Pollen Street Social
Pollen Street Social

Pollen Street Social

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pollenstreetsocial.com/
  • Phone: 02072907600
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm; 6pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Jason Atherton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering:
    Off-site catering and private hire are available upon request. Please contact our reservations team for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Pollen Street Social has one private dining room located on the lower ground floor of the restaurant. The room seats between eight and fourteen guests and offers a variety of reduced a la carte and tasting menu options.
  • Private Party Contact: Georgia 02072907600

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Pollen Street is located just off Regent street, a short five minute walk from Oxford Circus underground station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Pollen Street Social
A contemporary bistro offering deformalised fine dining.
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Pollen Street Social reviews from OpenTable diners
800 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambience4.2
    Value3.9
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (533)fit for foodies (504)business meals (340)romance (284)outstanding value (93)group bookings (78)pre/post theatre (76)good vegetarian options (62)sunday lunch (59)brunch (43)child friendly (10)afternoon tea (8)disabled access (7)outdoor eating (6)Show More
  • miriam
    Dined on 29/10/2014
    Very bad experience as the end as the bar waiter asked us to leave the venue because we sat for a few minutes at the bar, to check our trains taiming after lunch and we didn't order a drink. Very disappointed.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding meal
    Bradders
    Dined on 28/10/2014
    A great restaurant hidden away on the back streets off regent street. Fantastic service, you are truly looked after and lovely, top quality food - pricier end of the scale, but that is to be expected for such a fantastic experience. Thoroughly recommend.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 27/10/2014
    Excellent food in a very friendly and warm atmosphere
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  • Excellent food
    Aarti001
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    I would recommend Pollen Street Social as a venue for those who love great food. I was celebrating my birthday and the staff were just so attentive, knowledgeable and very friendly. The food was just stunning from the amuse bouche right through to the petit fours. Each dish was packed full of wow factors. Jason Atherton has a really great venue here, the only disappointment for me was that I did not get to meet Jason as he was off on his travels. I would definitely eat here again.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good overall
    Londoner
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    This is better than the Ledbury. Overall an enjoyable experience.
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    business meals, romance
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  • Innovative
    theatregoerVIP
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    Very nice, innovative combinations of tastes and colours.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has become very expensive
    Watty
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    I have eaten here on a number of occasions and had a good experience and always thought, despite the cost, was worth the money. However, my experience last Friday lunchtime was underwhelming and expensive. I struggled to find anything on the wine list for less than £60, I am sure this was not the case when the venue opened. The “afternoon tea” amuse-bouche was fussy and unnecessary, the crab starter was minuscule, but the main lamb was excellent and a good size portion, although my guests who had belly pork had to order a side of chips. My table of four shared 2 cheeses, which we thought given the cost, the portion size was very miserly. Used to be a fantastic all round restaurant, but feel they have priced themselves out of the market.
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  • Marvelous
    RonT
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    It's a bit of a noisy environment here, as the place seems to be extraordinary popular. We guess it's the consequence of being 'social'. But the food soon claimed all of our attention: creative yet simple, diverse yet tasty. We loved the tasting menu and besides a small, weaker moment at the end - we did not get the coffee we ordered - the informal service was impeccable. Marvelous experience!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A SPECIAL LUNCH
    Weblet
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    On a short break to the capital. We are friends of Jason's brother so like to visit one of his restaurants for a 'treat'. Not disappointed, food was outstanding and service impeccable. If any downside my husband who hadn't been before thought it became quite noisy when it filled up just before 2pm.
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    fit for foodies
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  • foodie haven
    Arthur
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    wonderful food, relaxed atmosphere, very friendly service and not gimmicky (unlike some restaurants in its class). We had the tasting menu, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, and totally recommend both. We were also given the time to eat it, despite being told at first we had the table only for two hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • Great lunch
    Welshwizard
    Dined on 20/10/2014
    Had an excellent lunch with friends - nothing disappointed us at all, food, service and wines all brilliant
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    On Sat night I had booked a table for 2115 but we were told on arrival that the table was not available. We waited at the bar and after my friend asked for a complimentary glass of champagne we were kindly given one but we were not sat down until 2145 which was 30 minutes after our original booking. Things didn't get better as although the bread basket was offered 3 times no one came to take our food order for at least another 20 minutes. Eventually our food arrived at 2240 by which time I was not particularly hungry. The food was delicious but the portion of turbot I had was very small. No one came to fill our wine glasses and we had to refill them ourselves. Overall the experience was a disappointing.
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  • Great food - real smiles
    Pips2
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    You might well expect that a restaurant of this reputation and standard could easily intimidate those not there on expense accounts. Not so. I was there for a memorable lunch with a long-standing friend and found that it was reasonably priced and served by genuinely friendly, knowledgeable staff . Each dish was ingeniously balanced and appealing. We were offered numerous extra tastings of exquisite things - all of which made the experience special. No swishing of silver covers or over zealous enquiries as to our enjoyment. It must have been clear that we were having a lovely time. Thank you .
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    VickyVackyVIP
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    Came here for the set lunch menu once again and the thought that goes into it never ceases to amaze me. The food was stunning.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Good Overall
    Jimbo
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    Friendly helpful staff add to the smart modern ambience of this restaurant. The menu selection was somewhat limited and not particularly well balanced which caused one of my guests to fall back to selecting a steak, which doesn't do much to portray the skill of kitchen. The rest of the food was beautifully presented and full of well matched flavours. The puddings attracted particular praise from my guests. A minor point but the side salad of leaves with the steak was uninspiring!. Overall a very enjoyable dinner.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was expecting more
    Bingo
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Extremely disappointed with my steak - which was at best average. The side of green lettuce leaves was a bit of a joke and the peppercorn sauce was over powering.
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  • Outstanding
    Hoganhutch
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My wife and I spent a few days in London dining in a number of top restaurants and I have to say that Pollen Street Social was outstanding! Everything was above and beyond our expectations, the food, the service, the ambience could not be faulted. When we are in London in the future, PSS will be our first port of call!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair service but great food
    BrettVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I made reservation for 9:15 pm, I was a bit late for me already , but I wanna try this restaurant and I accepted this reservation, I be there on time and it took half hour for them to get the table ready . I think there is something wrong in their management skills about table . But anyway. The food is flawless, had. Best rib eye steak there ! And some course is very interesting
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good evening
    Archie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went to Pollen Street this week service and atmosphere were great bu food not so hot. Crab salad was tiny and my pork main course quite bland. My wife had steak tartare which was average followed by venison and beetroot which was very good. Overall nothing to write home about.
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  • Thank you Pollen Street Social
    mosfra
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The staff at Pollen Street Social listen! I asked for a table with some privacy and got it, allowing my client to speak freely. I asked at Reception for the bill to be given to me at the end of the meal as I was the host, and it was. We chose from the Set Menu, excellent value and delicious. Our waiter was a little 'up himself'; the Sommelier advised beautiful wines and he was very charming.Thank you Pollen Street. Mosfra
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  • Fabulous food
    Nizzle
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Dinner for 2 for husband's birthday. Fabulous service and great food. Only problem was a 40 minute delay between course 2 and 3 which made us very late.
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  • Set lunch
    Margaret
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    A memorable dining experience. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Food outstanding.
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  • foodlover
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    2nd visit to Pollen Street Social in 3 years. Food was amazing and service was excellent. Invitation to dessert bar is a great add on and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the pastry chef prepare out dessert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food in London
    tttwww
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Food was spectacular, vennue is amazong - staff were all wonderful
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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  • ladybea
    ladybea
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    A really excellent meal, fantastic food, very good service. Very minimal comment is that restaurant is noisy with wooden floors so was difficult to hear my companion above the noise, but otherwise gastronomically perfect evening.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience!
    Jeni
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We ate here to celebrate a special birthday and the whole experience was amazing. The staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The set lunch menu was very good value and the food was just delicious. A wonderful first for me was having my choice of fresh mint, and advice on an accompanying herb (thyme), cut fresh at the table for my mint tea! Just delightful!
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Had a wonderful lunch here to celebrate our anniversary. The set lunch offered a lovely selection dishes with good value. Went for the 3 course lunch which was excellent however we also got 3 extra small dishes complimentary that were also excellent. It was a wonderful experience for a special occasion.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    iluvlon
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    I was punctual and a table was waiting. Love the decor, pleasing and cheerful, even the toilets look nice and clean. Had a 3 course chefs menu. Food well presented and taste good. Good value and a good introduction to the restaurant. Would definitely try other selection on the menu on my next visit to London.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    excellent, they go the extra mile for you and that makes it a great experience!!!
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  • left rather flat
    abfj
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    technically and visually stunning but somehow taste and flavour took a back seat, interesting but I wouldn't repeat the experience
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  • dinnerladyVIP
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    We lunched at Pollen Street Social to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had read numerous glowing reports of the restaurant and thought it sounded an interesting place. It was a unique dining experience and one which we enjoyed enormously. The food was delicious and the service friendly - albeit a bit slow and haphazard at times but, hey, we were in no hurry - so we were pleased we had decided to try out PSS. However, it has to be said that, for most mortals, this is an expensive restaurant to eat at, so we are unlikely to become regular diners there. My husband commented that some might consider PSS to be a bit OTT - but if you want a unique dining experience, or to impress someone special, then it is hard to beat in my view.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not all it's cracked up to Bee...
    CheeseLoverVIP
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    Nice relaxed dining atmosphere. Service was a bit slow and rather rigid in that you absolutely cannot order wine from anyone other than the wine waiter even if you know what you want and do not need to speak to him. Food was certainly skilfully executed but no wow factor unfortunately.
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  • Amazing experience
    Wenderz
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    I went for lunch with my husband for my birthday and had an amazing experience, made all the better as where we were seated I could watch Jason at the pass. The food was out of this world and the service excellent, they attend to your every need. If you love fine dining, this is perfect for that special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but expensive
    MichaeljVIP
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    I booked because of the reviews and because it took late bookings. The service is excellent, the wine list extensive but expensive and the menu is varied and interesting. I had the lamb which was excellent and my wife had the venison which she really enjoyed. The service was very attentive with some nice touches (small cup of tasty mushroom soup). But I thought it was very expensive for what we had - over £200 for two bearing in mind the wine of £86!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Absolutely delicious!
    Rosie
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Loved the atmosphere. Not too stuffy. Staff were amazing & attentive. Food was absolutely divine. Enjoyed watching the chefs
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Michelin23obsessed
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Fantastic food, service, ambience and attention to detail
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  • Excellent place, highly recommend
    Renton1985
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    I took my husband here for lunch for his 30th birthday. He absolutely loved it. We had the £33.00 set lunch menu. The service is friendly and professional and the food brilliant. You get loads of extras, such as canapes before your starters and pre-dessert and after-dessert which is all very tasty and novel. I had the Norwegian Wood cocktail which was to die for. The cheese board deserves a special mention, definitely a cheese lovers dream! There's also an excellent wine selection. We really want to go back for dinner. My only complaint would be that they were a little slow topping up the wine.
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  • Just lovely!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Second visit this year for set lunch - varied choice, excellent food, well presented, very good service extensive wine list and very relaxed atmosphere. The little extra courses were extremely good which added to the dining experience making the food excellent value for money. I would certainly recommend
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Great
    George
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    My first visit, you walk into a well designed restaurant with great art. Food and wine lived up to expectations, overall a great dining experience.
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  • delicious food, great service
    eh34
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    we went to Pollen Street Social for my husband's birthday and it really didn't disappoint. the food was fantastic, looked and tasted beautiful and the service was perfect. our lunch was marred only by an obnoxious man sitting next to us who was desperately trying to impress his date (she wasn't interested). Luckily our waitress rescued us by inviting us to the dessert bar to watch the pastry chefs make our fantastic desserts. We had a top afternoon.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.