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has been dishing out the Venetian-inspired small plates for a good few years and now, like many others, they’ve turned their hands to brunch…perfect for those of us who want a Polpo fix first thing in the morning. The menu is short and sweet, but still in keeping with their sharing style, so you could easily order it all if you wanted to. With soft poached eggs and scafata (that’s a mix of broad beans and other green veg FYI) and wild garlic, mushrooms and ricotta on sourdough, veggies are very well catered for. The standout dish though is definitely the brunch pizzetta with Italian salsiccia, wild mushrooms, parmesan and egg…the base is light and crispy with the runny yolk adding extra richness, plus it’s something that you won’t find on every other brunch menu in town. AND lets face it, who doesn’t want to eat pizza for breakfast? Throw in a breakfast bellini and proper cup of coffee and you’ve got the dream start to the weekend.

When in Rome. Or Polpo, for that matter.

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