The Polo Bar is almost directly opposite the Bishopgate exit of Liverpool Street and it’s open 24 hours a day, making it the perfect quick pitstop for refuelling before or after a big night out.
We popped in to try out their fishcakes with tartar hollandaise (£8.50). I have to say tartar hollandaise is a new one on me and it really cut through the richness of the sauce in a very pleasing way. The chips were also well seasoned proper chip shop chips, none of yer poncy French Fries nonsense here. However, sadly I found the fishcakes themselves a bit bland and boring; they were supposed to be a salmon/ cod mix but I found it difficult to detect the salmon. I think they could use some chives/ spring onion in the mix to liven it up.
The Polo Bar looks great, especially these days when everyone seems obsessed with Americana to have somewhere resolutely, traditionally British. Although, I would maybe recommend sitting downstairs away from the chilly blast of the open door. Worth checking out and definitely a less pricey 24 hr option than nearby Duck and Waffle.
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