Little Social
Cuisine: Bistro
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Address: 5 Pollen Street, London W1S 1NE

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7870 3730

Jason Atherton’s second London restaurant, opened opposite his Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social, is a French bistro.

Latest reviews of Little Social

RichardVines

Richard Vines, Bloomberg

20 August 2013

The menu reflects Atherton’s love of seasonal English produce, with dishes that deliver on flavor without being over-complicated. Starters such as crab, tomato and radish salad, miso tomato dressing, marinated beetroot, reflect his travels as much as his classical training…

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Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

24 July 2013

The crab and apple worked well with the miso dressing, but the beef tomato slices were rather tasteless, and seemed out of place. Papardelle pasta had very good texture, served with a game Bolognese sauce topped with Parmesan…

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AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

7 July 2013

Little Social looks like the Parisian cafes of my youth; it’s not so much decorated as adorned, arrived at. The menu is Frenchish, rather than actually French…

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hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

17 May 2013

Is it fanciful to think that Atherton might, just might, become the UK’s most important native-born chef? (…) This is already a restaurant for which, as they say, early booking is already very much advised…

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What the Critics say

RichardVines

Richard Vines, Bloomberg

20 August 2013

The menu reflects Atherton’s love of seasonal English produce, with dishes that deliver on flavor without being over-complicated. Starters such as crab, tomato and radish salad, miso tomato dressing, marinated beetroot, reflect his travels as much as his classical training…

Read full review »
AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

7 July 2013

Little Social looks like the Parisian cafes of my youth; it’s not so much decorated as adorned, arrived at. The menu is Frenchish, rather than actually French…

Read full review »
hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

17 May 2013

Is it fanciful to think that Atherton might, just might, become the UK’s most important native-born chef? (…) This is already a restaurant for which, as they say, early booking is already very much advised…

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Grace_Dent

Grace Dent, Evening Standard

10 May 2013

Little Social is a perfectly jocund way to spend a lunchtime but I can’t help feeling that, although I might pop in and flirt with it now and again, there are other, better brasseries that, currently, have won my heart…

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Emma-Sturgess

Emma Sturgess, Metro

11 April 2013

A piece of sea bream is slightly overcooked but the braised Irish feather blade is fabulous and comes with a hunk of roast bone with a tiny spoon wobbling in the marrow. Like the beef, some traditionally simple dishes are left alone. Others, including a lovely goat’s milk rice pudding are needlessly over-poshed…

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John_Walsh

John Walsh, The Independent

6 April 2013

The food nearly gets five stars for invention, polish and presentation; and the sausage-and-beefburger heartiness that robs it of top billing is, paradoxically, one of its great attractions. Hats off to the brilliant Mr Atherton…

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fay_maschler

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

27 March 2013

Watermelon, radish, tomato and crab salad, miso tomato dressing, marinated beetroot. The elements mix and match effortlessly, a great look and taste only arguably upstaged by another choice of cauliflower and crayfish risotto, where the femininity of the two main ingredients is challenged by potent juices from roasted meat…

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Time_out

Guy Dimond, Time Out

21 March 2013

Excellent was braised ox cheek, served on a dollop of horseradish mash, propped up by a roasted ox bone complete with a tiny spoon for scooping out the marrow. The heavily reduced sauce and generous amount of butter in the mash were resolutely old-school French, and all the better for it. (…) The bistro is back with a bang…

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What the Bloggers say

Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

24 July 2013

The crab and apple worked well with the miso dressing, but the beef tomato slices were rather tasteless, and seemed out of place. Papardelle pasta had very good texture, served with a game Bolognese sauce topped with Parmesan…

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Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

21 March 2013

It will work perfectly for the kind of business lunches where you are genuinely catching up, rather than exchanging awkward pleasantries. And it will be spot on for friends wanting to eat out centrally, perhaps for a bit of a celebration, but without totally demolishing the bank. The standard of the food is (…) good, (…) the room feels expensive and stylish, the service is slick…

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