Pollen Street Social … a good egg

When I visited: December 2013

Location: London, near Regent Street

Team: Jason Atherton (Executive Chef), Dale Bainbridge (Head Chef), Leo Maple (Head Pastry Chef), Matthew Mawtus (General Manager), Agnieszka Swiecka (Head Sommelier)

Rating in the Michelin Guide: 1 star

Dining Owl Hoot rating: 3/5

What to wear: Men – jeans or nice trousers and a shirt; women – jeans and a smart top or a smart dress

Ambience: Cool, trendy, tucked away

Course of the meal: Colchester crab salad, apple & coriander, black garlic, lemon purée, brown crab on toast

If I could change one thing: More interesting decor


I visited this restaurant for a work Christmas party a couple of years ago. They put on a special menu for our group and did a good job of presenting posh British / European dishes with a twist – for instance, they came up with a new interpretation of a ‘breakfast’ course which involved savoury food inside a boiled egg.

While I really enjoyed it, most of the other people there just found it too weird and didn’t eat some of the courses. However, the service was very good and the rinks creative as well (they also created a special cocktail just for us!). I would say this place is definitely worth a visit.

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