A client dinner is, in many ways, all about making a good impression. The first step in doing this is setting the right tone for the meeting, and this is best achieved by choosing the right setting. Here are some of the City of London’s best venues for just such an occasion.
Brand Exchange is a private members club housed within a Grade II listed building that is rich with history and full to the brim with characterful details and architecture. Despite this, it still manages to have a decidedly modern flair, and this is complimented by the inclusion of AV equipment and in-house tech support should you desire it. There is a range of spaces which you can choose from, such as The Orangery, The Gallery, The Loft and The Members Lounge, and the food itself is prepared by carefully selected London caterers.
Roma is a brand new and very exciting culinary concept, bringing the 2000-year-old flavours of Ancient Rome to London. Go one further in impressing your guests by opting to hire out the Laurel Lounge, a private room with seated booths, its own bar and a stage area that can accommodate as many as 200 guests. Giving excellent attention to detail, even the wines on offer can be traced back to the very same vineyards throughout Europe that the Romans once used, whilst the chefs employ ancient cooking methods to also give you an authentic dining experience.
The White Swan is spread across 3 floors, comprising the ground floor pub, a mezzanine level and the first-floor dining room. Available for both partial and exclusive hire, this gives you plenty of scope when it comes to scale, with a total capacity of around 150. Complete in a style that is understatedly elegant, with large windows for plenty of natural light, the venue is found in Chancery Lane, just 5 minutes from the station of the same name.
Enoteca Rabezzana is a bright, fresh and airy restaurant offering up a fine selection of wines and tempting Italian cuisine. With a capacity of just 50 and a warm atmosphere, it’s ideal should you want to bring a more laid-back approach to the occasion and keep things from feeling overcrowded. Found in the Smithfield Market area of Barbican, the nearest rail links include Farringdon and Barbican itself, both of which can be reached on foot in mere minutes.
The Broadgate Basement, or La Tasca Broadgate, is an authentic Spanish tapas bar and restaurant delivering delicious cuisine in comfortable surroundings. Large group bookings are available, as is an intimate meal for 2, depending on how may clients you intend to meet with, with the capacity totalling a generous 400 in all. Both Moorgate and Liverpool Street tube stops can be reached in just 5 minutes, keeping you well connected to the rest of the city.