Covent Garden is world famous for its atmosphere, theatre and eateries. With its cobbled piazza and wonderful selection of diverse restaurants and cafes, Covent Garden attracts visitors from all over the world and is an ideal location for a business meeting. So whether you’re planning on sharing Thali with your colleagues, or breaking artisan bread with a business partner, Covent Garden has it all to offer and more.
If you need to know exactly what you’re getting for your money, or you’re looking for a cheap eat somewhere that doesn’t require you book in months in advance, you’re going to be well catered for in a high street chain restaurant. High street chain doesn’t need to mean boring, and there are plenty of exciting and popular chain stores for you to visit in Covent Garden.
For a sociable group meeting opt for Wagamama where you can talk tactics over tasty noodles for very little money. To wake up the American way, take a ten second stroll from the tube to Starbucks where you can sip on extra shot soy lattes with a colleague and exchange office gossip in between muffin bites. If you want a chain store who offers ethical awareness, vibrant interior design and street food style dishes all for extremely fair prices, visit Wahaca and marvel at the exceptional amount of choice.
Other great chains in the area are; Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Zizzi and Pizza Express.
There will come a time when you become bored of the regular and fancy experiencing some of the true foodie venues Covent Garden has to offer. And who knows, your client may well want to go on this culinary journey with you, better than a sandwich in your office any day! A change of scenery does everyone good, and you’ll find a wide variety of foodie scenery in this small part of London.
For chalkboard written menus, raw distressed wood laden walls and delicious food served with a genuine smile (not always easy to come by in London!) go to Bill’s. If you want to show clients or colleagues a good time before a meal, BYOC provides raw, sexy surroundings and everything you need to make a gorgeous cocktail, all you have to do is take your own alcohol – a lot of fun with the right people. To be surrounded by glamour, opulence and a touch of class, visit Laduree where you can nibble on macaroons while your client sips champagne and takes in the superb buzz of this vibrant area.
Other unique eateries and bars include; Asia De Cuba, Byron and Cellar Door.
If your client meeting needs to be set in luxurious, 5* surroundings, you’ll have no problem setting that up in Covent Garden.
L’Atelier De Joël Robuchon is an excellent venue if you want to experience cutting edge French cuisine in the city. Make no bones about it, this is a pricey choice but it will suit situations where there is a need to impress. If you want to take your client somewhere that serves some of the most delicious steaks in London, book in at Hawksmoor Seven Dials, a meat eaters paradise. If you think some high end, earthy French food would suit your clients, you’ll want to make a booking at Balthazar, an exceptional French style brasserie with quite a foodie buzz about it at the moment. Expect to sample culinary delights such as; roasted beet salad, pumpkin agnolotti, lobster spaghetti, duck confit persillade and grilled var salmon.