Pollen Street Socialhttp://www.hot-dinners.com/media/reviews/photos/original/6b/4e/d1/1053_pollenstreetsocial_1302645050.jpg
8-10 Pollen Street, London W1S 1NQ
Latest critic review: September 10, 2013
Visiting for a Saturday lunch expecting much but getting little. Over three and a half hours to serve the set menu, this being made worse by newer arrivals being fed far quicker.
Portion size isn't necessarily an issue but with their prices and the interminable waits between courses it is. The food itself suffered from being tepid and surprisingly dull.
The sweets at the end may be fun if you have had a good meal, but to me seemed off. I want to be fed during the meal not after it!
disapointing one star....can't be one
While the food is good and the presentation is modern, there is nothing that is particularly innovative about it. Service isn’t spectacular either, with junior waiting staff nervous and unclear on their roles, and haughty senior staff who don’t seem to care at all.
Another problem with this bistro concept is that Pollen Street charges like a proper one star. Not even the gift of ‘cake in a box’ will cheer you-up when you realise you could have gone somewhere better for the money.