What is there to say about the Chelsea branch of Russell Norman’s Venetian-inspired small plates bar? Basically, if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. That’s not to say we’re not big fans of everything Polpo: from the ‘Polpo look’ (a been-there-forever mix of reclaimed fittings, chipped plaster and creaking furniture) to its Aperol spritzes and brown-paper menu (favourites include cicchetti, fritto misto and meatballs, plus those ricotta beignets...). Chelsea’s USP is its large L-shaped terrace, which overlooks the high-end boutiques and pedestrianised expanse of Duke of York Square. The best bit? Tables are bookable, outside and in, until 4pm.
|Venue name:||Polpo Chelsea|
81 Duke of York Square
|Transport:||Tube: Sloane Square|
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Been several times on a time limit and the service has always been excellent and really quick. Have also spent an afternoon drinking wine and snacking on the delicious plates, by which I have never been disappointed. Excellent food and lovely, friendly service.
Perfect addition to Duke of York Square. Sit out under the heaters with a blanket and while away the hours sampling the delicious selection of small dishes (the arancini are particularly good). Once it gets too chilly to sit outside, the interior has been beautifully done, so step inside.
Just around the corner from me! Love the other Polpo venues so I'm fully expecting the Chelsea branch to be a good one too. Thanks for bringing it this way, Russell.
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