City Social


Client: Contractor; Bond Interiors

LW was commissioned to create a multi-story dining concept in collaboration with Jason Atherton’s ‘The Social Company’ across the top 3 floors of Grosvenor House Dubai, levels 43-45. 

Inspired by London's one Michelin-starred City Social, the restaurant is about a sense of occasion, ideal for glamorous dinners and relaxed weekend brunches.

The interiors reflect the ‘Golden Age’ of art deco in London and NYC in the 1920s. The dining room is bold and eclectic, promoting exuberant shapes, geometric motifs and bright colours. The seating is luxurious and sociable, complimenting the low-lit lighting and vibrant music.

The experience begins when you step out of your car at Grosvenor House. A separate entrance has been created at Tower Two with a personalised door, maitre’d and a dedicated lift that leads directly up to level 43.

Warm glows welcome the eyes, enticing smells draw you in and eclectic beats create a warm and energic vibe. City Social ticks all the senses and has created an unparalleled experience atop an iconic venue. With an emphasis on natural finishes and light colours, a pleasant and comfortable scene for socialising, meeting friends and creating new connections makes City Social Dubai a must-visit. 

LW overcame the low ceilings by maximising the height towards the façade. They connected the spaces with bifold doors to the terraces for a sense of biophilic living and impressively spacious rooms. By changing the external glazing to clear glass, designers created a fresh and light atmosphere that introduces natural light into the venue. Mirrors on ceilings immediately trick the eye into a feeling of larger spaces. 

As the space was previously a 3 story nightclub, the spaces were congested and cramped with staircases on either end of the room. LW opened up the spaces and connected them for smooth transitions and social connections.