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About Polpo Brighton
POLPO is a bàcaro - a Venetian word describing a humble restaurant serving simple food and Italian wines. We offer small plates, Prosecco and Spritz in a setting reflecting the gloriously faded elegance of Venice, and the of charms of its backstreet wine bars. The original POLPO opened in the heart of Soho, where the Venetian painter, Canaletto, once lived and worked. Details including butcher-paper menus and copper ice buckets, hidden behind velvet curtains and low intimate lighting transport the diner to Venice. Dishes are designed to be shared, making each meal a feast, a convivial and restorative experience with friends.
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UF
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 - 23:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 23:30
Sunday & bank holiday: 10:00 - 22:30
£25 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Brighton rail station
Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dogs permitted, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Polpo Brighton Ratings and Reviews
Wow, what a great evening to celebrate my husband's 60th. An evening made easy & relaxing by our superb waiter, Steve. Nothing was too much trouble.
The food was varied & the smaller dishes a great way to experience a lot of different tastes. The baby octopus, delicious!
Our banquette table was just right & we sat next to 3 chaps who had been many times before & gave us great suggestions for each course.
The wine list was good & we spent more on alcohol than the food! You could eat well & for a fair price, minus the alcohol.
A buzzy dining experience catering for all ages.
I would only question the usual need for intrusive music. Why? Polpo doesn't need it as busy & lively enough without the need to compete with loud music 😕
Loved it the dining experience.
As always Polpo delivers whether it is at their restaurants in London or, in this case, in Brighton.
Wife and I took our two teenage girls and enjoyed a feast of deep fried, stuffed olives, arancini, crab linguine, spinach & ricotta balls.
The service was friendly and attentive and the dining environment was perfect.
One of my favourite 'chain' restaurants.
Polpo Brighton - our first trip to the Brighton branch and we weren't disappointed. Frito misto as delicious as ever; pizzette bianca was the best I've had; and the salads were really good too. Personally I'm not a fan of Polpo meatballs, as they have a funny texture - but otherwise a very good meal
We didn't eat due to an electrical fault leaving a limited menu available as shown on a scrappy menu with lots of pencil crossing out (much like a 5 year old would do). The staff were not certain if all the power would have to be turned off while the electrician tried to locate the fault. Staff were friendly enough but it felt like the restaurant wasn't running at all well. We ordered drinks while the electrician arrived, perhaps a complimentary drink or nibble would have been appropriate given the circumstances and may well have encouraged us to stay and write a more positive review.
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