Polpo is a bacaro (a small restaurant in Venetian back-streets serving cicheti, simple food, and good, young Italian wines) from Russell Norman and Richard Beatty. It takes inspiration from the rustic back-street wine bars of Venice and features an array of simple but delicious small plates from the region of Veneto. The interiors will reflect the gloriously faded elegance of La Serenissima and the renowned charm of the humble bacaro.
It is due to open in early February at Higher Market Guildhall.
The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the menu will include cicheti, such as Fried stuffed olives; Arancini; and Chopped chicken liver crostini (from £3). There will also be Fritto misto; Pizzetta bianca; Spicy pork and fennel meatballs; . Desserts will list Affogato al caffe; Gelato cone; Flourless chocolate and hazelnut cake; and Tiramisu pot (from £4).
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