City Social - Restaurant

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4.3
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1473 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
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.

Special Offers

6-course tasting menu offer: £65pp

From a set tasting menu, available with champagne for £75.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 17 June 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:30 18:00-22:30

Late dinner offer: From £37

2 courses with a choice of champagne or cocktail on arrival at £37pp or 3 courses with a choice of champagne or cocktail on arrival at £42pp.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 July 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Sat 21:30-22:30

Early dinner offer: From £37

2 courses with a choice of champagne or cocktail on arrival at £37pp or 3 courses with a choice of champagne or cocktail on arrival at £42pp.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 July 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Sat 17:00-18:00

Summer lunch offer: From £37

2 courses with a choice of champagne or cocktail on arrival at £37pp or 3 courses with a choice of champagne or cocktail on arrival at £42pp.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 July 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:30

Late Dinner Menu: 2/3 courses £29/£35

To book this offer, the reservation must be made online through Opentable only.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 4 people

Starts: 29 May 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Sat 21:30-22:30

Early Dinner Menu: 2/3 courses £29/£35

To book this offer, the reservation must be made online through Opentable only.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 4 people

Starts: 29 May 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Sat 17:00-18:00

What 1473 People Are Saying
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Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Steak was over cooked, wine was great! Fish was nice.

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J
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the restaurant is probably the best ive been to in a very long time, took my girlfriend for her birthday and was given an amazing view from our table, with great food and perfect service.

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K
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have an excellent experience at City Social, we will definitely be back!

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GJ
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, fabulous wine and fabulous service! Can’t fault this restaurant. We visited for my fiancé’s birthday and they made our evening very special. I requested a table by the window which we were given and they even delivered a special birthday desert. A night to remember! We will be back again and will be recommending to our friends and family.

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a
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Menus on website are not accurate. Vegan menu listed but is not actually available in the restaurant. However, the 'normal' menu was adapted for us and was nice. Prices also exceeded the menus shown on website.

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MH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and very impressive views for a business dinner. Starters were fantastic but steaks were well below par. Wine selection was excellent.

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GG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff treated us like royalty! One of the best steaks ever!

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AB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An extraordinary culinary experience! Will definitely go back and would recommend it to my friends and family.

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LY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the early dinner set menu. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Watched the sun go down from the bar after. Perfect evening

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The meat (rib eye on this occasion) was as excellent as you would expect from an Atherton. That said they had sold out of the Cote de Boeuf, belatedly advised us that the artichokes were also sold out, brought the wine after we were already several bites into the main and were out of the first choice of bottle. So food was excellent but service and availability were unfortunately lacking (particularly compared to faultless experiences at PSS, BT and SEH over time)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service simply awful

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Very slow service; very frustrating - took twenty minutes to be given a tonic water. The views really don't make up for it!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and view. Even had a quick chat with Jason Atherton who was fascinating. We will return. Thank you.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was the best meal I have ever had. Peter our waiter was lovely.

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F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, amazing views over London, wonderful service from the staff. From taking a lift at the end of a darkened corridor to the 24th floor and then emerging into this art deco inspired restaurant, enjoying a wonderful meal and then watching the sunset followed by gazing down on the City at night, this was a special night. I'd booked it for my son's 21st birthday and it really made his day. My older son is vegan and this was catered for too.

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DP
London
15 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food. Expensive wine. Really nice steak, but served with only 8-10 chips. And no greens. Surprisingly the waiters never suggested any sides. Great view.

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A
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! The food was great. Great view from the top.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is delicious! Staff are very friendly

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great staff, superb food but cocktails and wine expensive and not up to much. English sparkling acidic and expensive.

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent views. Excellent service and excellent food. Great place to have a lunch or dinner.

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L
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vue imprenable sur la city, très bon service et dîner excellent... petite attention du chef avec un gâteau spécial anniversaire, merci encore!

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r
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I went to city social on my birthday and expected a marvellous experience due to the fact it is a Michelin star restaurant. Whilst the food was exquisite, I was surprised at the service we received.
Firstly when we entered the restaurant we were not greeted properly and we had to actually ask the staff to put our coats somewhere. This is very surprising as at other Michelin star restaurants I am greeted very politely and do not have to ask for my coat to be put away. We were then told to wait in the bar however this was expected and we did not mind. When we got our waiter we did not have the experience we expected. We were spoke to in a very patronising manor and didn’t feel as if the waiter was very friendly or polite. My friends steak was in fact well done, even though he had asked for it to be medium and instead of the waiter taking it to the kitchen and getting a new one, he asked my friend to cut his steak open in the middle and show him it was actually well done. I feel this is quite embarrassing for my friend and impolite and he could’ve done this in a more polite manner. My food was however excellent and I can’t say there were any flaws. When we had finished we fortunately had a different waiter who was actually polite, hospitable and engaged in conversation with us as opposed to our patronising and moody previous waiter. When he found out it was my birthday as he actually asked us if we were celebrating anything he gave me a complimentary cake which I was very happy with. However I doubt I would’ve received this if we had not changed waiters as the other waiter seemed disinterested and grumpy. Overall I did have a positive experience however, the service we received was slightly disappointing, However I am grateful to the polite waiter who actually engaged in conversation with us and offered me a complimentary cake.

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was poor considering the price and reputation of this restaurant which we chose for a 30th celebration. They forgot our wine order, had to come over to ask again what it was. Our one arrived after we finished our starter and was rarely topped up. Our wine bottle was in a shared wine holder and was moved between two holders so it wasn’t so easy to top up ourselves, otherwise we 100% would have. For our dessert they forgot to provide us cutlery; we couldn’t catch their attention until 10 minutes after we received it, and it wasn’t even that busy! Food was outstanding, just a shame the service let it down.

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LM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was extremely poor due to lack to staff/follow through
Multiple items were delivered late to table and/or orders not completed

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L
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always the food was excellent, could not fault, but when you pay £88.00 for a bottle of Chablis that is not even served cold it leaves me very frustrated. Surely they should get the basics right...

Service a little slow too.

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Booked dinner for 3 to celebrate my daughter's 21st, so a special occasion. Location and views from the restaurant and bar are amazing and food was very good. Service was poor and restaurant staff were extremely disorganised. Little management visible, table was not ready when we arrived although restaurant was fairly quiet. Had to wait a very long time for cheese, ordered deserts to follow but these turned up at the same time and had to go back as they were souffles. Then had a very long wait. We were asked to take a final drink in the bar so they could clear the table but then bar refused to serve us saying they were cashing up - had to walk back into restaurant and ask to speak to a manager to sort out. Level of service was poor and certainly not what you would expect in a Michelin * restaurant. A shame but they probably rely on view.

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Z
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night ,the food and service was 1st class . Thanks to all the team at city social

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L
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view! Wine steward was very helpful and knowledgeable. Service was timed just right and the restaurant, even as it filled up with Friday evening patrons, was quiet enough for the four of us to visit.

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RR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Becoming a frequent go-to choice for a memorable experience ticking both food and atmosphere. Had a close friend visiting from out of town so this was perfect iconic 'City' vibe! Food and wine divine as always - especially the vegan menu which she loved (even as a vegetarian/pescatarian)... and the Tequila cocktail was STRONG (!). Special mention to the team (Alia? and co) for superb service and warm welcome and accommodating hospitality. Rather busy with a boring business clientele at mid-week lunchtime - BUT quickly quietens down and service was attentive at all times. No question about returning, simply need to find time!

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PS
London
22 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

City Social offers a terrific setting and has great staff who understand the right combination of friendly but classy, approachable but discreet service that a seasoned diner looks for. The sommelier is a particularly fabulous character; the food itself was the weak link ... at those prices one expects everything to be excellent, whereas the quality of our recent meal at Pollen Street Social was considerably better

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NP
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a table for my boyfriends birthday and even though I hadn’t told the restaurant about it as he doesn’t like a big fuss when they did find out he was brought a small cake discreetly and in the bar a drink. We could not have asked for more attentive service and it made the whole day so special for him. We could not have asked for a better table either with a view. Definitely heading back there

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Drink service was very slow took a long time for drinks to come! Other than that very good!

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NP
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very pleasant experience in a lovely restaurant with great views. Food was well presented and varied.

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SH
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great view , great atmosphere, great food. Fantastic evening out in a group or as couples. Their cocktail variety is a bit limited and not all the main dishes are as good as expected. Service and attention was a bit slow

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R
London
60 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service in a great setting overlooking London on 24th Floor. Extensive wine list and food to match. Attentive staff. What’s not to like!

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MK
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue especially for a date, views were stunning. Food was wonderful

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VF
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining as expected. Recommend the rabbit and rum baba.

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SK
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I think there are other spots in London that provide better food with a view. This place lacked anything that would place it apart from an average city joint. Wine list is massively over priced, waited 35 mins for a cocktail which they didn’t take off the bill out of courtesy and I had to be told this place has a Michelin star. Will not go back.

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DD
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A stunning restaurant with fine views if you can get a booth. Staff were professional and friendly, the ambiance perfection.
The evening was let down by having to wait so long for the mains, I believe it was over an hour. The starter was fantastic but the main was bland. Once we had progressed to the dessert, one person had been served well in advance of the rest of the table so by the time we received our dessert they had already finished theirs. We were also promised a free dessert as it was a birthday celebration but we didn’t get it. Unfortunately I wouldn’t return, I expect the food to be exceptional at those prices and it wasn’t.

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AN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious food with a great view. Staff were very polite & helpful.

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