From Thursday 12th April, Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred City Social will be renaming the bar to Social 24, with a new drink and food offering as well as a resident DJ on Thursday and Friday nights from 9pm. Located on the 24th floor of Tower 42, the new menu hopes to attract late night diners and drinkers to the City.
The cocktail menu, curated by Group Bar Manager Jay Doy, will keep the same flair and creativity synonymous with Atherton’s bars, with this new menu taking inspiration from famous London landmarks that can be spotted from the panoramic view. Influenced by its sky-scraping peers, ‘The Shard’ is made with Barcardi heritage, lime, watermelon, passionfruit, Skekforde rum mixer and Mojito granita, while ‘The Monument’ cocktail pays homage to its fiery history with Don Julio, fire roasted pineapple syrup, dragonfruit, jalapenos, charcoal and cinnamon. The ‘St Pauls’ cocktail, served inside a glass pineapple to represent Sir Christopher Wren’s integration of the fruit into his architecture, is made with Absolute Elyx, pineapple, sage, chartreuse, communion wine and a wafer. ‘The Thames’ meanwhile is presented in a tea glass and made with Reyka, Sea rosemary, watercress, apple, celery sugar, citrus and seaweed. There will also be an interesting selection of beers, spirits and non-alcoholic cocktails available, as well as a wide list of wines and champagnes to choose from.
Group Bar Manager Jay Doy commented, “We are extremely lucky to work in a place with incredible views across London, and as a result I thought it would make sense for the new drinks at Social 24 to be inspired by the different landmarks that can be seen from the bar. We wanted each drink to be influenced by an icon whether that was the size, the location, the colour, the name or the history as well as bringing a touch of modern elegance and glamour to the City.”
Alongside the cocktail menu, Executive Chef Paul Walsh has created a new food menu for Social 24. Guests can enjoy a quick bite with the 3-course set ‘Social Lunch Hour’ menu including; Heritage beetroot salad, goat’s cheese and watercress; Cotswolds chicken and Madeira terrine with grilled sourdough and a choice of Vanilla crème brûlée or Valrhona chocolate mousse. In the evening, an a la carte menu will be on offer in the bar, with a selection of small and large dishes, including; Frenchman Creek oysters with dashi, melon and yuzu; Smoked pork empanadas with harissa and red onion compote and Buccleuch Estate beef fillet with duck fat chips accompanied with béarnaise or peppercorn sauce. Last orders for bar food will be 11pm.
Social 24 will be open from midday until 2am, Monday through to Friday, and from 4pm on Saturdays providing the City with a chic, late-night bar.