POP Sapori

4.2
629 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Launched to the vibrant Balearic and Acid-House tunes of its very own radio station KXFM, The Megaro Eatery team has brought back the SUMMER OF LOVE party vibes from the ’80s mixed with the bold, sunny flavours of the Italian riviera.

POP Sapori with its fast, loud and joyful spirit, extends a warm loving embrace to all Londoners of every age, as a counterpoint to the downbeat times of social distancing and travel restrictions.

Your eyes might pop through the window into which the team have set up a fresh pasta studio, an espresso bar and a Prosecco Spritz lab; all wrapped in acid yellow, textured concrete and copper piping for a true shock to the senses.

As you step into POP Sapori (Italian for flavour) you can start dancing to the deep bassline or make a beeline for a cool drink and zesty pasta. The kitchen team takes its food very seriously with quality, homemade seasonal products and its own in-house bakery to boot. Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-fr
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2020

POP Sapori hangs up the Jingle Bells for one day only and has created a magical menu for this occasion. As true Italian, we only use the best ingredients, given them a Christmas twist, and offer a three-course menu at £29 per person. The first 50 will also get a Christmas Negroni to liven things up.

Celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends!

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

POP in, POP out, this is our POP up. On Christmas Eve, free Carafe Frizzante per person when you fill your Chrismas Belly with our selection of homemade pasta. Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, just pick and get into the spirit.

What 629 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.0
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EmmaB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice experince, food very good especailly the Buratta, only one waiter so he was a very busy man!

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MaddieA
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, and ambience. The service was also fantastic. Would recommend to anyone.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

POP Sapori was the most wonderful experience. We went as a group of friends (there were five of us) and treated it like a tapas meal. We ordered all the starters, all the pastas and shared it between us.

I highly recommend the Rocket and Grapes salad; the Nocellara Olives; the Homemade Bread Selection; the Burrata, Peaches and Rocket Pesto; and the Salumi and Cheese! Those were my favourites. And, of course, an Aperol Spritz.

The atmosphere was lovely and the music made you feel like the night was just starting. The waiters (and the chef!) are Italian themselves which means you're in for a (reasonably priced!), authentic Italian experience.

A gem in the heart of Kings Cross. Don't miss out!

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MilesH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pop Sapori was a delight from start to finish — great food, drinks, and vibe. My friends and I had a great time. I appreciated the different vegan options, too! Thanks, we’ll definitely be back.

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GeorgiaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a really wonderful time at Pop Sapori! Our waiter, Osvaldo, was great -- friendly and knowledgeable!

We had a couple of starters that were all yummy: the grape salad, broccoli, burrata, and -- most of all! -- the freshly-made bread was amazing. Could have eaten just that, all night, haha.

For mains, we ordered a couple of pasta dishes -- the pasta is also freshly made every day, and you can actually see the pasta machine, which is a cool touch.

They have quite a few vegan options, which is brilliant to see, too. Also, we appreciated that the music wasn't too loud -- it was just right, ambience-wise, to have a meal while chatting.

Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I visited POP Sapori for lunch. Iulian was such a great waiter - his service was top notch! He told us what his favourite dishes were and made recommendations and we were not disappointed! We had a selection of salami and cheese to start with, but couldn’t help ordering the burrata which was just divine. The burrata with the peaches was such a great combination, we were very pleased. I ordered the squid ink and crab spaghetti and My girlfriend had the mortadella ravioli. The portion sizes were the perfect amount and both dishes were absolutely delicious! I ordered the apricot cheese cake which I loved and my girlfriend ordered the lemon sorbet with a shot of lemon cello. The food hit the spot and I can honestly say I will be going back again and again. Such friendly staff and really good food! I’d definite recommend to friends!! Can’t wait to come back!

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Iain
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

POP Sapori @themegaro, a Love Festival from the '80s? At first difficult to find, but I did my homework and noticed it is a POP Up at the iconic graffiti-covered Megaro Hotel. Great window display, packed with homemade focaccia and "Italian" croissants. The focaccia Pugliese was to die for and Julian really knew his flour. I never realised such a small thing makes all the difference. Then the Rigatoni "al Torchio" was just super fresh and cooked just dense. Oxtail stew was best I ever had, but admittingly by then, we had consumed a bottle of Prosecco. Didn't dare to go for the spritz, just looked too cool and yellow for us.

Now I get the music, smileys everywhere, it makes you happy. It brought us both back to 80's King's Cross when it was just masses of fun and party. POP Sapori - you make me happy?

Definitely, get that house music pumping. Best of luck guys, you deserve to be packed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was lovely! Great atmosphere and wasn’t too busy so it was nice to focus on who you’re with. I’d also defo recommend the Panna cotta for desert

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vipLalita
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Whoever’s in that kitchen doesn’t have their heart in it. The waiters were very nice and apologetic about the food (which took an hour and was inedible). Worse meal I’ve ever had.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The portions of food were small. The dishes were not as in the description of the menu.

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CharlieS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the cauliflower main dish which was delicious, however it would be great to see some more vegan options on the menu-especially a vegan dessert!

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NadiaS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, attentive (not too attentive) and friendly staff. I was on crutches with broken leg, and non weight bearing and sadly does not have disabled access but the staff were very willing to help.

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StephanieN
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was colorful and lent itself to a happy and enjoyable breakfast.
The food was delicious.

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MerleR
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I booked table for 4 o’clock, when we arrived was told that we can’t sit until 5.30. They had lovely looking steaks in display fridge, when we ask about the size cut that we want was told that it comes as what’s served which is of no help. So I thought seeing it’s an Italian restaurant one can’t go wrong with Lasagne, well in all the times I’ve been to Italy and number of Italian restaurants I never been lasagne as how they served it, it was good and taste. My husband had the hail but the jacket that they served wasn’t good.My friend had the pork which was really fatty..Both of my other friends had had the king prawn pasta, it didn’t look appetising., it looked anemic.

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IlonaV
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was quite expensive for the food you were given. Also the staff had a bit of a hard time taking our order, and we got the wrong food once. Overall a nice experience though, ans it was a bit expensive but it was also really good.

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ssallende
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went for a Christmas dinner; selections limited, but good. Very nice pumpkin gnocchi; goose breast a bit tough, but still tasty.

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Alexander
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staffs were really friendly and accommodating, food was great!

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Jess
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food but expensive and very meat - centric. Great staff and lovely decor!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service tres froid, serveur pas sympa. Carte minimaliste sans grand intérêt . Plat tres cher par rapport à la qualité. A déconseiller fortement. Il y tellement de bons restaurants à Londres...

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Gunner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Not particularly cosy or ambient but amazing authentic Italian food - you can see the chef at work also - a real find in busy Kings Cross we will be back

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FinnA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was slow, waitress didn’t understand all our order , language barrier , food was really tasty but my colleagues pork was a little on the small side .

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viphelenav
London
15 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gréât Italian brunch - really kind staff.

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LilMisDx
London
15 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My friend and I visited this restaurant before bcos the pancakes were amazing.

We returned and the pancakes did not taste the same at all.

I asked for butter this took 10 mins arrive so my pancakes and bacon was cold.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were staying at the Megaro Hotel and my family of 4 decided to have steak for dinner. We read that the Megaro Eatery served fiorentina steak, and decided to try it. We shared the burrata cheese and artichokes for starters, with the seafood paccherri pasta and fiorentina steak. Everything tasted good, especially the mains! Although we were on vacation, I have tried a few of the Italian restaurants in the area, and would say that the Megaro eatery serves up more authentic Italian cuisine at value-for-money prices.

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Hummmm
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It is not pleasant to give a bad review but, but here i simply feel the please does not know what it is! Trident bar vibe with gastro dining prices for very basic food! The servers were lovely but nothing really worked!

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TeeksF
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our party left the restaurant within a few minutes of arriving. Our table had not been reserved, despite a booking that was made weeks before, and confirmed by phone three days before and email confirmation received of an extra person joining us. I also called twice to discuss a nut allergy and was told it would not be a problem if specific items off the menu were selected. On arrival the staff were very uncertain that they could cater for a severe nut allergy. It was extremely embarrassing for me as I had booked the restaurant for our company lunch and I was meeting most people for the first time, as well as welcoming our new staff member who had the nut allergy. We felt unwelcome and had to phone around to make a last minute booking for 8 people once outside the restaurant. Very disappointing indeed.

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Dianed
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very kind and accommodating staff. They tailor made my coffee (hazelnut latte, really good) and my friend's dish (as she has quite a few allergies), and gave us a large table so her child had space to play. Really liked the Full Italian Breakfast too.

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Schello
London
34 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The place was sadly empty apart from us but the place was clean and food really tasty. Service was good and waitress offered recommendations.

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Nicole
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked an 11am table on bank holiday for me and a group of friends for brunch. When we got there we were informed they don’t serve brunch and that I shouldn’t have booked a table for that time. Was turned away with no compensation and there is no information on the website that they don’t take bookings for that time. Really disappointed.

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BenParker10
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food is fairly decent, but was very slow to arrive. We were pretty much the only table dining in the restaurant yet our mains took about half an hour. Too expensive for the portion sizes. Service friendly.

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AndrewL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

OpenTable offer times for breakfast that the restaurant no longer caters for. Fortunately the staff were still willing to extend breakfast hours.
Food was nice.

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KatrinaL
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We booked in for a late brunch but were told the website was out of date and there wasn't a brunch menu after 11am. The menu itself was extremely limited and certainly on the pricey side. I ended up ordering 2 x small plates (the left hand side are all small plates) at £9 each and my friend ordered the turbot at £24. The food itself was delicious, but at £66.00 for a one course lunch with no alcohol, it was probably too expensive to make it a regular haunt! The decor is great, however, and the place is light, airy and spotlessly clean. Just not what was sold on their website and somewhere for a treat not a quick bite to eat.

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HollyWhirl
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional, the wait staff were really helpful and provided great recommendations. Will be returning!

PJ
vipPeterfromJerdey
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant continues to produce great food. Ive eaten here for many years.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

This place was honestly terrible. Tapas style menu but way too small and expensive for what we got. Food had zero flavour and we ordered a main dish consisting of cauliflower and received a quarter of a half cooked cauliflower soaked in vinegar for £13. Would not recommend at all for dinner

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beckers
London
15 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Megaro! The service was friendly and fantastic- one of our party has a lot of serious allergies and they were very accommodating (and unlike many places, took her seriously). The food was wonderful, and we will absolutely be back.

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vipTimB
London
47 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food we had was fine and no complaints, but the menu is odd with nothing like bread or olives to start with, which was not appreciated by our group. Menu needs work.

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James
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, friendly staff and great-tasting food. Thank you

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VaradarajanK
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. The Turbot was an outstanding dish. Took a couple of American friends there on the 4th of July. Needed a restaurant close to St. Pancras. Could not have done better. Strongly recommended.

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Guysnite
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great selection of food, convenient location, and great service. Hit or miss on the food quality. For example, the buratta toast, seasoned cauliflower, and the strawberries and cream were a hit, the pumpkin gnocchi were a miss (chewy and lacking in flavor)

FAQs

POP Sapori does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. POP Sapori also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7843 2221.

POP Sapori is rated 4.2 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.