Polpo

 
 
ADDRESS
41 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F 9SB 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 12noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm
 

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PolpoThis Venetian restaurant offers a little piece of Venice in the heart of Soho. Polpo in Beak Street is based on the bacari - or wine bars, especially good for a glass of Prosecco - frequently found in the city famous for its canals. An Italian restaurant is a fitting use for this building which was once home to the Venetian painter Canaletto - a blue plaque is testament to his stay here from 1749 to 1751. Owner Russell Norman draws on years of experience at Caprice Holdings (where he was operations director) and as general manager of Zuma to give his first solo venture an air of sophisticated charm. He has done well to draw on the talents of head chef Tom Oldroyd (previously at Alastair Little and Bocca Di Lupo) whose Italian menu is typical of the type you'd find in the bacari of Venice offering small plates and traditional cicheti (read salt cod, mariated sardines and swordfish carpaccio), northern Italian wines as well as the classic Italian dishes. The attractive interior of exposed brickwork gives this early eighteenth century building a modern appeal, finished off with a tin ceiling above and Victorian tiled floor under foot.

 

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Opening and closing times for Polpo

Today (Wednesday) Polpo closes at 23.00

Monday:

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23.00
 
 

Tuesday:

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23.00
 
 

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16.00
 
 

LondonTown.com - Polpo Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Oxford Circus Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Broadwick Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brewer Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Business > Venue Hire
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Oliver Darling
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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th November 2014 

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Photographers' Gallery 3 minutes walk from Polpo

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