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Polpo Soho

41 Beak Street, London W1F 9SB, England
+44 20 7734 4479
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“meatballs” (225 reviews)
“fritto misto” (97 reviews)
“tapas” (115 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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41 Beak Street, London W1F 9SB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Originally had planned to walk into a nearby restaurant but due to a long wait we stumbled across Polpo - and we're so glad we did. The food is wonderful for the pricing. The pizzette's are incredible and a lot bigger than expected. The classic...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

great value good food, I like the atmosphere and I think the food concept is tasty and different. Been about 4 times now and never been disappointed.

Thank 84805PeterS84
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I had a shopping trip in Knightsbridge yesterday but after wandering in and straight out of 4 bar/restaurants with snooty staff and no atmosphere, we both said 'Let's go to Polpo' So glad we did, greeted by Freddy with his lovely warm welcome...More

1  Thank SamandSteve1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it happens after a while...went to polpo soon after it opened and loved it. Fresh, creative and tasty it was great. Returned tonight to: Broad bean and pea bruschetta - made en masse in a rush, low on taste high on...peas Zucchini and basil...had...More

Thank traveller s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit and drink also to eat You can smell the coffee on it. Enjoy if you are in this area.

Thank Musaaid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited at lunch and no problem getting a table. Had heard a lot about this place and it has a good reputation but it was slightly disappointing in my opinion. Very good serving staff who were friendly and very efficient, a total pleasure to be...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm lucky enough to have a friend who is always happy to humour me when I say I would like eat somewhere new & once again she came up trumps. Waitress suggested ordering about 5/6 dishes & my friend chose well as everything tasted good....More

Thank SpencerHorne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic evening here. Waiting (with a drink) for about 15 minutes for a table. Had four dishes between us which was plenty. The pork & fennel meat balls were my favourite followed by the octopus. The flat bread was OK and I wasn't...More

Thank icantgetadamdname
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Fourth time eating in the chain; first time at the branch along Beak Street. Ordered a few of our favourites: the meatball spaghetti, crab & cream liguine and the vegetable fritto for lunch. The vegetable fritto is consistently delightful, the meatball spaghetti is best eaten...More

Thank YubaPrincess
Reviewed 5 August 2017

On a recent trip to London (July 2017), we decided to celebrate the end of my trip with a farewell dinner at Polpo. WOW! Everything was delicious! The menu is designed to share plates so we got to try everything. We ordered the following, which...More

Thank KellyW320
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
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Yoav G
19 November 2016|
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Response from Guinle | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes.. they do
Sue K
29 October 2016|
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Response from Jaidev M | Reviewed this property |
There are a few items - but unfortunately those meatballs do have gluten. The menu did mention allergy information and the staff did seem quite knowledgeable and should be able to navigate you in the direction of the most... More
9 October 2016|
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Response from Faure H | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Beak Street, London W1F 9SB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: 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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