Popolo is a small independent restaurant in the heart of shoreditch, cooking sharing plates and serving low intervention wines.

What we cook

Chef Jon Lawson creates Italian inspired plates with a Moorish twist for you to sample and share. We have a small kitchen with big ambition and our talented chefs love to work with both the best of seasonal British and Italian produce. We offer a selection of fresh native seafood from our specialist suppliers and we import the Worlds best Octopus from the cold Atlantic waters of Galicia. Our pasta parcels come in all shapes and sizes following the regional traditions of Italy, and are handmade fresh for every service

What we pour

Raw and low intervention wines from an exclusive list of small producers.

How it works

Sit at the open kitchen bar for the ultimate kitchen theatre experience and watch our chefs cook and plate on the other side of the counter.

Or book a table, or window bar upstairs in our dining room.

We take online reservations online for groups up to 4 or you can call the restaurant to discuss availabily for groups max 6 people (open kitchen bar)

Owing to our limited capacity we have a cancelation fee of £25 per person for no shows or less than 6 hours notice.

sample menu

friday 8th october

crispy olives, labne, dukkah  6

creamy burrata, delica squash, swiss chard 12

rosemary focaccia 3.5

winter leaves, salad, blood orange, smoked ricotta 9.5

rainbow cauliflower, egg yolk & pecorino 9.5

carne cruda – aged raw beef & panisse chips 12.5

calamari, pan con tomate & aioli 16.5

roast cod, n’duja, borlotti beans & wild rocket 19.5

grilled octopus, seaweed baba, pickled raddish & za’atar 19

whole roasted dover sole, caper, wine 22.5

risotto, romaman artichokes, pecorino 17

native lobster spaghetti alla chitarra 22.5

agnolotti – delica squash, sheep ricotta, sage butter 15

cappellecci – pork cheek & porcini butter  17

blood orange, olive oil cake 7.5

burnt honey pannacotta, advieh 7.5

chocolate oblivion 8


26 rivington Street, london, EC2A 3DU


t 0207 7294299

opening times mon-wed 6pm-10.30pm / thu-sat 6pm-11pm