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City Social, London

City Social You may not have been able to dine at elBulli but you now have the chance to spend an evening with its founder, Ferran Adrià, the most inspirational and revolutionary chef of our time.

Chef Jason Atherton
City Social
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HQ
Head to the newly awarded Michelin-starred City Social, located on the 24th floor of Tower 42 for an evening of gastronomic delights which commences at 7:00pm with a champagne reception hosted by Ferran Adrià, award-winning City Social Chef Jason Atherton and John Ridding, Managing Director of the Financial Times Group. You will hear from Ferran Adrià and from Chef Jason on the evening's dishes and his inspiration.

At 8:00pm you'll be seated with fellow How To Spend It diners, where you will experience an elBulli-inspired multi-course menu with wine pairing devised by Jason Atherton and his team, in collaboration with Ferran. Diners will leave with a personal gift. A copy of elBulli 2005-2011* will be delivered to your residence shortly after this unique dining experience.


  • The HTSI 'Dine with Ferran Adrià' reader event is from 7:00pm until 11:15pm at City Social in London on 20 January 2015.

  • Tickets are limited and must be bought in advance.

  • Individual tickets cost £895. Couple tickets cost £1,595 (with just one compendium per couple.). Prices include VAT.


An elBulli-inspired multi-course menu, with wine pairing, will be served to all guests. The following two options will be available:
Please note: we regret that no other special diets or allergies can be catered for.

Chef Jason Atherton

Jason Atherton was the first British chef to complete a stage at Spain’s famous elBulli restaurant in 1998. This invaluable experience laid the foundation for his unique creative style and fuelled his insatiable thirst for culinary knowledge. His flagship restaurant 'Pollen Street Social' opened in April 2011 in Mayfair and was awarded a coveted Michelin star within six months of opening. Atherton has gone on to launch restaurants in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore, with plans to open in Dubai and Australia in the new year. Further restaurants in London include Social Eating House, Little Social, Berners Tavern and City Social.

City Social

Renowned Michelin starred chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton, in partnership with Restaurant Associates, opened City Social, within iconic skyscraper Tower 42 on 1 May 2014. Situated in the City of London, the restaurant features art deco style interiors, created by award winning designers Russell Sage Studios, against the backdrop of the stunning London skyline from its location on the 24th floor. Head chef Paul Walsh (previously sous chef at Royal Hospital Road) has worked closely with Atherton to design the City Social menu which features creative yet simple dishes, showcasing the best of British ingredients.

* Due to the size and weight of the elBulli 2005-2011 seven-volume compendium, the books will be posted to you following the dinner. Purchasers of 'Couple' tickets will be issued one copy of elBulli 2005-2011 between two.