We look after our teams in the same way we look after our guests – warm, welcome, at home and appreciated every day.

Our teams are encouraged to truly let their individuality shine, and we value people with the right attitudes and personality over necessary experience to join our teams.

Thea, Assistant Manager at POLPO Covent Garden

Hometown: Ǻrhus, Denmark – “The City of Smiles”

Eating: Chickpea, spinach & ricotta meatballs

Drinking: Negroni

Listening to: Rome, by Danger Mouse

Did you know? Thea has read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 16 times!

Vittorio, Head Chef at POLPO Soho

Hometown: Catania, Sicily

Eating: Pea, basil & robiola arancini

Drinking: Aperol Spritz

Listening to: Classical – especially Mozart & Beethoven

Did you know? Vittorio holds a Grade 8 in classical piano and has performed in concerts at the Vienna Opera House!

Fernando, Assistant Manager at Spuntino

Hometown: Huesca, Spain

Eating: Steak tartare

Drinking: Sazerac

Listening to: Keep In Mind EP, by Kyle Lionhart

Did you know? Prior to moving to London, Fernando was a professional handball player and even competed internationally in Tel Aviv!

Margherita, Sous Chef at POLPO Brighton

Hometown: Naples, Italy

Eating: Lamb chump & caponata (p. 181, POLPO cookbook)

Drinking: Negroni

Listening to: “Albachiara” by Vasco Rossi

Did you know? Before meeting her husband and settling in the UK, she travelled all over South America tasting all the different foods of Latin America and beyond!


Fancy joining our little family over here? Then we’d love to meet.

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