I absolutely cannot believe Michael and I have been together for 3 years. Both because 3 years have flown by at the speed of light, and because I cannot remember him ever not being around, pinching my cheeks, making ridiculous noises and being a general loveable nutcase.
It was definitely a milestone to be celebrated, and that we did, at Tower 42.
We kicked off the evening in the aptly-named Vertigo bar, on the 42nd floor.
We grabbed ourselves two seats and settled in with some obligatory celebratory champagne.
The views of London are phenomenal and really worth the scare for those afraid of heights.
Since you have to book in advance the bar was buzzing but not overcrowded, and had a great vibe to start our night. Music plays in the background but it’s not really audible over the happy chatter & laughter that fills the narrow seating area & walkways.
The champers went down an absolute treat but since we’d only been able to book a table for dinner at 9 (despite booking 5 weeks in advance), I was famished and more than happy to scuttle over to City Social when dinner time clocked round. For anyone interested I have written a detailed review of the restaurant.
City Social is also located in Tower 42 but slightly further down, on the 24th floor; however, the views of London are still sensational.
The restaurant is absolutely stunning inside and was the perfect setting for our anniversary meal.
We had an amazing anniversary evening in beautiful surroundings, but it would be fair to say that the food was not quite up to scratch.
We both ordered yellow fin tuna tataki, cucumber salad, radish, avocado & ponzu dressing to start.
For mains I ordered a whole Scottish lobster with duck-fat chips, salad & choron sauce.
I got very excited by the utensils I was provided with which to confront my meal
… so easy to please.
Michael went for middle white pork loin and braised belly, cavelo nero, black pudding & cider gel with a side of duck-fat chips, although I almost had to wipe the drool of his face caused by the fat steak that was sat down in front of the diner on the table beside us.
Unfortunately the dessert options were, in my view, limited. I am a chocolate fiend and there wasn’t a decent chocolate pudding in sight! I would have had the apple tarte tartin but unfortunately they had run out, so in the end we settled for two pistachio soufflés with chocolate sorbet.
I will agree that it looks the absolute business, particularly in terms of its generous size, yet that’s just about where it’s treats end unfortunately, as it’s green insides were very eggy and not so tasty!
Although the view kind of made up for it.
Once we’d paid we left merrily with a slice of their signature (delicious) house cake in hand, which I gladly devoured in the back of the uber on the way home and totally made up for the intriguing eggy concoction. All in all it was a wonderful evening with my favourite man and a lovely way to celebrate our anniversary (minus the egg).
Remember if you want to read my full restaurant review of City Social you can find it here.