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Pollen Street Social

#119 of 17,702 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Mayfair
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8-10 Pollen Street, London W1S 1NQ, England
+44 20 7290 7600
Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every time I have been has the food been well prepared. But I dont particular like the bistro interior.

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Thank nille4848
RestaurantManagerPSS, General Manager at Pollen Street Social, responded to this review

Dear nille4848, Thank you for your comments following your repeated visits to Pollen Street Social. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Matthew Mawtus General Manager More 

Singapore, Singapore
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3,047 reviews
1,089 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,404 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here today for the set lunch with an old friend. Excellent value, decent service and really very good food. Several additional tasting courses also included for no extra charge. Good atmosphere and really well worth another visit.

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Thank KGB777
RestaurantManagerPSS, General Manager at Pollen Street Social, responded to this review

Dear KGB777, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review following your visit to Pollen Street Social. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Matthew Mawtus General Manager More 

Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow. This was the highlight of a week of dining in London. Wish I would have dined there first, so to be able to dine there again before leaving. Oh well - lesson learned. Summary: 1. Starter - Salt baked Pembrokeshire beetroot ’tartare’ sourdough toast and mint. Great flavour, cooked perfectly. 2. Main - Red pepper & almond crusted monkfish,... More 

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Thank Brent L
RestaurantManagerPSS, General Manager at Pollen Street Social, responded to this review

Dear Brent L, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review following your meal at Pollen Street Social. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind regards, Matthew Mawtus General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been coming here the past years and again food was fabulous. The menu has lots of British staples but also some intelligence thought out lighter options which suit Careful waters. The pork was great, the chocolate desert, rich and delicious. The waiter talked to me into it and it was the right decision. Quality wine by the glass to... More 

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RestaurantManagerPSS, General Manager at Pollen Street Social, responded to this review

Dear worldepicure, Many thanks for taking the time to write you review following your experience at Pollen Street Social. We are very pleased to learn that you enjoyed dining with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind regards, Matthew Mawtus General Manager More 

Greenwich
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just come home from lunch at the Pollen Street Social, feeling thoroughly spoiled and very well looked after. Really wonderful food with many extras thrown in along the way (perhaps we were a particularly charismatic trio or maybe this is what they do with all their customers). What I loved about this place, apart from the truly delicious... More 

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Thank jillydynamic
RestaurantManagerPSS, General Manager at Pollen Street Social, responded to this review

Dear jillydynamic, Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write your review following your lunch at Pollen Street Social. I have passed your comments on to Florent and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Matthew Mawtus General Manager More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and family visited over the Christmas period and as you would expect from a restaurant with such a good reputation the food was phenomenal. Everything from the cep amuse bouche shot to the amazing chocolate and olive oil dessert were great and service was top draw! The real star at this place is the local restaurant feel you get,... More 

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RestaurantManagerPSS, General Manager at Pollen Street Social, responded to this review

Dear jakevanthoff, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review following your visit to Pollen Street Social during the festive period. We are delighted with your comments and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind regards, Matthew Mawtus General Manager More 

London
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196 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely room, great team and very special tasting menu and fine wine accompanying tasting menu. First of all the wine is 5* , brilliant choices and great sommelier. Tasting menu more mixed afternoon tea apperitif very cute idea and mushroom tea delicious. Fish dish less successful, fussy plate and fussy execution of what could have been exemplar oyster, crab and... More 

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RestaurantManagerPSS, General Manager at Pollen Street Social, responded to this review

Dear CathyGilman, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review following your experience at Pollen Street Social. We are delighted with your comments and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Matthew Mawtus General Manager More 

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198 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pollen Street Social is located in the heart of the city centre of London, very close to Regents St. The restaurant has been decorated in a modern fashion, but with old-fashioned details such as the platters the food is served on. Staff is also trained in an impressive old-school style and treat you with the class that can be expected... More 

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Thank Bosbeek
RestaurantManagerPSS, General Manager at Pollen Street Social, responded to this review

Dear Bosbeek, Thanks you very much indeed for taking the time to write your review following your daughter's birthday lunch at Pollen Street Social. We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed the time you spent with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Matthew Mawtus General Manager More 

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I visited last week at lunchtime and decided to go for the 5 course tasting menu. Every single course was sheer perfection and the staff were very well informed, friendly and attentive. Neither of us are from London so we decided to pay a special visit for our Anniversary. I really couldn't pick a favourite course as... More 

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Thank Yasmin T
RestaurantManagerPSS, General Manager at Pollen Street Social, responded to this review

Dear Yasmin T, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review following your lunch at Pollen Street Social. We are so pleased to learn that you enjoyed dining with us and we very much look forward to your return visit. Kind regards, Matthew Mawtus General Manager More 

Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What's not to love? Pollen Street Social provided a delightful lunch in a very pleasant environment. Food quality was superb and the service friendly and efficient. We look forward to returning.

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Thank M&G_OnTheRoadAgain
RestaurantManagerPSS, General Manager at Pollen Street Social, responded to this review

Dear M&G_OnTheRoadAgain, Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write your review following your lunch at Pollen Street Social. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Matthew Mawtus General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-10 Pollen Street, London W1S 1NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7290 7600
Description
Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social is British chef Jason Atherton's flagship restaurant. A contemporary bistro offering deformalised fine dining in Mayfair, the menu places emphasis on fresh British seasonal produce. The restaurant houses not only a cocktail bar but also a dessert bar, where guests can watch the pastry chefs as they cook. A private dining room next to the wine cellar seats up to 12 guests.

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Mayfair
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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