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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Now over ten years old, this Venetian/Mediterranean chain has suffered a drip-feed of branch closures, with only two now trading: Soho and Chelsea. And in August 2020 it parted ways with its co-founder Russell Norman. Fans do still applaud the duo’s “very convivial and fun” formula, but the groups woes have stemmed from Venetian small plates that are often “no better than fine”, and at worst “uncared for” or “very mediocre”. Perhaps it will now finally turn a corner?

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Polpo Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Polpo Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Polpo restaurant.
Daniel C
Hard to see what all the fuss was about a d...
Reviewed 28 days ago

"Hard to see what all the fuss was about a decade ago, this is now just unremarkable but tasty enough Italian small plates."

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