Pollen Street Social

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Pollen Street Social is a contemporary bistro offering deformalised fine dining in Mayfair. The flagship restaurant of renowned chef Jason Atherton, it houses a restaurant, social bar, dessert bar and private dining room, and holds one Michelin star.

Special Offers

3 courses for £39.50 + service charge

...from an early dinner set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 12 August 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 18:00-18:45

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DP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The food was good, but not Michelin-star quality. The service was just bad. I couldn't understand one of my servers at all. The other server twice put a plate down in front of me and immediately walked away without explaining the dish at all. I had to ask another server each time, and the second time the servers said, "Oh, it looks like she also forgot to pour the sauce."

r
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent chef, deserves being awarded a 2nd star. Hope he is recognised soon.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food was good. Service adequate. Dessert served was odd. Given a fried potatoes as a complimentary desert. Not a pleasant bite to finish off a nice meal.

CR
London
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience and well worth it for a special occasion

NB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic birthday lunch and the reality lived up to the reputation on all fronts.

DB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent fine dining at a good price for the lunch menu. This is my second time here and I had the tasting menu - the only time I've enjoyed a dish more is when I had the quail from here on the lunch menu. We quietly celebrated our anniversary lunch for two and treated ourselves to the wine flight which was entertaining and informative. I probably couldn't afford to do that again, but it was a great experience. Michelin starred dining in central London will never be cheap, but I do not regret paying over a week's wage (I'm just an NHS nurse) for a great experience.

JP
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great flavours and great service by the staff.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing dinner!
They really made us feel special. Birthday Card was waiting on the table,lovely touch.
Perfect timing between courses.
Food was cooked perfectly and we loved the petit fours & canapés.
Service was impeccable.Friendly staff helped us to decide wine pairings.
Restaurant was very busy still they looked very well after us.

Thank you, Pollen Street Team!

MM
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible service and food. We went for the set lunch menu and were blown away with the quality of dishes to choose from, a fantastic experience.

JB
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the tasting menu, just fabulous. Matching classic wine with an extremely knowledgeable sommelier. Really great service. Nice Birthday touch as well. Would recommend going (for that special occasion).

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the early dinner set menu which was fantastic value and absolutely delicious. PSS are very generous with all the little extras too which make the dining experience even more special. Service was friendly and helpful but not intrusive. I cant wait to return.

J
London
96 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was exceptional and didn’t disappoint on any level. Every flavour and texture made sense with perfect seasoning and everything was beautifully presented. The value with the special offer was amazing for such quality. The chefs starter of their take on afternoon tea was very memorable with a deep mushroom broth and Parmesan foam. Beware, desserts were followed by very substantial (still delicious) petit fours which included a Bakewell tart, so we certainly left feeling very replete. Only slight criticism would be that the tables are a bit crammed in. Would definitely consider returning though to do the whole tasting experience.

M
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant in London. I will recommend to my friend.

A
London
19 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thought we would give this place a try as it has had such good reviews and interesting to see how a Jason Atherton brigade works in reality ! We had the set lunch which is not bad value at all at £58.50 each to include half a bottle of wine. Read a review on here saying somebody was not given bread which was not the case for us but had a beautiful sourdough roll , nicely warmed and very tasty. The amuse bouche was one of the stars of the whole show , as they replicated the concept of afternoon tea through savory canopies and the most exquisite mushroom tea I have ever tasted. It evoked memories of picking fresh ceps in France with this wonderful earthy smell , a memory never to forget. I had the crab starter which was beautifully presented and tasted delicious , particularly impressive was the turnip which was wafer thin and covered in the gazpacho gel. Partner had the farm egg which was very good with the Parmesan and seaweed crumb outstanding. We both had the Guinea fowl for mains. The ballotine style Guinea fowl was delicious and the sauce a lovely rich accompaniment, we didn't feel the pressed duck leg served separately worked very well and it almost detracted from the dish rather than enhanced it , didn't get the vegetables at all which didn't look right and didn't taste that good either. I think the kitchen needs to tweek this dish a bit. Both had raspberry mouse for desert which was beautiful made and presented . Although very rich it was a true delight. To end the meal off I was presented with a mini birthday cake which was a lovely touch and although very rich it was a bit of decadence I was allowed on my birthday. The wine didn't blow me away but was i guess acceptable quality at the price point we paid. Service professional , attentive and friendly. All round apart from the odd blip a wonderful birthday lunch and definitely worth the money.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous time , food superb, can’t wait to return

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

anniversary

M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently one of my favorite places to eat in London, both for the quality of food and the fun that we normally have. We usually have the tasting menu, but this time we ordered a la carte and were not disappointed. A new (to me) item—the fish & chips—was off the charts good. Great wine list and outstanding service to boot!

PS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience throughout. Fine dining at its best

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our favourite 'go to' restaurant, particularly when it is a special occasion. At our last visit, the food was delicious and imaginative. The wine, recommended by the sommelier, was perfect. The atmosphere is busy and bustling with just the right amount of background noise and the staff were attentive (but not over-bearing).

SS
47 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our third trip to Pollen Street Social, and we live in Atlanta. Seriously great food. We will undoubtedly return. The off the beaten path location means it is not overrun with tourists. We have recommended it to friends and will continue to do so.

RC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An expertly prepared and served lunch in a busy but not overpowering restaurant. Wonderful ingredients and flavour combinations made all the more delightful by the extra touches added throughout the meal. All rounded off by a visit from a courteous and charming Mr Atherton. The table d'hote menu is great value and we would recommend anyone to visit this superb restaurant.

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food quality.
Still my favourite London restaurant for six years

CV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oh my...that pistachio soufflé...to die for!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Met up with my cousin here for dinner, service was impeccable from the moment I walked in to the moment we left.
We even got some freebies to whet our appetite and we were made to feel special all through the night. Highly, highly , highly recommend.

R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal, but it did not quite hit the high expectations we had going in. The starting “tea” was delicious, including the creative accompanying morsels. The staff was not quite as engaging as we have encountered at other similar restaurants such as Hide. Maybe we just hit it on an off night.

RT
Hong Kong
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

The food was good as we have visited this restaurant many times. The most upsetting experience as 5 of us were squeezed into a table for 4. We were refused to move to other tables as they claimed that the restaurant was full. But we finished a 3 hour dinner with an empty table next to us. We just left this place with a bad after taste.

OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

At 39.50, the 3 course deal with appetizers, amuse bouche and petit fours and palate cleanser is great value. Guinea fowl was cooked tenderly, crab gazpacho was refreshing and lemon meringue hinted citrus, crunch and refreshing basil sorbet. Service - no menus until having to order the deal, wine nor extra bread

KM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife had the vegan tasting menu. I had the fish/oyster ice cream/awesome beefy goodness one. Both were outstanding. The amuse bouches of 'Afternoon tea' with an intense mushroom drink was a wonderful way to start. And I got a bakewell tart. AFTER dessert. Oh and a cheese trolley to die for. The sommelier was excellent. And, and, and... Just top-notch.

EC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was excellent and fairly good value for a restaurant of this kind in central London. However, drinks were exorbitant and staff were pushy on the upsell.

F
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb. Truly excellent. Thanks to the whole team.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely setting but very noisy. Once relocated we were served amazing dishes and brilliant wine. Clever menu and overall a great evening.

WD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Booked at last minute when my original booking cancelled. Heard much about this chef and his many establishments. The meal was okay without really being memorable. The service was good and with my late booking we weren’t seated in the buzzy part of the restaurant which meant we could talk but perhaps lacked atmosphere. The ambience of the place however is good.

LA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely setting, fantastic staff and delicious food. They had a separate vegetarian menu which gave a lot of choice with some really interesting dishes. Look forward to returning!

J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful anniversary meal. Impressive gastronomic experience. Highly recommend eating at the dessert bar!

HG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Not a meal but an experience-truly amazing-loved it, exceptional service, food beautiful and attention to detail second to none

C
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food - just the right level of service. Excellent

AA
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A great restaurant, outstanding food and wine served with imagination

h
Hertfordshire
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent, will be going again!!!

JF
Portland
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have never felt so comfortable out to lunch with a baby. Of course the food and service was exceptional, but what made it even more special was the kindness and compassion everyone gave to us while dining with a baby. We all enjoyed the set lunch menu, the wine, and the people who made the experience. Thank you for allowing us to celebrate our family being together in such a special and delicious way.

HR
London
23 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was out of this world good. Food is also exceptional I'm just judging against the very best, which is the correct category for this outstanding place

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