Saving on expenses - Polpo, London W1

Reviewer Ross Garritty, account executive, M&C Saatchi

Lively setting: Polpo restaurant
Lively setting: Polpo restaurant

What is it good for?

A Venetian-style restaurant that offers small plates to share. It is modest from the outside, but inside it is a comfortable, stylish and lively setting for wining and dining. There is also The Campari Bar downstairs, which is a great place to have a few snacks and drinks.

Signature dish

The menu changes regularly but consists of all sorts of small dishes. So just order loads of different plates to share but make sure you have the goat's cheese bruschetta and the grilled flank steak on the table. The tiramisu is spot on too.

Who's the boss?

The co-owners are Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, who have recently opened sister restaurant Polpetto down the road.

Tips please

Bookings are only taken for lunch, so for dinner get in there early as it's first come, first served.

What's the damage?

The plates range between £4 and £8 or a meat platter is £13.

Polpo, 41 Beak Street, London, W1F 9SB.

020 7734 4479

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