Pollen Street Social

4.6
2365 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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2,365 reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
73%
Very Good
20%
Good
4%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an excellent lunch with a client, top quality food and service, thanks you

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

Waiter not very attentive.

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JG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both excellent. All the staff were the right balance between professional and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We went for our anniversary and received a complimentary chocolate ‘cake’ that was absolutely delicious.

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RH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!
Fantastic food and service was brilliant!
Will def be coming back!! Thanks x

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CA
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I booked for a get together with friends. We all opted for the tasting menu which could not be faulted but the level of service left us all underwhelmed. Amongst the issues were:

- Warm towels that were given to us to wipe and refresh our hands had been stewing in dirty water given off a smell similar to a wet dog. This then meant we had to go to the bathroom to wash our hands before we could proceed.

- The wine we had had appeared to be corked but were we informed by the sommelier that it can sometimes have 'sediment' in it

- We were eating the turbot course on the tasting menu and we were asked if we would like to sample the red that we had chosen for a later course.

All in all the food was some of the best I have ever tasted but the various issues we had with the service soured the experience somewhat and at £200+ a head, it's not what I have come to expect Michelin starred dining.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff combined with the best food. A wonderful afternoon was spent here.

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AD
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An experience which I would like to repeat again and again. Always leave this place with the best feeling

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AB
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First impressions were clearly wrong. Behind the bland interiors of the space, is among the best service and fine dining experience London has to offer. The staff were simply spectacular - dealing with my 2 young boys, and demanding guests at the same time. The food - where do I begin! the number of extras that come with the food from the mushroom cappuccino, the mini treats Pre dinner, the petit fours - I could have been full without ordering a meal. The main meal was outstanding. The rabbit with ham & stuffed courgette flowers was something I’ve never had before. For dessert, their take on the Eton Mess made me like Eton Mess for the first time. It’s pricey though, but for a long fine dining experience, well worth every penny.

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JL
Brighton
8 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Love the use of local produce. Excellent service. Will definitely return.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and lovely atmosphere! Especially the pistachio souffle - that was amazing.

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 1service 2ambience 5

They did not cater well for my allergies at all - unlike their lunch time set menu. Will not go back for dinner anytime soon!

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RC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pollen Street Social is always exceptional - food, service, ambience - what more could you wish for.

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PL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to everyone at Pollen Street. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we entered to the point when we left. The food was great and the wines matched well with good explanation from the sommelier. Loved the game, brought a little fun to the whole experience.

Thank you again for a great night

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

This was a Birthday meal with friends and I could not have wished for a better venue. The service was second to none and extremely attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent and each course provided a wow factor.
The complementary birthday cake was delicious but the accompanying music box playing Happy Birthday was an extra special touch. Could not fault any aspect of this dining experience.

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

Wonderful service and just a great overall experience for foodies.

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EE
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice good, thoroughly enjoyable. Would recommend and come back again

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DL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great lunch here. The staff put in the extra care for us and appreciate the little things they did to make our lunch special. Thanks!

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j
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had the lunch time menu which has always been brilliant in the past However, this time I chose the halibut which was both over cooked and over powered by the confit of tomatoes (far too salty)and black olive purée. The ice cream and sorbets were a little gimmicky as they were not particularly unusual or original

Everything else was at the usual high standard

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous venue for an intimate 60th birthday celebration with close family. Innovative and delicious menu. Thank you

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J
London
15 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service - good space between tables for confidential discussions - modern feel and ambience- the presentation of the food is good talking point also - good value for set lunch and house wines

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HG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is excellent. Food is delicious. 3 courses lunch menu is of good value. Must try once in a lifetime.

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R
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff but even better food!!The squab I had was done to perfection..worth a second trip!

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BS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very creative and yet very delicious! Service also very best!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dad’s Birthday

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SH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning, loved everything about it. Came here on a recommendation & it certainly didn’t disappoint. Myself & 2 friends had a wonderful pre theatre lunch. We all came away very happy indeed.

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FL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Astounding dishes, incredible tasting experience. Service paid great attention to detail without feeling overbearing. High end restaurant design, great selection of crockery and presentation items. Smart vibe, relaxed atmosphere, no pretences.
A truly incredible dining experience, will be difficult to top.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my wife there at her request for her birthday - lovely food and very knowledgable and superb sommelier. Nice touch of having a birthday card on table for my wife!

We both enjoyed overall - at times service levels intermittent but given occasion was not a problem and created a no rush environment.

Food wise possible challenge is certain very English style meats (pigeon, duck, very pink lamb, dishes requiring two to eat e.g. beef) which may not be to everyone's taste but just about enough other choices to provide variety.

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JG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A fabulous evening delicious food and very subtle flavours the scallops were truly superb

Friendly and attentive service we were completely spoilt all round a 100 percent enjoyable experience

See you soon best wishes

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phoned in advance with some special requests which were actioned. Lovely service, fab wine and a tasting menu to die for!

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was tasty and the ingredients were expertly sourced. The pistachio souffle was a highlight, however, it said 70% dark chocolate in its description and there was really just a very modest amount of chocolate in the dessert. The cheese course was very nicely presented and the cheeses were both British and very good; however, there were barely any accompaniments for the cheese in terms of the usual quince paste type items that pair with cheese. The room was exceptionally noisy by 8 p.m. -- it was hard to converse at a Table of 3. Portion sizes were perfect and I did not leave feeling like I ate too much, which is always nice. Lastly, the skin on my sea bass could have been crisper -- after all this is a serious restaurant with a talented culinary team.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I enjoyed a very pleasant early dinner here after a theatre visit. The food was of a consistently high quality and provided a good range of options. The service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive and the wine selection was good, even for us drinking by the glass

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CD
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would have awarded 5 star but I was disappointed with the sommelier.
In all other ways - a super evening which we all enjoyed very much

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PL
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for everything, service, friendly, attention to detail, thoughtful, wine list, but above all the food. Clever and beautiful presentation which matched the extrodinary taste of the food.
We went for my husband's birthday and it was made a very special occasion with lots of little extras which were not expected, a birthday card and especially especially the cake. We were given a wonderful birthday cake but because I do not eat chocolate I was presented with another cake.
Really a wonderful experience.
Thank you

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BH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as ever. The service was attentive without being intrusive. A wonderful (if quite expensive) restaurant.

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IL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant doesn't need me to tell anyone how good it is , there have been so many great reviews it must be getting boring . However ; it really is a great experience . Thanks to all the team at the 'social ' for a brilliant lunch .

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pollen Street Social is a lovely dining experience. I took my husband for his birthday and we both had the vegan taster menu which was fabulous. The cocktails were delicious and the sommelier was friendly and knowledgeable. My only slight complaint was that we had to ask for the cocktail menu on more than one occasion which one doesn’t expect in a Michelin restaurant but it wouldn’t stop me going back. Fabulous night, thank you

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AM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting friends for lunch. This was a perfect choice - the food was seasonal, delicious and beautifully presented. It was a very good value set lunch for £37 which made the decision to have an extra cocktail much easier. And the service was lovely.

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W
Cornwall
53 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the few Michelin restaurants in London that does a set lunch menu at the weekend which meant my group of girlfriends could really enjoy some exquisite food without breaking the bank. We all agreed it was the best value meal we'd ever had. I tried a coravin wine which was a real treat and went for the cheese board supplement so it wasn't as cheap as it could have been but it was worth paying extra. Will definitely return next time I'm in London looking for a slap up meal.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all respects - great table, service and food as outstanding as ever.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the nicest dining experiences ever. High quality food and decor. Service could have perhaps been better and more attentive.

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