Pollen Street Social

4.8
3493 reviews
£41 and over
British
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3493 People Are Saying
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vipBoHo
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing. Beautifully presented and set my taste buds alight! The fallow deer, hot/cold oyster (oyster ice cream was SO delicious) and partridge were a few of the memorable dishes on the tater menu. Our evening was topped off with a chat with Jason Atherton at our table. Will definitely be back!

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vipmartinidoc
London
83 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is really very special here from start to finish. The attention to detail is unsurpassed and every mouthful of food a delight.

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jude
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Wonderful Lucnh, Exellent Food for Resonable Price, Amazing Tasting Menu. Seeing my Mom's reaction on food the presentation is priceless, she was impressed and amazed. This was her first Michelin experience so Thank You for making it Special and thank you for extra details for my birthday celebration. One thing we didnt like is one waiter I think he doesnt have knowledge on the Food his serving, he serve us twice or three times he just put the plate on the table then leave without saying nothing especially last dessert plate, but I understand it I came for the food we were satisfied and enjoyed it. Exellent food can make up! All in all almost perfect experience!

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TheHumes
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really stunning food with lots of additional extras that were unexpected. Desserts in particular were very good! Would highly recommend.

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JulianK
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. Fully recommend for all to try.

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marcusf
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I’ve been going to this restaurant for the last 5 years and NEVER had any issues until this last meal.

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SamG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always and so lovely to go out to a restaurant where life felt normal. A perfect way to celebrate our daughter’s 21st

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windhoek
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unquestionably, Pollen St Social is the best restaurant in London. But is not also perhaps the best restaurant in the world? Certainly it seemed so last week when we visited. Glorious, glorious, glorious

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Nina
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Pollen Street Social for our anniversary and had the tasting menu with the classic wine pairing. Absolutely amazing. From service to food, and we even got some more dessert as a present which we just couldn't fit so they wrapped it up for us so we could bring it home. The final course the dessert was the best I have ever had I my life! Would highly recommend going here. We even got to see chef Jason Atherton in the kitchen working which was a plus.

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JWTLondon
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time celebrating a birthday. Although there were 2 children in the party, the staff were very accommodating. Thank you very much for making the evening a special occasion.

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PatrickH
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food and great wine. Would definitely reccomend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely amazing lunch!
I could not fault it at all.
Superb

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PaulineN
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the A La Carte 4 course lunch menu which offers a great choice, amazing food and we think really good value. Even in this social distancing time, the restaurant had a great buzz about it. The staff were welcoming, with excellent menu knowledge and perfect service.
Pollen Street Social is everything you would expect from a Jason Atherton restaurant, excellent food, excellent service, I can't wait to go back.

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Gill
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. The meal was superb. The staff totally charming and very knowledgeable
What an honour to see Britain’s best chef actually cooking in the kitchen. Jason Atherton is genius

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ChrisW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose the 4 course £85 pp which was outstanding in taste, presentation and quality.
Service was 1st class and not overbearing, which can sometimes overshadow the food from past fine dining experiences.

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JonN
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

got to be the best restaurant in London, seriously it is a spectacular dining experience

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DavidWalter
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best food my party have eaten for years, if not forever

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GaryC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food , wine , service , location and very friendly staff

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Diner2
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hadn’t been for a few years but was instantly reminded how wonderful Pollen Street Social is. The whole experience was lovely, the atmosphere is warm and chatty unlike some similar started places, and the food was incredible. Not sure which course was the best, every one was fantastic, but I can say the chocolate soufflé is most definitely worth the wait. Will be booking again soon.

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SallyR
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Always worth a trek up to Town. The staff are so professional and friendly at the same time. Food is sublime with wonderful extra touches to make it even more special. Well done Jason and the team.

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viphippocake
London
26 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A brilliant time with excellent fresh and most tasty food
On the four course a la carte menu. George the general manager was serving us and he understood our great interest in food and my writing commitment to a lifestyle magazine. We were introduced to chef/owner Jason Atherton who was helpful and
Charming. This was a magnificent experience and the slightly informal happy atmosphere helped the enjoyment of my birthday lunch. Every little thing was taken care of in the menu. Perfect.

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LucyD
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in London. I cannot recommend Pollen Street Social highly enough.

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LesterT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even better than I expected - great buzzing atmosphere, excellent service and amazing food. You wont be disappointed.

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SpecialOffersOnly
London
20 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely wonderful time for our anniversary. Food, service and ambience were fabulous. Excellent and attentive sommelier. A real treat, especially in times like these.

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MartinC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first place we've eaten out since the lifting of the second lockdown and what an experience it was. The serving staff are absolutely brilliant and the food is out of this world. I've eaten a lot of desserts in my time, but the russet apple dessert is the best of the bunch.

Thank you Pollen Street Social, for lifting the gloom of this pandemic with great service and unbelievable food!

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Will
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional experience from starter to petit fours, the variety on the menu was fantastic and already has us planning our next visit. The quality of each dish, served beautifully was outstanding and the wine list and knowledge of the sommelier matched perfectly.

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PeterD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Very pleasant evening somewhat tarnished by very slow service. Sat down at 7.30 and by 9.45 had only been served amuse bouche and starter from the tasting menu. Given curfews , the next three courses were brought up in quick succession. Waiting staff were very courteous and professional but, apart from a brief apology, offered no explanation.
Food was , as ever, very good. Wine list is both extensive and expensive. Very little of quality below £80.
It should be stressed we had a lovely evening celebrating my wife’s birthday, but given the size of the bill, will only consider returning on similar special occasions and would hope for more prompt service.

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ScottP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night. They just knock it out of the park every single time. Great service and great food. Thank you very much for your great hospitality

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KateT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant so good with gluten free

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vipSOMBILI
London
134 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not the best of experiences and certainly not what one expects from a JA restaurant. Service was inconsistent, the last dish took a loooong time to come, no effort by staff to mitigate the wait, my turbot tasted like it had been sitting in a counter for a while, not fresh and moist as it's been before.

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Tux1
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous meal for our twins birthday - we had the taste menu and it was innovative and totally delicious. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar food, main man in the kitchen on top form, best table ever

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vipSineB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was stunning, atmosphere chic but not stuck up, staff attentive, wine menu extensive...Can't find fault with this place really. Had a great experience!

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claires
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fourth trip and still great. The set menu for lunch is great value and delicious with lots of extras thrown in.

The wine menu is extensive and not many around the £40/50 bracket.

Great atmosphere and friendly staff!

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clem
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing food and experience; sommelier recommending great wines at reasonable prices and service striking balance of attentive without being intrusive. Thoroughly recommend.

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Batchworth
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food with excellent service in a very relaxing and enjoyable setting. My second visit and an equally memorable experience

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JoeOC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was wonderful as ever and great service. I just had some food envy as my wife ordered better than me!

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mjadams64
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 4 course 'a la carte' menu which was excellent value particularly with the number of 'extras' dished out during the course of the evening. Service also excellent throughout. Was good to see Jason Atherton in action in the kitchen leading his team and nice touch his coming over to have a chat with my wife and I

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HelenB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed lunch
Not cheap but beautifully executed and served
Will visit again when law of the land allows

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vipCchell15
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent vegan menu with well-matched wine pairings. We were well looked after and the service was stellar.
The restaurant was well adapted during the pandemic.

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Pollen Street Social is rated 4.8 stars by 3493 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.