Lunch bookings taken across all POLPOs

Evening bookings taken at POLPO Notting Hill Gate, Covent Garden, Exeter, Bristol and Brighton

Evening bookings are limited at POLPO Soho, Chelsea, Smithfield and Ape & Bird

Walk-ins are ALWAYS welcome at any of our restaurants

POLPO is open for lunch, through to dinner. At some of our restaurants, as above, we take reservations for lunch but they are limited in the evening. People often ask us why.

At lunchtime, some of our London restaurants are mostly business/meeting destinations. Most people come to meet friends or business contacts and need to know that they can have lunch at a specific time, get back to work, go shopping or pick the children up from school.

In the evening, it’s playtime. Things are a lot more relaxed, we turn the music up and the lights down and to preserve the informality of the POLPO experience, we only take limited bookings. You simply turn up and we sit you down, on arrival if we can, or shortly afterwards if all the tables are full.

Our bar seats, by the way, are always first-come, first-served. So even if we are fully booked at lunchtime, please do turn up for the (whisper it) best seats in the house.

If you are a large party of 8 or above please go to Parties & Events.

Please complete the form below to make a reservation.

If the online reservation system is showing no availability for a lunch booking, please give the individual restaurant a call. We will always do everything we can to accommodate you (even though the computer says no we can often say yes!)