Social Eating House
Verdict based on 6 critic, 2 blogger and 2 user reviews and awards
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Address: 58-59 Poland Street, London W1F 7NR

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7993 3251

Third London restaurant of Jason Atherton, chef owner of Pollen Street Social and Little Social, the Social Eating House is home to a ground-floor restaurant, a downstairs chef’s table area named ‘Employees Only’, and the upstairs ‘Blind Pig’ cocktail bar.

This restaurant has 1 Michelin Star

Latest reviews of Social Eating House

Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

21 August 2013

The bream was carefully cooked, the farfalle had good texture, and the artichoke was nicely softened by the chicken stock of the barigoule; seasoning was spot on. (…) This was a consistently good meal, and it is easy to see why this was packed even on an August weekday lunch…

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zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

28 May 2013

CC ordered curried, baked hake with cauliflower cheese, but what turned up was hake with broccoli and squid. The curry flavour was nothing like pronounced enough – it seemed to exist mainly for its colouring. The whole thing was freshish but bland…

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jay_rayner

Jay Rayner, The Observer

26 May 2013

A fat raviolo stuffed with a wild boar ragù deserved to be taken home and cherished in a velvet-lined box – slippery pasta, intense meat – but it came on a mess of tomatoes reduced so far as to taste of tinned purée…

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The_Guardian

Marina O'Loughlin, The Guardian

25 May 2013

It’s a punchbowl of different ingredients that manages to end up being quintessentially Soho, with warm, assured service and wonderful food. You should all go…

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What the Critics say

zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

28 May 2013

CC ordered curried, baked hake with cauliflower cheese, but what turned up was hake with broccoli and squid. The curry flavour was nothing like pronounced enough – it seemed to exist mainly for its colouring. The whole thing was freshish but bland…

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jay_rayner

Jay Rayner, The Observer

26 May 2013

A fat raviolo stuffed with a wild boar ragù deserved to be taken home and cherished in a velvet-lined box – slippery pasta, intense meat – but it came on a mess of tomatoes reduced so far as to taste of tinned purée…

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The_Guardian

Marina O'Loughlin, The Guardian

25 May 2013

It’s a punchbowl of different ingredients that manages to end up being quintessentially Soho, with warm, assured service and wonderful food. You should all go…

Read full review »
giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

11 May 2013

[The “CLT”] was a crab, lettuce and tomato “sandwich” without the sandwich. Brilliant again, though: several types of multicoloured heritage tomato in a state of perfect ripeness with a roast tomato vinaigrette and a bit of dressed crab and lettuce…

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Joe-Warwick

Joe Warwick (Metro), Metro

9 May 2013

Although there are elements of his multifaceted Mayfair flagship here, it has been built specifically with its Soho location in mind. That means more accessible pricing, both in the ground-floor restaurant and in the smart first-floor bar, which has a separate entrance and where the cocktails come in at less than £9…

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Time_out

Guy Dimond, Time Out

30 April 2013

Smoked duck ‘ham’, egg and chips is a dish that’s typical of Pollen Street Social’s playfulness. ‘Ham’ is cured and smoked from duck breast on the premises, served with a breadcrumbed duck egg that’s molten in the middle, but with an aroma of truffle oil…

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What the Bloggers say

Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

21 August 2013

The bream was carefully cooked, the farfalle had good texture, and the artichoke was nicely softened by the chicken stock of the barigoule; seasoning was spot on. (…) This was a consistently good meal, and it is easy to see why this was packed even on an August weekday lunch…

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PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

13 May 2013

Curried hake sounds like a very heavy dish, but the soft, fluffy fish was only lightly spiced. This gentle curry flavour was enhanced by the thin but distinctly flavoured cauliflower sauce served on the side in a small pot to be poured at your discretion…

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