The City of London, with its abundance of businesses, central location and great links to the rest of the capital and beyond, is the ideal location to base a corporate lunch. Below you will find some of the best venues the area has to offer, hopefully helping to narrow your search for the one that works best for you and your next gathering.
Spacious in size and yet cosy in feel, Camino Monument offers a great selection of light drinks and tapas lunches right up to hearty meals. The combination of characterful brick walls and bright, colourful artwork strikes an effective balance that makes this a welcoming and informal space. In addition to the main restaurant area, there’s a bustling terrace where you can perch on old wine barrels and enjoy a sangria or two. Monument and Bank tube stations can be reached in around 5 and 10 minutes respectively.
Though a relative newcomer to the London events scene, having first opened its doors in May 2015, Yauatcha City has quickly cemented its reputation as a slick, modern and stylish space, which serves as an all-day dim sum dining experience. Spaces on offer include 2 outdoor terraces, 2 bars, various casual dining areas and the main restaurant itself, for a combined capacity of 320. Group, partial and full hire options are thus available depending on the scale of your particular event.
By contrast, The Fox Townhouse caters specifically to small scale gatherings, with a 24-seat dining room and a total standing capacity of just 60, allowing you to focus on inviting key figures and therefore to bring a much more personal approach to the hosting. This charming wine bar and restaurant is housed within a listed building complete with unique architectural touches and fittings. The kitchen will take care of lunch, whilst the experienced inhouse staff will advise you on the best wines to accompany your meal.
The Threadneedle Street member of the Brasserie Blanc family is as popular as its sister venues, being at once stylish and accessible through the pitch perfect balance between elegant surroundings and a welcoming atmosphere. The moody bar with slate flooring and soft seating flows through to the main restaurant, which benefits from stunning glass-frontage and double height ceilings, with other highlights including a wine wall and cheese counter, a mezzanine level, an open kitchen and bespoke lighting from France.