All of the Polpo restaurants carry a very trendy, industrial and slightly worn out decor. Their bars, situated in the basement have a fun speakeasy vibe. With an extensive wine, spritz and cocktails menu, it’s not a bad place to go to while you wait for a table.
Service is uber fast, while the restaurant maintains a relaxing atmosphere. It’s balance that is usually impossible to achieve, but Polpo does so with an easy-going flare.
Now to the most important part: the food!
Must have dish is of course the meatballs. Classic beef and pork balls drowned in tomato sauce, they are generously big. Great for sharing or as a main for one.
Polpo’s zucchini is also to die for. Served raw with parmezan and basil, I guarantee you will be hooked. Oh the amount of time I have tried to recreate this salad at home…..
We have also ordered a number of fish dishes like octopus and fennel carpaccio and swordfish tartare. All of which were delicious.
Followed by a lamb neck with white beans and mint.
Of course no girls get together is complete without a bottle of Processco. This time Polpo Processo Brut, which was great with food.
Meal finished off with a little something sweet in a form of sorbet.
This restaurant definitely has something for everyone. A lot of fresh vegetable dishes as well as moorish meatballs and pastas. Polpo is also rather special in a way that it’s vibe and atmosphere can also cater to all occasions. I have celebrated a number of birthdays here, popped in for after-work drinks and catch up with friends. Polpo is also one of my absolute favourite restaurants to bring friends who are visiting London. Can be a bit of a daunting task but Polpo always makes it a hands down success.