London is overflowing with great places to eat, with something for everyone’s needs. When it comes to business meals, finding somewhere with the perfect balance is crucial. You want to make sure that wherever you pick is impressive, yet comfortable, and provides plenty of options for various dietary needs and choices. Below is the top five spots recommended for business meals.
Situated within Heron Tower, Sushi Samba spreads across two floors (38th and 39th storey) and provides an incredible 360-degree view of the city. Offering a menu with a blend of Japanese, Peruvian and Brazilian foods, it’s the perfect restaurant to really impress any of your clients. It’s recommended for top-end clients, as although the menu is incredibly varied, they offer a £1,000 wagyu steak amongst other luxury meals, so your expense account may take a bit of a hit depending on your client’s tastes.
1 Lombard Street
Located in a former bank building, this restaurant fits in perfectly with the vibe of the City and has created a niche for those working within the square mile. It’s an ideal choice for client dinners, as it’s actually three venues under one roof: Lombard Street Brasserie; 1776 Restaurant; and Dome Bar. This offers you and your clients more variety for dinner, and also provides somewhere for drinks after the meal to continue discussing your ventures. It’s a charming building, with a domed glass skylight, that will impress any client.
Bread Street Kitchen
Set within a warehouse-style building, the Bread Street Kitchen is a more relaxed option but remains more than impressive. It has an open kitchen, with a wood-burning oven and a raw bar. This restaurant boasts a delightfully trendy vibe with good food and a range for all tastes. Because it uses local ingredients for their dishes, the menus change each season, meaning they’re up to date and offer all manner of new things to please your clients. It also has an impressive wine list, with something for every occasion.
Planet of the Grapes
With two branches you can choose the best location for you and your clients. They both offer a wide range of food and wines to accompany your meals, so is ideal if your client is an aficionado in either of these areas. With a stylish interior and creative menu with options from sharing platters to full a la carte menus, so there’s something ideal for all level and manner of clients.
This is a chain, and this branch in Leadenhall Market was refurbished in November 2015, meaning its design is beautifully modern. This restaurant is perfect for clients who enjoy fish, with a lot of the produce coming from the places namesake Loch. There’s also a delightful bar area, ideal for continuing business after the meal over a variety of cocktails.
If your clients love Indian cuisine, Kahani is the ideal choice for you. This restaurant serves various mouth-watering authentic and fusion Indian dishes that could help to crack some business deal over meals. Relaxed ambience and great staff will help you to concentrate on your conversations. They also have a pretty impressive wine list on their menu.
These six restaurants come with incredibly high recommendations and provide a good variety to please any clients. They all take care of dinner and drinks, but it may also be beneficial to look into serviced apartments to host your clients.