City Social is my guilty pleasure, yes I know it is full of city type who are there to be seen, but I love the views, the cocktails and the atmosphere. This was the first time I’d been here to eat. Usually I am holding up the bar. We did have a few drinks at the bar while the bar man found us a table – this was a spur of the moment thing so we hadn’t booked in advance. We didn’t have to wait long before we were showed to a table by the window overlooking the Lloyds building.
As I was rattling off my (limited) architecture knowledge, with my fellow diner stifling a yawn, the waiter took out food and drink orders. Another Vesper Martini for me and Korean Fried Chicken (KFC) for me. I think one of the draws of this place is that you truly feel like you are living the London dream. As a country girl originally I still am in awe of the London skyline and the endless things there are to do here.
The food was served – and I ordered another Vesper – on a wooden platter. The KFC was basically a poached poussin served with fried sweet cauliflower balls. Delicious. I was a little worried as there was blood coming out of the chicken but the waiter patiently informed me this was because of the poaching process. I did feel a little bit of a philistine and decided to hope sofa would swallow me up – in true British style.
The food, the cocktails, the service and 1920’s décor is just spot on and who cannot like those views? It’s a big fat yes from me.
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