41 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F 9SB
Mon to Sat 12noon-11pm, Sun & Bank Holidays 12noon-10pm


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. This original has led to three further Polpo restaurants in London, in Covent Garden, Smithfield and Notting Hill. Sister restaurants include Brooklyn diner Spuntino, and Polpo at Ape and Bird, a restaurant and dive bar in a Victorian pub on Shaftesbury Avenue.

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Underground Stations

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Railway Stations

Railway Stations

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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    19 - 21 Great Marlborough Street, W1F | 3 minutes from Polpo
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    Guildhall School Of Music And Drama Series
    Concerts | On 7th October 2015 

    St James's Church Piccadilly 5 minutes walk from Polpo

    Violinist, Katya Poplyansky and pianist, Helene Favre-Bulle perform Mozart's Sonata For Piano And Violin In G Major and Franck's Sonata ...More

    Janette Mason
    Concerts | On 7th October 2015 

    Jazz@Pizza Express 5 minutes walk from Polpo

    The pianist performs stunning new arrangements of much-loved classics alongside David McAlmont and Nina Ferro, plus an all-star six-piece line ...More

    Concerts | Until 10th October 2015 

    Ronnie Scott's 5 minutes walk from Polpo

    The outfit plays jazz-funk....More

    Born Ruffians
    Concerts | On 7th October 2015 

    The 100 Club 5 minutes walk from Polpo

    The band plays rock....More

    Comedy Store Players
    Comedy | On 7th October 2015 

    Comedy Store 6 minutes walk from Polpo

    Six players present a series of ad-hoc routines based on suggestions from the audience....More

    Pam Ann: Queen Of The Sky
    Comedy | Until 7th November 2015 

    Leicester Square Theatre 6 minutes walk from Polpo

    Comedian Caroline Reid stars as an air hostess in this contemporary comedy....More

    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 23rd December 2015 

    The Roxy 7 minutes walk from Polpo


    Concerts | On 7th October 2015 

    The Borderline 7 minutes walk from Polpo

    German progressive rock legends with support from Adrien Munden....More

    The Merchant Of Venice
    Theatre | Until 2nd December 2015 

    Ambassadors Theatre 8 minutes walk from Polpo

    Tom Stoppard's abridged version of Shakespeare's provocative drama about prejudice, justice and mercy, as seen through the eyes of merchant ...More

    Rose Blake: Now I Am An Artist
    Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2015 

    Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery At Charlotte Street 9 minutes walk from Polpo

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