City Social opens in Tower 42

picture of City Social

The chef who can seemingly do no wrong (and is an old friend of Benedict Cumberbatch), Jason Atherton, opens his new restaurant, set inside the dizzying heights of Tower 42, today (1 May). Formerly in the hands of Gary Rhodes, the new dining spot City Social (we see a pattern emerging here) occupies the 24th floor of the City skyscraper.

Head chef at the new restaurant is Paul Walsh – formerly a ‘sous’ at Ramsay’s Royal Hospital Road HQ, and the 90-cover restaurant features Art Deco-style interiors, created by designer du jour Russell Sage. The focal point of the dining room, however, is the free standing, black and steel open kitchen in the centre of the dining room.

The City Social bar seats 85 people and serves a selection of cocktails inspired by 1910-1930s prohibition era, created by mixologist Gareth Evans (head barman at The Blind Pig, Atherton’s bar located above Social Eating House).

Atherton, whose restaurants include Pollen Street Social and Little Social, is also backing Viajante’s replacement at the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green, Typing Room.


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