Pollen Street Social

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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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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience matched with impecible service. The staff were truly outstanding and the food out of this world. An an absolute must try!

D
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food and service and being able to sit at the desert counter to watch the deserts being made (and eaten) also with a clear view into the open kitchen was a treat. Only qualification was seating arrangements. We were fortunate not to be seated where most couples were along the restaurant sides where the tables are so close that you might as well be dining with the couple on either side !

AJ
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent in every way, this is a truly special experience experience from start to finish. The seafood platter was astonishing (particularly the raw scallop) and the invitation to the pastry table was more than welcome! Thanks so much for a wonderful evening :-)

u
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We had the taster menu and although there were one or two exceptions it was a disappointment. The turbot was overcooked, the scallop cold and unappealing, the beef tough, and the main dessert over the top chocolate. Service was fair but the ambience is poor from the fact that there is a scrum of waiters behind the table. Compared very poorly with other Michelin star establishments where we have eaten.

D
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful warm welcome and amazing set lunch! Food was fabulous and we will definitely return!

AS
London
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant lunch. My only tiny reservation would be large numbers of covers that made things a little noisy. But I guess it would be hard to offer the amazing value with fewer customers

WB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service4ambience5

During the vegan tasting menu I was served dairy ice cream........

BB
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly the greatest meal I have ever had. Perfect atmosphere. Thankyou.

T
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have done this many times already to a number of family and friends and none have come away disappointed

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I booked lunch for 1 person and had a very nice table. Service was very friendly and professional. The restaurant has a nice buzzy feel and the food was great. I went for the a la carte option.
I would certainly go again, yes it's not cheap but felt price/quality was very good.

DD
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I was disappointed with our meal here. For a very expensive restaurant, I was frankly disappointed with the service which felt more Nandos than Michelin star. There was no attentiveness or warmth from our waiter, who although visibly busy, did not take any time to explain the dishes, and put the plates and cutlery down with force and at one point I had to stop a knife rolling off the table. A smashed wine glass (it happens), and too many dessert courses on the tasting (4 in total with petit fours), where an additional savoury dish would have been warranted, left us feeling underwhelmed. I am surprised this has a Michelin star with such service on offer. Would not recommend or return.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best place - loved all the food - Felt very spoilt. Thank you for making our anniversary so special.

p
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I have already sent an email to restaurant via reservations email address.

L
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect and amazing lunch with my daughter. The food, sevices, ambiance,.....everything was perfect!

SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and beautiful food. Wine list is impressive as well.

LC
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 4th visit to Pollen Street and again it didn’t disappoint. Food was fabulous, especially the mushroom tea! We had great service and attention from Elton and look forward to coming back in the near future.

SF
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and staff were great without being overly attentive

SN
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations. Food was fantastic and the dinning experience was one of the best I’ve had

AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good experience - I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere

m
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very special occasion my son's birthday, I found the staff very helpful without being intrusive
they were very informative on the dishes we were served
I really enjoyed my experience would recommend it to everyone

D
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely lunch , very relaxed lovely buzz about the restaurant
Food was great staff were friendly would definitely return

DB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food with an unexpected range of amuse bouches both savoury and sweet. My only issue is with the wine prices with nothing under £40 per bottle!

SF
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time with tasting menu and again outstanding. Definitely not our last visit

AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, it’s not a quiet restaurant but I really like that. Highly recommend.

AJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual this amazing restaurant manages to serve fantastic food without being stuffy or formal We love it

JC
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and delightful staff.
Good value set lunch

OT
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, lovely food. We went for lunch to celebrate a birthday and opted for the set menu. Portions look small but actually I was full by the end of the meal. It is expensive but worth it. Service was excellent, attentive but not overbearing. I can thoroughly recommend the pistachio souffle

AD
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given a gift voucher for 3 course lunch with half bottle of wine. Food was outstanding, with surprise, complementary amuse bouche throughout. Cannot fault the service, ambience was also good. A really nice vibe with absomuty delicious food. Highly recommend.

L
London
31 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Some wonderful food and drink with excellent service,

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in London! From couvert to dessert , all the dishes were fabulous, from heaven sent, making it an unforgettable experience. I recommend this wonderful restaurant, which holds a very kind staff, making it even more lovely

l
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I've ever had a meal in in the world. Stunning, delicious with a wonderful staff! We had the lunch tasting menu, each dish was breathtakingly beautiful and absolutely delicious. The flavors delicate, unique yet scrumptious. The staff is on point, friendly and knowledgable. This is a must go!!!!

s
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless experience from beginning to end. Service exceptional but not pretentious. Dessert at the dessert bar was an excellent touch. Couldn't fault it.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was great. Service very nice. It is so loud though. Everyone has to shout and then it gets louder. The tables are too wide for couples to talk across comfortably against the background racket. Tiring.

Otherwise very pleasant evening.

YL
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing tasting menu!

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and very attentive service. They were happy to make changes to dishes due to dietary requirements. Really impressed and would love to go back

EP
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb In everyway. It was my girlfriends birthday and they really spoiled her. The food was fantastic and I loved watching the chefs work at the desert bar. The service was impeccable and hospitality excellent from start to finish. This was well worth every penny.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service is good but it is just so noisy that I can’t even hear what the waitress or waiter for the explanation of food!

HC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for the tasting menu, very reasonably priced given the quality of the food. But, we did phone ahead to notify we would be five minutes late and I think the person on the end of the phone was extremely curt.
Apart from that service was good. With extremely high quality food.

S
Bristol
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We did the set menu for lunch. The food was quite good and the half bottle of wine selected worked well with each dish. The service was exceptional at the start but trailed off as the restaurant filled up. The desserts were the star dishes, with honorable mention to the "afternoon tea". The space is quite noisy, making conversation difficult. I would go again, and recommend an early lunch to avoid the crowd.

PA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Been a few times now. Getting bored of same menu. Disappointed that midweek all dishes not available.

Time for a change!