da_Polpo
Verdict based on 1 critic, 4 blogger and 0 user reviews and awards
Restaurant Profile »

Address: 6 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7836 8448

Polpo Covent Garden (formerly da Polpo and with sister branches in Soho and Smithfield) is a casual osteria serving Italian comfort food in small plates. Bookings are taken only for lunch; for dinner it’s first come first served.

This restaurant has been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand

Latest reviews of Polpo Covent Garden

grumblinggourmet

Rich Major, The Grumbling Gourmet

14 October 2011

The bare walls, industrially salvaged furniture and fittings and dim lighting remain a common theme. I’m beginnning to think that Norman has shares in one of the reclaimation companies, or alternatively is manufacturing former industrial shabby chic from scratch…

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Gourmet Chick

Cara Waters, Gourmet Chick

11 July 2011

Despite those few tiny faults the food was great and right up there with the Polpo, Polpetto and Spuntino offerings.  da Polpo does lack a bit of the atmosphere of Norman’s other restaurants probably because it is bigger, brighter and lighter…

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Hugh Wright

Hugh Wright, TwelvePointFivePercent

28 June 2011

We followed that with more prawns, this time grilled with garlic, chilli and parsley – simple, wonderful and (…) good value – and some chickpea ’meatballs’ in tomato sauce which surprised us (…) with how, well, meaty they were. Salty, matchstick-thin zucchini fritti were an ideal accompaniment…

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Guy Dimond, Time Out

24 June 2011

It’s little wonder Polpo IV’s starting to look like a chain restaurant, presenting fans with a creeping sense of déjà vu. Here (again) are the tin ceiling tiles, the filament light bulbs, the zinc bar tops, even the staff with heavy tattoos. (…) When the chain is Polpo, however, this is no bad thing…

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What the Critics say

Time_out

Guy Dimond, Time Out

24 June 2011

It’s little wonder Polpo IV’s starting to look like a chain restaurant, presenting fans with a creeping sense of déjà vu. Here (again) are the tin ceiling tiles, the filament light bulbs, the zinc bar tops, even the staff with heavy tattoos. (…) When the chain is Polpo, however, this is no bad thing…

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What the Bloggers say

grumblinggourmet

Rich Major, The Grumbling Gourmet

14 October 2011

The bare walls, industrially salvaged furniture and fittings and dim lighting remain a common theme. I’m beginnning to think that Norman has shares in one of the reclaimation companies, or alternatively is manufacturing former industrial shabby chic from scratch…

Read full review »
Gourmet Chick

Cara Waters, Gourmet Chick

11 July 2011

Despite those few tiny faults the food was great and right up there with the Polpo, Polpetto and Spuntino offerings.  da Polpo does lack a bit of the atmosphere of Norman’s other restaurants probably because it is bigger, brighter and lighter…

Read full review »
Hugh Wright

Hugh Wright, TwelvePointFivePercent

28 June 2011

We followed that with more prawns, this time grilled with garlic, chilli and parsley – simple, wonderful and (…) good value – and some chickpea ’meatballs’ in tomato sauce which surprised us (…) with how, well, meaty they were. Salty, matchstick-thin zucchini fritti were an ideal accompaniment…

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Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

9 June 2011

Pizzete are small pizza. Both the ones we tried had pickled items on them (pickled radicchio with Gorgonzola and pickled peppers with pork shoulder). I thought these really unusual and utterly successful. Not as successful as the meatballs, mind…

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