Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Polpo Beak Street | London

Last Wednesday I went on a lunch date with Isabel for a much-needed catch-up and some good food ('cause that's what foodies do). We both had Polpo in mind, so were pleased when we got a table right away when we arrived - it can get pretty busy. 

The inside is cosily lit and we were seated at a table at the back, peeking at other people's food while walking by. 

Here's Polpo's description (taken from the website)
Polpo is a b├ácaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young local wines. 

The menu is straightforward; you can order a few dishes to share. There's a nice selection of meat, fish, vegetables, pizzette, bread and small starters. 
Picture thanks to The London Vibe
As a starter we had the smoked salmon, beetroot and horseradish rolls. The horseradish was so spicy our eyes teared up, but it tasted really good!

As a main we chose three dishes: the fennel, almond and curly andive salad...

The slided flank steak & portobello mushroom...

And the wild mushroom pizzette

It was the perfect combination and just enough for both of us. Everything was really delicious; simple combinations of fresh ingredients and earthy flavours, just what we like.

It's the second time I went to Polpo in Soho (there are 3 branches) and I really recommend it. If you're looking for simple, good food with a decent price, Polpo is perfect. It can get really busy at night-time, so go for lunch on a week-day and you're guaranteed a spot. 

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