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“On the 24th-floor of Tower 42, looking across at the Gherkin and Heron Tower, you enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the City” at Jason Atherton’s “sleek, swish and professional” eyrie: a natural favourite for wining and dining in the Square Mile. On most accounts the “fantastic” cuisine is almost as stunning as the panorama, but there is also a school of thought that it’s “average for such excessive prices”.

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

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“You do pay for the vista”, but Jason Atherton’s 24th floor perch, in the City’s Tower 42 boasts “thrilling views” and “plenty of wow factor”, hence it’s often “first choice for a business lunch” (“clients love it!”). “The food won’t take your breath away, but you won’t complain either”.

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

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“Perfect with a client” – especially on a clear day when there’s an “exceptional vista” – Jason Atherton’s 24th floor perch, in the City’s Tower 42, provides “first-rate” cuisine in “swish” surroundings. To some extent though, “you’re paying for the view not the food”.

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

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“Stunning views” help create a “fabulous” and business-friendly setting for Jason Atherton’s year-old City eyrie, on the 24th floor of Tower 42; but – after its magnificent debut – ratings slipped this year, and though fans still say its cuisine is “superb”, critics say it “lacks x-factor”.

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

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Reviews of City Social Restaurant in EC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of City Social restaurant.
james r
Restos with views are usually poor value,bu...
Reviewed 2 months, 9 days ago

"Restos with views are usually poor value,but as CS has a Michelin star I thought this may be the exception to the rule. We arrived for lunch and were offered a window table. First glance around the table setting showed badly scratched cutlery ( a pet hate of mine), although pretty empty,service was slow to start. I was offered the a la carte menu,the lunch menu was not mentioned. We ordered our starters, one order was wrong, a beetroot dish which rated poorly against Asda's spicy! but we plodded on regardless. Bread was offered, just one medium sized roll, no selection basket. My partner commented that Waitrose made better bread...not going well... My mains was the Cod,perfectly cooked but a touch on the small side. More bread arrived, and I had just buttered a slice when the waiter snatched the remainder away!? Oh dear... I had the Rhubarb for dessert and my partner the sorbets. The black currant sorbet was very good. Overall not worthy of a Michelin star, and does seem to attract noisy city types on expenses. Avoid."

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Hannah K
Despite encouraging us to sit in the bar fo...
Reviewed 9 months,

"Despite encouraging us to sit in the bar for dinner because it was “more relaxed” we turned up and realised it was DJ night - this should have been explained on booking. Our request for a table so we could eat was forgotten and we were placed on a high table without room for plates. The restaurant was fully booked so we requested to move to a lower table. Food was good enough but only so much you can enjoy it while surrounded by thumping tunes and various tipsy city folk knocking into your table. Service was slow and patchy.... at least I can safely scratch it off the list! I won’t be returning, or recommending."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£18.00 £34.00 £11.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Tower 42 25 Old Broad St, London, EC2N 1HQ
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Saturday5 pm-10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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