The City

City Social

City Social

Jason Atherton continues his conquering of the London restaurant scene with his first City restaurant in the high-rise Tower 42. Expect a design by Russell Sage and a more high-end experience than previous ventures.

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

Opening times: Lunch: 12.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Dinner: 6.00 p.m. – 11.30 p.m.
Saturday: 6.00 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

Best for: 
High rise dining


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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

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