You’d happily travel the high seas to satisfy your taste buds.
But before you pack your seasickness pills, you should know that the world’s finest merchants are bringing their wares to you, in a new Venetian bacaro opening tomorrow in Soho.
Don’t go looking for a pound of flesh there. Instead, you’ll find tapas-size portions of Venetian delicacies like mackerel tartare, flank steak ribbons and roast pork belly with radicchio and hazelnut.
Housed in an 18th-century townhouse with a hidden courtyard, the traditional-style tavern with exposed brickwork and a rustic zinc bar will make you feel as if you’re hidden down an alley in the watery city.
You’ll be swept away.
Polpo, 41 Beak Street, W1F 9SB (020 7734 4479 or polpo.co.uk).
Photo: Courtesy of Polpo