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2nd December 2020

Business Lunch? Travel Safely

From today, just as before the national lockdown, essential business lunches in indoor settings are allowed under Tier 2 rules. Important meetings with clients tend to last longer than it takes to munch on a Scotch Egg, so we want to highlight some options for a substantial business lunch.

We asked around our colleagues from across the business to find out where they will be meeting with clients and team members in the coming weeks.


First up, we have Hawksmoor, restaurant with a few locations around London. It’s well known as the best steak house in London, but you’ll need to try it and see for yourself. Keep it simple with the steak and chips. Delicious!


Frenchie in Covent Garden is the perfect place for doing a bit of business over lunch, even when it’s busy, a relaxing atmosphere remains. The set menu means it can be great value for money, with choices such as seared Cornish cod with farotto, black garlic, wild mushrooms and a coffee sabayon or a smoked ricotta dish with roasted plums, chives and toasted brioche.

The Cinnamon Club

The Cinnamon Club is in the heart of Westminster, just around the corner from The Houses of Parliament. The interior is styled on a library which creates a high-class atmosphere and the innovative takes on Indian classics are sure to appeal to most.

Chiltern Firehouse

Chiltern Firehouse continues as a London mainstay. The building is still as impressive, the interiors will still charm, and the service should always be excellent and even interesting – apparently the waiters are picked for their personality. Chiltern Firehouse is a great option for an early morning breakfast meeting, as well as a working lunch.

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

The Chelsea branch of  The Ivy comes complete with a beautiful garden, making it perfect for a post lockdown meet, business or pleasure. The international menu has something to suit everyone and features everything from a crispy duck salad with watermelon, to traditional fish & chips.

The Ned

Lastly, there is The Ned in East London. With eight restaurants there is something for everyone and every type of meeting. Drop by Cecconi’s for a quick morning meeting with a ham and cheese croissant, or later in the day to explore their lunch menu.

Or for a slightly more formal meeting you could try Millie’s Lounge. It has a traditional British menu and traditional yet chic interior.


If you do decide to book a business lunch, please remember to travel safely. Addison Lee can get you to and from your meetings and appointments in a COVID secure environment. Book your next journey online or through the app now.

Please remember that, other than for business meetings, Government guidance dictates that individuals in Tier 2 and Tier 3 areas should not meet socially in any indoor setting unless you live with them or have formed a support bubble.

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