“Atherton cooking with breathtaking city views” - AA Inspector
LONDON EC2, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Our Inspector's view
With dream-ticket wraparound views of the ever-changing cityscape (think the Gerkin, the Cheesegrater and the Shard), Jason Atherton’s City Social is a high-end choice. A dedicated lift whizzes to Tower 42’s 24th floor, where the modern, darkly moody space comes with art deco undertones; think rosewood panelling, horseshoe booths, leather banquettes and mirrored ceiling. The food is every bit a match for those drawcard views; inventive, refined and detailed classically founded modern European cooking, bursting with balanced flavours. Take an Asian-inspired opener; Devon crab with nashi pear, pickled mooli, ponzu, dill oil, celery and a samphire foam, or mains like Newlyn halibut with Datterini tomatoes, warm summer bean salad and butter sauce that come as dressed-to-thrill as everything else.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 90
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 25 December, 1 January, Bank Holidays
- Wines under £30: 5
- Wines over £30: 209
- Wines by the glass: 16
- Cuisine style: Modern European
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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