Review: Social Eating House

28 Jun

The Meat: Jason Atherton’s newest venture on Poland Street, Social Eating House, opened shortly after Little Social (the bistro alternative to his flagship restaurant Pollen Street Social). It joins the ranks of other ‘casual’ fine dining eateries that have recently opened in London. The décor is very NYC – wooden candle-lit tables, velvet curtains, chesterfield sofas, unpainted walls and a few hipsters thrown in to balance the generally moneyed crowd. The service is sporadic and slightly off key but it’s still early days. Don’t let any of that distract you though – it’s one of the better meals I’ve had recently. The food is spot on and the cocktails inventive. I would recommend all of the five dishes I tried.

Perfect for: Date night/A night out

Who to take: Partner/Friends

Cuisine: Modern European

Price: £60 with drinks and service

Area: Soho

The verdict: 4*

Other’s verdict: Time Out – 5*, The Telegraph – 2.5*, Toptable – 4.1/5

Personal favourite:  Confit lamb neck fillet, sheep’s ricotta potato, garlic and parsley

Where to sit: No preference

Reservations: Currently booking out a week or so in advance, it’s probably best to turn up late on a weekday or make reservations well in advance

Website: http://www.socialeatinghouse.com

Address: 58 Poland Street, Mayfair, London W1F 7NR

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7993 3251

We ordered: 

Duck “smoked ham, egg and chips”

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Wild mushrooms on toast, from a bag, cep purée

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Flamed côte de porc, beetroot, white polenta, spring onion, savory

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Confit lamb neck fillet, sheep’s ricotta potato, garlic and parsley

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Milk chocolate mousse, hazelnut ice-cream, chocolate éclair

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One Response to “Review: Social Eating House”

  1. diyakatyal June 28, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Sounds good!….nice to see a new post…u have a flair for this u need to post more often…informative reviews ally gives an idea of the resteraunts and their ambiance

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