POLPO Smithfield

Description

POLPO is a bàcaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young Italian wines. They offer tasty small plates, Prosecco and Spritz in a setting that reflects the gloriously faded elegance of Venice, and the charms of its backstreet wine bars.

POLPO loves PARTIES. A special occasion means that things need to be done a certain way. It’s YOUR party and they want to make sure everything is perfect. The team knows that the little details make the difference between a ‘good’ party or a great do that will be talked about forever.

Beneath the Smithfield restaurant, past the glowing neon sign, you will find the Negroni Bar. The Victorian glazed walls (this was once a storage facility for the nearby meat market) and 120 year-old bar are the slightly naughty destination of many a Negroni connoisseur. Other drinks are available, as are tasty bar snacks, but it would be churlish to ignore the signs and order anything other than the perfect ménage-a-trois of gin, sweet vermouth and Campari. The Negroni Bar can accommodate up to 30 people for an informal drinks party.

They are available for a private whole hire, the restaurant is hugely adaptable and can be suitable for sit down meals for up to 70, or drink parties for up to 120! They do Cocktail Masterclasses too! 

Offers/Promos

Offer Availability
APERITIVO TIME!
Join us for Aperitivo Time every day from 3-6pm. Sip on a Spritz or cocktail and enjoy bar snacks of Black truffle crisps & Bella di Cerignola olives for £5. Selected cicheti is £1 a piece. Cin cin!
Monday 15:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 15:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 15:00 – 18:00
Thursday 15:00 – 18:00
Friday 15:00 – 18:00
Saturday 15:00 – 18:00
Sunday 15:00 – 18:00
Full-on cocktail masterclass for £25pp
Join us for a Premium cocktail masterclass for the price of Standard. You will be greeted with a Bellini on arrival and a light selection of cicheti to start off. Our talented Bar Manager will show you how to make 4 cocktails that you will sample as you go. In the end, there will be a fun and entertaining competition where each guest will have a chance to play with the ingredients and re-create shown cocktails or create their own. The best cocktail wins a prize!
Monday 12:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 21:00
Thursday 12:00 – 21:00
Friday 12:00 – 18:00
Saturday 12:00 – 18:00
Sunday 12:00 – 15:00

Vouchers

POLPO GIFT VOUCHER
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
£10 - £250

Info

  • Cocktail Making
  • Happily Affordable ££
  • None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:30 23:00
Tuesday 11:30 23:00
Wednesday 11:30 23:00
Thursday 11:30 23:00
Friday 11:30 0:00
Saturday 11:30 23:00
Sunday 11:30 23:00 Private Hire Only.

Location

Address

POLPO Smithfield, 3 Cowcross Street EC1M 6DR

Area

City of London


Getting there

Website Citymapper Google Maps Gett £15 off for first riders with code DMNGETT

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Whole Venue Hire Venue Hire 70 120 - - -
Negroni Bar Hire Private Room 30 30 - 500 750

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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