London's best restaurants for business lunches



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Looking for a place guaranteed to impress a boss or client, or a discreet destination to eat while discussing a deal? Here's our pick of the best places to wine and dine when there's business on the menu. Do you agree with the choices? Use the comments box below or tweet your suggestions.

  • L'Anima

    Rating: 4/5
    1 Snowden Street, London, EC2A 2DQ

    This smart Italian restaurant mostly plays host to expense account diners and City workers

  • Arbutus

    Rating: 4/5
    63-64 Frith Street, London, W1D 3JW

    The daily-changing set lunch menu and selection of wines by the carafe will wow clients without splashing too much cash

  • The Avenue

    Rating: 4/5
    7-9 St James's Street, London, SW1A 1EE

    The gleaming white interiors lends this St James restaurant a slick and affluent air. The Modern European dishes are elegantly executed

  • Baltic

    Rating: 4/5
    74 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8HA

    This design-led restaurant is a stalwart of pan-East European cuisine, where the dishes of Poland, Russia and Hungary dot the menu

  • Boundary

    Rating: 4/5
    2-4 Boundary Street, entrance at 9 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DD

    Perfect if you're in hipster-infested Shoreditch but are looking for a more straitlaced lunch venue

  • Club Gascon

    Rating: 5/5
    57 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS

    It's not uncommon to hear big deals being discussed here. The food here is traditional to and inspired by the south-west of France

  • Les Deux Salons

    Rating: 5/5
    42-44 William IV Street, London, WC2N 4DD

    This Covent Garden brasserie offers a good balance of unpretentious food and highly-polished service

  • Theo Randall at the Intercontinental

    Rating: 5/5
    1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, W1J 7QY

    You'll be in good hands at this hotel restaurant, which offers a menu of simple, produce-led Italian dishes

  • Galvin Bistrot de Luxe

    Rating: 4/5
    66 Baker Street, London, W1U 7DJ

    This Baker Street bistro, with its dark-panelled walls and classic French cooking and service, is a charming spot for lunch

  • Goodman

    Rating: 4/5
    26 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1HQ

    This Russian-owned, New York-styled steakhouse in Mayfair is a classy destination for clinching deals over red meat and red wine

  • Greenhouse

    Rating: 5/5
    27A Hay's Mews, London, W1J 5NY

    This is the place to impress business partners and clients, as the refined modern French dishes are consistently brilliant

  • Hawksmoor Seven Dials

    Rating: 5/5
    11 Langley Street, London, WC2H 9JJ

    This Covent Garden steakhouse is a top joint for power lunching, with its extensive menu of meaty delights

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