Ever felt like you've exhausted your options when it comes to dining your clients in the City, or even worse your client requests to 'try somewhere new next time'? Well we wanted to put forward our top picks of the City's finest spots to help you bolster even the most discerning clients, gastronomic arsenal.
5. Angler - Liverpool Street
For those lovers of the fruits de la mer, the Michelin starred Angler in the South Place Hotel promises a refined contemporary decor, meticulous attention to detail and stunning seafood. Dependent on your entertainment budget, the A La Carte menu is naturally the preferred choice, albeit not a cheap one. So might we suggest the Lunch Menu and Evening Standard menu's as a more accessible, great value alternative.
4. L'Anima & L'Anima Cafe - Liverpool Street
Two birds one stone here, depending on the occasion, your budget and your client. Firstly L'Anima itself. Picture Southern Italian fine dining meeting the square mile. The decor is contemporary, Italian and suave. The food, critically acclaimed. L'Anima Cafe presents an inherently more casual option but with excellent food still, particularly when considering the price. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this Southern Italian hotspot still resembles much of its bigger, more sophisticated brother's contemporary Italian flare. On a side note, it also has a great bar.
3. The Ned - Bank
The love child of Soho House and the Sydell Group. The City based hotel is home to a plethora of restaurants and bars, so you are bound to find something to take yours and your clients fancy; be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. The building itself is majestic; an enormous old Midland Bank still resembling the old banking hall and tasteful, decadent decor which is sure to strike up admiration and conversation. It's also a great spot to enjoy a beverage for the more liquid of client meetings.
2. Quartier Restaurant, Eight Moorgate - Moorgate
When talking business is high on the agenda and you're seeking an air of discretion then we highly recommend Quartier for business lunches or dinners. An unconventional alternative to more mainstream City spots conveniently located in Eight Moorgate, the private members club. Quartier's more private feel will certainly fill your clients with confidence and give off a great perception as they attempt to demystify whether or not you are a member of the club. Set menu's are inexpensive; food, service and presentation are as one might expect from such an institution. Private rooms are also available should you wish to discuss confidential matters.
1. The Ivy - Tower Hill
Decadence and a stunning view without breaking the bank. The Ivy, Tower Hill tops our list for good reason. Following it's opening in Summer 2017, this latest addition to The Ivy fleet has been greeted by great reviews. Worthy of praise, the location overlooks Tower Bridge and the Thames with the City as an imposing backdrop.
As one can can expect from any institution wearing The Ivy badge, the menu is truly all encompassing, arming you with ammunition for a breakfast, lunch or dinner meeting. The wine list is plentiful with something for all; from those on a tighter budget, to the wine connoisseur. The service is impeccably charming and the food, delightful. If the weather allows it, we definitely suggest opting for a seat on the terrace, to truly soak up the view. We're sure you'll find it worth venturing south of the river for.