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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AK
London
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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.

JM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Def recommend.

AM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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

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.

BM
London
22 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent a great meal and food venue for a business meeting

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Starters were delicious. Lobster and scallops- highly recommended. Main courses were nice but tasted very salty. Wine prices very expensive £50 for 500ml. Service poor. Had to ask for water 3 times, no coffee was brought and had to ask for the bill twice. Overall disappointing

MA
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant with an inventive menu- great food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, friendly and attentive staff and wonderful ambience

VC
London
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked in for a late lunch with a friend and we both chose the set menu. It was of wonderful quality, artisitic and really delicious, using the freshest ingredients, and very good value. Sometimes set menus make one feel there was a compromise, but we felt we had top menu choices. The staff were attentive, and informed and didn't hurry us on. It was a wonderful experience and I will be recommending the restaurant to everyone! Thankyou!

AL
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Super! Cozy place with nice food and fresh ingredients.
Excellent service and a great experience

NE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I dined on a quiet Saturday lunchtime. I chose the prix fixe menu which met my tastes well. Staff were friendly, informed and informative without that over-the-top obsequiousness that I find so false. Food was excellent and good value in my opinion. Interior decor wasn't to my personal taste, but then I rejoice in the fact that the world isn't full of people like me. Oh, great cocktails too.

PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, great food - a really lovely restaurant to go to - highly recommend

A
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, loved the relaxed but buzzy atmosphere and the food was excellent. Service top class too.
The fixed price menu was fantastic value, the a la carte choices more expensive but overall worth it. A good and fairly priced wine list too. In one visit it has become a favourite already and can't wait to go back.

RR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very gooood. Will return to this restaurant when I'm back to London

MB
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were in a rush because of transport delays...service a bit slow to start but when we explained picked up really well.

It’s not cheap but the food was delicious...the wine was pretty good, too!

SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, great staff, comfortable and relaxing. one of London's gems

BF
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good set lunch and service.
Amenities excellent.
We were sitting under two loudspeakers mounted in the ceiling. Noise level of music too high.
Loudspeakers appear to serve the entire restaurant.
The bill included a 1 pound voucher for charity although it needed agreement for the donation it showed up automatically on the invoice whch we paid. Not good!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter & enjoyed our visit to the restaurant very much. The food, service & ambiance were excellent. I can highly recommend.

SF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional food. In a beautiful space. This is a relatively small restaurant - not too quiet, not too noisy. Elegant but not stuffy. One of the best in London.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service was slow last night - which is unusual. My friend’s Halibut has to be sent back twice as it was very over cooked. Rest of the food was OK but not remarkable. Crab starter seemed to lack crab! Not a great experience.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and staff were excellent.

PD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really delicious food (had a la Carte started and main). Beautifully presented plates. Superbly attentive and very thoughtful service (accommodating the two guests with allergies). Relaxed and convivial atmosphere. Great quiet side street location too.

SF
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to celebrate a mates birthday and they put a candle in her pudding which was appreciated!

KH
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere in this busy but small restaurant which offers high quality food with unusual menu choices. The staff are very attentive and nothing is too much trouble for them.

HF
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely and small and nicely decorated. Quite cosy with good food and nice ambience.
Cocktail menu is small but they will make you something that isn’t on the menu if you ask them to.
There was some broken glass on our table and on my seat from a previous diner but they were very apologetic for it.
Overall it was a lovely evening and would go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and great service. A really lovely evening was had by all!

F
London
78 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first visit to No 5 Social. We had the set lunch menu which was amazing value.
Excellent food, nicely presented. Very friendly and efficient staff.
Would certainly go back in the evening and have the à la carte.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We surpriused how much I enjoyed evening.

Didn’t get there until after 9pm.

Food, service and atmosphere really excellent. I like the classy effect. really good modern but very accessible food and excellent professional but nicely informal service and experience.

Recommended

A
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish we ate was really tasty, we particularly enjoyed the little unexpected treats. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was most relaxing. We would definitely recommend it to our friends!

c
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Jason Atherton is a god to me. So I criticise with trepidation. But I did not enjoy this dinner. The fact that we had to sit at a very loud music bar for 15 minutes to get our table probably didn’t help. But we found the food was too contrived. Too much decoration; not enough substance. But I am old fashioned. So please aim off.

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent although service was slow and not particularly polished. Atmosphere was relaxed though. Would definitely recommend.

MS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this for a special occasion, a beautiful intimate setting.

f
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday afternoon lunch away from the crowds. Great, chilled atmosphere with immaculate service and high quality food.
Fabulous

X
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The refresh to Little Social was a big success - top marks

l
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food, great service and a wow price point for lunch.
Happy to recommend

MG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, nice atmosphere, and the food was stunning.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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