POLPO, a bacaro from Russell Norman and Richard Beatty inspired by humble Venetian restaurants, serving simple food, made from scratch everyday alongside good young local wines is to open in Exeter in early February at Higher Market Guildhall
The restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, signatures on the menu will include cicheti, such as Fried stuffed olives; Arancini; and Chopped chicken liver crostini (from £3). There will also be Fritto misto; Pizzetta bianca; Spicy pork and fennel meatballs; . Desserts will list Affogato al caffe; Gelato cone; Flourless chocolate and hazelnut cake; and Tiramisu pot (from £4).
POLPO takes inspiration from the rustic back-street wine bars of Venice and features an array of simple but delicious small plates from the region of Veneto. The interiors reflect the gloriously faded elegance of La Serenissima and the renowned charm of the humble bacaro.
Polpo – 18 Higher Market Guildhall, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3FB