Last night, I decided to try my luck for a seat at the newly-opened Polpo in Beak Street. It is already generating quite a buzz with its Venetian-style small dishes in an intimate Soho space. As a solo diner on this occasion, I knew that I wanted to sit at the bar and I was offered the last seat.
I ate a selection of beautifully prepared plates: grilled courgette with fresh rocket; mackerel tartare with a side of horseradish; and slow roast roast duck with tomatoes and olives. Washed down with a small carafe of Bianco Castellani, it was the perfect way to mark the end of a stressful week at the office. Service was friendly, relaxed and attentive. I'll definitely be back.