Little Social

4.5
1142 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
French
With a nod towards some typically French plates, Little Social brings the best of British produce to the table. A Jason Atherton restaurant in Mayfair, head chef Cary Docherty has garnered 3 AA Rosettes since opening with his affordable Parisian-style bistro menu.

Should your ideal reservation time be unavailable please feel free to join us as a walk- in.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
French
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm; 6pm - 10.30pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
020 7870 3730
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Jason Atherton
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Five minutes walk from Oxford Circus tube station. Pollen Street runs parallel to Regent Street between Hanover and Maddox Streets.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1142 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
RW
London
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment, varied menu and excellent service. Will def use again for business.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Somewhat disjointed experience, which at this level and price point is not really acceptable. We waited a very long time for any service for an initial drinks order. Then we waited in excess of 30 minutes between starters and mains. On every occasion we had to work to flag a waiter. When we ordered a second bottle of wine with the mains, necessitated by the long wait, it wasn't cold enough so we didn't really get to enjoy it with food as it was away on ice for ages and we had to ask for it to be brought to the table. Despite flagging these issues, which I consider serious in a restaurant of this calibre, no real apology was made and nothing was done to reflect the very unsatisfactory nature of the evening on the bill. For a bill of in excess of £250 for two I expect much more and Little Social are complacent if they think this is good enough!

Report
Helpful
LL
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

A staff was very rude. The food was overpriced too. Do not recommend

Report
Helpful
HM
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I’ve had two delicious meals at this resto. Unfortunately this third one was not very good. Cold roast food, undercooked vegetables, stodgy pudding. ‘Chicken with pear’ doesn’t mean literally a piece of cold, raw pear on the plate by the chicken, next to some gravy. I don’t know whether the chef has changed or it was a bad night in the kitchen but it was disappointing. The staff tried to sort it out but not terribly well, although they are all nice people. At these prices you expect really quite good food of totally reliable quality. I’ll give this restaurant another chance because on two other occasions it was great - hence the third visit.

Report
Helpful
JM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious and unusual food, lively atmosphere, friendly & knowledgable service

Report
Helpful
RK
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointing actually. Been to pollen street social many times and always excellent, little social - not so much. Food was good but not excellent. Waiter was good but unfriendly. Toilets were surprisingly very dirty. Overall felt like poor value for money. Would go back to PSS but not this restaurant.

Report
Helpful
PS
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We ordered cocktails and then ordered our food and wine to go with it. The wine arrived before the cocktails, which we were not half way through when the food was brought. We had the feeling that everything was being rushed to get the table free again. Given the prices they really should get the service right. Won't be going back.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent- as ever

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food service and drinks were all amazing. I will go back.

Report
Helpful
I
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always great, the food is awesome and the staff make you feel special. They treat it like a family restaurant experience. Love it.

Report
Helpful
PM
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on Friday 30 November and we really enjoyed the atmosphere of this restaurant. The food was delicious and the service amazing. The Assistant Manager (Emanuele) was really helpful, friendly and available to explain all the dishes. Strongly advised!

Report
Helpful
B
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Overall very good and a nice setting. Especially like the booths to sit in, did not feel hemmed in.
The service was attentive, although it could have been a touch more personable. We felt there were too many staff.

Report
Helpful
DD
London
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food with friendly and professional staff

Report
Helpful
b
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very enjoyable atmosphere , great food and reasonable value

Report
Helpful
IC
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have used the restaurant for business on many occasions and needed to have a lunch meeting within a set time frame. The service was prompt and attentive (when needed) and the food well-presented and slightly unusual but uniformly excellent.

Report
Helpful
K
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Took my daughter for her 21st dinner.
Service was poor, food disappointing.
I normally love the socials but this was disappointing

Report
Helpful
d
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good .. Great Food & Wine selection. Good value

Report
Helpful
B
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met a friend for supper prior to seeing Grayson Perry at the London Palladium. One of the best meals I've had in ages! We chose off the pre-theatre menu, so it was extremely good value too.

Report
Helpful
MC
London
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is good but the price to expensive , wine very expensive ..

Report
Helpful
S
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely evening, my second time here. Early evening on Saturday still quiet and lovely. Fantastic Cote de Porc, must have!

Report
Helpful
A
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

Get your s**t together! Sorry for the candor, but this place was in my top 10 back in 2016, today it’s in my flop/crap 5! I could write a lot about how awful was my experience tonight, but I’ll state three highlights: 1) Unsuitable loud music, it seemed to be at Topshop....it gave me a headache after 30min! 2) Half of the menu was not available on a Friday night!!! How’s it possible? I don’t know why but the waitress insisted to swap the lamb with the burger, but I didn’t go there for a burger!!! 3) I had to ask four/4 times for a drink my wife ordered before we received the main courses. Obviously the drink arrived when we finished the food.
I asked the manager if the restaurant doesn’t belong anymore to the social eating house and apparently it still does. I fed back my experience after paying the bill, because I was not looking to get a miserable 10% discount, but I wanted to tell him personally how bad everything was. To conclude there’s a positive finale to this story: I won’t return anymore here unless I have to use their toilet

Report
Helpful
AW
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I enjoy Jason Atherton’s restaurants, however, Pollen Street Social still remains to be my favourite. Little social is good for a work or quick, casual lunch.

Report
Helpful
S
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I have many better meals at Little Social. Today was bland, and lacking. Some undercooked food and others over done. Fixed menu didn’t offer great bake on this occasion.

Report
Helpful
MO
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The little social hamburger remains one of the best in town, and the set lunch at £19.50 is excellent value (burger is also in this deal). Wine and service excellent, atmosphere warm and cosy. My lunch place of choice in the area.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The host was nice but the food was not good . Pasta was very very salty and not tasty . Restaurant has no chili flakes . Burrata was ok. Bread was hard.

Report
Helpful
AT
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Wanted to go for some time but wasn’t great food honestly - very disappointed

Report
Helpful
b
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant -- it was very relaxed and comfy. However, it was very loud-- and given the fact that it was not crowded, we wondered what it would be like on a busy night!

Food was ok-- not great.

Report
Helpful
S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I would recommend Little Social as a place to go if you want to avoid conversation with your dinner companion, the sound level is ridiculous. The food is good but not memorable, I cannot fault the staff or service.

Report
Helpful
KB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Little Social! The service is always impeccable, friendly yet professional staff who make you feel welcome and advise well on food and drink. Food was delicious - went for the Prix Fix, the burger was huge and came with chips and a large salad too. Would eat there every day if I could!

Report
Helpful
MA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Quite good service and a nice room. My main problem was the vegetarian food. To offer a basic risotto and some pasta as the only main courses was surprising . Whilst the soup was delicious the risotto was very plain and way overpriced at over £20. It bore no comparison to the food my companions ate.

Report
Helpful
a
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice atmosphere - great service - delicious food!

Report
Helpful
SC
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A bit disappointed. Staff were polite but distant and stilted. Were I not used to high end restaurants I might have been too intimidated to stay. Much prefer Pollen St and Berners.

Report
Helpful
IC
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a delightful evening at Little Social. The informal bistro ambience, service that’s attentive without being intrusive, like being welcomed by generous hosts into a private dining room, comfortable seating not too close to other tables. And delicious dinner - great seasonal ingredients, beautifully cooked, and puddings that we scoffed before we remembered to share! Was looking for somewhere ‘like Little Social’ a little further away - and of course there is nowhere like Little Social. Gorgeous.

Report
Helpful
SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A more afordable but equally tasty little brother to Pollen Street Social. Oysters spectacular, smoked eel and beetroot superb, pork chop juicy and tasty, great cheese, exceptional fresh mint tea. A touch pricey with wine but well worth it.

Report
Helpful
SE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of four for a really early dinner (6:15pm) but it filled up quickly. Food was excellent. Service was efficient, attentive and not too cloying. Just the right amount of attentiveness. The atmosphere was busy, noisy but fun. We enjoyed the casualness and lack of stuffiness of the place. Lamb was meltingly delicious, Mussels were wonderful, Tarte tatin (for 2) was superbly done but too big - definitely could have fed 3.

Report
Helpful
HT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming and cozy restaurant with delicious food and lovely service

Report
Helpful
K
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and great service. We’ll go back next time we’re in London.

Report
Helpful
AT
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience! Perfect place to celebrate my birthday on 26th of September!! Amazing all round.
Service was perfect in a lovely setting.
Fabulous ambiance, fresh and tasting food! Excellent! Thank you chef Cary!
Friendly and proffesional staff! Thank you very much looking after our table Gintare and Alex :x

Report
Helpful
GB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a lovely lunch great value for money food was excellent and service was outstanding

Report
Helpful
CB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well looked after by all staff, food was amazing, wine and food knowledge was outstanding, always on hand to top up your glass or clear your table, quick service, very intentive, thankyou very much for a great afternoon! Really take your experience to the next level!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
29