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28. March 2015: Restaurant City Social

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The evening started with “The Root of All Evil (Walnut rum, sour apple, poire william, lime juice, root beer, finest silver, mad paper)” (GBP 12.00) which was a lovely but quite strong drink. The only thing disturbing was the paper straw as it got wet quite easily and it felt after some time as if you were eating paper – unpleasant!


As a starter I went for the “Yellow fin tuna tataki, cucumber salad, radish, avocado and ponzu dressing” (GBP 14.00) which was absolutely good especially due to the ponzu dressing providing it with a special taste effect.


Secondly, I went for the “guinea fowl and truffle terrine, parfait, crispy skin” (GBP 15.00) which was flavourful and fit very well …


… with the “grilled sourdough”.


As a main course we went for the “côte de boeuf for two with duck fat chips, salad, béarnaise and peppercorn sauce” (GBP 77.00, respectively GBP 38.50 per person). The côte de boeuf was absolutely rich in flavour – the meat quality was good and the grill taste of the meat was fine but it could have been more intense. I was wondering first what the hell “duck fat chips” were until I realized they are French fries prepared in duck fat which were quite aromatic.


For dessert we went for “Caramel Chocolates with salt” (GBP 0.90 per chocolate) which were absolutely lovely – nothing mind-blowing but lovely.


The place is very nice as it is located on the 24th floor and you have a good view over the city – given you manage to get a table by the window which I didn’t as I had only booked shortly before. However, even then the atmosphere is very nice but it is quite dark in the restaurant.

The prices are a bit steep for what you get – and given the place has one Michelin star I was even a bit disappointed as the dishes are good but are definitely nothing which tickles your taste buds. At least the beverages are reasonable in price (i.e. sparkling water, GBP 4.50; green tea, GBP 4.50) and the view compensates for quite something.


The service is attentive, friendly, and relatively swift. Overall, the restaurant is worth paying a visit to – however, do not expect to be blown away. However, if you want to get a table at all, and especially a decent table by the window, you have to book quite a bit in advance!


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Contact Details:

Restaurant City Social

24th Floor

Old Broad Street 25

EC2N 1HQ London (UK)

Tel.: +44 20 78 77 77 03

E-Mail: reservations@citysociallondon.com

Homepage: http://citysociallondon.com

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
GBP 90.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: London (UK), Restaurants

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