I recently took my husband to Pollen Street Social for a birthday meal. It was his choice, and the food was beautiful (both taste wise and to look at)! It was fresh and imaginative with an effortless simplicity to it.
I would say the same about the interiors which I loved. They are beautifully simple with lots of classic designs and natural materials; wood on wood, leather and stone.
I loved the oversized flower displays. They soften the look, which could lean towards austerity, adding height and drama.
There is actually very little colour in this scheme, which consist largely of shades of brown, dark blue (leather on the banquettes), black and white. This could be cold but the beautiful blown glass pendant lights and the artwork throughout soften the look. They art adds a dash of colour. The overall effect is calming and relaxing. The attention to detail makes you feel that you are in a special place. I loved the crisp, but slightly rough, linen table clothes against the porcelain china. I think that simplicity can be the hardest look to pull off, as any mistakes or imperfections become glaringly obvious.
I absolutely love the lighting, especially hung en mass as it has been below. Such a fun and playful effect!
Lastly I love this place because even though it is quite an expensive restaurant it feels relaxed and unpretentious.