41 Beak Street, Chinatown, London, W1F 9SB
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Review Summary from 3 reviews

41 Beak Street, Chinatown, London, W1F 9SB

020 7734 4479



Nearest Station
Oxford Circus (0.24 miles)


Opening Summary

Lunch: Monday - Saturday 12:00-15:00 & Sunday 12:00-16:00
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 17:30-23:00

Restaurant Facilities

Children Welcome

Credit Cards Accepted

Music Played

Booking Advisable

POLPO, a Venetian style bacaro, occupies the ground floor and basement of an early 18th century building in Soho, once home to the painter Canaletto, perhaps the best known and most prolific visual chronicler of Venice.
The menu consists of cicheti and small plates and takes its inspiration from the osterie and dintorni of Venice. The wine list reflects the region too with all the wines on offer coming from northern Italy, some from tiny producers.

The restaurant seats 50 and the bar seats 10. Bookings are taken for lunch only. For dinner, tables are allocated first come, first served.

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User Reviews

Reviewed by liz from kilbey
OK I didn't eat there, but I did lie on their floor after an accident in the street and I cannot praise them enough for their kindness and forbearance.lovely staff, thank you.

Nov 5, 2014

Reviewed by Susan from Abbey Road
Fabulous food, lovely setting and reasonable prices given the location and quality of the food. I had feared this place was overrated because of all the hype and publicity surrounding it, but looks like it was justified! Will definitely be back :-)

Jun 23, 2014

Reviewed by Damn straight
Poor service, arrogant staff, rude manager, very small portions of food and ridiculously overpriced. The table next to us sat an extra person (3 girls as opposed to 2), who was not in anyone's way (and definitely not in my way even tho we were the closest table to them). When the manager saw the arrangement, he rudely told the extra girl that she was "imposing" herself on others. He continued in this manner for at least 5 minutes, despite me stepping in to tell the manager that the girl was not in my way. The manager continued the ill treatment by also deliberately not giving her any plates/cutlery to force her out (i.e. he gave cutlery to her two friends, but not to her). I have never seen staff treat customers so terribly. Not only did it ruin the girl's experience but it also ruined mine. I personally didn't have a good experience of this restaurant (mainly due to the general rudeness of the staff). Would not go back as there are much better places out there in Central London. Not going to spend anymore hard earn money at this place.

Jan 31, 2012

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