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The reinvention of Little Social (RIP), which became No.5 Social (also RIP) but is now once again Little Social. It's still under the wings of Jason Atherton; chef Kostas Papathanasiou is running the stoves, serving up food with a seasonal British focus.

survey result

Summary

£73
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Briefly branded ‘No 5 Social’, Jason Atherton’s “fun” bistro sits on the other side of the street from his original ‘Social’ mothership. Chef Frankie van Loo’s relatively straightforward menu is well-priced (three courses for £35) and wins solid support.

Summary

£79
 ££££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The mid-2019 relaunch of Little Social (RIP) over the road from the Pollen Street mothership sees it re-invented but still under the aegis of the Jason Atherton empire; this Mayfair 60-seater now sports a softer, more classically luxurious style than its siblings. It’s to be a new showcase for chef Kostas Papathanasiou – whose CV incorporates The Fat Duck and The Ledbury – with a focus on seasonal, British cuisine. Top Tip – the prix fixe menu is a good deal for the area: £19.50 for 2 courses or £24.50 for 3 courses.

Summary

£79
 ££££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The mid-2019 relaunch of Little Social (RIP) over the road from the Pollen Street mothership sees it re-invented but still under the aegis of the Jason Atherton empire; this Mayfair 60-seater now sports a softer, more classically luxurious style than its siblings. It’s to be a new showcase for chef Kostas Papathanasiou – whose CV incorporates The Fat Duck and The Ledbury – with a focus on seasonal, British cuisine. Top Tip – the prix fixe menu is a good deal for the area: £19.50 for 2 courses or £24.50 for 3 courses.

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Restaurant details

6
No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £42.50 £49.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
5 Pollen Street, London, W1S 1NE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑9pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑9pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑9pm
Friday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑9pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑9pm
SundayCLOSED

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