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|Address:||8-10 Pollen Street, London W1S 1NQ|
|Tel:||020 7290 7600|
|Price: £73.00||Wine: £24.00||Champagne: £60.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12N-2.30pm 6-10.30pm|
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I've eaten here several times, though this is my first review of it on Square Meal. So far , I've enjoyed each meal I've had here, and always look forward to returning. Today I lunched with old friends that I hadn't seen for a while, so the food quite possibly got less attention than it deserved. We each ate the set lunch, well priced at £26/3 courses , which is good value for food of this quality. Unlike many restaurants, the food on the set menu seems comparable with what you see on the main menu, not an obviously cheaper and less interesting alternative.
My potato and leek veloute over a range of tiny ingredients including rabbit was smooth and tasty, though perhaps the best course was a “bourguignonne ” – aka a piece of slow cooked and well-flavoured beef with leeks , tiny onion rings and an intense jus. The dessert, which centred around Rhubarb sorbet , was less successful; I much like rhubarb and it was a pity to see it overpowered by its accompanying mint and biscuit. We enjoyed a bottle of Puglian red from the lower end of the list, and the coffee, petits fours and bread were all good.
Pollen street Social is well established on our list of restaurants to return to, and I look forward to next time.