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About Pollen Street Social

Pollen Street Social opened in April 2011, and was awarded a Michelin star within just six months , alongside 5 AA Rosettes and no.4 in The Good Food Guide’s best UK restaurants. The restaurant delivers an informal and social setting, where the surroundings are as vibrant as the food.


Pollen Street Social was opened by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton and is run by Jason and head chef Dale Bainbridge. The front of house team is managed by Benjamin Heuls and includes sommelier Agnieszka Swiecka.


We’re only as good as our ingredients. That’s why at Pollen Street Social we nurture long-term relationships with suppliers from across Britain to get the best produce, from Colchester crab to Buccleuch beef.


Pollen Street Social is casual and customer-orientated in its attitudes – a contemporary bistro offering relaxed and informal fine dining. Pollen Street Social houses a restaurant, bar, dessert bar and private dining room

Private Dining

Private Dining

The restaurant’s private dining room doubles up as a sommelier’s room, with built-in spittoons for tastings as well as views through to the development kitchen.
Capacity: up to 12 guests

Pollen Street Social is available for exclusive hire of the restaurant and bar, beginning with drinks and canapés in the bar, before moving through to the restaurant.
Capacity: up to 70 guests

Hold your Christmas event at Pollen Street Social, view our Christmas Events 2018 brochure.

We also offer off-site catering for those who wish to recreate the Pollen Street Social experience at a location of their choice.

If you would like to discuss an event or make a booking, please contact our Events Manager, Meg Jackson: +44 20 3870 8674 or quoting ‘Pollen Street Social Events’.

To view events spaces across The Social Company, view The Social Company Events brochure.

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Opening hours Monday – Saturday
Lunch 12pm – 2.30pm, Dinner 6pm – 10.30pm
Bar open all day from 12.00pm – 12am

Our reservations lines are open 9am – 7pm,
Monday – Friday, and 9am – 6pm on Saturday.

For general reservations, you can either contact our team on +44 20 7290 7600 or: or book online for up to 6 guests.

Please note, last orders at lunch for the tasting menu are at 2.30pm. If your reservation is at this time and you wish to have the tasting menu please make us aware either prior to your arrival or as soon as you sit down at your table.

To reserve a table of 7 or more, please contact our reservations team directly. Please note we require credit card details to secure bookings of 4 or more in the restaurant.

Cancellations for tables of 4 or more guests will need to be made by emailing: with at least 24 hours notice; otherwise a fee of £40 per person will be applicable. Read our cancellation policy

We do hope you understand that we do not allow any food (this includes celebratory cakes or dessert) and beverage to be taken into the restaurant for health and safety reasons.




New Years Eve 2018

Enjoy your New Years Eve dinner at Pollen Street Social with a bespoke tasting menu for the evening.

We have two tasting menus on offer, a 6 course plus a decadent 9 course menu. Dishes include Goosnargh duck and bacon Eccles cake with port gel and South Downs venison loin, celeriac with apple reduction & chocolate.

View 6 course tasting menu

View 9 course tasting menu

To book your table for New Years Eve, please contact our reservations team on or 020 7290 7600.



Christmas Events

This festive season, host your Christmas event at Pollen Street Social.

Enjoy your festive lunch or dinner in our Private Dining Room or for larger groups, Pollen Street Social is available for exclusive hire, giving you & your guests a Michelin starred experience with total exclusivity. We can accommodate standing receptions for up to 130 guests, seated dinners for 90 guests and also have a separate bar area for drinks receptions.

Our menus are seasonal and use the very best of British produce and your dedicated event manager will be on hand to plan your event from start to finish, creating a bespoke package to suit your needs.

To start planning your Christmas party, contact Meg on or 0203 870 8674.

View our Christmas Events 2018 brochure


Social Lunches

Our brand-new Pollen Street Social lunch menu, highlights our chef’s favourite seasonal dishes, offering three beautiful courses.

View Sample Menu

Make a Reservation

Call 020 7290 7600 or email here


Vegan & Vegetarian Menus

Pollen Street Social offers beautiful vegan and vegetarian tasting menus, alongside its tasting and a la carte menus.

View Vegan Menu

View Vegetarian Menu

Make a Reservation


Private Dining & Events

Pollen Street Social offers a beautiful private dining room, in addition to exclusive hire options, providing the perfect venue for family gatherings, corporate meetings, large celebrations & networking events.

View our Private Dining & Events Information




Head Chef

Dale began his career at the Dakota Nottingham Hotel under its Chef Director Roy Brett. After spending a year at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club, Northumberland, he moved to Crathorne Hall Hotel in North Yorkshire, a recipient of four stars from the AA and recognised as one of the top 200 hotels in the UK. He then went to work for award-winning chef Richard Corrigan at his eponymous Corrigan’s Mayfair restaurant. Dale joined Pollen Street Social as sous chef in 2013 and worked his way up to head chef in 2015.


Chef Patron

Jason Atherton started out working alongside great chefs including Pierre Koffmann, Marco Pierre White, Nico Ladenis and Ferran Adria at el Bulli, before joining the Gordon Ramsay Holdings in 2001 and launching ‘Maze’, first in London and then another five globally. Jason opened ‘Pollen Street Social’ in April 2011 and now runs 16 restaurants internationally. Jason is married to Irha Atherton who works alongside him as co-director at The Social Company. Irha also runs the head office in Soho, London.


Head Sommelier

Originally from Poland, Agnieszka initially worked in finance for Deutsche Bank, before she followed her love of wine and began training to be a sommelier. She moved to London in 2008 and learned her craft whilst working for a number of different wine bars and restaurants, including El Vino, Tamarai and Wyndham Grand Hotel. She joined Pollen Street Social as junior sommelier in 2012, promoted to head sommelier in 2016.



Opening hours
Monday - Saturday
Lunch 12pm - 2:30pm,
Dinner 6pm - 10:30pm
Bar open all day from 12.00pm – 12am

Please contact +44 20 7290 7600 or

8-10 Pollen Street, Mayfair, London W1S 1NQ
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