Dine on design: City Social

City Social was one of only six new London restaurants to be awarded the Michelin star in September 2014 - the third star for chef-owner Jason Atherton.
But the food only tells half the story. The setting in the capital's first-ever skyscraper, Tower 42, tells the rest. Enter from the street via a side door, walk down a long corridor, take the lift to the 24th floor and find yourself transported to an Art Deco-inspired scene of bustling 1920s glamour.

The look
City Social was created by the design team Russell Sage Studios, known for some of London's hottest destinations including Zetter Townhouse and Petrus. The palette of nocturnal, deep chocolate browns throughout is broken up by white linen table-cloths and floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing London's skyline, creating a City sleek theme with elements of art deco.
The chef's table offers close-ups of the kitchen - one of the focal points of the restaurant - and views across the City

Signature style
Curving leather banquettes, rosewood panelling and reflective low ceilings create an unashamedly gentlemen's-club City vibe, with vases of flowers for table-centre pieces and elegant plates of food adding feminine glamour. 

Get the look
This Helix dining table made from fumed eucalpytus by David Linley captures the rich wood and bold geometic shapes of the Art-Deco era. 

If you’re going for dark colours and woods, incorporate reflective surfaces to create in intimate, but not claustrophobic, space.
Start with theTuna Tataki and you won't be disappointed

Cocktail hour
Ask to sample the Bunraku, Kimmai Shu, Junmai Ginjo and Saitama sake with your dessert. It will change your perception of sake.



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