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5 Pollen Street

#3,717 of 17,159 Restaurants in London
#3,964 of 18,038 Places to Eat in London
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5 Pollen Street, Mayfair, London W1S 1ND, England
+44 20 7629 1555 ‎
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Tucked away behind Hanover Square, 5 Pollen Street is a fine dining...
Tucked away behind Hanover Square, 5 Pollen Street is a fine dining restaurant in Mayfair showcasing modern Italian cuisine in a sophisticated setting. In an exquisite dining room, Pollen Street features contemporary artwork and a refined ambience. There is a sleek bar and an elegant afternoon tea menu is also available.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best lunch in a while

Booked for lunch fairly last minute. Set lunch was great and fantastic value. Good wines by the glass too. Little loud perhaps.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Richard W
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Booked for lunch fairly last minute. Set lunch was great and fantastic value. Good wines by the glass too. Little loud perhaps.

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Makati, Philippines
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181 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

One of the wonderful things about London fine dining restaurants is their outstanding service - its discreet, polished and very proper. Having said that, this spot takes an extra leap by serving some of the best Italian meals I've had in my life. The dining room is stylishly decorated.

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Wiltshire, UK
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128 reviews 128 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband has had several business lunches here and come back raving about it each time, so when we were in the area together I told him that he could jolly well take me there, too! Service was faultlessly attentive and charming, from the very first moment. The food was gorgeous - especially my crab starter. I had a steak... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The food was excellent and service great. The presentation of the food was very gimmicky but that does seem the way forward. I think it is defiantly somewhere to try once if you would like something different.

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London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We could only get seats at the bar which is fine as the food choice is the same and you can still be seated. The staff were professional but not used to be friendly. Cocktails were offered, definitely have one (at about £12-15) they are great. The scallops for my starter were delicious, I normally like to have them cooked... More 

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We went there for a celebration meal and had the tasting menu. There were many delightful things on the not 8 courses as advertised but 11 or 12 depending on how you counted.all the extras that turned up. Of the delights the scallops that melted in the moth and the meaty fresh and perfectly cooked turbot stand out from a... More 

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Senior Contributor
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This was a meal with my wife to celebrate her birthday. The venue is very nice and vibrant and the food is excellent, even for someone like me who is a fussy eater!! The service again was excellent. They were there when you needed them and left you alone when you didn't. I would strongly recommend this restaurant and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The tasting menu is wonderful and the atmosphere is wonderful, the staff are trained to give you the best experience. They have a separate sweet bar where you get spoiled and you get a a full view of the chefs in the kitchen because they have a glass wall between you and the kitchen.

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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We had a great lunch! They have a bubbly car and chocolate drawer...in addition to great food. We had seabass and Truton - both og them excellent!

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London
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118 reviews 118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

From the chef smoking a cigarette outside the entrance to the wrong dishes served to us the whole meal was a disaster. In addition I am lactose intolerant which I explained not once but three times to the maitre d. Even after consulting with the chef they managed to serve me a dish full of cheese, which I was told... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Pollen Street, Mayfair, London W1S 1ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighborhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7629 1555 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 46 - 91
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Tucked away behind Hanover Square, 5 Pollen Street is a fine dining restaurant in Mayfair showcasing modern Italian cuisine in a sophisticated setting. In an exquisite dining room, Pollen Street features contemporary artwork and a refined ambience. There is a sleek bar and an elegant afternoon tea menu is also available.

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Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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