A blogger evening at Polpo

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] love a good blogger meet up. Finally putting faces to the names you’ve been tweeting etc online is surreal, but cool. The awesome Rosie from Cider With Rosie got in touch to invite me to a blogger get together at Polpo in Covent Garden. An evening meeting bloggers in person? Wined and dined at Polpo, whose food I’ve heard amazing things about? It was a no brainer!


The lovely Rosie, Ala, Jesse and Tom- or whom you may recognise from Cider With Rosie, This Particular, Hecticophilia and Daydream In Blue.


Obligatory shoe shot. Leopard print for the win!

Amidst introductions and chitchat in the Aperol Bar, Polpo brought out a few yummy tasting plates to munch on. I’ve never made it to Polpo yet, and all I’ve heard people rave about is their meatballs. In the dim candlelit room, I gobbled away on minty mushy peas on toast, tomato, basil and mozzarella skewers, seafood tempura (lots of calamari, prawns and whitebait) and slices of cheesy white pizza.


I ordered this Campari Spritz from the cocktail menu…and it certainly had a kick to it. It was sweet at first but the aftertaste was lethal…FEEL THE BURN. The nice bartender made it sweeter and added a maraschino cherry to make it kinder to my tastebuds. Errr, actually I should thank Jesse for that, I was far too shy!



It made everyone’s ears steam. There’s only one person I can think of who would be strong enough to drink this concoction- looking at you Honey!

There are lots of branches of Polpo dotted all around London and you can find this particular branch here:

Polpo Covent Garden
6 Maiden Lane
London WC2E 7NA

I think Blogger Sundays should become a thing?! It was very refreshing to meet other bloggers, to chat to one another about our offline as well as online life. All in all, it was very welcoming! I sometimes feel like blogging is just one big competition and I know there have been a few of posts lately from bloggers questioning why they are still blogging or losing heart in their blogs, but the way I see it is that biggest strength from blogging is connecting with other bloggers- it can be more than an online community. I think it’s safe to say I have made some lovely friends through this blog! Wow…how many times can you fit the word blog in one paragraph?

Thank you Rosie for organising a lovely evening, and Polpo- I’ll be back!

Author: Angela Shek

just a clueless mama in East London

18 thoughts on “A blogger evening at Polpo”

  1. It was so good to meet you Angela! Your photos are fab, I’m having major regrets of not taking any, as I knew I would! That cocktail… I think that cocktail could *actually* put hairs on your chest! Great write up x


  2. I would love to do a blogger meetup someday! Of course, a lot of the bloggers I follow are in the UK and I’m in the US… I think an overseas road trip should be in my future.


  3. Gosh, I’m so jealous right now – I’ve been planning to visit Polpo for ages, and still haven’t got a chance! Love your pictures, and both the food and the company look very very nice 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.