Looking to break the humdrum cycle of forgettable business lunches? A quirky and unusual restaurant can provide the perfect setting to awaken those creative juices and can be a talking point that sticks in your client’s mind for weeks to come. Here are our top picks of the weird and wonderful culinary delights London town has to offer:
The restaurant’s tagline reads, ‘Exploring the exotic’, and Archipelago does not disappoint! Not for the faint-hearted, the lunch menu includes deep fried croc burgers, a Lovebug salad with an optional sprinkling of ants and bison steak. For the squeamish, there are more classic dishes like the Portugese, piri piri chicken dish and a range of inventive vegetarian options. The décor creates a vibrant ambience with golden Buddha and peacock feathers littered amongst the tables.
St. John, Smithfield
Housed in an old, rundown smokehouse next to Smithfield market, the restaurant is known for its dishes which use the internal organs and entrails of butchered meat – otherwise known as offal. Not for everyone, but there are also some unusual vegetarian options. The building has not changed much over the years and has kept a rustic, market charm about it.
Perfect for a fun and informal business lunch, Inamo is a truly unique dining experience where control is placed firmly in the diners’ hands. The interactive dining system allows you to order food using the touch screen tables, change the virtual table cloth and even book a taxi home all without talking to a single member of staff. And once you’ve had fun using the interactive tables, the food is actually pretty good too. An Oriental fusion menu includes cuisines from Japan, China, Thailand and Korea – so there’s sure to be something to keep all parties happy.
This high rise restaurant located on the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower is a true show stopper, sure to wow and amaze your clients ensuring your business lunch is the most memorable of the week. As well as amazing views across the City and the striking interior (lights are hung through an impressive bamboo ceiling), the food is pretty special. Ring ahead and order the Kobe beef if you’re looking to really impress or, for a more pocket friendly option, try something from the extensive sushi menu.
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