Monument is a historical and beautiful area, based in central London. As home to the famous Monument – built in 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London, and to celebrate the rebuilding of the city – the area attracts thousands of tourists every day and is also a key city hotspot for business. So whether you’re sticking central for a quick planning lunch, or you’re looking to take visiting stakeholders out somewhere upmarket, you’ll find plenty of eateries to suit your needs.

The Regular

London contains thousands of chain restaurants to suit every budget, taste and timeframe. In Monument, there is a huge selection of popular chain eateries just minutes from the tube station, which means you can meet your client and be sat down eating in less time than it takes you to have a shower!

For frothy coffee and tasty filled sandwiches both Pret A Manger and Nero is just two minutes’ walk from the tube station. If you think your team need to escape the office for a healthy pick-me-up or you fancy treating your colleague to brain food while you plan a project, Leon is an excellent choice and is just three minutes’ walk from the tube station. If seafood fits the bill and you feel like being a little bit fancy, head to Loch Fyne where fresh shellfish and oysters are the order of the day.

Other excellent chain restaurants in the area are; Jamie’s Italian, Zizzi and Wagamama.

The Unique

If you think your client will be impressed by unique surroundings and innovative food, or you and your colleagues simply fancy a bit lunch with a difference, there are plenty of eateries in Monument to suit your needs.

For a restaurant that provides lighting and decorations that make you feel like you’re sitting in a botanical garden at dusk, head to The Folly and enjoy exceptionally fresh food presented in a beautiful way. The Drift Bar is a wonderful location if you want eclectic, serene surroundings while you finish the working week off with a delicious cocktail or two. For a rustic, aged leather sofa filled basement eatery, book yourself into The Banana Store and try treats such as the Norwegian skrei cod, crackling, sprouting broccoli and pumpkin puree.

The Exquisite

For times when your clients expect nothing less than fine dining, Monument provides an extensive selection of 5* eateries to choose from.

Feng Shui is a fine example of innovative Chinese cooking and provides customers with decorative, tasty Chinese dishes. This is an ideal venue for a works party and for a client meeting where an element of fun is needed. Examples of dishes at Feng Shui include; Japanese Flower Smoked Pork Ribs, Mermaids in The Mist (black cod soup) and Spinach Potage with Seafood. If meat is the order of the day, book into Gaucho City and sample some juicy Argentinian beef cooked in a huge variety of ways – this restaurant is a meat eater’s paradise. And to rub shoulders with the Square Mile elite, make a booking at 1 Lombard Street and sample some of the finest food in the area.

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