Really good food, good quality and taste, at a reasonable cost for London......but...please do not start to clear the table when people are still eating !!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paul D
POLPOrestaurants, General Manager at POLPO Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to feed back to us. I'm glad to see you enjoyed your experience, however you are quite right about when we clear the tables. We pride ourselves on the great service we provide and this small hiccup...More

Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Had met friends for a couple of post work drinks and was expecting to go for dinner somewhere. Anyway they had to run after a few pints leaving me walking back to Farringdon in the rain. When I was outside Polpo, noticed it was quiet...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MartinD09
POLPOrestaurants, General Manager at POLPO Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, I really appreciate that you've taken the time to feed back on your experience. I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your food and wine, especially the Negroni to finish things off! I am, however, sorry to hear that the pizzette was a...More

Reviewed 15 November 2018

My family and I were expecting hearty, flavoursome and generous portions of food but instead got bland and very little portions on our plate. The only thing that wowed us was the Black Cherry soda, apart from that the food, from the starters to the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dee8019
POLPOrestaurants, General Manager at POLPO Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to feed back to us on your experience. I'm saddened to read that on this occasion things weren't up to scratch. We pride ourselves on our good food and good service, so this review is...More

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