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5 Social

4.5
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1388 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
Brought to you by Jason Atherton, 5 Social is a relaxed yet elegant semi-fine dining restaurant located in the heart of Mayfair. Under the leadership of Head Chef, Kostas Papathanasiou, the comfortable and welcoming restaurant serves a contemporary, daily changing menu which champions the best of British produce and the very finest seasonal ingredients. In addition to the main dining area, the restaurant also features a small yet atmospheric counter bar, serving serious cocktails and world wines. Open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday, 5 Social welcomes reservations and walk-ins.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1388 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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YolandeJ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing restaurant! Definitely recommend a visit to 5 Social!

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderfully presented dishes rich in flavours in a nice atmosphere.

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SteveW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Set menu before 1845 is great value and really good if you are going to the theatre/ cinema later.

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EvelynL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch with a friend. Good service and good food. Set lunch menu great value.

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Davidh
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

6 of us ate on Saturday night and were taken to the great semi private table at the back of the restaurant. All of the food was fantastic - presented beautifully and so so tasty. We loved Little social but 5 Social is even better!

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Emmzah
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Every single dish was perfect. Loved it. Staff were attentive but quiet (how I prefer!) and ambience was perfect. Calm and peaceful.

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KatB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous quality food and excellent service. We will be back.

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vipCherie
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

good atmosphere and service
but the food is a little bit similar taste.

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viptimthedunc
London
24 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Arrived a few minutes late but had contacted restaurant beforehand so all good there. Had reserved a booth which was provided. Maitre D could have been a little more friendly otherwise the staff were excellent!
Food was very good although some items on the menu were sold out.
Ambience was friendly and wine seecltion good and not overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience5

my starter was amazing. main of sea bass was disappointing. Tough to the point of inedible. Dessert sadly I only had 1 choice as I’m dairy free. So it was a mixed experience.

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Alex
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing value for money and delicious food with friendly staff. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

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Matt
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and lovely staff. Very accommodating of 8 month old in buggy. Very good value on lunch menu.

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LesleyH
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

I thoroughly recommend the early evening prix fix menu. Wonderful food and wine beautifully served and the extras, the amuse bouche, warm bread and petit fours make it very special.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Prix fixe absolutely delicious and excellent value for money. 3 courses for £24.50 and it includes an amuse bouche, tasty bread, a pre-dessert and petits fours. Only qualm was the water was a little inattentive at the beginning of our meal - perhaps because my boyfriend and I are clearly students (aged 21) and unlikely to spend lots and lots of money. Service was quick for the meal itself, perhaps a little too quick. We were in and out having had 3 courses in an hour and a half.

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vipCopthall
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I liked Little Social and therefore was not in a hurry to try 5Social. But should have gone there sooner, as the experience was "high five" indeed. What a transformation - congrats to the interior design team. Getting out of Storm Denis' way into such an elegant restaurant ensured that my business meeting was off to a good start. The prix fixe menu (we took the 3-course option) was full of flavours - and may I suggest you go with the half-bottle wine option (excellent recommendation by the head waiter). The Head Waiter and his team were professional and charming; my guest had a good laugh trying to understand from one of the waitresses what a forced rhubarb tart was as a dessert. A great lunch indeed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious food

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kostam
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

wonderful food, great location. Look forward to visiting again.

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vipSpud
London
28 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Lovely supper slightly marred by a faint whiff of toilet disinfectant...

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vipAliyaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We haven't been to the restaurant since it rebranded-what a brilliant experience!
From start to finish, everything was wonderful and the food is just sublime.
Thank you so much-we will be returning very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good experience

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CG297
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious good value meal with pleasant ambiance. Would definitely recommend and return. The service was particularly helpful.

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LaurenT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great location, good vegan menu and very high quality food. Fantastic for a business lunch

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verycritical
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Decor was elegant with a lovely combination of colors, materials and textures. Even the plates had been well selected. The noise level was so impossibly high, however, that conversation was almost impossible without the decision to shout and add to the din.
So sorry, because we really wanted to return, but probably shall not.

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MicheleM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall a wonderful dining experience. Great food, cocktails, wine, service, ambience.

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Birthdaydinner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Some dishes were very good, others were not. The poached lobster, avocado, artichoke and hazelnut starter had a crisp, unnamed ingredient, which may have been apple, that totally dominated the other flavours and ruined the dish. I wish I had sent it back. The lamb chops tasted lovely but were too fatty.

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vipIanC
London
47 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great choice for a grown up meal ! Compliments on everything .

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Lindy
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience4

Great food, service could have been better - I great service when we did interact with staff, but we did need to call them a few times when they were standing around not really watching their tables.

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Xylemian
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous food and enjoyable meal. They forgot to bring one of our drinks (but still added it to the bill) which is why I have dropped a point.

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Grisecm
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Early evening visit with my wife. We ate from the set menu and both thought the food was delicious. The staff were attentive without being overbearing - not an easy balance to achieve. Overall, a lovely restaurant and hopefully we will visit again.

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RenaudP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good and healthy food. Great service by nice people. I love this restaurant!

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FranB
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hidden treasure-food looked and tasted beautiful. Courses were perfectly paced and staff attentive yet very subtle. A great find.

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YOSh
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice food and service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Food menu wasn’t great and the food was pretty average and below average for the price. I doubt we would return.

We were sat next to the bar when it would have been nicer to be seated in the main restaurant since we were early diners.

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JackR
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Food is outstandingly delicious, and the décor is terrific. I think that they need to add service staff. It took too long to order our wine, something we ordered only when we ordered our food.

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vipavaswlee
London
16 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Overall good apart from rushed service - kept taking our plates away too early!

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vipLhindr
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

I have been here numerous times over the past 5 years. On this occasion, my expectations were not met. We sat for ages before flagging down server to bring us tap water. Then took too long to be able to order a drink. Ordered my signature cocktail... it was ok not great... too much Campari. Service improved. Wanted us to order dinner but we were just on first sip of cocktails. I think they were short staffed. Food was good. Needed to ask for 2nd glass wine. Was not relaxing.
Finally small thing; if you are able to use open table app to book, it is annoying to have missed calls with no caller id from a restaurant insisting you call back to confirm... as my phone cannot be with me for work I am happy to return a text or click confirm on open table w a prompt but not to listen to frantic /anxious person voice message not clear re number insisting I return their call n have to google the number to call back. Hope this changes.

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JanM
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked 5 Social for a family meal to celebrate a special birthday - we had such a good time. The ambiance was just perfect - very organised, considered and attention to detail but without being to fussy and over the top. The food was outstanding and we all loved everything we ate (which was a lot!). We would definitely recommend 5 Social for anyone wanting high quality food in a lovely environment.

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AnthiaP
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A real gem! Fantastic restaurant with Michelin star level cuisine. Cool ambience with nice music and excellent service

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vipHungryrabbit
London
461 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Just the latest of many visits to this gem of a restaurant, which never fails to deliver delicious dishes of delightful food in a cosy, comfortable and cosseting environment!

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Beckdi
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went for New Years Eve dinner and had the set menu. Unfortunately my boyfriend is a little picky and doesn't like pumpkin or fish - so two of the dishes weren't suitable for him. I contacted the restaurant in advance and after a little bit of chasing they said they should be able to switch out those dishes for him.

On the day, we arrived early but our table was already prepared and waiting for us. When we checked that it would still be ok for my partner to have different dishes, they pointed out his menu. He had his own separate menu with his different dishes printed out. It was such a lovely little touch that made us feel welcome and like we weren't being too difficult!

As always - the food was delicious. Balanced just right - never too rich with clear flavours in each part of the dish. I love it here and it will always be on my list for special occasions. We had to leave early and the head waitress ran after us to give us our mince pies that arrived as we were leaving. So lovely! Thanks so much.

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5 Social is rated 4.5 stars by 1388 OpenTable diners.

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