POLPO Covent Garden


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.

The Aperol Bar is POLPO's airiest bar and, unusually for a basement, is blessed with daylight, thanks to a cunning double-height skylight pointing to the skies above Covent Garden. The Aperol Bar can accommodate up to 30 people for an informal drinks party.

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.

They are available for a private whole hire, the restaurant is hugely adaptable and can be suitable for sit down meals for up to 80, or drink parties for up to 120! They do Cocktail Masterclasses too! 


Offer Availability
Join us for Aperitivo Time every day from 4-6pm. Sip on a Spritz or cocktail and enjoy bar snacks of Black truffle crisps & Bella di Cerignola olives for £5. Cin cin!
Monday 16:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 16:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 16:00 – 18:00
Thursday 16:00 – 18:00
Friday 16:00 – 18:00
Saturday 16:00 – 18:00
Sunday 16:00 – 18:00


  • Brunch, Daytime, Cocktail Making
  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:30 23:30
Tuesday 11:30 23:30
Wednesday 11:30 23:30
Thursday 11:30 23:30
Friday 11:30 0:00
Saturday 11:30 0:00
Sunday 11:30 22:30



POLPO Covent Garden, 6, Maiden Lane, WC2E 7NA


Covent Garden

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Aperol Bar Private Room 30 30 - 1000 1500
Whole hire Venue Hire 70 120 - - -

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

Customer Reviews (458)

Our Review

Our night of Venetian snacks and apéritifs at Polpo

Our night of Venetian snacks and apéritifs at Polpo

This summer, it’s all about the spritz. If it’s orange and topped with prosecco, you better believe that I’m having more than one. From apéritifs to digestifs, Italian drinks are having quite a moment. While traditionally consumed as a prelude to meals, these days you can’t go anywhere without…