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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 Restaurant


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 Michael West and includes Head Sommelier Andrea Cotichella.

Pollen Street Social Team


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.

Crab starter at Pollen Street Social


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

PRIVATE DINING ROOM (THE CHEF’S ROOM): 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

EXCLUSIVE HIRE: 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

OUTSIDE CATERING: 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 Monica Mahl: +44 207 290 7601 or quoting ‘Pollen Street Social Events’. To view events spaces across The Social Company, view The Social Company Events Brochure.

Click to take a 3D tour around our restaurant, bar and private dining room to see if our space is suitable for your next event.

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Opening hours
Tuesday– Saturday:
Lunch 12pm – 2.15pm, Dinner 5pm – 7.45pm (last booking time)
Bar open all day from 12.00pm – 10pm

Our reservations lines are open 9am – 7pm, Monday – Friday.

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

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.

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Introducing The Chef’s Experience

Enjoy our new & exclusive chef’s tasting table.

Dine at our beautifully refurbished chef’s counter & watch our chefs prepare your premium tasting menu, featuring a selection of the world’s finest ingredients.

Lunch: 7 courses £90
Dinner: 15 courses £150

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We Have Reopened

We are excited to announce that we reopened our doors on the 1st August and our reservation lines are now open.

Make a reservation: 

Email or Call +44 20 7290 7600

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Private Dining & Events

Pollen Street Social offers a beautiful private dining room which seats 12 (currently 6 people following Government guidelines), perfect for business lunches or dinner parties. In addition, you can exclusively hire the whole bar and restaurant for larger corporate parties, networking events or even weddings.

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Pollen Street Social's Head Chef Dale Bainbridge


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


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.



Opening hours
Tuesday - Saturday
Lunch 12pm - 2:15pm (last booking time)
Dinner 6pm - 7.45pm (last booking time)
Bar open all day from 12.00pm – 10pm

Please contact +44 20 7290 7600 or

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