Pollen Street Social brings unpretentious fine dining to London. Jason Atherton, the owner of the restaurant, was the first British chef to do a stage at elBulli. He also worked for Gordon Ramsay at Maze before breaking away to create Pollen Street Social. His Michelin-starred restaurant has gained a five-star review from Time Out London and a 9 out of 10 rating from The Telegraph.
At Pollen Street Social, there is much to choose from. You can dine a la carte or try the tasting menu at the main dining room, order cocktails and tapas at the bar, or have something sweet at the dessert bar in front of the glass-windowed kitchen.
Customize your culinary experience with a starter, such as the English smoked salmon with English bib lettuce, beetroot onions, lemons, and cucumber. Spend a leisurely lunch with the two-course menu for £26 or the three-course for £29, which features Colchester crab salad and the Wiltshire pork belly & cheek, among other dishes. Vegetarians can pick dishes such as the roasted artichokes with smoked aubergine, Spring cabbage, and mushroom emulsion.
The tasting menu, which has eight courses for £79, gives you a well-rounded taste of what Pollen Street Social has to offer, like the Orkney sea scallop sashimi, Black Angus fillet with charred eggplant, pear sorbet, and more. Those who want to forgo the savory dishes can head straight to the dessert bar for a selection of sorbets, goat’s milk rice pudding, or the “PBJ” peanut parfait with cherry yuzu sorbet and nitro peanut. The desserts can be paired with a selection of teas, like the Pollen Street Social blend.
Chef Atherton’s restaurant gives us unfussy, high quality dining that’s best shared with someone else. Well, the choice is ours.