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We walked past this so often and thought little of the inconspicuous Polpo on Cowcross Street, Farringdon. Went in there for martinis a couple of weeks ago, then returned for food recently.
Can’t book here, so we turned up at about 8 and had to wait 45 minutes in the cosy Negroni Bar downstairs which was no great inconvenience. Nice atmosphere in the bar and the martinis are decent. Mine, cucumber and basil. Hers, something with elderflower, I cant remember.
The restaurant upstairs is bustling and full of energy, always something to catch your eye whether it be another diner or the quirky decor...