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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Atherton cooking with breathtaking City views

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Ascend to the 24th floor of Tower 42 in the heart of the City, and be prepared to take in the heady views of London's new kitchen skyline, where the Gherkin and the Cheesegrater reach into the ether. It's a suitably breathtaking backdrop for one of Jason Atherton's modern urban restaurants. Paul Walsh, who did stints under Anton Edelmann at The Savoy and with Gordon Ramsay, brings authority and innovative impetus to the house style of classically founded cooking. The fashion for sharp contrasting flavours is celebrated in an opener of Brixham crab and Scottish prawn teamed with pickled kohlrabi, pear, spring onion and sesame seeds, which might be the prelude to an elegant serving of duck in three guises – the breast, confit leg and heart – in a carrot reduction sauce with grilled leeks. Pasta and risotto dishes in two sizes, perhaps prawn and scallop tortellini in coriander-spiked lemongrass velouté, are an appealing feature, and desserts aim to seduce by means of banana parfait with caramelised banana, salt caramel ice cream, honeycomb and passionfruit, or perhaps a baba doused in Havana Club 7 Cuban golden rum, with pineapple carpaccio, mango and whipped cream. An excellent selection of wines by the glass heads up an enterprising international list.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December, 1 January and Bank holidays
  • Days closed: Sunday
  • Closed for lunch: Saturday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10.30


  • Chef(s): Paul Walsh, Jason Atherton

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British, European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 5
  • Wines over £30: 209
  • Wines by the glass: 16

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 90
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 24
  • Off-site parking available: Finsbury Circus NCP

Additional information

  • Seats: 90
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 24

Getting here

Nearest train station

Liverpool Street
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