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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Adventurous Soho eating chez Atherton

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

The Poland Street iteration of Jason Atherton's burgeoning empire looks very much the Soho part, the rather anonymous frontage leading into a racy cavern of bare brick walls and distressed leather stools at the copiously stocked bar. Draw up a bentwood chair at a café table if you prefer for a menu that begins with sharing jars of smoked houmous and spiced aubergine, or confit duck rillettes with mango and coriander. The main menu deals in three-dimensional combinations that are more off the wall than at other Atherton venues, treacling côte de porc and salt-baking some white carrot for a main course that also incorporates cime di rapa and a spicy nut granola. Hake is smoked over applewood and served in seaweed butter with cured trout caviar and Charlottes, and anything can be further dolled up with a supplementary addition of truffle. Prior to those, look to octopus with charcoal mayonnaise and Padrón pepper in green sauce, and finish with a vibrant chocolate délice made with 70% cocoa gear, sharpened with raspberry and star anise and served with milk and honey ice cream.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December and bank holidays
  • Days closed: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10.30


  • Chef(s): Paul Hood

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 4
  • Wines over £30: 183
  • Wines by the glass: 25

Price guide

  • Starter from: £12.50
  • Main course from29
  • Dessert from: £9
  • 3-course lunch from: £26.50
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 75
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 8
  • Off-site parking available: Q-Park (Poland Street)

Getting here

Nearest train station

Oxford Circus
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