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Dark, sexy, sophisticated and much better-looking than the previous incumbent (Rhodes Twenty Four), the vast, seductively lit bar at Jason Atherton’s City Social is summer 2014’s blue-chip stock. If you’re in the market for quality cocktails, invest in the root of all
evil (walnut rum, Bramley apple syrup, poire William and root beer). Other bankers on the compelling list include it’s the British whey (brown butter-washed Johnnie Walker Black, PG Tips syrup,
split milk whey, bitters, lemon juice and nutmeg), rhu scholarship (oak-smoked vodka, rhubarb confit, pink grapefruit, Cocchi rosa and rhubarb ‘bacon’), and tolero (Tapatio Blanco Tequila, sweet
piquillo pepper, green Tabasco, lime, apricot brandy and smoked salt). As well as snacks such as shrimp rolls and goats’ cheese churros with divine truffle honey, some dishes from the restaurant
menu are also available in the bar – suitably garnished with great cityscape views.
My determination to try Jason Atherton’s new City Social, the City Social Bar was my first opportunity, so the restaurant will have to wait till a later date. Not having managed to meet up with friends since my Bhutan Photographic trip with Amala Destinations the pre-arranged meet date was made without settling on a venue – so it was my luck that we decided on (or perhaps I did) City Social Bar.Being 24 stories up Tower 42 in the City of London, I looked forward to the sunset views over London that would be enjoyed while catching up and trying out the various cocktails. The City of London is very quiet over the weekends so I had hoped the City Social Bar would not be so busy...
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