City Social … clinical style over substance

When I visited: February 2015

Location: London, near Liverpool Street

Team: Jason Atherton (Chef Patron), Paul Walsh (Head Chef), Nicolas Pierron (Head Sommelier)

Rating in the Michelin Guide: 1 star

Dining Owl Hoot rating: 3/5

What to wear: Men – shirt and jacket and nice trousers and shoes; women – a smart dress and/or smart trousers and a top / workwear

Ambience: Businessy, a little clinical

Course of the meal: Yellowfin tuna tataki salad

If I could change one thing: More interesting main courses


I visited this restaurant earlier this year with work colleagues, which worked well as it’s a good place for a businessy lunch but probably less fun for groups of friends or families, or dates. It also boasts a great view over the City on clear days.

For our a la carte lunch, we shared some Pinot Noir and also had a bottle of dessert wine. The bread was brown with chestnuts and was very pleasant. I started with the yellowfin tuna tataki salad, which was suitably light and fresh, followed by chestnut tagliatelle with butternut squash, which was a little bland. I didn’t have a dessert as the dessert wine did the job.

This restaurant is a good choice for clients or colleagues if you’re in the area.

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