With all its amenities and strong connections to the corporate world, The City of London is an ideal part of the capital in which to hold a business lunch. With that in mind, here are 5 of the best venues that we think you should consider when planning your next such gathering.
The amazing selection of wine and the deliciously authentic Italian cuisine on offer at Enoteca Rabezzana are sure to please, and coupled with the stylish, contemporary décor, it makes for a warm and welcoming atmosphere, well suited to a more low-key and casual approach. With a small capacity of just 50, there won’t be too much noise and bustle around you, so you can still talk business without too much distraction, and being a mere minute from Barbican tube stop, it’s also easily reached from the rest of the city.
The Gable has lots of different areas that can be reserved, giving you plenty of options with regards to the scale of your gathering and the ability to tuck yourselves away discreetly if need be. This includes the Cellar, an intimate space hidden underground that is ideal for private events. Bold design choices make this a fun space, with a generous maximum capacity of around 620 in all. The nearest transport options are Bank and Moorgate, both reachable in just a few minutes.
The 4th event space opened in the City by Camm & Hopper, Victorian Bath House is found within a wonderful, historic building that is now Grade II listed, able to accommodate group bookings for sit-down meals for between 20 and 90 people. The opulence of the surroundings is mirrored in the quality of the food, which takes inspiration from the Victorian era but infuses it with a modern twist. Found on Bishopsgate Churchyard, it sits just 2 minutes from Liverpool Street station.
The Leadenhall Loft is found on Lombard Street, reachable in little more than 5 minutes from both Monument and Bank tube stops. Its full capacity is 400 for a standing reception or 110 when laid out for dining, so it’s amply sized without feeling too crowded. There’s a traditional feel to the interior, with flashes of more contemporary detail that accent it and add character. There’s also a bar right by the dining area, should you wish to have a tipple or 2 over lunch.
The White Swan is comprised of a pub on the ground floor, a mezzanine level and a first-floor dining room, making for 3 main event spaces in all. The various areas at your disposal can either be booked out individually or combined for a full capacity of 150, depending on your particular needs. Understated yet sophisticated on the inside, the building itself is well situated for those travelling via the tube, with Chancery Lane, Holborn and Farringdon all within comfortable walking distance.