When I mentioned I was visiting London my manager strongly recommended me to book a table at Pollen Street Social. Knowing the foodie that he is, I trusted his judgment and wasn’t disappointed! Owner Jason Atherton once worked at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze restaurant before opening his flagship Pollen Street Social. In 2011, the restaurant was appointed a Michelin Star. Pollen Street Social is designed to be a modern version of fine dining, combining good food with a comfortable lounge feel. There was a very strong social vibe in the atmosphere hence the name, and this was quite refreshing as traditional fine dining can have an austere feel.
You can order a la carte or order the special lunch set menu, which is a steal at only 37 pounds for a three-course meal! My dad ordered the lunch special and I opted for a la carte. Shortly after ordering a waiter came by and dropped off this magnificent two-tier series of intricate amuse bouches.
- smoked salmon with creme fraiche and caviar on bread
- dill and cucumber cream cheese corn muffin
- beet and black currant tart