City Social
City Social

City Social

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.citysociallondon.com/
  • Phone: 02078777703x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday.
    Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm (last orders for food - 2.45pm)
    Dinner: 6pm - 10:30pm (last orders for food - 10.45pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: English, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Jason Atherton
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Twenty Four is a unique space to hold all events. With a variety of rooms for every occasion, hosting floor to ceiling windows with breath taking skyline views of Central London.
  • Private Party Contact: Chloe Benson 02078777708

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bank Station or Liverpool Street Station are both a 5 minute walk away
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Pay & display parking at Finsbury Circus
    NCP at Finsbury Square.
A word from City Social
City Social is operated by Michelin starred chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton, in partnership with Restaurant Associates. The restaurant is situated on level twenty four of Tower 42, the iconic skyscraper situated in the heart of the City of London. City Social is a 90 cover restaurant featuring art deco style interiors against the backdrop of the stunning London skyline. Jason Atherton and Head Chef Paul Walsh have designed a menu which features creative yet simple dishes, showcasing the best of British ingredients in a beautiful environment.
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City Social reviews from OpenTable diners
202 reviews since 22 May 2014
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambience4.4
    Value3.6
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (153)romance (126)business meals (124)fit for foodies (104)group bookings (24)brunch (13)sunday lunch (11)good vegetarian options (10)pre/post theatre (8)afternoon tea (6)outstanding value (6)disabled access (6)child friendly (2)Show More
  • Paul
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    Great food, excellent service, in a superb location with outstanding views of the city. A place you must try.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good ambience - service lacking
    wheatgermstardust
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    We loved the moody, dark atmosphere of the place. It took about ten minutes for our menus to arrive plus another fifteen minutes by the time our drinks arrived. Surprised by this at such a restaurant to be honest. And just to prove it wasn't us, I heard the lady on the table next to us getting quite annoyed with the waiter for not having being given a menu after ten minutes and furthermore with his lack of apology. I found the food OK (pig's trotter starter and rabbjy saddle main). My wife was pretty happy with her linguini starter and lamb main. We didn't have dessert. Overall, I found the venue more enticing than the food. I probably wouldn't hurry back.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance
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  • Do not hesitate!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    Just try it, you won't forget it! Food, wines, service, sight.... everything's at least as high as the 42nd floor!
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice service
    TallyHo
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Very nice food, great service, excellent toilets! Recommended for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Lovely
    QuinzenVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great intiate feel to this restaurant coupled with fabulous views. Very good food, nice service, will be back.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • TeresaLee
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My husband and I booked City Social for our 9th Wedding Anniversary. We had a drink in the bar first, which I found very loud, and I did not enjoy my choise of cocktail. We were then shown to our table, and from then on in, received superb service & our starters & main meals were among the best we have ever had. My husband chose the souffle for dessert which was a disappointment. I would recommend the restaurant to my boss, as the views are wonderful and the semi circular booths are particularly impressive. However I would not recommend dinner for business, although the tables were well lit, the restaurant was very dark and I has a bit of trouble navigating myself to to the toilets.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations!
    MrPerFetto
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    With a stunning atmosphere and Londons best view our first impression made our expectations high...the service and food exceeded them well. Its a first class restaurant with a crush for the best ingredients and tasting combinations. I will come back, and I will also recommend this to friends.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I booked this for an anniversary dinner. I can't think of anything negative to say. The cocktails in the bar are fantastic and with a window table you get amazing views from the 24th floor location. I'm the dining room you forget about the views because of the quality of the food, everything was amazing and the service too was very friendly, very helpful and very knowledgable. We will definately be going back
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • social success
    mitch
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    went to city social for our wedding anniversary, we had been to rhodes 24 ( same place) for our first and when telling our waiter this he told us it was better now, somewhat arrogant i thought, but he was right, the ambience, food, and service was all top drawer my rabbit saddle main course being the star of a very high standard series of courses. I cannot fault this place personally the staff were friendly, knowledgable and the view is as stunning as ever, a unusual talking point while using the gents toilets only added to the uniqueness of the whole place. I have heard the service was a bit hit and miss well it was a hit for me for sure last word .......GO.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Best starter I have had in London..
    Suzy2Shoes
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Although we were late due to work commitments, this did not in any way ruin our evening. The atmosphere late on a Wednesday evening was fantastic and the food even better. This is a place for businessmen, foodies and romantic couples out for a treat alike. The starter of heritage tomatoes, burrata and frozen bazil was absolutely outstanding. Yes, I realise that this sounds terribly simple but the flavours were anything but. The brilliant part is that the excellent quality of food is matched by a spectacular view across London. This is a real must.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance
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  • Spectacular dining experience
    Cetha
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Every dish on the menu looks delicious and offers something inviting for veggies, carnivores and omnivores: and the reality doesn't disappoint. The service is relaxed yet attentive without being intrusive. The views of London are stunning (tip: the Bar sitting has mainly eastern and southerly views - the restaurant sitting has eastern and northerly views).
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • DAYTime
    DAYTimeVIP
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Music too loud for a restaurant of this repute, beware being seated underneath the speakers. The taste of the white dish was nauseating but the chef seemed to think it was perfectly edible. However, the replacement duck redeemed this moment and the FOH staff were lovely. Appealing selection on cheese board brilliantly presented by general manager
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  • City Social
    TheFrankenbergs
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    What a way to celebrate our first year of marriage! We had wonderful meal with great service, amazing food and brilliant view of the London skyline. We were lucky enough to be given a tour of the kitchens to see the chefs hard at work. Definitely be back again and will most certainly be recommending to all our friends and family.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Fantastic setting and great food
    Graceben123
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Four of us had lunch at City Social on Friday and had a very enjoyable time. The setting is fantastic, food very good and the service excellent. Well worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Overrated
    kxleatsVIP
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    I had high expectations for this restaurant after hearing my friends rave about it, but it turned out to be quite mediocre. The wine selection was superb and I cannot fault that (or the nice views, for that matter). However, their risotto is incredibly over seasoned and when I spoke to the manager about it he was not very helpful about it. I only had a few spoonfuls and asked them to take it away, any other restaurant would have offered to take it off the bill but they didn't, which was very irresponsible. The tables are also positioned very close to each other so you cannot avoid having to listen to next table's conversation if they are not volume-conscious.
    Special Features:
    business meals
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  • One word -- Outstanding
    JSWJ
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    From the moment we arrived to the minute we left the experience was superb. I could not fault one thing about the whole experience. The starters were fantastic--I had a risotto and my colleague the salmon. We both had the pork belly as a main course and the soufflé for dessert and these were outstanding. I would definitely return and look forward to my next visit. the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding view and delicious food
    Marcelkz
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    Tables in front of very nice views of London. The food was delicious and a great service.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    handyspanner
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    Great food, wine and ambiance. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Fantastic for a special occasion
    CatP
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    I took my husband to city social for his birthday. The views really do make the experience. Service was excellent with food arriving extremely quickly. Food was delicious. Prices are what you would expect for this class of restaurant - somewhere for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    My boyfriend and I enjoyed a very nice evening at City Social restaurant. The wine was very good, and the food was fab!! It's a bit expensive, but for special occasions it's worth it!
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    • Ambience
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  • Excellent views, excellent food...
    GuitarMan
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    This was my first time at City Social and I was impressed. My wife and I went post-theatre. The service is top-notch and staff are attentive to every need. We started off in the cocktail area, then moved into the restaurant for dinner. The views are outstanding and are definitely a huge selling-point. The food is also excellent, the menu consisting of 'British' foods such as lamb, steak and plenty of fish. I had a rib-eye steak which was cooked to perfection. The staff are quite formal, but as the customers are fairly relaxed in dress-code, this balances out the ambience, and my wife and I found it very easy to relax here and enjoy the views. Quite expensive, but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Beautiful!
    LoveLondon
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    We went to City Social in August for my friend's 30th birthday and it was outstanding. The view was beautiful, the cocktails imaginative, the service great! The food was lovely - the waiter brought over a special cake for my friend at the end of the meal to wish her happy birthday. We didn't feel rushed... so glad we stayed until the sun went down as we could make the most of the views. Will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Best lunch in the City
    PabloP
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    If you've been to Pollen St Social or any other of Jason Atherton's then you know the sort of standard to expect - anything but standard! The smoked salmon arrived actually smoking in it's own wooden box, wonderful. Superb all round. Spent three hours there, wish it were longer.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Ken Wilkinson
    KenWilkinson
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My wife and I visited the restaurent on Saturday evening (9 August) and were very impressed. The view is incredible and the food is exceptional (the rabbit and the cheesecake deserve particular mention). The service was also polite and attentive and it was a very special evening. My only issue to note is that the lighting in the restaurent is very subdued, which can make it difficult to fully see the food (perhaps some candles should be on the tables?). However, we will certainly vist again.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely bit of glamour
    ASM2012VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We took a friend from Australia for a special meal, this was the perfect venue, real wow factor, glamour, good service, and great food and wine. We had an extremely enjoyable evening. We found the hostess extremely considerate and helpful.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Great food, excellent service
    Tasocahtfu
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Took the girlfriend here for her birthday, had an excellent meal with stunning view of the city. Food was great - she had fillet steak, myself a ribeye, then cheesecake for dessert. Delicious. After dinner we moved to the bar and had a few drinks, also very good. Service excellent throughout.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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  • Not great
    Summer2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Actually a beautiful space, great potential. But some servers and the table manager were so arrogant, not sure why exactly? My fish was terrible, however my Partner was very happy with his meal. Would not go back again I'm afraid.
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    group bookings
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  • One of best in London
    paolo
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Highly recommended. Fantastic food and service and what a view. My favourite J Atherton restaurant and certainly one of the best views for dinner in London. Special mention for the manager who really made an effort to improve our experience by moving us when a window table became free.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not so great service
    Finediner
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    It was quite clear that some of the staff lacked experience and were forgetful when we asked for things. Not something l would expect from a restaurant of this quality. However, the food more than made up for the disappointing service. It was tasty and well presented and with the spectacular views over London we had a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • Big brother is watching you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    service was overall excellent but you constantly felt the staff eyes behind your back to the point it feels uncomfortable. I guess this is the policy of the owners but it should be a bit more laid back to allow the customer to relax.
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fabulous meal
    Sara
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    Second visit to City Social and it was absolutely as fabulous as the first time. Particular kudos to the sommelier who chose an excellent wine for us - and who I assume had something to do with the inspired wine pairing for the dessert menu. Recommendations - ask for a table by the window; go for the apple tarte tatin (for 2) for dessert and unless you're a wine master, let the sommelier pick your wine! The music in the bar is too loud - and because many of the tables have speakers directly above them, it was deafening! But we were very grateful to the waiter who found us a quieter table so that we could continue our conversation without shouting!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Great location, great views
    MazAustralia
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Really liked the views. The food was great, however the staff have made an artform of avoiding all eye contact with diners except for when they approach you. This made it difficult to order an additional drink without rudely waving your hands or calling out to them, which was annoying. The view from the toilets is similar to the view at the Rooftop Bar in the Standard Hotel, Meat Packing District, NYC - love it. The bar area looks like a great place for after work cocktails and nibbles/dinner
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing view !
    simon
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    we booked a table next to a window to see the great view. And we had it ! it was vera beautiful !
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance
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  • Dinner with a view
    Dean01
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    No fuss when met on the ground floor,shown to the dedicated lift to 24 th floor.Nothing to much for the staff every request met with a smile .Food was very very good.The views from the restaurant are amazing.Will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    The Restaurant has stunning views over London and the food very tasty, a good atmosphere in the Cocktail bar for an after dinner drink.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Fantastic Views
    RajR
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Went for a special occasion... was not one bit disappointed with my choice of venue. Food was very good and the staff were very helpful. This venue is not just for the views however it does help. Would definitely recommend this to friends and family.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food, view and service
    DineLondon
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    This was a very enjoyable experience and one I would love to repeat. The food is simply delicious with individual twists on traditional dishes. Meat sorced from the Lake District which is where I'm from so points there too. The steak was the best I've had in London since returning from Munich, where I believe the ultimate is to be found at Zum Goldenen Kalb.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Experience
    anneandsteve
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    We dined at this marvellous restaurant this week and can't praise it enough. All the staff were amazing, the perfect balance of attention but not over fussy. The food was delicious & the best we've had for a while. Then there were the views, stunning! We would not hesitate to recommend, & can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    Whisked up to the 24th floor and a pre dinner mojito in the bar with amazing views . This was 16th wedding anniversary treat and it did not disappoint. Good value proseco that started the meal with a fizz followed by a little bit of theatre with the salmon start and wonderful pigs trotter and black pudding. We shared the cote du boeuf, medium as a main which was fabulous - beautifully cooked served on a plater with the bone. Service was very good both in terms of wine and for attending to our needs. We could not fit a sweet in however the waiter would not let us leave without something sweet so brought us some pralines. Views fantastic, music good and not too loud and ambience very good for an 1830 start.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jason doesn't disappoint
    EP35
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    So delighted to see Mr Atherton hasn't lost his touch.... Truly delicious, well executed and beautifully presented food. Married with good views of the city and cool interior design this is a fab place to dine.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.