Tower 42, London, EC2N 1HQ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7877 7703
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Sat midday-late
Door: Make reservation
Style: Restaurant bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Food, View, Wine
Price guide: High-end
Food: Plates & dishes
Owned by: Jason Atherton
Images By: diffordsguide.com
The fact that the view from the 24th floor of Tower 42 is merely an added bonus should tell you just how sublime the drinks and service at City Social are. And it's quite a spectacular view.
A new restaurant and bar in the ever-growing and expanding business of Jason Atherton, City Social is a sibling of London's Pollen Street Social and Social Eating House, not to mention it's international relations.
The bar, like the restaurant, has floor-to-ceiling glass walls and is luckily positioned to capture the sunset over south-west London. It's very much styled like a rich gentleman's club, think dark chocolate wood, leather seats and library-esque golden bar lamps. The bar itself runs along opposite to the panoramic windows which means that our favourite drinking position, perched at the bar, leaves us with our backs to the view behind. But watching the bartenders create the fantastic menu put together by Gareth Evans is worth it.
Despite the formal, opulent City setting the cocktails are just as fun and innovative as we have come to expect from the group. Beautifully presented, balanced and impressive. Add on the excellent service from Matt Fairhurst and his team and a five-star rating is well deserved.