By the amazing British chef, Jason Atherton who once worked for Gordon Ramsey, has been secretly building his empire all over the world.  Pollen Street Social is a contemporary and casual bistro who was awarded Best Restaurant of the year in 2014 and a Mitchelin Starred restaurant

Date

2012

Meal

Early dinner

Ordered

Appertifs

  • Fluffy pork scratchings and apple sauce
  • Olives & brandade de moure (salt cod purée)

Starters

  • Mackerel with BBQ cucumber and horseradish cream
  • Truffled hen’s egg, London cured salmon, smoked salmon & watercress soup

Main

  • Roasted Scottish Halibut, salad, dual pool of bouillabaisse
  • Muntjack Deer. beetroot, red onions, purée potatoes, smoked beetroot juice

Pre-dessert

  • Sorbets – Mango and Raspberry flavour
  • Nitrogen Frozen Raspberry and yuzu coulis, cream cheese foam, frozen raspberry drupelets and green tea powder

Dessert

  • ‘PBJ’ – peanut parfait, cherry and yuzu sorbet, peanut crisp and nitro peanut
  • Asian mango pudding, mango sorbet aerated yoghurt, freeze dried mango

Post Dessert

  • Petit Trois
  • Almond financiers

Food

Appertifs

Fluffy pork scratchings and apple sauce & olives & brandade de moure (salt cod purée)

Fluffy pork scratchings and apple sauce

Fluffy pork scratchings and apple sauce

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Fluffy pork scratchings and apple sauce (left) Olives & brandade de moure (salt cod purée) (right)

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brandade de moure (salt cod purée)

Butter

Butter

 

Starters

Truffled hen’s egg, London cured salmon, smoked salmon & watercress soup

Truffled hen’s egg, London cured salmon, smoked salmon & watercress soup

Truffled hen’s egg, London cured salmon, smoked salmon & watercress soup

Runny egg

Runny egg

I loved my soup.  The waitress nicely poured the watercress soup on top, then i bursted the crispy runny egg. What a starter!

 

Mackerel with BBQ cucumber and horseradish cream

Mackerel with BBQ cucumber and horseradish cream

Mackerel with BBQ cucumber and horseradish cream

 

Main

Roasted Scottish Halibut, salad, dual pool of bouillabaisse

Roasted Scottish Halibut, salad, dual pool of bouillabaisse

Roasted Scottish Halibut, salad, dual pool of bouillabaisse

Roasted Scottish Halibut, salad, dual pool of bouillabaisse

Roasted Scottish Halibut, salad, dual pool of bouillabaisse

Roasted Scottish Halibut, salad, dual pool of bouillabaisse

Roasted Scottish Halibut, salad, dual pool of bouillabaisse

Roasted Scottish Halibut, salad, dual pool of bouillabaisse

Roasted Scottish Halibut, salad, dual pool of bouillabaisse

 

Muntjack Deer. beetroot, red onions, purée potatoes, smoked beetroot juice

Muntjack Deer (right in natural habit, aww), beetroot, red onions, purée potatoes, smoked beetroot juice

Muntjack Deer (right in natural habit, aww), beetroot, red onions, purée potatoes, smoked beetroot juice

Muntjack Deer. beetroot, red onions, purée potatoes, smoked beetroot juice

Gravy pouring down

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Perfect

 

Pre-dessert

Sorbets

Mango flavour (left) Raspberry Flavour (right)

Mango flavour (left) Raspberry Flavour (right)

I loved these sorbets, a great start to the 6 course dessert. They were light, refreshing and ice cold. However it did refresh my taste buds for the next 5 desserts to come.

Nitrogen Frozen Raspberry and yuzu coulis, cream cheese foam, frozen raspberry drupelets and green tea powder

Raspberry and yuzu coulis, cream cheese foam, frozen raspberry drupelets and green tea powder

Raspberry and yuzu coulis, cream cheese foam, frozen raspberry drupelets and green tea powder

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Nitrogen Frozen Raspberry and yuzu coulis, cream cheese foam, frozen raspberry drupelets and green tea powder

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Nitrogen Frozen Raspberry and yuzu coulis, cream cheese foam, frozen raspberry drupelets and green tea powder

 

Dessert

‘PBJ’ – peanut parfait, cherry and yuzu sorbet, peanut crisp and nitro peanut

'PBJ'

‘PBJ’

'PBJ'

‘PBJ’

The refreshing sorbet!

The refreshing sorbet!

Who can resist this PBJ, peanut flavour parfait with cherry and yuzu sorbet, peanut crisp and nitro peanut. Who would think this bizarre combination would work like the dream team? I have never thought Peanuts and cherry would go together. But these worked so beautifully together. I swear those were popcorns!

 

Asian mango pudding, mango sorbet aerated yoghurt, freeze dried mango

English rice pudding with goat’s milk, mango and ginger.

Asian mango pudding, mango sorbet aerated yoghurt, freeze dried mango

English rice pudding with goat’s milk, mango and ginger.

Asian mango pudding, mango sorbet aerated yoghurt, freeze dried mango

English rice pudding with goat’s milk, mango and ginger.

Asian mango pudding, mango sorbet aerated yoghurt, freeze dried mango

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding

 

Post Dessert

Almond financiers

Almond financiers

Almond financiers

 

 

Petit Trois

Petit Trois

Petit Trois

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Petit Trois

 

Tea Time

Tea Time

 

Ambience & Interior

The lights

The lights

Inside

Inside

The restaurant is huge, all on one floor with plenty of seatings, a bar area and of course the Dessert bar. I love it!

Service

Service was spot on, we were acknowledge straight away, they attentively explained the lunch menu and even gave us a short introduction when the food arrived.  We felt like the queen when we were led to the dessert bar and was introduced to our personal dessert chef who took care of us.  She was absolutely wonderful and talented. I love this place

 

Menu

By the amazing Jason Atherton

By the amazing Jason Atherton

Lunch menu 2012

Lunch menu 2012

Dessert menu

Dessert menu

For full menu, please click here

 

Damage

3 courses £27 per person

Recommendation

Verdict

Would I go back again? YES!!!!!!!! 
Rating from my brain (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥ 
Rating from my Heart (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥♥
Overall Rating  (out of 10 hearts): ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 8/10

 

I will definitely return back to Pollen Street Social. I had a wonderful and affordable lunch, with nice setting. I must say the starters and main course didn’t blow me away but the 6 course dessert really stole my heart. From the moment they led us to the dessert bar and was spoiled with sorbets and refreshing nitrogen frozen coulis, i was in Heaven. No words can describe how enjoyable it was to be seated right by the dessert kitchen and watching them make my dessert fresh and as my preference.  Their desserts are smart. innovative and absolutely tasty! 6 course of dessert here is never too much!

Please do read my review on Jason Atherton’s restaurant in Shanghai, Table No.1

 

Details

Pollen Street Social
8 Pollen Street
Mayfair
London
W1S 1NQ

020 7290 7600
reservations@pollenstreetsocial.com

Mon – Sat
12:00 – 2:45 p.m
6:00 – 10:45 p.m
Sunday
Closed

Reservation: Essential for dinner!

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