London is all about living the 'posh' lifestyle, and that includes rising up the ranks in the corporate world. As well as, of course, fine dining. When you have clients to entertain and schmooze over here, they'll expect to experience that 'posh' lifestyle too. So why not take them somewhere that truly merits the description? Take them to the famous Dorchester Hotel at their beautiful Alain Ducasse restaurant. Treating them to their well-known three-course lunch menu will definitely leave a good taste in their mouths. By the end of the meal, you would have earned more than you spent here!
Source: Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
A modern minimalist setting always makes for a great business lunch. Having just the elegance of the bare essentials will help you and your clients focus more on the business at hand. What more when that's the same restaurant has a few Michelin stars to boast? In recent years, Angler has become quite the hotspot for executives to enjoy some scrumptious seafood dishes. With its slightly exclusive and intimate setting, it makes for a great place to discuss both trivial and important matters, all for the sake of big business!
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One of the reasons London is touted as a food capital is that it has embraced other countries' cuisines just as they've upheld there's. Here, you can get as rich and as sumptuous types of pasta and pizza as you would in Rome or Milan any day. And a lot of the Italian places here—most of which are authentic—are great places for a business lunch too. Take, for example, Ceccino's over at the upscale Mayfair district. With its relatively private setting, paired with their rich Italian menu, no client will resist enjoying themselves here, even when you're striking up a deal with their company!
Wherever you are in the world, taking your client to a Japanese place is always a winner. What is it about Japanese food that makes it one of the more suitable cuisines for an executive lunch? Is it because it's mostly easy to eat and you taste the flavors right away? Or perhaps it's the sushi? Bite-sized delicacies that you can enjoy and get full from so you can better focus on the business at hand? whichever it is, know that her in London, a very good business move is to take your clients to Chisou over at the famous West End area.
You'd think that places near a train station wouldn't make for a great business lunch spot, wouldn't you? Why would you take an executive over to a lace that's likely to be packed and noisy from the incoming or outgoing crowds? Well, if this is your mindset, you risk overlooking a great place just by the Farrington station, Iberica Farringdon! a true-blue Spanish restaurant, this hotspot serves some of the best tapas in all of the British capital. Not to mention their delectable selection of Mediterranean wine! Sure, it can get packed at times, but not all day! And especially not during an important lunch hour!
Source: Iberica Farringdon Facebook Page
Arguably, on this side of the world, it's only in London where you can get the best Indian food. And this spicy and tangy cuisine isn't to be missed, whether you're going out for a business lunch or not! In the British capital, Ooty is one of those talked-about hotspots that serve up the most sumptuous of biryani dishes or rich flavorful curries. Ultimately, however, it is its cool setting and relaxed vibe that allows you to do business here nonchalantly. Whether it's a more social meeting with old clients or important matters with new ones, this is a good place to bring them to!
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A lot of clients, especially those who flew overseas just to meet with you, will want a distinctly English dining experience when they're here. Forget about the foreign cuisines for a second and focus on the food that comes from the major city itself. As well as the elegant traditions that come with it. Enter The Britannia. It doesn't get any more English than this institution of a restaurant. With its quilted leather seating, dimly-lit interior, and classic English menu, it upholds the country's more rustic appeal, one that not a lot of places offer in such an urban city like London.
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Finally, what if your client is vegan? What then? Remember, these people are often the pickiest when it comes to their food. and you don't' want to take them just anywhere. Just because a dish is vegan, doesn't mean your clients who are will automatically enjoy the food. At least, in Timmy Green, their vegan menu is chock-full of delightful dishes and rich entrees that deserve your money. They often make use of the freshest produce in town, so you're sure to get treated to a first-class meal! And your clients will appreciate your having to consider their lifestyle when you take them out for a business lunch.
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They don't call London one of the world's food capitals for nothing! Even people who only go here for business enjoy visiting the city precisely because of its culinary excellence. So if you have to take them out on a business lunch, consider yourself lucky with all the places to choose from!