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address

41 beak street, london W1F 9SB

phone

+44 [0]20 7734 4479

website

www.polpo.co.uk/

author

becky

date

18 june 2016

everyone’s trusty italian small plates destination polpo is now serving brunch across each of its sites, meaning you can now get your backstreets-in-venice fix even earlier. the italo-inflected menu is a refreshing point of difference from the tried-and-tasty brunch menu regulars. this time think soft poached eggs served atop a generous pile of green goodness - peas, rocket, broadbean and artichoke. pizza for breakfast gets our vote especially when topped with salsiccia, mushroom, egg and parmesan. and don’t over look the simplicity of the excellent wild garlic, mushroom and ricotta loaded copiously on sourdough toast. the breakfast bellini makes for the perfect 10am livener, with enough of a marmalad-ey hit. the ricotta doughnuts dusted with cinnamon sugar are the perfect not-too-sweet ending, accompanied by excellent coffee. a real meet-in-the-middle between breakfast and lunch, this is a hearty option to set you up for the day.