London has a lot to offer when it comes to restaurants but it's not always easy and straight forward to know where to go for a Business Lunch. You don't know where to go. You have been told about this place, but you don't trust the source. You are not sure whether this restaurant is too formal or too casual. It all depends on the business occasion. What about the food? What type of food do they serve? You are not sure about you guests' taste in food anyway. You don't know whether or not you will find the right type of atmosphere, very loud or too quiet? How about the service? Well, it needs to be always flawless, perfect, it should never be a problem. There are a lot of key parameters that make a great place for a Business place. It not always easy to know where to go.
Here are our Top 8 Places for Business Lunch in London:
1. 1 Lombard Street
Perfect destination for a first meeting, a catch up meal, a slightly formal but not too formal business lunch.
Atmosphere: City buzzing but never too loud. You can have this business conversation without problem.
Food: high-end brasserie cuisine. Modern and traditional dishes. Perfectly executed.
Location: Bank station, London City.
Best for formal lunch with a recent or a new business relationship.
Atmosphere: formal, elegant, French cuisine. Local spot for City Lawyers and professionals.
Food: French & European. Fish and shellfish dominated menu.
Location: Fleet street.
3. Bread Street Kitchen
Ideal spot for a casual business catch up lunch with a contact you know well or someone you wish to know better.
Atmosphere: trendy and modern, lively, can be a bit loud. A number of round tables make it even more cosy for table of 3 or more.
Food: another (great) Gordon Ramsay's restaurant!
Location: St Paul's, London City.
4. The Delaunay
Best for a Business lunch with a recent relationship, someone you would like to know better.
Atmosphere: the place offers the right balance between formal and relaxed. Large tables and round tables, leaving enough space between them to protect privacy of conversations.
Food: Austrian-German inspired high-end brasserie dishes.
Location: Aldwych, near Covent Garden.
5. Manicomio City
Perfect 'get away' lunch with an established business relationship. It keeps it formal but not too much. Just what you need.
Atmosphere: modern architecture and elegant.
Food: fine Italian cuisine. Authentic and easily fits everyone's taste.
Location: St Paul's, London City.
6. The Angler
Ideal place to make a discreet statement about the importance you want to give to your business guest.
Atmosphere: elegant and modern, white cloth tables, round tables, general sound level is low putting more emphasis on the importance of your conversation.
Food: 1 Michelin star, menu dominated by fish and shellfish.
Location: near Liverpool street.
7. Gaucho Broadgate
Perfect for the Friday naughty business lunch. This is where you take a friendly business relationship for a relaxed catch up.
Atmosphere: elegant and modern. You could be in a club, but it's lunch time and it's not. This is work time. Round tables. airy space, right background noise level, good space between tables to keep your conversation private.
Food: where the best Argentinian beef meets the largest selection of Malbec wines.
Location: near Liverpool street, London City.
8. 45 Jermyn St.
Ideal for the formal but not too formal business lunch in Mayfair. You don't want to impress but you want to prove high standards. This is the place.
Atmosphere: discreet and comfortable sophistication that keeps you relaxed and slightly formal. Round tables. Good space between tables to keep your business talk away from others.
Food: perfectly executed British and International classics.
Location: on Jermyn Street, in Fortnum and Masons' building.
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