Best Restaurants For A Business Lunch In London

Important numbers to mill over? Client pitching in a casual enviroment? The business lunch has yet to die down, and we're bringing you the best spots to get one going. From must-try burger spots in Shoreditch for the keeping it cool to luxury Mayfair restaurants with private rooms, check out our recommendations for the best places to have a business lunch in London. 

Last updated on 13th September 2022

From the glitzy interiors, including marble pillars and velvet chairs, through to the massive plates of delicious food, Steak & Lobster is a crowd-pleasing option for a business lunch in London.

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Based just a stone's throw away from its original sister venue, Tank and Paddle Bishopsgate hopes to draw in the city's many busy workers with its comfort food offering, fun games and home brewed pints of beer. While the kitchen staff roll out freshly made stone-baked pizzas, the bar is busy serving home brewed pints of craft beer and real ale, all created in the giant tanks that stand behind the bar. Perfect for after work drinks or even a working lunch, this charming spot caters for whatever mood you might be in.

Looking to really impress a client? ArrosQD is the place to head. Here, you can treat them to multiple different tasting menus, or tuck into a range of a la carte bowls. Combining open fire cooking techniques with swish interiors, this swanky Spanish fine dining restaurant will surely wow.  

The Britannia

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With a whole pack to devour around catering to business lunches, The Britannia makes for the perfect corporate haven where you can settle into their cosy, comforting surrounds and relaxed atmosphere. Whether you're having a meeting or casual get together, The Britannia has private spaces and tables available for your needs. 

It's not just gorgeous interiors at Scoff & Banter's London restaurants, the spot is also a great place to grab an easy lunch, with fine British dining taking precedent, including steaks, fish pie and a vegan menu.

Nestled in beautiful buildings across the city, these stylish Spanish restaurants are perfect for everything from client meetings to working lunches. Expect Spanish tapas, delicious Mediterranean drinks and charming surroundings from Iberica.

Three Cranes

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Located just a short stroll away from St Paul's and the City, Three Cranes is an elegant restaurant specialising in grilled dishes. With a simple menu of steaks, seafood and sumptuous desserts, as well as private dining options, this is the perfect place for a drawn-out working lunch.


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With a stunning space housing a classy cocktail bar and expansive restaurant, Quaglino's can cater to any occasion. Located in the heart of the West End, this is the perfect place for client meetings, working lunches and business meals, especially with the tasty menu of classic dishes.

Looking to have a business lunch on South Bank? The Understudy might be just the thing. With an impressive selection of wines, spirits and craft beers, the venue also hosts a KERB street food market in the square from Wednesday to Sunday.

The Soak

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From client meetings to after-work drinks and relaxing spots where you can chat with colleagues, The Soak has it all. Serving up breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner alongside a specialist cocktail menu, you won't go hungry or thirsty here.

Chotto Matte

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Located on Frith Street, Chotto Matte offers a stunning selection of Nikkei plates and bento boxes, perfect for impressing at a business lunch. Tuck into spicy tuna, Miami-style poke and sashimi salads, washed down with some innovative mocktails and refreshing juices.

The Refinery CityPoint

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Based in the heart of the City of London, the Refinery is an all-day restaurant and bar that promises to cater to whatever need you might have. With a variety of classic and signature cocktails to enjoy courtesy of the bar, it's the all-day food menu that's really got us excited. Perfect for a business lunch in London, this jack-of-all-trades will definitely cater for all your needs.                                           

The Betjeman Arms

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Head over for a business lunch inside this Grade I listed building to really impress your guest. The high-ceiling dining room, terraces, meeting and drinking spots create an airy and bright ambience which create a sense of stylish grandeur. Take advantage of the contemporary conference facilities for that important meeting.

Devonshire Terrace

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Ideally located within a stones throw of the city and boasting an effortlessly sophisticated ambience, the Devonshire Terrace is a stand out candidate for a business lunch in the capital. The decor is clean-cut and slick, and with an outdoor terrace littered with places to sit and discuss terms, this Liverpool Street hangout is sure to leave a lasting impression on your client.

A classy Canary Wharf eatery and City slicker spot, Smollenksy's is a corporate munch mecca and thanks to its comprehensive A La Carte menu of patties and salads to steaks and seafood, there'll no doubt be a sumptuous snack to satisfy every hungry palate. Study those stats with a chilled beer in one hand as you fork up the flame-grilled salmon fillet or piri-piri roast chicken - business bites indeed.