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
- Fluffy pork scratchings and apple sauce
- Olives & brandade de moure (salt cod purée)
- Mackerel with BBQ cucumber and horseradish cream
- Truffled hen’s egg, London cured salmon, smoked salmon & watercress soup
- Roasted Scottish Halibut, salad, dual pool of bouillabaisse
- Muntjack Deer. beetroot, red onions, purée potatoes, smoked beetroot juice
- Sorbets – Mango and Raspberry flavour
- Nitrogen Frozen Raspberry and yuzu coulis, cream cheese foam, frozen raspberry drupelets and green tea powder
- ‘PBJ’ – peanut parfait, cherry and yuzu sorbet, peanut crisp and nitro peanut
- Asian mango pudding, mango sorbet aerated yoghurt, freeze dried mango
- Petit Trois
- Almond financiers
Fluffy pork scratchings and apple sauce & olives & brandade de moure (salt cod purée)
Truffled hen’s egg, London cured salmon, smoked salmon & watercress soup
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
Roasted Scottish Halibut, salad, dual pool of bouillabaisse
Muntjack Deer. beetroot, red onions, purée potatoes, smoked beetroot juice
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
‘PBJ’ – peanut parfait, cherry and yuzu sorbet, peanut crisp and nitro peanut
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
Ambience & Interior
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 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
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3 courses £27 per person
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
Pollen Street Social
8 Pollen Street
020 7290 7600
Mon – Sat
12:00 – 2:45 p.m
6:00 – 10:45 p.m
Reservation: Essential for dinner!