The best places to eat & drink on a business trip in London

14 Jul 2021 · 3

Mornings in London

Chances are you’ve woken up early, excited and anxious about the day ahead. What’s the best way to start your day off on the right foot? With a great cup of coffee and a yummy breakfast. Here’s where to go for both in and around The City:


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City folk flock to Rosslyn for a great coffee. Made of carefully sourced Brazilian single-origin roasts, and two-bean blends from Nicaragua, this is a sure-fire way to kickstart your day.
Find it at 78 Queen Victoria Street, EC4N 4SJ.

The Association

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If you’re staying or working anywhere near the Gherkin, this is the place for you. Go through your morning emails while enjoying an awesome coffee and a pastel de nata.
Find it at 10-12 Creechurch Lane, EC3A 5AY

Curators Coffee Studio

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When you’re in a bit of a rush and want a coffee to go, Curators Coffee Studio is the best place to combine quality and speed with expertly brewed coffee and mouthwatering local foods.
Find it at 9a Cullum St, EC3M 7JJ.

Afternoons in London

You made it to lunchtime! Whether you’re going to grab a bite with a colleague or client, or are looking for a little downtime by yourself, check out these delicious restaurants in The City.

Yauatcha City

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If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this is an offshoot of the Soho restaurant Yauatcha. Go to Broadgate Circle for a bit of Asian fusion mixed with some of London’s yummiest desserts.
Find it at Broadgate, EC2M 2QS.


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Brigadiers is an Indian barbeque restaurant and sports bar, making it an amazing place to go when you need a break in your day. Watch some Sky Sports and enjoy a chili-cheese kulcha!
Find it at 1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, EC4N 8AR.

The Mercer

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This is the go-to place for client dinners and meals with colleagues you’re looking to impress. It’s the quintessential business restaurant. Don’t forget to dress the part.
Find it at 34 Threadneedle St, EC2R 8AY.

Evenings in London

There’s nothing better than a quality meal and a tasty drink to switch off after a long day of meetings. Check out our list below for some of London’s most visited watering holes.

The Bootlegger

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The Bootlegger is an underground bar hidden between a Nando’s and a dry cleaner. Sip an inventive cocktail at this prohibition-era-inspired speakeasy while listening to some smooth jazz.
Find it at 25-26 Lime St, London EC3M 7HR.

City of London Distillery

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For the gin aficionado, the City of London Distillery is the only place to go. Walk around The City’s back streets and find this gin distillery that doubles as a cocktail bar!
Find it at  22-24 Bride Ln, EC4Y 8DT.

Humble Grape

If you’re more of a wine lover, then the Humble Grape is the place for you. This wine bar helps you explore new grapes and flavors in a pleasant setting with a distinctly “unpretentious” vibe.
Find it at 1 St Bride’s Passage, EC4Y 8EJ
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