An Insta-Worthy Dinner At Circolo Popolare

Canned cocktails, counter table dining, sustainable eating; 2019 has seen it all. One of our favourite restaurant trends? OTT dining, as demonstrated by the decadent Big Mamma. Following on from their first Shoreditch opening Gloria, Circolo Popolare is the Fitzrovia outpost from Paris’ OTT restaurant group. Touting ostentatious cocktails and pasta in cheese wheels, this is one that any London foodie won’t be able to resist. But would the stunning spot live up to the Instagrammable hype?

Read my full review on DesignMyNight here.

The verdict: 7.5/10

The damage: (£88 for two of us, but all comped)

What we ate: 

  • Pork rib bites (£7)
  • Frittatina (£7)
  • The Great Open Lasagne (£28)
  • The Incomparable lemon pie (£6)
  • Candied chestnut gelato (£6)

What we drank: 

  • Spritz Veneziano (£8)
  • Take The Pisco (£8)
  • Bellini Spritz (£8)
  • Berry Julep (£10)

Dinner in pictures:


You’ll find Circolo Popolare at 40-41 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1HX.

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