Multi-Michelin-starred Jason Atherton has built something of a restaurant empire, both in London and around the world. Now a familiar face on our TV screens, Jason began his career working alongside some of the world’s greatest chefs, before launching his first London restaurant in 2011. Now boasting 9 restaurants in the capital, each venue offers something unique whilst retaining Atherton’s signature experimental yet accessible approach to cooking.
City Social Book City Social
A Michelin-starred restaurant at the top of a skyscraper, City Social ticks a lot of boxes. Served with a side of panoramic views, expect modern British cooking, with dishes like basil tagliatelle with aged Parmesan velouté, Saddleback pork fillet & cheek with crackling, and lemon tart with yoghurt sorbet.
Social Wine & Tapas Book Social Wine & Tapas
Social Wine and Tapas does what it says on the tin, specialising in snacks and tapas alongside an impressive wine list. Charcuterie and cheese boards kick off the menu, followed by the likes of roast mallard breast with kumquat and Jerusalem artichoke, and 28-day aged rib-eye steak with chimichurri dressing.
Temple and Sons Book Temple and Sons
Joining City Social in the Tower 42 building, Temple and Sons is a grill, cocktail bar and deli which pays tribute to great British produce and traditions. Sample hearty dishes like Old Spot spiced pork belly sandwich on brioche, and pork, apple and black pudding sausage roll with creamy mash and HP gravy.
Social Eating House Book Social Eating House
Michelin-starred Social Eating House in Soho is all about offering fine dining in a laidback setting. Exposed brick walls and comfy leather seating are the backdrop to a menu which features Lyme Bay scallop ceviche with smoked avocado and raw artichoke, confit suckling pig belly with spiced nut granola, and roasted cornish cod loin with apple and turnip in miso.
Little Social Book Little Social
A sultry drinking and dining den reminiscent of a Parisian bistro, Little Social has earned 3 AA Rosettes for its classic European cuisine. Tuck into signature Atherton creations, including braised Irish ox cheeks with roasted bone marrow, sourdough crumb and celeriac puree, and cottage pie “Bourguignon” with smoked Alsace bacon, champignons de Paris and caramelized onions.
Hai Cenato Book Hai Cenato
Hai Cenato brings a New York Italian vibe to Victoria. Sourdough pizzas lead the menu, with speciality toppings including homemade fennel sausage and prosciutto, and confit lamb neck with aubergine and ras el hanout. An uber-modern venue with an open kitchen and counter seating, Hai Cenato also serves up a range of grill specials and Italian classics like risotto of mascarpone and braised rabbit.
Sosharu Book Sosharu
A Japanese-style restaurant and bar in Clerkenwell, Sosharu is the Asian string to Atherton’s London bow. The dimly lit surrounds are more Tokyo than Clerkenwell, as is the menu, which features sushi, sashimi, and flavour-rich dishes like grilled wagyu rib-eye with ginger and garlic crisps, and a pork belly and udon king oyster ramen.
Pollen Street Social
Showered with accolades, Pollen Street Social holds a Michelin star and 5 AA Rosettes. British produce is at the heart of the innovative menu, which includes dishes like South Downs fallow deer with pear, cocoa and chocolate vinegar, Cornish native lobster with savoury seaweed custard, yuzu and caviar, and a bitter chocolate pavé with olive biscuit and olive oil ice cream.
A breathtaking setting where chandeliers light up the classic artwork which adorns the walls, Berners Tavern serves modern British food in the most elegant of dining rooms. On the menu, find British classics with a twist, like grass-fed Scottish steaks, chargrilled on the Josper oven and served with triple-cooked chips, and the roasted highland partridge with smoked bacon ragout and Savoy cabbage.