Pollen Street Social

4.6
2550 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Contemporary European, Dessert
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm; 6pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 7290 7600
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jason Atherton
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Catering
Off-site catering and private hire are available upon request. Please contact our reservations team for more information.
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Public Transit
Pollen Street is located just off Regent street, a short five minute walk from Oxford Circus underground station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social is the flagship restaurant of celebrated chef Jason Atherton. A contemporary bistro in Mayfair offering relaxed, deformalized fine dining, the private dining room can accommodate up to 12 guests, with exclusive hire also available for parties of up to 70.

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T
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an important evening for us because we were celebrating a friend getting over a life threatening illness. This night had to go well and I'm not sure it could have gone better.

The food was wonderful and interesting. It challenged our ideas and excited out taste buds. The service was impeccable, professional but still friendly and relaxing.

It was important that it went well and Pollen Street Social was the perfect choice.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and service. Great wine and a wonderful had by my sister and I

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was first class, especially the duck and the incredible pistachio soufflé. I must admit the Pollen Street own label red wine wasn’t to my taste but my wife enjoyed it. Service was excellent and although our bill was incorrect (too many drinks added), once notified it was put right immediately with an apology. This is still one of our favourite places to eat when visiting London.

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food. Loved our waiter . Good service. Pricey but worth it.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sublime food & service.

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AP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, had the set lunch menu and it was full of surprises. Really liked the decor and ambiance. Staff were nice and helpful, not stuffy.

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Z
London
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The attention to detail was almost obsessive. This meant that the service was first class and even the temperature in the dining room was perfect. The food was exquisite - so much so that we had no need to have another meal that day after the lunch. It was pretty good value. We will save it for special occasions!

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GB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a dinner
Great atmosphere, service and layout, contemporary and warm
Perfect from the beginning to the end, possibly the best dining experience in london so far!!
Delicious entrees, the amuse bouche from the chef was the nicest revisitation of an English afternoon tea
Solid, yummy yet stylishly presented main courses
Super desserts
Hail to the chef
See you soon, and thank you again!!

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JL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was excellent. We went for tasting menu and the food was amazing. We loved the ‘guessing of ice cream’ after the main course. It was very fun.

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

maybe not the best option for a quiet lunch especially if its a big occasion day. Howvere the experience was wonderful in its own way and id do it again. Do try their tasting menu!

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AW
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have asked for better food or better service. Absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dining experience BUT a bit too pricey even by London standards! £750 for 4 people and seriously, not that much alcohol was drunk! But have to say, the food is good.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time !!!!
Well done to the team and Chef !
Many Thanks !!!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant tasting menu and lovely staff. Would highly recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent lunch. Great value when you add in the amuse bouche and realise the skill of the kitchen and chefs.

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B
London
18 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was fab but it was rather noisy and difficult to have a conversation as time went on. We mentioned it to the maître d’ who advised to ask for a quiet table which we will do next time

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant

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j
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb inventive locally sourced British cuisine - the fallow deer and pistachio soufflé were standouts!

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NW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a special lunch with the team after finishing a big project. One of my colleagues is a vegetarian, and he appreciated that there was a vegetarian menu for him and that the kitchen were able to slightly tweak many of the recipes to suit his requirements.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but not what we were expecting for a Hot Michelin Star restaurant in London.

We knew it was not going to be inexpensive, so it was not the money, however for the Money that you pay you would expect a FABULOUS experience and it felt short.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely restaurant- staff are attentive without being oppressive. They are so friendly. The lunch menu was delicious and lots of extra treats in addition included.
Tea from the growing herb trolley was an art form!
Overall good fun, buzzing but not over-loud, friendly and immaculate service
Thanks!

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WS
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant ingredients, thoughtfully composed dishes, highly professional service. I like this restaurant a lot. Everything is in good taste.

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service to match, looked after my son really well as it was his birthday and made it a really special day.

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PB
Spain
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

First visit. In general, pleasantly surprised by the attentive service and extras. I didn’t come here for the Michelin star, just because it was close to the shopping area. We were seated in the bar area, with which I was initially disappointed but later liked as it was a bit quieter (the acoustics seem to amplify knives and forks on plates and chatter in the inner dining room). I noted silly season water and wine prices, although tap or filtered water was available and freely distributed later. I am not used to paying so much for water or my wine as I don't live in the UK. The extra tidbits kind of compensated for that, but overall it was too expensive for the kind of quick lunch I was looking for when I booked it, but could be apposite for a business lunch or date. The quality of the starters and main was good although choice was a bit limited as each dish comes with its own fixed garnishing rather than any flexible approach (or if there is flexibility we were not informed about it), and not all were to our liking. The overall eat was good and satisfying. However, upon comparing to other 1- and 2- Michelin starred restaurants I have visited there was a "factory" feeling to the hor d’oeuvres. The number of diners passing through this restaurant in a given day is such that the hor d'oeuvres must necessarily be pre-prepared, and it was noted, and in one case the taste of the shortcrust pastry base was a bit dominant or passé, I wasn’t sure which. The cheeseboard was varied and well presented. The timing of some of the sweet extras was a bit off, coming after the coffee was served and drunk.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food beautifully cooked and presented. Excellent service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very buzzy, Verging on noisy but great atmosphere. Tables generously spaced. Very attentive service. Huge wine list - pretty pricey but good choice. Very generous amuse bouché, delicious bread. We had crab salad, smoked eel, suckling Pig and sea bass. All really good. No room for pudding but a huge plate of petit fours was presented to us even though we didn’t have coffee. Really very good. Can’t wait to go back

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DP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, attentive but not intrusive. The food was exquisite and the pistachio soufflé probably one of the best desserts I have ever tasted. The happy birthday card for my partner was an unexpected surprise but the cherry on the cake was the unexpected and complementary selection of puddings (and carillon - not to take away!) for the birthday surprise. The wines and cocktails also excellent. The whole experience was worth every penny. Thank you to all staff for making it a memorable evening.

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LH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love this restaurant and are already looking forward to the next time. The food and service are truly excellent and the interior is very elegant yet also cozy and relaxed. Wonderful!!

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W
London
15 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food experience and amazing service. We were there for a Birthday and they made it very special.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we picked the tasting menu, really like the oyster ice-cream...
the ice-cream game with the wood box.. so surprise, taste yum & all fresh.. I will be back!!!

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I brought my brother for a 30th treat, and wasn’t disappointed. The whole experience was exactly as I hoped for a restaurant of this calibre and with the Michelin accolade. The pre dinnner cocktails were well prepared and delicious, especially the burnt cinnamon in the Two Smoking Barrels.
We ate from the A La Carte menu, which was accompanied by several additional dishes, all beautifully flavoured and elegantly displayed, making our three courses in to a tasting treat!
The service was friendly and responsive, although towards the end of our meal paying the bill did take a while.
All in all very much worth the trip and a great treat.

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W
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Almost faultless evening. A little bit of an uncomfortably long gap between amuse bouche and starter with the accompanying danger of eating too much of the gorgeous bread and drinking the best part of half the zingy Maçon Villages. After that, the meal was perfection with clean and beautiful seasonal flavours. We started with earthy woodland mushroom risotto with braised snails and a deep garlic and parsley oil and perfectly cooked mallard. Mains were equally good. Expertly cooked Fallow deer, Jerusalem artichoke, pickled pear purée and amazing (but not quite enough) chocolate vinegar. Soft and pink best end of lamb with braised shoulder and complimentary beetroot purée. We had a generous cheese course from the all British and Irish cheese selection and the best pistachio soufflé we’ve ever had.
After the initial hiccup everything was fantastic, the restaurant was buzzing but not intrusive and the service was outstanding. Thanks

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TC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food preparation and overall top notch👍🏻

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Y
London
37 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Delicious gourmet Michelin food. The ‘afternoon tea’ themed amuse bouche is especially delicious. Service wasn’t up to scratch though - we were left waiting to order food while lots of staff stood mulling around. We also asked the waitress to explain a food item which she said was truffle and I’m fairly certain she was wrong.. however we had dessert at the dessert bar, watching our dessert being made and seeing the kitchen in full action. Clientele was older than I expected.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible meal...definitely my new favourite London spot.

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CH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked as a surprise for my friends 30th and it was absolutely incredible. Service was efficient, friendly and fun. Food was outstanding and innovative. Tip - I think it's better value to go a la carte than doing the set menu. We did 3 courses a la carte and got several free courses inbetween. They also went all out as it was my friends birthday and really made her feel special. Would recommend to everyone.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One Michelin star, well deserved.
Great food, well presented.
Nice location and not too formal environment. Which is a great plus: you can have great food without feeling like you are on stage all time. And at the end of the dinner we were completely full, which almost never happens with such high level cooking. Only regret: we were so full that we couldn’t finish all the delicious chocolate desserts!!! Try it! We’ll go back for the duck!

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so amazing! The service, to the meal, to the presentation it was just all first class. It was a true experience that I would recommend time and time again!

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Y
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my daughter here for a special lunch, it did not disappoint. We had some house wine pre-lunch and then the lunch fixed price menu. I chose the quail and my daughter had the crab to start, both excellent. The menu was creative with something to suit everyone and there were some lovely surprises throughout the meal, canapés etc
Don’t miss the mixture of surprise ice creams and sorbets, very creatively presented, although we never did find out what each one was, I think we guessed most. Lovely meal, definitely will return.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at Pollen Street Social for a weekday lunch & WOW !!! What an amazing experience. This is our new fav !!

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