Client Entertainment: What are the most exclusive bars in London?
To ensure that you have made a lasting impression on clients, you’ll want to take them somewhere that’s unique and memorable. Below you’ll find a list of some of the most exclusive bars that London has to offer.
The more exclusive the bar often means the higher the bill. Using a prepaid company card, such as Soldo, ensures that all expenses are easily covered. Prepaid business cards allow staff to enjoy entertaining clients without having to worry about reimbursement at the end of the month. At the same time, business owners can relax in the knowledge that they have full control of the spending.
An evening in the Connaught Bar feels like stepping into another world. With candlelit tables, the atmosphere is both relaxed and inviting, which makes entertaining clients and colleagues here a breeze.
Located in Knightsbridge, The Berkeley is one of London’s top entertaining hotspots. The glass pavilion is airy and spacious, allowing customers to enjoy bright, summer evenings in the summer.
The Blue Bar at the Berkeley
The Berkeley’s Blue Bar has an iconic Lutyens Blue colour scheme, which sets the tone for an exclusive evening. Get comfortable in a cosy nook to enjoy the glamorous surroundings with a colourful cocktail.
The Beaufort Bar at the Savoy
The black and burnished gold interior of the Beaufort Bar is sure to make a glamorous impression. The refined drinks menu contains everything from innovative cocktails to the finest Champagne and sparkling wine. Live music played in the foyer can be heard all the way through the bar.
Located within The Dorchester in the heart of Mayfair, this 1930’s themed bar is vibrant and welcoming. This exclusive bar delivers an unforgettable experience, whether you want to enjoy a unique Cantonese afternoon tea or soak in the sounds of some live music. The restaurant serves plenty of incredible dishes, including a range of vegetarian dishes, making this a great place to take vegetarian clients.
Famed for its Martinis and selection of personalised cocktails, a visit to Dukes Bar transforms every gathering into an occasion. The timeless interior is inviting and intimate and the opportunity to retire to the Cognac and Cigar Garden is a great way to see off the evening with clients.
The Coral Room
The striking interior of The Coral Room makes an impression as soon as you step inside. With plenty of comfortable seating, a series of tempting menus and a secluded cigar terrace, this Bloomsbury-based bar is great for business entertaining.
The Victorian Bath House
First built in 1895 to house a Turkish bath, The Victorian Bath House is steeped in history. With everything from private booths to a sprawling courtyard, this concealed bar will transport you and your clients to another time. Be sure to have your business expense card at the ready as this place is a little on the pricey side.
Discreetly tucked away inside the beautiful art deco walls of Claridge’s, The Fumoir has been the place to enjoy a quiet drink since 1929. Watch as mixologists prepare drinks with extreme precision and soak in your decadent surroundings with clients.
Situated behind the façade of a boutique tea counter sits Blind Spot – a late-night speakeasy that offers customers an array of bespoke cocktails inspired by the ancient tea trade. Enjoy carefully crafted drinks, including a range of alcohol-free cocktails, making this the perfect place for clients who don’t drink.
The Luggage Room
Described as the best-kept secret in Mayfair, customers can gain entry to The Luggage Room by knocking on the black door on the corner of Grosvenor Square. This intimate cocktail bar serving classic cocktails will make a lasting impression on clients for all the right reasons.
Eight Club lends itself perfectly to a variety of occasions. The Lounge Members Bar opens out onto the terrace, which wraps around two floors and delivers incredible panoramic views over the city.
Located in Fitzrovia, the Punch Room is a contemporary reincarnation of a 19th century private members club. Specifically designed to offer customers an intimate space away from the hustle and bustle of Soho, the house soundtrack sets an atmosphere ideal for entertaining clients.
Whether you are entertaining clients, potential business partners or employees, it usually doesn’t come without a cost. Managing your company’s entertainment expenses doesn’t have to be a nightmare with clever solutions like Soldo. With a Soldo card, your staff entertainment VAT and client entertainment VAT process are taken care of for you.
For helpful advice on managing business expenses, check out our complete guide on entertainment expenses here.