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Jan 21, 2008 03:15 AM

Business dinner with clients in Central London...

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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  1. 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


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    1. re: Simon Majumdar

      Windows was still good when I went in April:

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

      1. re: monkeytennis

        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.

        1. re: DollyDagger

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

          1. re: Will Fly for Food

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


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

      2. re: Simon Majumdar

        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.

        1. re: SpikeyD

          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