All that is simple is not perfect, but all perfect is simple – the charm lies in simplicity!
In translation, Polpo means an octopus, but the name of the restaurant actually comes from the old Venetian language and means an enjoyable place of good wining and dining.
Restaurant Polpo is located on the ground floor of the hotel London in Tartu and the history of the building dates back to the second half of the 16th century. During this time, the building has experienced the soft touch of Tartu Girls’ School, burning completely down and the taste of a brewery. During the thirties of the last century, the building housed a legendary cafe Ko-Ko-Ko of the cultural elite hosted by a well-known Pallas artist Nigul Espe. Towards the end of the century, the building became a beer restaurant, a favourite place for many.
Without forgetting the long and expeditious history of the building, Polpo adds the “charm lies in simplicity” modern tune to it. Restaurant Polpo inspires from Estonian traditions and the temperament of Southern Europe.
Polpo’s drinks list, much like the food menu, can be characterised with particularity and simplicity – the list is not too long and each product has been selected carefully and intentionally from the very best.