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April 2023: Jason Atherton has slashed prices at his London restaurants to encourage customers to dine out more often, saying people were feeling “alienated” by price rises at a time of economic tightening.

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£97
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2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Having put in over ten years of services, the chilled Soho outpost of Jason Atherton’s ‘Social’ brand no longer attracts a huge volume of feedback. But the food remains good, and the chef’s table on the lower ground floor is particularly recommended as a “truly personal and excellent” (if “rather noisy”) experience.

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£104
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Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its “sexy and atmospheric interior” and accomplished cuisine, the 10-year-old Soho branch of Jason Atherton’s ‘Social’ brand is a venue recommended both for business meals and for “secret assignations” – kick off the occasion in his speakeasy ‘The Blind Pig’, which is hidden upstairs.

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£98
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3
Good
3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Jason Atherton’s casual Soho venue maintains its “informal but enjoyable atmosphere” in large part thanks to its “warm and welcoming” approach to service. The food is well-rated too (if not quite at the heights it once was), with numerous reporters describing their best meal of the year here – you can indulge in a “wonderful chef’s counter experience” or stick with the prix fixe menu. Hidden away upstairs is Atherton’s speakeasy, The Blind Pig.

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£80
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Ratings dropped for the second year running at Jason Atherton’s casual Soho venture, amid gripes from reporters confused by the “pub setting with proper restaurant prices” or having to “wade through four menus”. Some say the food is still “consistently brilliant”. Others were “left wondering what all the hype is for”“dishes lacked any wow factor” and are “certainly not worth the high price tag”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Portions
8
No dress code
60

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £24.50 £29.50
Pretheatre £24.50 £29.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.00 £29.80 £6.50 £13.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £36.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
58-59 Poland Street, London, W1F 7NR
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:15pm, 5:45pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:15pm, 5:45pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:15pm, 5:45pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:15pm, 5:45pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:15pm, 5:45pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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