Business can be a dog eat dog world these days, as men and women in suits re-enact their favourite blood-soaked scenes of one-upmanship from the Apprentice.
But despite what Sir Alan Sugar might have you believe, business transactions aren’t often made on the streets of Calais with a tray of sausages in hand and a desperate stab at convincing the French that ‘British bangers are best!’
No, in fact many of the best business deals are made within the walls of very swanky restaurants, or at the very least the foundations are laid over a nice glass of vino and a steak. So if you want to close that big deal, bring the right person on board or just impress a potential new contact, here are some restaurants to ensure they sign on the dotted line.
It’s tough to pick one restaurant in the capital and while there are plenty of other places where business is thriving in the UK, more often than not, a lot of big meetings will be happening here.
So if you’re looking for somewhere in The City, among the thriving banks and striding suits, then look no further than Coq d’Argent. Nestled in the heart of the Square Mile, this chic restaurant offers modern French fare while also boasting a brasserie and terrace menu serving lighter offerings. Overlook the capital on the outdoor terrace and talk among the beautiful surroundings of the garden as you gaze down at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Fancy something a little more modern? Sushisamba also boasts stunning views of the London skyline coupled with fusion cuisine from Japan and Peru. There’s also Duck and Waffle located a few floors down in the Heron Tower, so you are spoilt for choice whether it’s a breakfast, lunch or dinner meet.
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Hand and Flowers, Marlow
Anyone who has enjoyed the dulcet West Country tones and good pub grub of Tom Kerridge on TV will love this Buckinghamshire restaurant, which offers fantastic food in gastropub surroundings.
From creamy potted crab to pork scratchings, fish and chips to leg of rabbit this is a glorious example of simple, fresh ingredients combined to make something unforgettable.
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Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham
The Spa town of Cheltenham is the ideal place to meet if you’re looking for a middle ground or destination near the Midlands with a certain type of charm.
The town’s most impressive restaurant, Le Champignon Sauvage, is the perfect place to woo potential clients and enjoy brilliantly bold French flavours from chef and owner David Everitt-Matthias.
So why not stay in one of our Cheltenham hotels and make a weekend of it?