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19 April 2014
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Social Eating House two stars

58-59 Poland Street, London W1F 7NR

£52.00 Modern European Soho

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  • Wine: £24.00
  • Champagne: £70.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-2.30pm 5.30pm-10.30pm

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Jason Atherton’s head chef Paul Hood has helped to make Pollen Street Social one of the hottest restaurants in the capital, and he is being rewarded with his own gaff in the shape of The Social Eating House. Occupying what was sushi joint Ukai Soho, the new venture will be spread over three areas, with the main restaurant on the ground floor, plus a chef’s table and 15-seat wraparound bar in the basement (provisional moniker Employees). The interior will be defined by Victorian furniture and antiques, with ‘bistro’ prices and an even more flexible, informal approach than Pollen Street Social – although innovative modern British themes will underpin the culinary style. There will also be a standalone bar upstairs (working title the Blind Pig), with its own entrance on Poland Street – perfect for cocktails and socialising in Soho.

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  1. Social Eating House

    58-59 Poland Street, London W1F 7NR
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    James S.

    Great French bistro

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 8

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  2. Social Eating House

    58-59 Poland Street, London W1F 7NR
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    Jenni C.

    Not good enough.

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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 4

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  3. Social Eating House

    58-59 Poland Street, London W1F 7NR
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    Samantha E.

    Excellent! No teething problems here...

        (5)
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  4. Social Eating House

    58-59 Poland Street, London W1F 7NR
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    Ann S.

    Birthday Celebration

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  5. Social Eating House

    58-59 Poland Street, London W1F 7NR
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    Matt P.
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    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 8

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  6. Social Eating House

    58-59 Poland Street, London W1F 7NR
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    Neil M.

    Best Restaurant in Soho

      Gold Reviewer  (55)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  1. Good food is worth waiting for and I have waited to eat at the Social Eating House for many, many months. After pay day, I reserved a table for 9:30pm. Now below will be a series of pictures which will be complemented by a paragraph of superlatives from me...
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  2. Published : Friday, 14th March 2014

    Wrap Your Lips Around This :: Social Eating House

    Social Eating House is another offering from Executive Chef Jason Atherton, whose other restaurants include Pollen Street Social, Little Social and Berners Tavern. Having already become acquainted with his style of cooking elsewhere, there is nothing especially striking about mains of seared cod, loin of venison, balsamic reductions and smoked cheeses. Offerings like this can only extend the feeling of tediousness after a dreary working day. Happily, the starters pack enough of a buzz to break the asphyxiating coma of this Londoners week. Wobbly soft-yolk eggs are fried in crumb and topped with just the right amount of pepper...
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  3. So I hear that this is one of Jason Atherton's latest ventures with the iconic 'social' tag. Seeing that Pollen Street Social has been an amazing success, I thought it wouldn't hurt to see what Jason currently has under his sleeve. Usually, I hear the description of 'British' and that just puts me off because I start thinking of mince and bland food in general. Obviously, that's quite an ignorant perspective because I haven't even tried what the best British restaurants in London have to offer such as St.Johns or Dinner by Heston. So I thought ,why not start with the Social Eating House? My inspection of the menu gave me an idea of British cuisine with a modern twist which got me quite excited...
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  4. Published : Monday, 17th February 2014

    Munch My Way :: Social Eating House, Soho

    Home This is the next instalment of Jason Atherton’s restaurant empire. After such a delicious meal at the Little Social I just have to try this one. Social Eating House on Poland St was recently awarded its first Michelin star in 2014. I was not surprise as to why. The service was excellent and so was the food. This is probably one of the best deal for a prix fixe lunch offered only at £19 for 2 course or £21 for 3 course...
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  5. Published : Thursday, 23rd January 2014

    the chic brulee :: Social Eating House, London

    Friday night we checked out Jason Atherton’s Social Eating House, a more casual sequel to his Michelin-starred Mayfair eatery, Pollen Street Social (see my review here). Located in bustling Soho, the restaurant focuses on modern British cuisine and presents a sleek, buzzy atmosphere with dim lighting, quirky artwork and closely-packed wooden tables. We ate in the ground floor dining room, however, there is a cool cocktail bar upstairs as well called the Blind Pig which packs in a trendy crowd. With a series of dishes focusing on seasonal ingredients with doses of both playfulness (“P.B.J.”) and amped-up traditional English-bistro fare (mushrooms on toast), as well as an experienced staff, we genuinely enjoyed our night out. We were served a selection of white and brown sliced bread with a side of salted, soft butter. The bread was pleasantly simple, fresh and rustic...
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  6. Published : Thursday, 21st November 2013

    vialaporte :: Social Eating House* // Soho // London

    Social Eating House, Jason Atherton’s latest *1 star venture is exactly what you would expect. Hidden at the bottom of Poland Street, it’s already become a favourite Soho catch-up spot for customers that aren’t looking for a fine dining experience but still expect some above average food. Plenty of attention has been paid to develop this new concept. The shabby chic dining room looks like a resurrected former brasserie, while cosy leather banquettes and recycled vintage cutlery are contrasted by a very lively atmosphere and some up-beat music. The swanky bathrooms have certainly had a designers touch too. Though what might surprise is that for such a boisterous on-trend establishment, the food has also been given a lot of attention...
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  7. Published : Monday, 30th September 2013

    edge and spoon :: Social Eating House

    Never having been one to jump on the bandwagon, I usually find myself firmly on the other side of the road waiting for said wagon to pass by. Compared with Jason Atherton‘s chi-chi Pollen Street Social, demure Little Social, and glam Berners Tavern, Social Eating House strikes an odd tone. Debatably, it’s Atherton’s most popular launch to date, yet something doesn’t sit quite right with me...
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  8. Published : Wednesday, 10th July 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: Social Eating House

    Social Eating House is the latest restaurant from Jason Atherton who also owns Little Social and Michelin starred Pollen Street Social. It’s a very pretty restaurant both on the outside and inside...
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  9. Rarely do we encounter a restaurant that actually exceeds expectations; well hats off to Social Eating House, because they managed to do just that. We’ve been fans of Jason Atherton for a long time now, but after having seen what he’s done with Little Social and now Social Eating House we’re downright anxious to see what he’ll do with his next two ventures (he’s taking over a restaurant in Tower 42 and will also be hosting a bistro restaurant in the new Berners Hotel in Fitzrovia)...
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  10. From the Soho Hotel it was a short walk to Jason Atherton’s newest baby, the Social Eating House, billed as a more affordable way to enjoy Atherton’s celebrated cooking. I have dined at the Pollen Street Social Club and loved it so I was keen to see what the new venture (which was still in soft opening when we went) would be like. Once through the heavy curtain around the entrance, there is the bar with obligatory bare brickwork and low pendant lights over the bar, and the restaurant beyond that...
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  11. Social Eating House is a lot more casual than it's predecessor on Pollen Street. Lots of bare brick walls and moody lighting abound, all very current for the London dining scene and tricky when it comes to taking pictures...
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  12. The oddly-named Social Eating House is the latest restaurant in Jason Atherton’s empire and it’s not quite as expensive as Atherton’s flagship Pollen Street Social. Whereas Pollen Street Social has a muted, inoffensive decor suited to its Mayfair location, the Soho-based Social Eating House is a tad more adventurous with wooden floors, exposed brick walls lined with various artworks and moody lighting beaming down from handsome fittings. There are a lot of tables packed in to the relatively small space, along with a few counter spaces for single diners thrown in too. The bare floors and boisterous clientele make for a rather loud experience which won’t suit everyone...
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