5 Social

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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
Brought to you by Jason Atherton, 5 Social is a relaxed yet elegant semi-fine dining restaurant located in the heart of Mayfair. Under the leadership of Head Chef, Kostas Papathanasiou, the comfortable and welcoming restaurant serves a contemporary, daily changing menu which champions the best of British produce and the very finest seasonal ingredients. In addition to the main dining area, the restaurant also features a small yet atmospheric counter bar, serving serious cocktails and world wines. Open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday, 5 Social welcomes reservations and walk-ins.

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden treasure-food looked and tasted beautiful. Courses were perfectly paced and staff attentive yet very subtle. A great find.

YO
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and service

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food menu wasn’t great and the food was pretty average and below average for the price. I doubt we would return.

We were sat next to the bar when it would have been nicer to be seated in the main restaurant since we were early diners.

JR
London
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food is outstandingly delicious, and the décor is terrific. I think that they need to add service staff. It took too long to order our wine, something we ordered only when we ordered our food.

a
London
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall good apart from rushed service - kept taking our plates away too early!

L
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I have been here numerous times over the past 5 years. On this occasion, my expectations were not met. We sat for ages before flagging down server to bring us tap water. Then took too long to be able to order a drink. Ordered my signature cocktail... it was ok not great... too much Campari. Service improved. Wanted us to order dinner but we were just on first sip of cocktails. I think they were short staffed. Food was good. Needed to ask for 2nd glass wine. Was not relaxing.
Finally small thing; if you are able to use open table app to book, it is annoying to have missed calls with no caller id from a restaurant insisting you call back to confirm... as my phone cannot be with me for work I am happy to return a text or click confirm on open table w a prompt but not to listen to frantic /anxious person voice message not clear re number insisting I return their call n have to google the number to call back. Hope this changes.

JM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked 5 Social for a family meal to celebrate a special birthday - we had such a good time. The ambiance was just perfect - very organised, considered and attention to detail but without being to fussy and over the top. The food was outstanding and we all loved everything we ate (which was a lot!). We would definitely recommend 5 Social for anyone wanting high quality food in a lovely environment.

AP
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real gem! Fantastic restaurant with Michelin star level cuisine. Cool ambience with nice music and excellent service

H
London
453 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just the latest of many visits to this gem of a restaurant, which never fails to deliver delicious dishes of delightful food in a cosy, comfortable and cosseting environment!

B
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for New Years Eve dinner and had the set menu. Unfortunately my boyfriend is a little picky and doesn't like pumpkin or fish - so two of the dishes weren't suitable for him. I contacted the restaurant in advance and after a little bit of chasing they said they should be able to switch out those dishes for him.

On the day, we arrived early but our table was already prepared and waiting for us. When we checked that it would still be ok for my partner to have different dishes, they pointed out his menu. He had his own separate menu with his different dishes printed out. It was such a lovely little touch that made us feel welcome and like we weren't being too difficult!

As always - the food was delicious. Balanced just right - never too rich with clear flavours in each part of the dish. I love it here and it will always be on my list for special occasions. We had to leave early and the head waitress ran after us to give us our mince pies that arrived as we were leaving. So lovely! Thanks so much.

NV
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Intimate space. A+ for presentation of food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary food, beautiful surroundings and expert service made this a wonderful dining experience

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We were recommended this restaurant, we came to London from San Francisco to spend the holidays. The food was good but the portions were very small and after we finished it some of us we were still hungry so we decided to order a steak and two mi it’s after the waitress took our order she came back to let us know that they were out of it. They took forever to bring our drinks, as a matter in fact, we had to remind them about them and still took them a while to bring them. While we were having our entrance, a person from the table across from us, stood up and knocked down the stand coat holder, all the coats on it (I clouding ours) were on the floor and waitress took their time to pick them up, one of our coats got grease from French fries the fell over it. And to made our experience even worse, our bill came up to over 500 pounds, absolutely not worth it.

ZM
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience for 4 people celebrating a graduation. We loved the place, the food and the service. Price was really good for such a gourmet experience. The complimentary amuse bouches / treats were delightful surpises. Highly recommend.

SF
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit since the rebranding and refurbishment from Little Social to 5 social. Had a great dinner for 5 of us, food was terrific (and a notch up on the very good food I recall from little social) and a very good wine list with some price-accessible great regional wines. first visit for 3 of the party and they thought it was really terrific - they're right. Thanks very much

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

MW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb dining experience. A warm welcome, impeccable but friendly service, outstanding food & wine in a comfortable & relaxed setting. It really doesn't get much better than this! One of the best London restaurants I've been to and will definitely be going back.

PL
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s so nice to have access to top quality food in a more relaxed atmosphere. The ambience was very good. We were in the small private room so noise was not a problem for us. We all loved the experience .

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All good and as expected following numerous previous visits

TZ
Buckinghamshire
25 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly staff who were efficient and attentive but not intrusive. Sweet "amuse bouche" appreciated too!

AJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, and great service. We all had a fantastic time.

JD
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive staff, relaxed and friendly atmosphere and varied clientele, only thing - no Prosecco?! We will be back

P
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was very good, well prepared and beautifully presented. The restaurant was cosy and intimate. However, the service left a lot to be desired. The table wasn’t ready at arrival, it took 10 min to get menus after being seated, orders were forgotten or mixed up. The staff were friendly and trying their best, but seemed new and incapable of dealing with a busy Friday night.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Terrible service. Staff were untrained and completely inexperienced which let down the high quality food.

H
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were extremely friendly and efficient - everything was perfect.

NP
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very very good spot for lunch / very good food on any other occasion or time of day.

V
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the festive 3 courses lunch menu. Every dish was outstanding. The bread and the amuse bouche were delicious and nice touches. Friendly and attentive service. Both my friend and I were impressed and would recommend it.

AD
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The food was great but the service was pretty awful. We had to ask for everything at least twice if not more. It wasn’t clear who was our waitress.

RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly welcome. Good food and meal choices. Wine list and prices good. Overall a good experience and worth a visit

AK
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Superb and friendly staff who remembered me despite this only being my third visit in two months. Phenomenal food and a brilliant hideaway for a business lunch or special dinner with friends or clients.

E
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and good selection of wine but a little overpriced for what you get, particular on mains. It was also incredibly dark and hot. That said, the waiters were great and we still had a nice meal.

s
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great place for excellent seasonal menu in quiet surroundings.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Def recommend.

AM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Front of house was akin to the Falty Towers Experience. We had to ask again and again for things and even when catching an eye they'd run the other way. Our booking was 8:30, mains came out about 1015. We didn't have time for desert sadly. Food was OK but not value for money, overall a poor experience. We'd been 4 years ago and loved it, won't be back again. I can't imagine Jason would be happy how things have slipped.

JB
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Absolutely great food. The starters were superb We both really enjoyed our meals

RG
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant value for money. Each part of each course very tasty

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Had a nice dinner but it was just nice. Service was really slow, it seemed very understaffed. Wouldn’t return but it was an Ok meal but very expensive for the service and food offering compared to other restaurants in this class

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Should have been 5 stars as the food and service was truly exceptional however the wine which was said to be selected by their sommelier neither matched the food not stood on its own. Both surprising and disappointing when everything else was such a high standard

T
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Amazing experience but we found some lead in the pheasant and there wasn’t any compensation for it which seemed slightly odd.