Business lunches are a great way to make stress free sales pitches or to discuss the latest client results with your colleagues. Setting a meeting over lunch can have many benefits including increased engagement due to the lack of distractions from calls and emails. It is also a great way to build better relationships with your team and make lasting impressions on prospective clients.  

Below are our recommendations for the best places to lunch in Covent Garden as well as our top tips to consider when organising a business lunch. 

Table of Contents:
- Lunch Restaurants in Covent Garden
- Business Lunch Tips
- Covent Garden Offices


3 Lunch Restaurants based in Covent Garden

If your business is based in Covent Garden and are looking for a good local restaurant to take lunch, look no further. There are many unique options right on your doorstep, perfect for business lunches. 


1. Ikoyi

Ikoyi has a unique spice-based cuisine based around Britain's seasonal produce. Chef Jeremy Chan creates recipes using vegetables slowly grown for flavour, sustainable line-caught fish, and aged native beef.

A dedicated lunch menu is available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. A private dinning area is also available which seats up to 6 people if required. Advance booking is recommended.


2. The Petersham

The Petersham is a Michelin star Italian organic restaurant. Food served comes from organic British suppliers and is sources responsibly from small like-minded producers, including their own farm – Haye Farm Devon. Bringing sustainably produced meat and vegetables straight from the farm to their kitchens. 

Their lunch menu is available from 12 noon daily.     


3. Joe Allen

Joe Allen’s is the original New York theatreland Brasserie in the heart of Covent Garden. This warm and friendly restaurant has been operating since 1977 and offers an extensive American steakhouse style menu.

A lunch menu is available from 12 noon, Tuesday to Friday. If you are looking for a lunch time venue with plenty of atmosphere this is the place for you. 


Business Lunch Tips

You want to organise a business lunch meeting but what things should you consider before you book? Here are few of our top tips to ensure you create a memorable experience away from your London office space:

Plan your lunch topic - Make your intentions for the meeting clear so everyone knows what to expect.
Choose a good location - A good restaurant that is within walking distance from the office or has good transport links makes an ideal choice.
Dress appropriately - Although you are at lunch ensure you are dressed to make the right impression to your guests. If there is a dress code make sure you let people know.
Don't get distracted - Make the most of your time together and potentially leave distractions at the office.
Stick on topic - Sticking to relevant topics will ensure you have a productive meeting. Add in the small talk once you have finished with the important points. 

Covent Garden Offices Near Top Business Lunch Spots

Covent Garden is at the heart of London’s West End. At the centre of this vibrant neighbourhood you can find Argyll's Hudson House office space.

This Grade II listed building is just a short walk from the Covent Garden Market. Its grand entrance leads to seven floors of stylish private offices, meeting rooms and lounges with high ceilings and period features. 

It offers excellent transport links with Covent Garden, Charing Cross, Leicester Square underground and rail stations close by.

If you would be interested in basing your business in one of our Covent Garden offices,  prices start from just £750. Enquire Today!


About Argyll 

Driven by a desire to provide businesses with a sophisticated place to work, meet and host events, we design every element of our beautiful Argyll properties to create a lasting impression – on our customers, and their guests.

Our unique combination of distinctive buildings, contemporary yet classic interiors, unrivalled attention-to-detail and consistently exceptional service, defines our signature Argyll experience. 

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