Business Lunch: Where to Go in South London
If you are planning a business lunch, it’s wise to choose a venue with a reputation for both exceptional service and food. Follow our tips to find some of the best places in South London to take clients, business associates, or your colleagues for the perfect business lunch.
Whilst business lunches are a staple on the menu of client services, the bills can add up. With a prepaid business card, like Soldo, your employees can pay for their own business entertainment expenses, meaning that they’re not left out of pocket and the budget is put back into your control.
So, with that in mind, let us run you through our favourite business lunch spots in South London…
Flour and Grape, Bermondsey
Flour and Grape is a brilliant Italian restaurant in Bermondsey Street which prides itself on serving fresh handmade pasta and offers an extensive list of Italian wines. Flour and Grape have vegan and gluten-free options on the menu, making it a great lunch spot for those with dietary requirements.
This restaurant may not have the most expansive menu, but the emphasis is on high quality. The mouthwatering pasta menu includes Spaghetti with baby tomatoes and the Linguine with tiger prawns. It is also well worth continuing the business conversation to stay for dessert, as the Tiramisu gelato is not to be missed!
If you are looking for a sophisticated venue, try Trinity: a Michelin Starred Restaurant in the very heart of Clapham. The restaurant opened in 2006 to serve memorable, fresh and seasonal food. Since then, Trinity has established itself as a successful Michelin starred restaurant so be sure to book to avoid disappointment!
The food is as beautifully presented as it is delicious and a first-floor private area, called ‘Upstairs’, is ideally suited for private functions and larger groups.
London House, Battersea
This Gordon Ramsay restaurant boasts an innovative take on traditional, British cuisine. As well as the Ramsey brand, London House is bound to make an impression with its stylishly designed restaurant, bar and garden. The restaurant has an extensive menu, with traditional scotch eggs and plenty of vegetarian options, right through to rib-eye steak. London House also has a helpful Express Lunch Menu for those short on time.
Just don’t forget 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.
Brunswick House & Garden, Vauxhall
The salvaged glamour of Brunswick House & Garden is something your clients are sure to remember. An antique-filled Georgian mansion, the history of Brunswick House dates back to 1758 when it was built for the Duke of Brunswick.
Filled with mismatched recycled furniture, Brunswick House and Garden has a unique and quirky style. In the summer, take clients out into the beautiful garden to enjoy a drink on a warm sunny day.
Babur, Forest Hill
Babur has impressed clients with a mix of traditional and modern Indian cuisine since it opened back in 1985. It’s easy to see why Babur has been successful for so long with its incredible food and varied array of Indian dishes.
A giant tiger guards the front door of this restaurant, making it impossible to miss on the streets of Forest Hill! If you are looking to hold your business lunch at a restaurant which offers more than just a regular meal, Babur could be the right choice for you. Not only will you enjoy fantastic food in a great environment, but the prices won’t break your business bank account.
Le Pont de la Tour, Shad Thames
Le Pont de la Tour is an elegant 19th-century former tea warehouse, situated along Tower Bridge. Serving traditional French food, this luxurious riverside venue offers views of the City and the iconic Tower Bridge.
In addition to its fantastic location and views, the restaurant’s other draw is, of course, its superb menu. Le Pont de la Tour serves traditional but innovative French cuisine. The bar and grill also offer a more casual dining experience and some impressive cocktails.
With so many incredible options across South London to take clients or colleagues for business lunch, it’s important to remember to keep track of all spending to ensure end of month expense reporting doesn’t become a headache.