Polpo to launch Exeter restaurant

01 February 2017 by
Polpo to launch Exeter restaurant

Restaurant group Polpo is set to open a new venue in Exeter in March this year.

Polpo Exeter will launch at 18 Higher Market Guildhall on Queen Street next month and will be the group's third site outside of the capital.

The group, founded by Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, opened its first venue in London's Soho in September 2009. Since then, seven more branches have opened in London, Bristol and Brighton.

As with the existing sites, the new Exeter restaurant will be modelled on a Venetian bacaro.

Open all day, it will offer Venetian classics such as fritto misto and roast stuffed pork with lentils and radicchio, as well as such as pizza marinara (£3.80), crab and chilli linguine (£8.00), pork and fennel meatballs (£5.80) and individual tiramisu pots (£4.80). For the first time, there will also be a comprehensive breakfast and coffee menu, to eat in or take-away.

Russell Norman said: "Exeter is a wonderful city full of beauty, culture and charm, and we are extremely lucky to have found a site for Polpo in Higher Market Guildhall. Being protected from the roads and the sight of cars, combined with our large outdoor terrace, it reminds me very much of the small squares found in Venice. We can't wait to open our doors this Spring and welcome fans of good food, good wine, Venetian Spritz and old-school hospitality,"

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