Jason Atherton opens Temple and Sons in Tower 42

On 21st November, Jason Atherton's The Social Company opened the doors to Temple and Sons, a new City grill restaurant and bar. Situated adjacent to the iconic Tower 42, Temple & Sons is a second partnership for Jason Atherton with Restaurant Associates. With a more casual approach, it contrasts the high-rise fine dining at neighbouring sister restaurant, City Social. The venue is set across two floors, each offering a different dining experience: a 66-cover grill restaurant and a 30-cover all-day deli and bar serving snacks and small plates, championing British produce throughout. … [Read more...]

Impeccable dining at City Social

The area within easy walking distance of the Barbican is blessed with a huge range of restaurants – from the sublime to the mediocre. And City Social in Tower 42 certainly ranks in the former category. It was virtually impossible to find fault with our dining experience there – perhaps the only quibble being the signposting to the restaurant entrance at street level! But maybe we were just being dense. For those not aware, Tower 42 was the first true City of London skyscraper when it was built back in the 1970s as the National Westminster Tower and it started out as the tallest building in … [Read more...]