It can be tricky when it comes to choosing the best business lunch restaurants in London. Media companies tend to hanker after establishments where you can wear your jeans and trainers without anyone forcing you to borrow a gravy splattered jacket and tie. City wheelers tend to prefer more traditional venues. Our pick of the best business lunch restaurants in London aims to cover a variety of business types.
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This converted bank in the city is the perfect setting for the all-important business lunch.
1 Lombard Street, The City, London, EC3V 9AA
(020) 7929 6611
Contemporary French menu from one of the most decorated chefs in the world which will undoubtedly provide some murmurs of appreciation from your fellow workers.
The Dorchester Hotel, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA
(020) 7629 8866
Angler Restaurant is a destination restaurant offering a menu of British dishes complemented by an extensive wine list. Found on the seventh floor, Angler Restaurant also features a rooftop terrace. Located on the top of the hotel, Angler Restaurant boasts stunning views.
South Place Hotel, Seventh Floor, 3 South Place, The City, London, EC2M 2AF
(020) 3215 1260
St Martins Lane London, 45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HX
(020) 7300 5588
The St Martin's Lane Hotel's famous Asia De Cuba restaurant offers sumptuous surroundings and delectable food.
Bangalore Express serves modern, good-looking food in cool, slick surroundings at eminently reasonable prices. A perfect lunchtime destination in the City.
1 Corbet Court, Gracechurch Street, Bank, London, EC3V 0AT
(020) 7220 9195
The Montague on the Gardens, 15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5BJ
(020) 7637 1001
The Blue Door Bistro at the Montague on the Gardens is a reliable boltholt for a business dinner or more informal get together like a pre theatre al fresco culinary experience. The British menu based largely on seasonal locally sourced ingredients, results in classic comfort dishes delivered with a touch of elegance.
Mayfair's Chor Bizarre has undergone some major changes lately for their ten year anniversary and now have a new interior, head chef and menu. Celebrate the diversity of the Indian cuisine now available by taking fellow colleagues here for your next business lunch.
16 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4HW
(020) 7629 9802
If you prefer more of a contemporary French twist to your business lunch, try the magnificent Clos Maggiore on King Street.
33 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8JD
(020) 7379 9696
Club Gascon is a stylish and chic restaurant that boasts a stunning grazing menu with dishes that focus on the very finest ingredients from the southwest of France. The Club Gascon dining room is elegant yet relaxed and diners are advised to order three or four dishes or be guided by the sumptuous five course seasonal tasting menu.
57 West Smithfield, Barbican, London, EC1A 9DS
(020) 7600 6144
Coq d'Argent boasts stunning views across London. Head Chef Mickael Weiss offers French cuisine with a focus on northern France and the Burgundy region. Coq d'Argent also boasts a fine choice of wines to complement your meal.
No 1 Poultry, The City, London, EC2R 8EJ
(020) 7395 5000
Dean Street Townhouse is located in the heart of Soho and offers seasonal British cuisine which changes weekly. A typical menu includes dishes such as Black Angus porterhouse steak, Portland Bill crab or pheasant goujons.
69-71 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 4QJ
(020) 7434 1775
Located in the magnificent Royal Exchange, the Grand Cafe offers options for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a relaxing drink or two.
Royal Exchange, The Courtyard, Bank, London, EC3V 3LR
(020) 7618 2480
Another French option for you and your colleagues may be at The Greenhouse in Mayfair.
27a Hays Mews, Mayfair, London, W1J 5NY
(020) 7499 3331
For more stylish surroundings and a Modern European flavour to the cuisine, you may find your business lunch run more smoothly at Hush.
8 Lancashire Court, Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1EY
(020) 7659 1500
577 King's Road, Fulham, London, SW6 2EH
(020) 7736 6081
The Imperial is a restaurant and bar that uses seasonal, British produce to create a variety of dishes with international influences. The Imperial retains many period features with high ceilings and its Victorian facade.
L'Anima is a superb place to relax in style and comfort.
1 Snowden Street, Broadgate, London, EC2A 2DQ
(020) 7422 7000
You know what to expect when you arrive, the steak and the portions are always of the same quality and there’s no surprise when the bill appears. This one has excellence written all over it.
5 Throgmorton Street, The City, London, EC2N 2AD
(020) 7638 6325
Lutyens features a 130 seat restaurant serving seasonal French cuisine with an Irish twist.
85 Fleet Street, Holborn, London, EC4Y 1AE
(020) 7583 8385
Manhattan Grill is a stylish restaurant located on Canary Wharf's Hertsmere Road. The large restaurant has more than 100 covers and a menu specialising in steaks.
London Marriott Hotel West India Quay, 22 Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4ED
+44 (0)207 517 2808
One Canada Square is a 100 cover restaurant and 30 cover bar by Tom and Ed Martin. This chic restaurant offers a choice of Modern European meals complemented by a good choice of world wines. The bar at One Canada Square has a compact choice of bar bites and signature cocktails.
1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB
(020) 7559 5199
This is the place should you wish to impress a client or colleague with an awe-inspiring view, situated as it is on the fourth floor of Canada Place overlooking the new East London Docklands metropolis.
4th Floor Canada Place, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5ER
(020) 7715 7100
Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3NG
(020) 7300 5588
The Restaurant at Sanderson is a stylish eatery that offers a delightful choice of British dishes that are led by the seasons. Menu highlights at The Restaurant at Sanderson may include smoked haddock aracini; Welsh rump of lamb; and lemon shortbread.
Sauterelle is a great choice if you’re looking to impress in The City, whether it be a date, a client or a group of friends.
The Royal Exchange, Bank, London, EC3V 3LR
(020) 7618 2483
Located in the heart of Westminster, Roux at Parliament Square offers fine dining in an exclusive environment.
RICS, 11 Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AD
(020) 7334 3737
A funky place on Charterhouse Street that could well be the choice for a more relaxed lunch with colleagues, where jobs and reputations might not necessarily hang in the balance.
67-77 Charterhouse Street, Smithfield, London, EC1M 6HJ
(020) 7251 7950
Tom's Kitchen is a restaurant, deli and bar at Westferry Circus. The modern British restaurant offers a variety of favourite dishes made with seasonal and locally sourced produce.
Unit 1-2, 11 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4HD
(020) 3011 1555
131 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UR
(020) 7928 5086
Waterloo Bar and Kitchen is a stylish restaurant attached to the back of the Old Vic Theatre. At Waterloo Bar and Kitchen you will find a concise choice of meals that are complemented by a good selection of wines and other drinks.