As much as we love street food on Leather Lane, if you’re trying to schmooze a client then you’ll probably be looking to level-up your lunch.
It’s a well-known fact that the quality of the meal is directly correlated to the success of the meeting (maybe), so follow our guide to find the best foodie spots in Hatton Garden and have a great meeting every time.
Bleeding Heart Restaurant
3 Bleeding Heart Yard, EC1N 8SJ
This long-established and extremely popular French Restaurant serves up delicious traditional fare in an atmospheric wood panelled dining room.
Order the specials of the day, a bottle from the cellar, and the famous cheese board; a sure-fire way to have your clients raving about you for weeks to come.
30 St Cross Street, EC1N 8UH
Less-than-promising sales figures or a disappointing third quarter? All will be forgiven if you break the news over a fresh slice of Anglo’s own bread, smothered in yeasted butter.
Their set lunch menu changes with the seasons, so you can guarantee that everything you’re eating is fresh and thoughtfully selected. A 3-course lunch won’t break the bank, at only £24.50 per person (before drinks).
The Clerk and Well Pub and Rooms
156 Clerkenwell Rd, EC1R 5DU
This Clerkenwell favourite serves delicious Pan-Asian classics like Thai Green Curry and Tempura Squid whilst maintaining the relaxed atmosphere of a well-turned-out pub. The signature cocktails are too good to turn down, even at lunch time!
What’s more, if your clients have travelled from afar then they can spend the night in one of the pub’s luxurious boutique rooms.
The Lady Ottoline
11A Northington Street, WC1N 2JF
If you’re looking for the perfect example of classic British fare, look no further than Bloomsbury’s Lady Ottoline. This is where you’ll find the burgers, pies, and fish & chips of your dreams, alongside inventive seasonal specials.
It’s also the ideal venue for a large business lunch, as you can book one of their private first floor dining rooms when you need a little more space.
Hix Oyster and Chophouse
36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross St, EC1M 6BN
For a lunch that will really impress, book a table at chef Mark Hix’s first solo restaurant, where you can feast on some of the freshest seafood and finest meats in the city.
The wooden floors, tiled walls, marble oyster bar, and linen tablecloths create an elegant yet unfussy atmosphere, where you can discuss deals over oysters and fizz.
47 Farringdon Street, EC4A 4LL
If a walk-in cheese room sounds like your idea of heaven, then Vivat Bachhus in Farringdon is the answer to your prayers.
The South African wine bar and restaurant offers one of the most impressive selections of wines and European cheeses in the city, as well as a selection of rare-breed grilled meats and quality seasonal ingredients.
Book one of their private dining rooms for a business lunch to be remembered.