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About Pollen Street Social

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.

8-10 Pollen Street
London, W1S 1NQ
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British, Contemporary European, Dessert

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm; 6pm - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7290 7600

Website:
http://www.pollenstreetsocial.com/

Catering:

Off-site catering and private hire are available upon request. Please contact our reservations team for more information.

Public Transport:

Pollen Street is located just off Regent street, a short five minute walk from Oxford Circus underground station.

Executive Chef:
Jason Atherton

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.

Pollen Street Social Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (239)
Fit for Foodies (206)
Tasting Menu (181)
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Creative Cuisine (181)
Good for a Date (168)
Good for Anniversaries (158)
Lunch (143)
Good for Birthdays (128)
Notable Wine List (128)
Romance (113)
Business Meals (106)
Local Ingredients (79)
Seasonal (60)
Handcrafted Cocktails (58)
Quiet Conversation (55)
Fun (54)
Good Vegetarian Options (48)
Casual (46)
Worth the Drive (46)
Hot Spot (42)
Authentic (32)
Group Bookings (29)
Cosy (28)
Bar Seating (26)
People Watching (24)
Neighbourhood Gem (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Vegan (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Healthy (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Brunch (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Comfort Food (8)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Child Friendly (5)
Organic (5)
Outstanding Value (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Great Beer (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Lovely restaurant that never felt unwelcoming or intimidating. Great food, flawless service and a Gavin Turk on the wall leading to the toilets.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

Pollen Street Social certainly lived up to its reputation. The staff were charming and service out of this world. The food was creative, delicious and just right for the tasting menu “9 courses”. We would definitely recommend the wine pairing with the taster menu. Hope to be back again soon.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

I took my daughter to Pollen st Social to celebrate her 21st birthday -for once we were going to be" ladies who lunch"
It lived up to all expectations-the food was the best that those ingredients could be -(I'm a good cook but I couldn't produce food of that quality) Thank you

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Kent)·Dined 5 days ago

Once again we had a delicious lunch, with superb, friendly service, and a lovely buzzing atmosphere. Will we be back again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

A super experience. Food to crave and enjoy, a big James Atherton fan and never disappoints. Would recommend this place and say it is well worth a visit and should be on everyone's London eating list.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

Strongly recommended. We went to take 20th wedding anniversary dinner. All of dishes were fantastic and service was perfect. Staff is kind and quick for request.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 13 January 2018

What a fantastic restaurant! It is rare to find a menu where everything appeals (my own taste and preference of course) and everything tastes delicious.
The small extras that came out before and after courses coupled with the tremendous service (not overly ‘friendly’ but you do not really want that anyway) is what sets this venue apart. I have to say the sharing Cote de Boeuf that comes with truffle and fois gras salad, mac and cheese, and the most wonderful carrots was an explosion of flavour and took up the whole table!
We will be back to try the taster menu next time (and there definitely will be a next time!).

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (東京)·Dined on 13 January 2018

We had a testing menu, which included appetizers,

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·Dined on 11 January 2018

Amazing experience as always

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·Dined on 11 January 2018

It was lunch, but the food was prepared with care. A lot of local produce and some newer ingredients like yuzu, kombu. Sauce was not too overpowering which was nice. Would definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Kent)·Dined on 10 January 2018

Superb food combined with excellent service made for a very special occasion. Each course was a delight and all the extras - pre- starters, pre- dessert and canapes - were a bonus. So looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 6 January 2018

Lovely surprise and nice food. We had the tasting menu, but because we were pretty full by desert, we had to skip the cheese, which we would have loved to taste. Interesting desert and nice wine list, the sommelier recommendations were wonderful. Excellent sellection of wines by the glass.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 6 January 2018

We had a wonderful evening. The service was great and the food was amazing, from the gin & tonic to the apple tart. It is probably some of the best food I have ever eaten. Loved it!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 6 January 2018

The restaurant itself is beautiful, good lighting, ambience & atmosphere. Service was impeccable, staff were lovely, knowledgeable and just first class.
The food however I was not as impressed by, having eaten at many other similar level restaurants. I had the lamb dish from the a la Carte menu & I found it very powerful. There were no vegetables at all to cut through the meaty lamb and the hot pot I actually found very greasy. I then had the pistachio soufflé which looked incredibly impressive, but had the overwhelming flavour of almond extract rather than any pistachio flavour. It tasted like marzipan and I unfortunately really do not like marzipan!
So overall a great place but I was slightly disappointed by the food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 4 January 2018

Words cannot describe what is truly a magnificent dining experience. From the extensive wine list, to the exquisite food made from locally-sourced ingredients, to the care and creativity with which the items are presented...one cannot do justice with the written word. It is the extraordinary service and attention to detail that is not easily replicated and created a lasting memory for our family. We can heartily recommend Pollen Street Social as a must-experience and will most definitely return when in London.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 4 January 2018

Wonderful service and fantastic food, with a fun twist (we had the tasting menu).

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 3 January 2018

Wonderful food and friendly service. Will be coming back and bringing friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 31 December 2017

New Years Eve couldn’t have been more perfect than at this spectacular restaurant. The food, service and general ambiance were exceptional. Worth every penny.

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·Dined on 31 December 2017

Second time visiting but certainly not the last. Once again exceeded expectations!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 30 December 2017

Lovely environment, great service and outstanding food and for a restaurant that has a Michelin star not over priced at all.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 30 December 2017

Outstanding experience all round with amazing food in a lovely setting and great service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 30 December 2017

As ever fabulous food and great service and the amuse vouches are a wonderful touch

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 29 December 2017

Went here with my husband for a date night. We had the tasting menu with the fine wine flight. Everything was fantastic and I cannot fault anything at all. We had a fantastic time. Can't recommend highly enough.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 29 December 2017

Another great meal at Pollen Street social. The welcome, service and quality of food were all exceptional.

Tags: Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 28 December 2017

A fantastic meal and we can’t wait to return
Your sincerely
Sarah Monzani

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 28 December 2017

Excellent food and service. We always choose from the set lunch menu and enjoy every time. However, we would like a few more changes to the main course selection. Also missed one of the little extras usually served between courses which looked like a little afternoon tea. Will return to enjoy again

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on 27 December 2017

Pleasantly surprise menu and food, must try

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 (Warwickshire)·Dined on 27 December 2017

We have wanted to visit PSS for ages and the experience definitely lived up to expectation. Fine dining but funky - not stuffy. Food was the freshest, most inventive I have had anywhere.
Will certainly go back 😀

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 (London)·Dined on 23 December 2017

Fantastic taste experience, subtle but very attentive and relaxed service. Very cool setting. It’s very difficult to find fault, in fact I can’t. One Michelin star is probably due an upgrade to two!

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·Dined on 22 December 2017

Pollen Street Social was amazing. Beautifully prepared, well thought out dishes that were perfectly delivered every time. The 8 course tasting menu over 4 hours was a marathon worth achieving and the matching classic wine flight was exceptional. If only we could afford it we would be back again and again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 22 December 2017

Always amazing

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 (London)·Dined on 21 December 2017

We had a fantastic lunch here! The set menu was delicious, the service impeccable and the whole experience outstanding. Lots of wonderful little touches including amuse bouche, in between course soup and pre-dessert dessert (!)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 21 December 2017

Fabulous food and dining experience! Don’t get me wrong, overall the service was great, our female waitress could have cracked a smile and we did have to wait 35 minutes for our deserts which made us slightly late for our matinee, but we will definitely be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 18 December 2017

Met my son for Christmas lunch the staff were amazing made very welcome. Food was amazing if your a foodie like me you will not be disappointed couldn’t recommended enough

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Casual, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 16 December 2017

Great value lunch with the set menu. You also get lots of extras such as canapés and petit fours which were far better than I’ve had at other similar restaurants. Service was a little slow which is great if you’re not in a rush but could have been a little more attentive at times. Overall a great meal but service could have been slicker.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on 15 December 2017

Fantastic food, excellent wine selection, and friendly staff!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on 15 December 2017

Food was amazing,service was friendly efficient and not at all intrusive! Good advice provided in menu and existence wine list! One of the best meals I have had this year, cannot believe it only has one star!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 14 December 2017

We had the lunch menu with wine and we were really impressed with the service and the little extras included throughout the meal. Surpassed expectations and would definitely visit again.

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 (London)·Dined on 11 December 2017

Third visit and still very enjoyable. We love the ambience here. The staff are friendly without over doing it. Food and all the extras they serve you is always delicious.

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·Dined on 11 December 2017

Fabulous service. Best we have had. Each waiter knowing their job.
Lots of little surprises but don't want to spoil it by saying here. Just go and experience what real service is and wonderful food.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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