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Having already firmly established itself as a hip London brand, Venetian eatery Polpo has taken another step in its quest to dominate the ‘small plates’ market, opening its first restaurant outside the capital on Brighton’s New Road.

Polpo is a neighbourhood restaurant and for that reason, and to keep things casual and fun Polpo creates a dining experience that transports you to the backstreets of Venice and this style of dining is particularly well-suited to casual, social gatherings, catching up with friends, family and relaxing.

Polpo is a bacaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a back-street wine bar that serves small plates of delicious seafood, meaty snacks and simple delicacies from the Veneto region of northern Italy. On the menu you can expect to find tasty northern Italian small plates; hearty meatballs, crisp fritto misto, pizzettas, bruschettas and piadinas. Signature dishes include cicheti such as fried stuffed olives, zucchini arancini and fig & prosciutto crostini. Polpo also has amazing cocktails and a visit would’t be complete without a Spritz, alongside Negronis and Bellinis.