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City Social - Restaurant, London,

City Social - Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1682 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary European
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 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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, English
  • 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)
  • Phone number
    020 7877 7703
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jason Atherton
  • Area
    Liverpool Street
  • Parking Details
    Pay & display parking at Finsbury Circus<br />NCP at Finsbury Square.
  • Public Transit
    Bank Station or Liverpool Street Station are both a 5 minute walk away
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,682 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

1,682 Reviews
  1. Curlygirl

    London

    211 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    211 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to City Social a fair few times and I’m always impressed with the service and food. A cool, trendy vibe with amazing food!

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  2. StephenC

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    To noisy and the food was not as good as the first time we came

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  3. LaurenceM

    Essex

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed lunch (for four), with a view of the Gherkin and surrounding area. We certainly enjoyed complex flavours in every dish, and the tart tatin (for two) could almost serve four! Staff were attentive, and gave excellent service. The background music wasn't intrusive, but was very modern. I noticed the cost of a bottle of English wine, and was surprised. Obviously a top class restaurant with top class food, and great views ... that all comes at a price. Highly recommended.

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  4. GeorginaN

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely late lunch and felt special

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  5. RobertW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our first time here. Service was excellent. I requested a table by window, and to my surprise I got it. View was amazing to look over London. The food was delicious. Would definitely recommend to friends.

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  6. DFoodie

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing scenery and ambiance along with amazingly delicious food. Only downside was the wait for additional food orders which were delayed. But with the professional staff and great food this was just a minor issue.

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  7. Matttttthew

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think it’s got better - subtle tweaks to service. Mystified by the lack of sides - I want more than just chips with my steak - yet no sides available?!! Apart from that, a lovely room that still retains its ‘special’ atmosphere.

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  8. Southgate

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Great touch with the birthday Polaroid. Would definitely return.

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  9. HELENM

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing views ,stunning food very vibrant but we found it a little too noisy to hold a conversation

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  10. WayneH

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning views, fantastic food, can’t wait to go back again

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  11. OliverW

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were made to wait at the bar 30mins+ from our table booking time. We were only seated after asking and then had the most appalling service. We left without properly eating.

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  12. Foodie

    London

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was simply amazing! What a shame that the service was such a let down! For the price and the quality of the food I expect a lot more of the service. There wasn't one really bad issue with service but everything was slightly off e.g. we waited 45min for first glass of wine, tasting menu wasn't offered until we asked, then we had to ask for vegetarian tasting menu, bread arrived late with an annoyed comment we had asked for 2nd (didn't even had first round), waitress couldn't answer simple question - what is in the sorbet?, wine pairing - wine was served late vs. dish, quantity were very stingy and uneven between my husband and I, service was very long. Considering the price, service ruined the experience.

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  13. ChrisO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My party had an excellent meal at City Social. The view of the city was beautiful from the 24th floor. My lemon sole and truffle mash main course was arguably the best ever fish course I've had and the banana souffle dessert was outstanding. I would highly recommend.

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  14. RebeccaD

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed with the staff and quality of the food, no one was around to give feedback and I have emailed but had no reply.

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  15. Finefoodplc

    London

    51 reviews

    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a business lunch here. The views are great, especially from the bar area looking west. Food service was a bit hit and miss on this occasion which was a shame, particularly as the restaurant wasn't overly busy. Individual errors I think. Food was tasty and well presented otherwise.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buen lugar, elegante y gran servicio. La comida no es barata pero lo vale

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food: Do give a try on the wagyu dish, very delicate and well cooked. Cod dish was visually stunning as well. Service: Everything was great before we were asked to move to the bar area for desserts. Did not expect that for a michelin restaurant. Probably the waiter wanted to spare our seat with better view to other customers. But definitely not considering as the bar area was so loud and noisy. Staffs were not as attentive as the dining area. We sitted there for almost 10 minutes without care, not even served with water until we ask for it. A shame that did not had a perfect ending for the meal.

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  18. LizetteD

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality and standard of the food was not in line with the price. The service was good however and venue was stunning. Better restaurants out there offering better quality for that price.

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  19. Seetheworld

    St. Louis

    55 reviews

    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    First of all, the food was fabulous. There was no issue with that. Service on this night, however, was a bit off. To be fair, it was Christmas Eve, We were first seated in the bar to wait for our table to be ready... mere moments after receiving cocktail menus, they were taken away and we were informed our table was ready. We were not offered cocktails. Once at the table, we had one drinks menu to share for 5 people in the dark. Then, here comes the somm to ask about wine. “We’d like to start with a cocktail...but since we have only one menu...” He didn’t take the hint, merely left. We needn’t rush about sharing the menu, as it turns out, because no one came to take a cocktail order for a very long time. When we did finally get through cocktails and ordered wine, a Chardonnay, the somm returned and presented it, clearly stating “Chardonnay,” and showing us the back of the bottle. It took awhile in the dark to read the small print on the back, but eventually we realized it was a Pinot Grigio... Again, the food, however, was top notch and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  20. McTicker

    London

    162 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and view make this a great venue service ranged from ok to great but the staff were really nice. Super expensive

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  21. Epglondon

    London

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, service and views from this high end restaurant. The food is constructed to show it at its best and the menu has plenty to offer. It isn’t everyday dining but more of a special occasion.

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  22. gurminderm

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food sets this restaurant apart, it was absolutely delicious and perfectly presented. The service was not bad but not exceptional either for a Michelin starred restaurant and I had to send one piece of cutlery back to the kitchen because it was sticky and dirty.. overall it was a pleasant experience with exceptional food

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  23. Kath

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great find. I can’t believe I’ve never been here before! It was a last minute booking the Thursday before Christmas and as you can imagine the restaurant was full. Despite this the service was excellent, the food delicious and at no point did we feel rushed or ignored.

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  24. EmeL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food and great atmosphere. The dishes were original and beautifully presented. We had a lovely time there for our Christmas meal. We will definitely go back.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambiance Beautiful view Excellent waiting staff Will return

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, wine is overpriced, we had to wait 50 mins for our table which was annoying as they didn’t look that busy, they did give us free drinks to compensate. Food was really excellent though.

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  27. Desrine

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing as always but i was very disappointed with our table. We booked a table for 3 and we arrived we were given a table for 2. Instead of giving us the table we had booked, they added a chair to the side of the table which left me cramped and sitting uncomfortably. I mentioned this to our waiter who said that he would move us as soon as a table became available. The table not far from us did become available and was more than enough room for 3 people but instead of moving us, they seated a party of 2 there instead.

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  28. georged

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not up to the standard of Pollen St. Waiter had no knowledge of the cheeses when the board arrived, without crackers. Having ordered a Souffle (20 minute wait time, which was fine) this arrived beforehand. Could have lined up the cheese in that 20 minute period to arrive the same time so the ice cream hadn't melted into the Souffle whilst waiting for the chesse! Starter was very good (Lobster) but main lacked seasoning/flavour and seemed like a mix of elements that did not blend well. A shame as we love Pollen St, this was not in the same class and pricey for what it delivered, when compared. Nice setting.

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  29. StevieC

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The guy who took our order (who seemed fairly senior) had a stroppy face the whole time and seemed like he did not want to be there. Had zero personality and zero people skills. Ordered the steak (which was perfect) but it just came with chips. Waiter should have suggested some veg or other sides when taking our order. Plate seemed a little empty without anything else. Waited a long time to get our drinks and had to ask where they were. The bar had a private event which was so loud and noisy. Lastly, the menu has changed since I last went and is not as good as before. Wouldn’t hurry back tbh.

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  30. Grimeycleaves

    London

    20 reviews

    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I know it sounds silly, but the windows were so dirty ! When part of the reason for booking is thew view it really did spoil things. The waitress said they had a robot that cleans the windows, I think they need to put some WD40 in that thing ! The service was atrocious - I was planning a boozy lunch with clients, left sober after 3 hours as it took that long to order myself 3 vodka lemonades, each time of getting one took 3/4 attempts of asking various staff... My clients didn't even get to order what they wanted, a bottle of red and white were plonked on the table... when we finally managed to get a member of staff and ask why it transpired they were for another table !! Luckily they took these off our bill, but at non stage were we asked if we were happy, whether we wanted anything else etc etc. Onto the food - average at best, I had a steak which was extremely average (fillet) any restaurant in London does better... when you consider a Hawsksmoor or Goodmans 400g is £35 and these guys are charging £42 you get the idea !!! Clients didn't seem to rave over theirs either.... it was all very average food Which brings you onto the prices, this is one of the most expensive places I have been - not an issue when the food/service and view are the reason.... but to spend a fortune to eat in a grubby place with average food and terrible service was a bit sickening.

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  31. Lorraine

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great afternoon with friends, fabulous views, good food and wine. Would recommend only downside is it is bit prices so go for a special occasion

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  32. 10023

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This is a restaurant for loud and large groups of investment bankers on expense account budgets. Although I made the reservation, greeted the three distracted and disorganized women manning the front desk, ordered the wine, and signaled for the check, every interaction was directed to the men in the group. The service was poorly paced--no opportunity to order cocktails prior to the food order, starters instantaneous and before the opportunity to order the wine, no one checking on the table and an army of people involved in the service so you never knew who to flag, and a pompous sommelier younger than my pet cat and about as knowledgeable. Was five starters and five entrees and one bottle of wine worth $535? Hard to say when the rest of the experience was exasperating, insulting, and bathed in hopeless darkness.

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  33. Jonnyh

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The venue was impressive and the food was good however I did not feel the over cost of the meal was worth it. There are plenty of other restaurants in the area offering similar standards of cuisine and ambience at a more agreeable price.

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  34. DiamondFirebird

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drink and service were superb. We had a great night celebrating with friends.

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  35. Rider1

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply fantastic. What a place!

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  36. DoubleA

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very nice, however for a Michelin restaurant the service was pretty appalling. We were left at our table for a good 10-15 minutes before a waiter came to ask if we were ready to order. We hadn’t yet ordered any drinks or been asked if we wanted to order drinks. We had to wave for attention anytime we wanted any service. When the bread came we had to ask for the butter. They forgot to bring over the second drink ordered, and we had to ask for it twice. Overall shoddy customer service.

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  37. Rusty

    London

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely afternoon with excellent food and service. Wine selection is excellent. Had Lobster tortellini and steak as main. Food excellent. Ambience excellent too

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  38. JohnI

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a restaurant with fabulous views over the Gerkin and London generally. Great wine list too but it would be better in an electronic form perhaps as it is rather a tome!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good meal abs great views. Love this place! Thanks to the amazing team who are always accommodating

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with service and ambience to match. I have visited this restaurant many times and it continues to exceed my expectations. Highly recommend to anyone looking for some great food with stunning views of the London skyline

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City Social - Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1682 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for City Social - Restaurant

Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ

Additional information

  • Area
    Liverpool Street
  • 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)
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, English
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Pay & display parking at Finsbury Circus<br />NCP at Finsbury Square.
  • Public Transit
    Bank Station or Liverpool Street Station are both a 5 minute walk away
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jason Atherton
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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