POLPO Chelsea in London

POLPO Chelsea

81 Duke of York Square
020 7730 8900
Russell Norman
POLPO is a bàcaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a back-street wine bar that serves small plates of delicious seafood, meaty snacks and simple delicacies from the Veneto region of northern Italy.
On the menu you can expect to find tasty northern Italian small plates; hearty meatballs, crisp fritto misto, pizzettas, bruschettas and piadinas. Signature dishes include cicheti such as fried stuffed olives, zucchini arancini and fig & prosciutto crostini. Small plates include cod cheeks with lentils & salsa verde, deep fried polenta-crusted meatballs and sliced flank steak with porcini, while the dessert list features flourless pistachio & almond cake and tiramisu.
In addition to our exclusively Italian wine list and award-winning own-label Prosecco, our house cocktail is the Spritz, made with Campari or Aperol. POLPO would not be complete without a Spritz, alongside Negronis and Bellinis. The POLPO Spritz is made using exactly the same recipe as Caffè Rosso in Campo Santa Margherita in Venice.
The interiors reflect the gloriously faded elegance of La Serenissima and the renowned charm of the humble bacaro. Many design elements taken from Lower East Side New York bars and restaurants. POLPO sourced and introduced tin ceilings imported from the USA and carbon filament light bulbs to London restaurant dining rooms. Much of the furniture is reclaimed from churches and 1930s restaurants. You will notice genuine Venetian linen light shades and classic tab-top bacaro drapes. We love being able to recycle and celebrate local architectural heritage in a simple but visually striking way.
We think of POLPO as a neighbourhood restaurant and for that reason, and to keep things casual and fun POLPO creates a dining experience that transports you to the backstreets of Venice and this style of dining is particularly well-suited to casual, social gatherings, catching up with friends and family and relaxing.
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.

Additional Information:
Bank Holidays: 10:00AM - 10:30PM

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Products & Services:
Services Offered : Restaurant and Bar - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Products Offered :Cicheti, Snacks, Meatballs, Pizza, Seafood, Bruschetta, Piadina, Fish, Prosecco, Wine, Cocktails, Beer, Aperitivo, Bellini, Negroni, Events, Private Dining, Bookings
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