City Social

City Social

City Social is Jason Atherton's City restaurant high up in the high-rise Tower 42. There's a fancy design by Russell Sage, a more high-end experience some of his other ventures and a huge bar space. Oh, and there's a fantastic view too.

Test Drive

High rise City dining - we Test Drive City Social
We go to the 24th floor at Tower 42 to try the latest restaurant from the very busy Jason Atherton - City Social.
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Restaurant details

Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HQ
Nearest tube: 
  • Bank
  • Liverpool Street
Telephone number: 020 7877 7703
Michelin star 1 Michelin star
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Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HQ


Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 5
Matthew Norman Telegraph
Reviewed on July 21, 2014
"Certainly the food at City Social flirted with excellence. But the food, as I remind you far too often, is barely half the battle. This one was lost before the starters arrived, the white flag effectively raised by the unmistakably clinical aura of profiteering efficiency." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed by June 29, 2014
"Technically, mains are a masterclass. There are pieces of rabbit saddle, bound together and wrapped in ham to form a cylinder, plus an impressive rabbit sausage and a side dish of a barley-like grain with braised rabbit. A duck dish brings hunks of breast and boulangerie potatoes and a berry compote. Technically impressive they may be, but they lack heart and soul." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on June 25, 2014
"Overall, we felt the meal resembled top-notch in-flight service in first class, while the room, re-appointed by the ubiquitous Russell Sage in dark browns and shiny rosewood, could have been an airport’s luxury lounge, designed to soothe the jet-lagged." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Steve Dineen City AM Estimated score
Reviewed on June 04, 2014
"While Tower 42 may be a boldly untrendy location for City Social, it works. It’s a blank canvas, it lets the food do the talking. And the food says mostly good things. It sure isn’t the only restaurant in London’s sky, but it’s probably the best." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Tania Ballantine Time Out
Reviewed on May 27, 2014
"The service is as well-mannered as the cooking, while sauces and syrups poured at the table add some va-va-voom. But the real showstopper here is the view. Just be sure to pick the right entrance." READ REVIEW