Popolo's main attraction is the view. Located in the new Sidon Street/River Quay precinct on the riverfront at South Bank, Popolo has refined the art of river-watching and wine drinking. With little touches such as blankets personally brought out to you on a particularly chilly night, the staff are extremely attentive to your every request.
Glancing at the menu, the name Popolo (meaning 'the people') suddenly makes sense; with an abundance of share plates and nibble-worthy starters it's clear that the theme here is the more, the merrier. However for those who suffer from only-child syndrome (it's okay, we won't judge you) you can also opt to have a half serve of the share plates.
The buffalo mozzarella roulade stuffed with mushrooms and capers entree looks as impressive as it tastes, however it was just a little preview for what was to come. The slow roasted suckling pig stuffed with peaches had every person fighting for the last juicy morsel, with crispy salty skin complimented by the sweetness of the peaches.
For non-meat lovers Popolo's warm caprese salad with confit cherry tomatoes and herby bocconcini is a modern take on the tri-coloured classic. To finish it off, indulge in the strawberry cannoli with sweet basil gelato - it may sound heavy, but the sweet basil gelato is a surprisingly refreshing way to end your meal.