SquareMeal Review of
Marco Polo on The River
Occupying a huge riverside terrace & the ground floor of the grand projects on Putney’s riverbank, this fairly old-school trattoria struggles to fill its impressive number of seats. However,
Marco Polo has no problem ticking over – it has a captive market with all those hungry mouths in the flats above. The ranks are swelled at weekends & on sunny evenings by strollers &
families on a day out. Cracks may appear when there’s unexpected pressure on the staff, but the kitchen keeps churning out perfectly decent, uncomplicated cooking regardless. Expect antipasti,
pastas, & the likes of pollo alla milanese & fish stew, as well as the inevitable pizzas (many of which are ordered as takeaways by locals).