Far too often, lunch becomes a mere means of substance. A brief rush to energise yourself for the afternoon.
But sometimes, lunch can be an event. And for those special occasions, you need a special venue. Therefore, we present these 8 unique venues for business lunches in London.
There’s always a good reason to get out of the office to have a quality business lunch: from trying to impress your clients to rewarding a hard-working team.
And in London, you’re spoilt for London. From hip cafe spots to stately drawing rooms, we have a style for every occasion. So let’s get on with it so you can see which one is perfect for you, shall we?
1. Vibrant Cafe and Wine Bar for Business Lunches in London
The first of our venues for business lunches in London is this vibrant cafe and wine bar. It’s located in St James, a bustling cloister of Westminster, one of Londons most premium central areas.
The venue is ever so elegant with smooth floor to ceiling windows, panoramic views, groovy black and white flooring, retro furniture, and curious wooden wall and roof trusses.
Your guests – of which you can invite up to 60 – will be treated to an evolving all-day menu from lunch served from the afternoon and into the early evening. Thereafter, it’s time for their signature cocktails!
2. Oriental Inspired Dining Venue in London With a Mysterious Vibe
Moving to the nearby and chic South Kensington, you have this Oriental-inspired dining venue.
The mysterious decor is built in dark tones, with strong blacks and oranges coming to the fore. You’ll find yourself in lounging areas with historical art, enigmatic partitions, and cuisine from China and the West.
You’ll also have access to a projector, a DJ booth, TV’s, WiFi, and finally, you’ll have a maximum capacity scaling from 10 to 120 depending on which of the rooms – if not all – that you want to book.
3. Georgian Venue for Business Lunches in London
For those that are yearning for a more private, residential feel, then we think you’ll love this Georgian venue, perfect for business lunches in London.
It’s located in the chic residential enclave of Marylebone. There are so many features for your guests to admire with this venue. For example, you have the marble fireplace, the bookshelves designed by Regency-era architect Sir John Soane, the large bay windows, and the antique pottery.
It’s spacious too, with a maximum capacity of 40 people for a private dining experience, with all the meeting sessions amenities to turn into a business-oriented lunch.
4. Unique Dining Venue in London With Tropical Ambience
Tropical ambience is hard to come by in Northern Europe. But thankfully for you, everything is possible in London.
This venue is ideal for business lunches that are looking to capture a bit of serenity. We love its polished wooden furnishings, bright walls, parquet flooring, and of course, the delightful array of plant life.
There are two floors, each with other-worldly enclaves, of which you can hire by piece or in its entirety. The ground floor can accommodate up to 140 guests and 60 on the first floor.
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5. Double Decker Bus For Unconventual Business Lunch
There is nothing more synonymous with London’s image than the double-decker bus, which makes us all the more exciting to present this unconventional business lunch experience.
This high-end double-decker bus gives you London in motion, seeing the very best of the city from the panoramic dining room, paired with some truly magical gastronomy.
For a singularly British dining event, you can invite up to 38 guests to share a glass of wine and talk shop during a day you won’t soon forget!
6. Urban Jungle Venue for Business Lunches in London
Up next, we have one for those that appreciate high-quality, contemporary interior design. It’s for anyone that admires good style, for that matter. So here we present this urban jungle for business lunches.
It’s a stunning marriage of bold yellows and smooth greys. You’ll see industrial minimalism perfectly blend with vague hints of Art Deco, a gentle use of plant life, and a heavy dose of natural light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows.
It’s located right in the heart of the city as an attachment to a design-led boutique. You’ll be able to invite a maximum of 40 guests here to try a stunning menu of Asian fusion.
What’s more, it’s very well suited for private meetings and all-day workshops with a robust all-day breakfast and deli food menu.
7. Upscale and Unique Dining Venue in London
Here we have an upscale and unique dining venue in the heart of London. It’s a mesmerising example of how to use classic British Racing Green. What makes this venue so enigmatic is its adoption of timeless furnishings such as marble tables, wooden chairs, and velvet booths.
The whole place has a natural glow thanks to the huge floor-to-ceiling windows, which allow the tropical plants to feel very natural. Your guests will admire the lowkey industrial features nestled amongst the nostalgic sensibility that ultimately defines the venue.
What’s more, this venue is versatile for both small and large groups. The first floor has a capacity of 50 people, while the venue in its entirety has a standing capacity of 440, so you can hire as much of it as you need.
8. Gorgeous Private dining Venue in London
Our final venue for business lunches in London is somewhat of a dream for those who appreciate local products.
This gorgeous private dining venue prides itself on only using British products and works closely with local farmers; they even grow their own vegetables and herbs.
It looks stunning, too, with authentic brick walls for the early 20th century, remarkable 3D effect marble flooring, and bespoke wooden furniture.
The capacity is up to you. It can accommodate intimate private dinners or large scale receptions. You’re the boss.
And that’s a wrap for today. But if you’re not done looking, we have lots more. You can check out the rest of our private dining rooms in London right here.
And if you really want to treat your guests, why not take them to one of the coolest karaoke bars in London after you’ve finished with your business lunch?