Located just minutes from Liverpool Street station, this charming restaurant is bringing you the best in thirst-quenching wines, classic cocktails and the food to match. Think confit duck, wood-fired cod and rib eye steaks in the heart of the City.
Business Lunch in London
Discover the best places for a business lunch in London with this hand-picked guide. Whether you’re heading out to impress a client, catching up with your boss or throwing a leaving lunch for one of your colleagues, we hear you. Have a browse of our recommended tips for business lunch restaurants in London and you’ll have somewhere sorted in next to no time.
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.
Need a restaurant for a business meeting in the Old Street area? The Jones Family Project's slick interiors, divine menu and impressive choice of wine makes it another of our favourite spots for a business lunch in London. Easily accessible from the tube station, this is a haven for great food and drinks with a friendly atmosphere that won't fail to impress.
Perched in the shadow of St. Paul's is The Happenstance, another perfect spot for a business lunch. Lots of city workers are enticed in by the venue's plentiful outdoor terrace seating, especially when combined with the laidback, friendly atmosphere created inside.
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.
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.
From large client meetings that really impress to breezy lunches that have you wishing you really didn't have to go back to the office, The Gilbert Scott is your mid-afternoon destination. Make your way to the King's Cross favourite for fine wines and classic British dishes that will impress the whole group.
If you have a client to impress, you must take them to M Restaurant. Their interiors are luxurious and lavish, with deep dark tones and contemporary furnishings, while their food will be enough to win any deal. Hailing from six different countries, they offer distinct flavours that perfectly compliment the wonderful wine list.
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.
Attentive service, easy-going menus and a selection of ales, wines and beers make this Fenchurch Street restaurant and bar the perfect place for business meetings in London. Chat over classic dishes, moreish bar snacks and plenty more.
A stone's throw from Victoria station, Timmy Green's is bringing all sorts of delicious dining to NOVA complex. Situated in the glass-fronted space, the restaurant has a varied selection of plates, from vegan through to steak, as well as Australian-sourced wines.
Located close to King's Cross, this unique bar and restaurant offers canalside dining and gorgeous plates of food, perfect for entertaining clients. On top that, their express lunch menu offers a delicious seasonal dish and refreshing mocktail for just £10.
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.
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.
Head over to Goodge Street where this unique tapas bar is offering guests a gorgeous dining experience. From their menu of stunning small plates, including smoked haddock croquetas, chargrilled beef onglet and classic patatas bravas, to their collection of sherries and pudding wines, they've got quality and charisma by the bucket load.
Located in the Hilton Hotel just off Hyde Park, Aubaine is the perfect place for your business lunch in London. Combining a relaxed atmosphere with a luxurious setting, it is the ideal spot to settle in and nibble on some delicious French and European food.
Complete with a garden lounge and a flower shop, don't stress if you forget you're in the city - it's easily done. Aiming to be your “botanically-inspired haven”, The Folly would suit a super casual meet with a trusted client or a light bite with some colleagues; there's a good choice of food and drinks served throughout the day.
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.
Nestled in the heart of Clerkenwell, this stylish Spanish restaurant is perfect for everything from client meetings to working lunches. Expect Spanish tapas, delicious Meditteranean drinks and charming surroundings only minutes from Farringdon station.
Offering fantastic value for money given its location right at the heart of the city, Balls Brothers Austin Friars brings a touch of relaxed industrial elegance. Chefs prepare a seasonal menu from an open plan kitchen, service is friendly but not intrusive and there's an excellent selection of cocktails, wines and beers to cap things off.
Tucked between Victoria at St James Park, Royal Quarter is the perfect spot to enjoy a business lunch or coffee. Light, airy and friendly, this welcoming location will keep you chatting away until the late afternoon.
If you're looking to impress, then Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen is the place to go. Not only is the restaurant a stunning spot but the food is, of course, exceptional. Feast on a selection of salads, snow crab sushi and aged steaks, cooked on the on-site Josper grill.
Looking for somewhere to eat in the City? Let Jamies satisfy your hunger pans, as the charming restaurant offers up a menu of arancini, seabass, marinated skewers and more. This is the perfect place for a client lunch or business meeting in London.
Diogenes The Dog is a gorgeous wine bar and bottle shop with an emphasis on unique grain wine making styles and a focus on up and coming wine regions. The relaxed setting and unique menu of curated wines are sure to impress any potential clients or business partners.
Whether you're after a delicious steak for lunch, or some cocktails to impress, this steakhouse is the perfect place. With a sister site in Chelsea, Marco Pierre White and James Ogilvie Robertson are serving up some of the best from east to west.
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.
A buzzing bar and restaurant in Bank, Harry's Bar is an excellent spot for business lunches and client meetings. With its unique atmosphere and slick decor, alongside the menu of modern European cuisine and an ample cocktail list from expert mixologists, it's a real gem.
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.
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.
All Bar One Regent Street is that perfect intersection between sophisticated bar and fun venue, making it ideal for your next business meeting. Sit down in the suave bar for a cocktail, beer, or pick from their list of wines and Champagnes for your next meal.
Looking for a spot to impress the bigwigs at work? This Michelin-star Knightsbridge spot is sure to leave a mark with its selection of traditional, European-inspired dishes. The Gordon Ramsay restaurant also has private dining options and kitchen table experiences - so whatever you're looking for, they've got you covered.
Just moments away from Blackfriars, Jamie's is a wine bar tucked away from the masses on Tudor Street. Get comfy at their large restaurant space or book somewhere a little quieter downstairs, where a menu of sandwiches and hot main courses are served up to those in for a business meet. There's sharing platters and an extensive choice of over 20 wines by the glass to boot.
If you're looking for a refined yet relaxed place for a business lunch, Ooty Station is your best bet. Serving a concise menu of South Indian classics, alongside refreshing hand-crafted cocktails, its cool decor and unpretentious approach make for a welcoming feel.
Perfect if you're stopping off in Soho, Ember Yard offers an array of mouthwatering dishes inspired by Spanish and Italian cuisine. Step inside for some delicious Mediterranean eats, as well as some delightful cocktails if the mood takes you.
If you've got an important client in mind that you're hoping to wow, look no further than The Hyde Restaurant & Bar for your business lunch. You're sure to be blown away by the exciting menu of Mediterranean cuisine, created by Executive Chef Christos Siomadis, served in a luxurious setting.
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.
Located in the heart of central London, with contemporary cutting edge interiors, as well as private dining options, Fucina is a sophisticated spot for working lunches. The menu is jam-packed with crowd-pleasing Italian fare, with an impressive wine list to match.