Temple & Sons

Jason Atherton and Paul Walsh at City Social

Jason Atherton’s restaurant empire is expanding expediently with yet another restaurant due to open on 21st November. The Social Company will open the doors to Temple & Sons, the new sister venue to neighbouring Michelin-starred City Social, located in Tower 42. Temple & Sons will be the second partnership with Restaurant Associates and The Social Company. The venue will adopt a more casual approach to dining and is set to be a real contrast to the fine dining style at City Social.

The name Temple & Sons is a reference to the history of Tower 42. Palmerston House was previously built on the site, named after British statesmen Henry John Temple, Third Viscount Palmerston, who was twice Prime Minister in the mid-nineteenth century.

The venue will be set across two floors, each offering a different dining experience: an 80 cover grill restaurant and a 40 cover all-day deli and bar serving snacks and small plates, championing British produce throughout. Executive Chef, Paul Walsh, who also heads up City Social, will oversee the kitchen.

Overseen by Russell Sage Studio, the interiors have been designed to evoke a Victorian grocery, with stacked timber shelves brimming with a variety of goods. A palette of rich, caramel tones with flashes of orange and teal will create a warm and inviting space, with timber panelling embellished with antique brogue detailing and brass ironmongery. Feature lighting includes Victorian angle-poise lamps and a custom made feature light suspended over the staircase between the two floors.

International Financial Centre, 22 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ

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