City Social - Restaurant

4.3
1725 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary European

About

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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vipCurlygirl
London
208 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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StephenC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

To noisy and the food was not as good as the first time we came

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LaurenceM
Essex
8 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipGeorginaN
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely late lunch and felt special

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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DFoodie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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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vipMatttttthew
London
21 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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HELENM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Amazing views ,stunning food very vibrant but we found it a little too noisy to hold a conversation

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning views, fantastic food, can’t wait to go back again

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OliverW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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vipFoodie
London
25 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

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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ChrisO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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RebeccaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

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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Finefoodplc
London
51 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buen lugar, elegante y gran servicio. La comida no es barata pero lo vale

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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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LizetteD
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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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vipSeetheworld
St. Louis
40 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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.

MT
vipMcTicker
London
130 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food5