There’s so many new openings these days, it’s hard to keep track AND to know which ones to tick of the list. Popolo is the newest opening in Shoreditch and no we haven’t made a typo. It’s located on Rivington Street, in a small space which boasts a pretty impressive bar for counter dining and intimate dining room upstairs. The menu is mostly Italian with Middle Eastern and Spanish influences and it works well.

We kicked off with the fried olives, labne and morita chilli oil, a mixture of textures and flavours we’d go back just for this dish and a glass of wine. Other highlights includes the super soft octopus with paprika and potatoes and the special gnudi with buffalo ricotta and sage butter. There’s also a couple of specials and desserts shouldn’t be overlooked either – erm HELLO burnt honey panna cotta and figs.

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It’s safe to say Popolo Shoreditch is one to add to the list. Get in now before word gets around (and save us a seat at the bar, yeah?)

26 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DU