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£122
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Beautiful views from the old NatWest Tower” help seal the deal at Jason Atherton’s City outpost. “It feels quite corporate but is a good place for business”, and wins many recommendations from expense-accounters as their top venue for wining and dining. “The food is always very good with a good seasonal choice on the menu. Staff are well trained and happy to spend time chatting to guests even when they’re busy. The setting is unique overlooking the Square Mile and the ambience is special”.

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£107
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Jason Atherton’s City branch is still guaranteed to wow guests – from the plush elevator to the stunning views, everything screams impressive” at this 24th-floor venue in Tower 42 (fka the NatWest Tower). The food is “tasty” – if “not the most adventurous” (i.e. plenty of steaks) – “but staking out a view in one of the deep booths, glass in hand, and watching the city spread out for miles is a pretty spectacular way to spend an evening”.

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£109
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The views of London from Tower 42 are spectacular”, and there’s plenty more to please visitors to Jason Atherton’s 24th-floor City venue – not least “a great menu of outstanding food, knowledgeable staff and consistency in delivery”. Given the location, a large slice of the clientele is inevitably engaged in business entertaining – but that does not mean it’s inferior to stablemates further west. Says one fan: “We think this is better than Pollen Street, JA’s flagship restaurant in Mayfair”.

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£99
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Spectacular views” reward a trip to the 24th floor of the City’s Tower 42, run since 2014 by Jason Atherton’s empire – “an elegant dining room, whose bar is quite sexy at night time with the lights of London on display”. Unsurprisingly, it’s most recommended as a “reliable option” for business entertaining, a service it carries out with aplomb. A foodie paying their own way, however, might judge the cuisine “OK, but nothing overly exciting”.

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City Social Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of City Social Restaurant in EC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of City Social restaurant.
Michael B
Smart restautant high up the NatWest Tower,...
Reviewed 8 months, 1 day ago

"Smart restautant high up the NatWest Tower, with great views and appealing bench seats to enjoy them. Went for a work related lunch (10 people). Nice menu and wine lists - good though not faultless service, and food that was decent but for the price, nothing to write home about. Kind of what I had expected, decent without being particularly memorable food wise. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£22.00 £40.00 £7.00 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £45.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
Tower 42 25 Old Broad St, London, EC2N 1HQ
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday5 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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