Pollen Street Social

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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.
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CM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As my husband and I are Vegans I was struggling to find a fine dining experience involving a tasting menu that catered to our diet. Pollen Street Social offers a nine course Vegan tasting menu - Perfect! It did not disappoint. We were thrilled to be able to enjoy perfectly cooked savoury dishes and delicious desserts, there wasn't a meat substitute in sight either which was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed each course, the colours were vibrant, the taste so different each time, a 'game' course was even thrown into the mix too - great fun! The staff could not do enough for us either, they were all extremely professional, attentive and caring. We are looking forward to returning.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the dinner experience. Food and cocktail are delicious, presentation is amazing and always come with surprises. Very good service and vibe. It is indeed expensive but worth the experience.

DM
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife's birthday and the staff were awesome, Wend is Coeliac and the restaurant were brilliant with this, cake bread all catered for and a unique experience for her, they made a special desert. Food is brilliant and service is second to none.

MP
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always the food was outstanding - its the reason we keep coming back. Service bit hit and miss definitely room for improvement there -but based on the qaulity of the food its outstanding

JC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Considering the prices and luxury experience I wouldn’t have expected to ask for water several times and the sommelier could have been more helpful.

LW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Put simply, an amazing experience. The staff are welcoming and efficient without ever making you feel rushed. We had the festive 'set lunch menu' and the food was simply divine with a whole host of 'extras' that aren't on the menu. We highly recommend taking the opportunity to watch your dessert being made (which are all works of art in their own right) and also gives you the chance to watch professional kitchen at the very top of its game. Can't fault it!

RW
London
17 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Exemplary service. Given a Friday evening this was even more exceptional. From managing our misreading if the address to being the last people to leave all the way through the engagement was a perfect balance of enough and not too much formal and friendly.

The food came perfectly served and the wine similarly.

Added to the very short list of return locations.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. The food is beyond incredible, except service, wonderful atmosphere.

HP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent, except the noise level. However, staff did kindly move us to a quieter table so top marks on responsiveness and service!

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands 50th birthday with family.

Fantastic night. Friendly staff, wonderful food, great atmosphere

A memorable evening

RR
London
19 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply a fantastic lunch. Everything packs a punch flavour wise. Can’t wait to go back.

MF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. We loved every single course and appreciated that all the diners received free pre-starters as well as pre-desserts. The waiters were extremely attentive. We have been to quite a few Michelin star restaurants but in overall experience this has topped them all!

GK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu with matching wine flight. It was absolutely superb. Probably the best tasting menu I’ve had. Amazing food, great wine, lovely service, great atmosphere. I’ve wanted to go here for a while and now I know why! Brilliant.

OT
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My evaluation is relative to other Michelin 1*'s. Overall, a great experience. Amuse bouche and most main courses were good and inventive. However, a perfect score was marred by an absolutely dreadful suckling pig course: the meat was as tough as shoe leather. The chef confirmed the bad course, and fortunately, the kitchen prepared a different course quickly. This was a major faux pas for the kitchen of a 1*. To commend the restaurant, however, the alternative course was both prepared quickly and was complementary. One minor service gaff was that the first course was served before the wine appeared. Despite these problems, the evening was enjoyable largely due to the quality of the other courses, and the responsiveness of the restaurant management. I would return, and plan to...

N
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food. Nice service. Would like to come again. A bit noisy though!

AB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, with attentive but not intrusive service. All made for a great anniversary meal . Would definitely revisit / recommend

LM
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good but not particularly outstanding. More staff were needed, especially for the price you pay to eat there. The wine was spectacular.

OT
Aberdeen
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Maybe it was bad luck on the day I visited... Took 3 hours to deliver a 3 course meal. Food was cold and bland. Lots of waiters bumping into each other. Can't recommend and won't be coming back

BM
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as a special occasion meal (pricey for every day)

Loved everything about it!

TM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had the vegetarian tasting menu. Apart from the excellent Risotto, which i want to go back for, the rest of the menu unfortunately was underwhelming. Considering the price, we thought it could have been a lot better (ca. £450 for 3 people, one glass of alcohol each, but with the cheese platter).

HE
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent business lunch at Pollen Street Social - we had the set menu which was excellent and most enjoyed the little extras along the way. We were invited to take desert in front of the pastry chef which we thought was a wheeze to free up out table, but actually it was an excellent and entertaining end to the lunch

JP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I expected to be wowed but was very disappointed. My starter included narrow strips of partridge in which I found lead shot. Maitre d thought that this was okay but I would have expected a higher attention to detail. My wife's mackerel was unevenly cooked. None of the dishes were better than bistro standard and dishes that I would expected to be hot were tepid. Good atmosphere and drinks were good but the main reason for visiting was an expectation of Michelin standard food but we did not get it.

TS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently had a superb fixed price menu for lunch. I have been to this restaurant several times before and always had excellent food and service. Dinner is more pricey than lunch. I highly recommend this restaurant.

AJ
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was respectful, discreet, and attentive. Flavors blended beautifully, in ways not suggested by the ingredients, such as an amuse bouche of finely chopped celery and garlic with a subtle note of anise, piled onto a slim tart yet easy to eat in one bite. Somehow, sublime.

LE
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with a friend in lieu of buying xmas gifts. Did not disappoint, from the pre-lunch cocktail to the wonderfully decadent amuse bouche. We chose from the set menu because there were so many great choices. Food was fabulous, portions were perfect and wine was wonderful. Staff were absolutely amazing from Jason Atherton himself to the great bar staff, waiting staff and the lovely young lady who donned her coat at the end to virtually walk us to Liberty's. Fabulous, thank you.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We were disappointed. We had the tasting menu and the Fine Wine choice. Like the proverbial curates egg, it was good in parts but not good enough for a very expensive evening.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both top notch. Will definitely be returning.

ST
London
44 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great value lunch menu with very good service and superb food, the only let down was reasonably priced wine.

JK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute delight. Service was perfect and the food exquisite. Will definitely return.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant I've ever been to and the experience was excellent. The staff are extremely attentive