Pollen Street Social
My husband and eating companions 3rd visit but my 1st and what a 1st class experience it was! The food, the service, the advice on wine pairing to name a few - everything was spot on. I cannot wait to return for round 2, round 3 and so in. Pollen street social - pollen street perfection!
Food was excellent; acoustics are terrible; nice staff; bill was in error.
Excellent food and service. Delightful menu, well executed and delectable.
Really enjoyed this experience and highly recommend if you’re visiting London and want to experience a special meal OR if you live in London, come here for a special occasion (I am not wealthy so this meal isn’t something I could afford on a casual night but if you are wealthy this might be a casual meal for you).
My boyfriend and I spent around $425 US dollars total and did the tasting menu, which is around 105 pounds each.
Food was delicious with exception to a couple of dishes that we found just ok. You will walk away feeling full but not stuffed. We loved the desserts! The food type is a modern take on British classics and staples. They did a nice job at using unique ways of presenting different dishes — for example, an oyster ice cream (which my boyfriend had and said was very good).
Service was outstanding. Our server and the sommelier were very nice and knowledgeable.
The meal overall took a very long time (3.5ish hours) which. We didn’t mind because of all of the courses. There was a slightly annoyingly long gap between the entree courses and the dessert, but aside from that the meal flowed very nicely.
Delicious food, great service and a superb choice of wine and other drinks. The mushroom tea is amazing.
Wonderful and vibrant, the Pollen St Social is a fantastic restaurant and experience. Energetic, and powerful flavours accompanying enthusiastic and upbeat service.
This was our first visit to Pollen Street Social courtesy of our son who bought us the 8 course tasting menu as a Christmas present. The restaurant, service and food was excellent and we would love to visit again. We particularly loved the 'afternoon tea' which kicked off our 8 course dining experience.
My first visit for lunch which was exceptional and combined with the superb service I have no hesitation to recommend this restaurant and I look forward to a return visit
Great food, good restaurant, great service. My only negative was the tasting menu took an age to get through, 3.5 hrs was too long, just wanted to leave by the end ,also a/c was on making it uncomfortably cold, despite asking for it too be turned up.
Very pleasant experience. My teenage son and I visited the restaurant early at 6pm in the evening prior to a theatre experience. We were thus in a little bit of a hurry and the restaurant were very accommodating. Food was superb.
Outstanding service. A great atmosphere and fantastic food. Would recommend to anyone.
Great food and vibe, service was amazing until about half way through the tasting menu when it got very slow, 20min wait between 2 particular dishes. Would still recommend!
Great Lunch on Saturday. Service amazing and food out of this world. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
The daily lunch menu gave good choice and was delectable. Acoustics not very good despite asking for a quiet table.
We had the taster menu which was absolutely superb, the creativity and flavour of some of the dishes was fantastic. My personal favourite was the Fish & Chips which I was aware but very keen to to try and the flavour blew me away, also the Oyster ice cream was exceptional as was the scallop with the broth.
A thoroughly enjoyable and great way to spend my wife's 40th Birthday lunch and I highly recommend.
Fabulous food and great service. had to move my booking 'til late as my plane was delayed and they were really helpful. Not cheap, but that wasn't expected!
Wonderful experience food and service were excellent
We had a fabulous meal and overall dining experience at Pollen Street Social on Tuesday evening. This was a really special birthday dinner for my wife’s birthday so everything needed to be perfect and it was. I have to admit that is no mean feat as my wife has extremely high standards as she is an extremely good cook and also very fussy and hard to please food wise in my opinion.
It was my first visit to Pollen Street Social and it was fantastic and we loved it. The food was brilliant, tasty and inventive and beautifully presented. It was served by charming, helpful and fun staff. The only negative was that it is very noisy. Will definitely go again
From start to finish the whole lunch was superb. Faultless.
Excellent food with flawless service. Candidate for a second star?
Great lunch. Set menu was great, loved their take on a ‘English afternoon tea’. Food was beautifully prepared and very very tasty. Love it. When full it’s very noisy and they need to add some baffles in the ceiling but otherwise perfect.
My bday. Lovely experience
Tasting menu sounded great on paper but failed to deliver on the plate. Main course of lamb was raw not cooked pink. Awful!
Food was amazing. Waiting staff pretty good, but there were two things that caught my eye on the waiting staff that suggest all is not perfect:
(i) The one occasion when i needed waiting staff there were huge numbers close by, but all were talking to each other and I couldnt attract anyone's attention
(ii) I found it difficult to trust whether the sommelier was certain of the vegan provenance of the wines on his menu or whether he was just guessing. Indeed, one of my guests distrusted him so much she stopped drinking the wine we had ordered
Amazing experience top restaurant in central London i will be back soon
Amazing service, food exceptional and a really lovely setting
Incredible food, sadly the service really let things down. I felt the service was very dry and i had different waiter's throughout my tasting menu. The service lacked any form of personality and towards the end i just felt uncomfortable.
It’s really not cheap, but this is a fantastic night out. Impeccable service, amazing range of tastes beautifully presented. I can’t really fault it.
Another level. Friendly but slightly slow service front of house. Dining room ran well and the food was easily the best we’ve had this trip
Friendly service and good albeit too quiet atmosphere
Absolutely exceptional. Amazing food, creativity and service. Loved it
As you would expect, everything about our meal was outstanding. The room itself is elegant and spacious. The service was relaxed and attentive. The food was incredible. Expensive but worth it.
Outstanding - third time I've been and the food, wine and service was excellent as always
There had been a breakdown in the power of its sister restaurant which meant that an influx of 'overflow' diners had to be accommodated in the main venue; this led to very poor, cursory service and a half hour+ wait for wine, bread and amuses bouches. Some staff were too fraught to cope comfortably with such problems (of which we were not informed until the very end of the meal, after we had expressed dis-satisfaction with the service). The food was exemplary, however, beautifully cooked and admirably presented but the noise level was intolerable for anyone hoping to converse comfortably above the surrounding hubbub. At just over £50 a head, sharing a half bottle of house wine and drinking tap water, Pollen Street represents good value for a dining experience at this level - although we did have to ask for the set menu on being seated. I would return to enjoy the exceptional cuisine: hopefully in less unfortunate circumstances.
Fabulous food, staff attentive but not intrusive, cocktails very nice too
Great value lunch offer with all the nice little extras a star brings. Lovely bread, canapés, pre dessert and petit fours. Service was friendly and efficient. Only criticism the lamb main course was not as hot as it may have been and the rump element not so tender. Stand out dishes the citrus cured trout and the lamb shoulder. Would recommend and return
Friendly professional service excellent food
Excellent time had, would highly recommend if you have a special occasion coming up