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About City Social - Restaurant

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.

Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

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)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7877 7703

Website:
http://www.citysociallondon.com/

Parking Details:
Pay & display parking at Finsbury Circus
NCP at Finsbury Square.

Public Transport:
Bank Station or Liverpool Street Station are both a 5 minute walk away

Executive Chef:
Jason Atherton

Private Party Facilities:
City Social's Private Dining is a unique space to hold all events. We have a private dining room and a chef's table available for every occasion, hosting floor to ceiling windows with breath taking skyline views of Central London.

Private Party Contact:
Valentina Borgia: 020 7877 7708

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

City Social - Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (197)
Special Occasions (166)
Good for a Date (137)
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Romance (126)
Good for Anniversaries (93)
Good for Birthdays (89)
Creative Cuisine (87)
Fit for Foodies (81)
Business Meals (80)
Notable Wine List (69)
Bar Seating (43)
Vibrant Bar Scene (43)
Hot Spot (39)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Lunch (35)
Cosy (25)
Group Bookings (22)
Fun (19)
People Watching (18)
Late-night Find (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Tasting Menu (10)
Casual (9)
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Authentic (7)
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Healthy (6)
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Gluten Free Options (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
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Great Beer (3)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Booked a table for two for my girlfriend and I after looking up the restaurant online.. Great atmosphere, dim lights and romantic view overlooking the city. I proposed that night.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and very good service all set in a simply stunning dining room and bar. The meal was flawless with excellent seasonal food, particular standouts were the pigs trotted and hock starter and the venison main. Good range of wines and a good recommendation from the sommelier. Window seat table gave us an amazing view over the city at night. A great spot for a special night out or a romantic liaison.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

This restaurant never fails to surpass expectation. Fact is service for starters was very slow but they are perceptive enough to pick it up and provided a free interim course that was delightful! Well done City Social

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·Dined on 13 January 2018

What a fantastic place to dine. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and found the whole experience amazing. The food was sublime and the staff were very attentive but equally in the background.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 13 January 2018

Fantastic setting and ambiance, the staff were really friendly and knowledgeable, however, for me - a little too attentive! I don't like to be fussed over, but to be fair, that is my issue not theirs.
The food was superb, cooked and presented to perfection. A real treat.
A little pricey, but you really do get what you pay for and well worth it for that special occasion.
Heartily recommended!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 12 January 2018

Excellent service , perfectly executed dishes that were aesthetically beautiful as well as delicious . Great views even if cloudy today .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 11 January 2018

Exceptional view. Exceptional service. Exceptional presentation, flavor, texture.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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·Dined on 6 January 2018

Very nice, It was superb

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on 4 January 2018

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing views. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

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 (London)·Dined on 3 January 2018

Locale incantevole

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·Dined on 30 December 2017

Everything was wonderful! The food was great! Amazing view.
Special thanks to Benjamin

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 30 December 2017

Outstanding service and delightful food. Place is of course incredible. Wine list is outstanding. I'm trying to think of anything bad to say but there's simply no chance. Excellent!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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service2
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 (London)·Dined on 30 December 2017

Everything was fantastic but the staff kept coming up and speaking to us every 5 minutes, not just to ask how our food was but seemingly to chat. It would be nice to have a bit more privacy and not be checked up on all the time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 29 December 2017

The main reason for visiting City Social was all the comments I had heard about the view.
The main reason for going back to City Social will be the amazing food and the excellent service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 28 December 2017

For our anniversary with my boyfriend we went here for the dinner and it was perfect. People who work here are very nice and they are very professionnal. It was a perfect dinner. Thanks for the little gift at the end of the dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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service4
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·Dined on 23 December 2017

Fun and lively bar setting with fantastic views across London.

1st Class dining experience supplemented with superb wine selection.

Would highly recommend and will visit again in the near future.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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·Dined on 22 December 2017

An excellent restaurant and one we will treat ourselves to again. The food was stunning and the staff very friendly and attentive. Excellent view and a lively bar alongside for pre dinner drinks. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 15 December 2017

Absolutely fabolous food and place. Great service. Highly recommended!

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on 12 December 2017

The food is excellent and the staff are outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on 11 December 2017

Really lovely food and a beautiful setting. Definitely recommend.

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·Dined on 9 December 2017

Was our first anniversary, food was gorgeous, could not fault it one bit, along with the stunning veiws across London and the exquisite service, the staff could not do enough for us, will definitely be going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 7 December 2017

Great views over London, great service, great food you can’t go wrong

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Superb food - the scallop starter was the best starter dish I have ever had - superb views and superb service. Perfect evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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value3

 
 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Have wanted to visit City Social for a few years after following their Instagram account and it was worth the wait! Very attentive service, beautiful cocktails and amazing food. We loved every second!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 1 December 2017

Well deserved Michelin starred restaurant. Decor a bit tired but the view, food and service amazing

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 30 November 2017

I came here with my girlfriend for her birthday after the theatre and we had the best time. The service was brilliant we were constantly asked if we needed anything and we’re waited on the whole. Good service goes a long way. The food was fantastic and we both agreed the best food we’ve ever had. The setting was fantastic and you finished it off by giving my girlfriend a birthday surprise cake. Felix the waiter was fantastic and made our visit exceptional . Thank you for everything we will be back for sure.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 27 November 2017

Fantastic food and wonderful ambiance stunning views

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Healthy, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 November 2017

Excellent anniversary meal , really delicious with superb service

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 18 November 2017

Last weekend me and my friends celebrated out 30th birthday and ones promotion. We had such a good time and the food was amazing. We mostly enjoyed the service, so friendly and great knowledge on the food. Best restaurant so far in London

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 (London)·Dined on 17 November 2017

Great evening meal with friends. Fantastic menu, really tasty food, wonderful view in spectaculr surroundings with thoughtful service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 15 November 2017

Second time eating here and the food is incredible. We had scallops to start, the lamb and the duck for main, the chocolate and the apple dessert. The food was literally unbelievably good. Would definitely recommend and we will definitely be coming back.

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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Everything was fabulous apart from two small things. The lighting above the table meant I couldn't really see my food, and the tables were so close together that the drunk men at the next table kind of ruined the last hour of our evening. Other than that a very handsome occasion!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Amazing food and service. Made a very special night even more special.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 4 November 2017

5y anniversary, Service and food were perfect. Despite the size of the restaurant you did not feel crammed in.
Lovely touch with a piece of cake for our anniversary we received at the end.

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 (London)·Dined on 4 November 2017

It is always a joy dining at City Social. The view is stunning, the food and cocktails were fabulously tasty and the service was impeccable (as usual).

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 (London)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Great venue for a quality birthday lunch. The oysters were lovely with a glass of Meursault to start and the haddock for main was deliciuos and beautifully presented. Get there at 12.00 if you want a window seat.

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 (London)·Dined on 27 October 2017

Fantastic food, fantastic service, breathtaking view. Made my girlfriends birthday a night we will never forget. We will be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 27 October 2017

City Social was booked as I was going to propose to my girlfriend at The Shard. Honestly I could have proposed at City Social.... What an amazing restaurant. The views oh my god was amazing, especially as your sitting talking drinking eating. The waiter was simply amazing. Second to none. I spoke to him about a few things such as timings as I needed to get the shard asap. He talked and walked us through the whole night. Up graded us to window side tables and gave my now fiancèe cake on the house. I am and I will go back one day just to say thank you. He was absolutely amazing. Top bloke. And I haven't even spoken about the food. The food was pefect and I couldn't say a single bad food. I love my lamb and it was 10/10. My fiancèe isn't the biggest lamb fan but she absolutely loved it. Hats of to the chef.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 24 October 2017

A big fan of Jason Atherton already, I was suitably impressed with my evening at City Social. The restaurant décor is beautifully stylish and every member of staff is lovely. My boyfriend and I were seated at a table by the window with, of course, a wonderful view. I think the views at the bar are the best - and the views from the toilets are also incredible - but you have a wonderful array of city lights glistening at you no matter where you sit.
We started with two gin and tonics, perfectly made before we managed to decide on our food.
As you would expect from the michelin starred chef, each dish was exquisite. Flavour combinations (like my cauliflower tart which balanced curry with lemon) were wonderful and presentation was like a piece of art, for each dish.
I was also surprised with a cake presented in an adorable City Social box as we were celebrating my 23rd birthday.
Everything was perfect from start to finish, I would highly recommend this restaurant. And the prices weren't extortionate either.

Tags: Organic, Fun, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Birthday treat and excellent all round experience. We all had different starters and main courses and were blown away by flavours and presentation. Perfect for a special occasion.

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