Pollen Street Social is the first independent restaurant from Jason Atherton, who left Maze restaurant in May 2010 to fulfil his long held ambition.
As the name suggests, the restaurant is located on Pollen Street, close to Hanover Square. It represents a new, more informal restaurant style for Jason, where his much acclaimed cuisine will be served in a stylish and unstuffy environment.
Jason says: “Pollen Street Social can be summed up by its name. I want it to be a social restaurant where the surroundings and atmosphere are as vibrant as the food. People will have the freedom of choice to have what they want, even if it’s just a dessert, and wear what they want, regardless of whether they’ve come for a special occasion or just a drink and some tapas.”
The menu offers dishes that Jason describes as “having one foot in the past and the other in the future”, where classical techniques underpin his creativity and influences picked up during his time working in some of the most innovative kitchens of the world. The à la carte menu is divided into four sections: hot, cold, meat and fish.