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Will Fly for Food Jan 21, 2008 03:15 AM

I am entertaining clients in London tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 22. They are US-based as am I. Suggestions for a great dinner on an expense account would be appreciated. Nothing too romantic obviously. They strike me as conservative eaters. I am not. But they are the clients --

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    Simon Majumdar Jan 21, 2008 03:28 AM

    If you are on expenses, why not try Galvin @ The Windows ( The Hitlon Hotel)

    It does not get as many mentions as it deserves, but the food is excellent ( head chef is now, I think, Andre Garrett) but not frightening, The service is always spot on and the view of London from the 28th floor is great.

    I have not been for a little while, but still hear good things from those who have been recently

    http://majbros.blogspot.com/2006/07/g...

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      monkeytennis Jan 21, 2008 04:16 AM

      Windows was still good when I went in April:

      http://cheesenbiscuits.blogspot.com/2...

      Other than that, how about Pearl in Holborn. Exciting and impressive without being 'romantic'.

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        DollyDagger Jan 21, 2008 04:48 AM

        This may not be what you had in mind, but you could try Daphne's in South Kensington? It is an upmarket Italian restaurant with excellent reviews and a wide-ranging menu to ensure that both fussy and adventurous eaters are satisfied. Decent wine list too.

        http://www.daphnes-restaurant.co.uk/

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          Will Fly for Food Jan 21, 2008 05:25 AM

          Thank you for these. Question -- has anyone eaten at Foliage or Rhodes Twenty Four? Reviews seem mixed.

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            monkeytennis Jan 21, 2008 05:31 AM

            Never been to Rhodes but everyone I ate at Foliage with in November agreed it was stunning:

            http://cheesenbiscuits.blogspot.com/2...

            In fact I recently decided it was my restaurant of the year.

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        SpikeyD Jan 22, 2008 01:50 AM

        For a business dinner, I would certainly second G@W... Went in November and had a really stonking meal (one of the best of the year); wine list is to be drooled over as well. It's probably the most impressive business dining restaurant I can think of at the moment. And the view from the bar and the dining room is fabulous.

        On a different tack, more understated, is Scotts in Mayfair (particularly for fish), or the Orrery in Marylebone. Both have seriously good food and excellent service.

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          DietStartsTomorrow Jan 22, 2008 02:51 AM

          If that's the rhodes in the natwest tower I went several years ago for a business lunch and the views were certainly stunning. It was pretty empty though - and v expensive. Food was ok from what i remember - but not that memorable

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