Event & Private Dining

The Ape & Bird is open all day. We take reservations for lunch but not in the evening. Our bar seats, by the way, are always first-come, first-served. So even if we are fully booked at lunchtime, please do turn up for the (whisper it) best seats in the house. If you are a large party of 10 or above and would like a table booking at any time of the day OR if you are interested in private hire of the Soho Room or Dive Bar, please email Izzy - events@polpo.co.uk.

The Soho Room

An elegant dining room on the first floor, overlooking the heart of Soho, with a mural painted by artist Neal Fox and specially commissioned to show some of Soho’s colourful characters. The room holds up to 70 guests for a seated meal or up to 100 for a standing drinks party with food. The room is available all day and is perfect for anything from a breakfast meeting to a Christmas party.

The Dive Bar

A grungy basement bar with loud music and cocktails. The bar holds up to 60 guests for a standing drinks party with bar snacks.

Ape & Bird

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