Best Working Lunch Spots in London


London. One of the most vibrant and bustling cities in the world is definitely not falling short when it comes to great restaurants and bars.

In fact, there are so many good spots it can be hard to pick where to go, especially if you are new to the area. To help you make the most of your lunch break in the city, whether you are on your own, on a working lunch with colleagues or looking for an after-work cocktail, these restaurants are a must visit:  


1) The Ivy City Garden – Liverpool Street

This contemporary bistro located a short walk from Liverpool Street Station serves up the best British cuisine in a formal yet relaxed setting. It’s a great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner with colleagues or even an after-work gin and tonic. Also check out the other Ivy restaurants spread over London, including the iconic, long-standing celebrity hotspot ‘The Ivy on West Street.’

2) The Coal Shed – Tower Bridge

A warm and rustic modern restaurant offering a huge range of great eats. From steak and fish specials to large sharing platters. This upscale restaurant located in London’s scenic Tower Bridge is ideal for both a formal business meal and a place to enjoy fantastic food and 5 o’clock after-work cocktails. There is also a range of private dining options available if you wanted to arrange a working lunch business meeting.

3) Sticks ‘n’ Sushi– Canary Wharf 

If sushi is your thing, you must visit this modern Japanese restaurant in Canary Wharf, London’s plush business district. This contemporary restaurant has an eclectic menu, serving up some of the best sushi and sashimi in the city. The large dining space and artist design make it ideal for sophisticated business lunches. The brand’s growth in popularity has led to multiple openings across the city, so check out their website to find the closest one to you.

4) Dishoom – Shoreditch

If you’re looking for something spicy, check out the Dishoom in Shoreditch. Located a stone’s throw from London’s famous Brick Lane, this authentic old Irani style restaurant serves up some of the best Indian street food in East London. Ideal for sampling tasty curries and small plates with co-workers.

5) Hawksmoor – Seven Dials 

Looking to impress? Then you can’t go wrong with the Hawksmoor. This award-winning restaurant located in Knightsbridge, Seven Dials, and Spitalfields is renowned for its legendary steaks. It’s the ideal spot for a long indulgent lunch and team treat, but be warned, you may not make it back to the office.   

6) Martello Hall – London Fields  

This is the ideal spot if you are looking for a relaxed co-working space, with bottomless coffee and speedy wi-fi on offer. The restaurant serves fantastic woodfire pizzas and is filled with large raised tables perfect for team meetings and brainstorming sessions. The extensive cocktail list, also making it an ideal spot for after-work drinks.


7) Borough MarketSouthwark 

If you are looking to grab a tasty lunch on your own, then Borough market is the place to go. It is the best place to pick up local produce and some of the best street food in the city. From deli sandwiches, pastries, loaded hotdogs and burgers to paellas and fresh seafood – there’s lots of delicious dishes to take your fancy.

8) Duck and Waffle – Liverpool Street

Enjoy stunning views of the city in this swanky establishment, located on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower in London’s financial district. Their famous ‘duck and waffle’ dish is a must try and their playful take on British cuisine will not disappoint. You can even visit here after late-night work drinks as the restaurant is open 24/7.

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