Business Lunch: Where to go in Central London

Taking a client, supplier or business partner out to lunch can deliver valuable long-term results and further cement business relationships. 

While business lunches are essential for some companies, they can become costly. Employees may be required to foot the bill, leaving them out of pocket until reimbursed at the end of the month. Soldo prepaid business cards allow you to see employee spending in real-time, and prevent company over-spending. With a prepaid card, employees will never have to use their personal finances for business-related expenses again.

The following is a list of highly-rated restaurants if you are considering using company expenses for entertaining clients over lunch in central London. 

Ham Yard Restaurant, Soho

Whatever your dining requirements, Ham Yard offers a flexible, friendly service with a range of delicious menus based upon British produce. The staff are knowledgeable, and the menu options are updated frequently, paired with a carefully chosen selection of wines. Perfectly positioned just behind Piccadilly Circus, Ham Yard is the perfect central London meeting point.

Dehesa, Soho

If you appreciate a taste of the Mediterranean, then Dehesa could be for you. Located between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus, the restaurant embodies all things Italian and Spanish, inspired by the founders’ travels and passion for the region. 

Just remember to keep a record of your receipts, because logging your staff entertainment VAT or client entertainment VAT shouldn’t get in the way of a good lunch!

Lamb & Trotter, St Pauls

For the ambience of a traditional English country pub in the city centre, try the newly launched Lamb and Trotter. It may have a pub feel, but sophisticated, carefully chosen wines, beers and food ensure that this relaxed dining experience is one that everyone can enjoy. The menus feature seasonal produce where possible, putting a sustainable twist on this contemporary pub’s menu.

Balls Brothers, Central London

Wherever you’re looking to have a business lunch in London, there is a Balls Brothers restaurant nearby. With nine in total, they offer an ideal place to meet for lunch, dinner, or just a drink. High-quality ingredients are a focus, demonstrated by their partnership with Ginger Pig butchers.

Bocconcino Restaurant, Mayfair

Arguably the most luxurious Italian restaurant in London, Bocconcino in Mayfair is as memorable for its food as its glamorous décor. The first-class service completes a trio of reasons to visit, and your guests are sure to be impressed by the menu and the wine list. There are a few vegetarian options available on the menu too, so you can be sure this restaurant will be suitable for all clients. 

Sexy Fish, Mayfair

For an authentic taste of Japan, Sexy Fish in Berkeley Square in Mayfair is a must. For a wide range of delicious sushi, sashimi and as the name suggests, seafood, Sexy Fish won’t disappoint. Choose from the world’s most extensive Japanese whisky collection, or try a cocktail – the ambience encourages it, with a feeling of opulence and glamour.

While entertaining clients is an excellent opportunity to create stronger business relationships, it’s essential staff keep hold of receipts to ensure accurate expense reporting. Soldo can help take the stress out of keeping track of company-related expenses. With a Soldo business expense card, employees can take a quick snap and upload receipts in an instant, removing the worry of potentially losing paper receipts.

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