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City Social
City Social

City Social Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.citysociallondon.com
  • Phone: 0207 877 7703
  • 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: Contemporary European, English
  • 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 0207 877 7708

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "we booked a table next to a window to see the great view. And we had it ! it was vera beautiful !"
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "The Restaurant has stunning views over London and the food very tasty, a good atmosphere in the Cocktail bar for an after dinner drink."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "My wife and I booked a table last minute for our 8th wedding anniversary, we arrived at 9pm and were shown into the bar lounge for a drink, the bar waiters were very knowledgable and recommended a great cocktail for my wife, The hostess then took our drinks and showed us to our table in the restaurant. The view was fantastic.. over looking The Gerkin and The Thames, What followed was a string of great waiters taking food, drink, champagne orders. The food came swiftly and with perfect timing, cooked brilliantly and tasted unreal. Later on during our desserts, the manager came over and asked us if everything was up to standard with our experience. He stayed for 3 or 4 minutes discussing the restaurant and the reopening. Over all 10 /10."
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "The food served was simply outstanding... probably had one of the best beef tartare I've ever tatsed. Service was very good and attentive. There's an impressive wine list, although it's heavily skewed towards the high end of the price scale, with limited options below £40 (having said so we had a £29 bottle that was good value for money). Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or to impress someone... just be prepared to spend £70+ per person (2 courses + wine)."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Top class restaurant. Sited on the 24th Floor of Tower 42, the views are stunning and this is matched by the food and the service. Arrive early and have a cocktail in the bar."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "A sunny Saturday afternoon in the city no doubt contributed to the lack of crowd and therefore ambience. Service was great, very polite, checked on us throughout without being intrusive. The food was thoroughly enjoyable, the lamb was cooked to perfection and the side of shepherds pie was a nice little extra. Only a few random negatives- the cutlery was very small which made it strange to eat with. The coffee arrived cold, however they were quick to replace it-so no harm done. Views were good, comparable to that of suishi samba but not quite that of the shards oblix which has the additional attraction of overlooking the river and tower bridge. The bar area was plush and vast – I would certainly go again for food and/or drinks"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "We all like a nice view, this wasn't the reason for my visit, it was to sample Jason Atherton's food. To start we had the Asparagus with the most amazing poached egg that was brought to life with some peas shoots. The Tuna was fresh, light and zingy and as pretty as a picture. To follow, the John Dory with mussels exuded elegance, whilst the duck with boulangere potatoes and a cherry sauce really packed a punch. The Strawberry Souffle and Nutmeg custard tart continued the high level of cooking and each carried a little surprise in the ingredients which seems consistent in many of the dishes. Such quality doesn't come cheap and whilst you are paying Mich 1 star prices, the food is probably 80% there, with the remaining charge for the view!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "1st time here since it's changed hands. From front to back this place exudes class but it felt equally relaxing and informal. Still quite pricey but it is worth it, you can taste it though with excellent use of produce."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "Booked for boyfriend's birthday on 16/07/2014. All I can say really is...thank you for contributing to a perfect evening."
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant and beautiful setting. Worth while coming by to City Social. the staff were great and food well executed. Lovely addition to Atherton's restaurant collection."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "I love this place! Great food, service, view and food!"
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Beautiful space, exquisite food, attentive and personable staff - a perfect special evening. :) Thank you City Social, don't change!"
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "Amazing location - see it to believe it. Great food and great service. Wide menu choice."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "For our last visit in london we wanted to have dinner somewhere special and found that location with city social. The location, the food the atmosphere and the service there were simply great! We can just highly recommend this restaurant to everyone you wants to spent an extraordinary evening. We will come back again and are already looking forward to our next time at city social!"
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "I went there to celebrate my birthday with my girlfriend and we were both amazed by the quality of the service which is, by far, the best I've ever had experienced. As soon as we walked in we were immediately greeted by 2 staff members that immediately looked after every possible need we could have. We arrived early so we stayed at the bar for a while and the staff was courteous, discreet and you could feel they liked working there which adds a little extra you don't find so often. The meal was very good and for the first time, I left the table with a full stomach (it sadly happens a lot in luxury restaurants that portions are tiny) with just a fillet steak and a dessert, both of excellent quality and prepared by a expert hand. Perfection."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "First time dining at City Social and would definitely return. All of the food was fantastic and I am a big fan of the city skyline. Cocktail menu was a little unusual - petits pois Bellini? Staff were friendly and helpful but not quite as attentive as one would have hoped. I would definitely return though."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "Thank god they've finally got a decent restaurant in the Nat West Tower, after the very disappointing Rhodes experience. The Social group have done an excellent job in decoration, making it much less sterile and formal. However, what distinguishes City Social is the food. Varied, interesting and beautifully presented. Pricey, for sure, and think they need to work on the bar experience and build some sort of buzz about the place. However, a hugely welcome addition to the City, and a restaurant that deserves to do well."
    dined on 08/07/2014
  • "Excellent service, food and view. The atmosphere is very relax and chic. Staff are very friendly and attentive. Not cheap though, but for a special occasion, why not? This is a very special treat!"
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, great food, though service is a bit shamboic. Forgotten orders, drinks etc. but made up for with the great food and location. Will go back. Just hope the service has got a bit slicker by then."
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "Very disappointed! Although the food was ok, it was nothing special and definitely not worth the price! The service was shoddy and felt uncomfortable and the wine list disappointing and severely overpriced! There are much better restaurants in London where you can have a view and quality!"
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "The food wasn't nearly as good as the prices dictated but had a really enjoyable experience and the staff were extremely accomodating!"
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "Great restaurant. A bit corporate for our purposes (catch up between old friends) but the food was delicious, beautifully presented and very satisfying. Service was a bit off (e.g. had to tell a number of staff we did not want wine, or dessert, and the lady who came over with the card machine got the cards mixed up far too many times for the number of guests we were (just two!)) but otherwise a lovely option for a Tuesday lunch. Would come again in the evening!"
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "Really lovely meal - good selection, good food, great wines. Service is excellent and we were not rushed. Thank you for a lovely lunch!"
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "So we arrived at the restaurant which is very nice and we are shown to a table which is on the small side and is as the wife puts it ' somewhat en route'. We are the shown to a larger table in a less busy location and served perfectly for the rest of the evening. The food was sensational and despite her resolve to only have two courses , she succumbed to a tartin. and another glass of champagne. The cocktails that followed were well made and the view was much enjoyed as the sun set on the city. I'd probably go again."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "Booked the dinner for my bf birthday, the venue is lovely, great view by the window. The dishes are great overall, my bf really enjoyed the tomato salad, I found my tuna a bit salty to my liking, also would prefer them to serve the pasta dish that we ordered to share after the starters instead of together (which got cold after we finished the starters) but overall a really lovely dinner. Will recommend to my friends!"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "The seafood linguini was stunning as were the caper gnocchi that came with the whole grilled Dover sole. Excellent wine list and lovely attentive service, with the added bonus of a table by the window."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "We spent a very nice evening at City Social. The service was attentive, the food very good and the view amazing. We will be back!"
    dined on 24/06/2014
  • "Excellent food, great service, very beautiful environment and view. The only minus was the wine. We took two 125ml glasses of red wine and it was good but not excellent and therefore also too pricey for the quality. We would love to go back though. We had a very good time."
    dined on 23/06/2014
  • "I booked a table in order to treat my girlfriend although she was taken ill last minute so I took my younger brother instead who does not have much experience of fine dining. He was made ti feel at home and comfortable & we both thoroughly enjoyed our evening! Great food, impeccable service and not too sychophantic! 12/10!!"
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant from reviews I had already seen online for my sister's 30th birthday. The service was perfect where they were attentive but not intrusive and they all were exceptionally polite. We ordered a selection of the dishes and each and every dish was delicious. The combination of flavours worked well, you will not be disappointed. The ambiance was a relaxed feel, it wasn't noisy but enough to create a vibe that everyone was enjoying themselves. This is a ideal place for a special night out as it's on the pricier end but the whole dining experience is worth it."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "I took my son there for a 15th Birthday treat. Had looked at the menu online and knew he would go for the Burger ok. Unfortunately once seated at a lovely booth with terrific view, by friendly staff, we were told that burgers were only served in the bar area, and that actually now they were no longer on the menu, but the web site had not yet been updated. Tried to persuade him to go for a steak instead, but he was having none of it! Finished our drinks and left. NOT the experience I had been hoping for."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "We have eaten at Berner's Tavern the previous night, where food was marvellous, attention from staff was fabulous. By comparison, City Social is a bit casual. Despite a 9.30 reservation we were asked to wait with drinks, when we were shown to the table, it took some time for menus and drinks to be finalised. The breads came after we had finished our starters. Food was lovely though one wishes we had thought to order sides of greens, as serves are short of add-ons. Views are marvellous and our Indonesian waiter was lovely, but we feel they can do better. Perhaps they were just all very tired."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Had a delightful evening with my husband in city social. Booking it again for my mum's birthday! Thanks a lot guys from cs."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "I'm a huge fan of Jason Atherton's restaurants and was very keen to try City Social out. It didn't disappoint! I booked for a business lunch and the atmosphere and service was spot on. The food was absolutely wonderful, the Dover sole I had for my main course was better than I've had anywhere else. Am now very keen to come back here with my husband as I know he'll also love it."
    dined on 20/06/2014