Polpo, the Venetian-style small plates operator, has put two of its sites on the market.

The group’s Notting Hill restaurant is currently being marketed by CDG Leisure and, as revealed by MCA’s sister title BigHospitality yesterday, the group’s Polpetto site on Berwick Street in Soho, has also been put on the market by Restaurant Property.

Both sites are still trading, along with the remaining five Polpo sites.

The proposed sale of the two sites comes after the closure of the Polpo’s Bristol and Exeter sites, its Ape & Bird site in London’s Cambridge Circus and the abandonment of a planned opening in Oxford Westgate.

Scott MacDonald left his role as managing director of Polpo late last year, with co-founder Richard Beatty understood to have taken over his responsibilities in the short-term.

Speaking to MCA last year, Macdonald said that despite the closures “our core estate is incredibly strong, we need to focus on the positives that come from that”.

 

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