Croydon is an up and coming area of London which is full to the brim with excellent dining options. As the most populated borough in London, and only 20 minutes from central London by train, Croydon attracts thousands of business visitors every single day.
So whether you’re arranging a big works night out for your office, or you’re looking for the perfect restaurant to push a deal through, Croydon has it all.
Sometimes it’s necessary to dine in a place where you know what you’re getting and how much it will cost you. Plenty of businesses are budgeting at the moment so don’t be afraid to use high street restaurant chains to host your business meeting and save your company a few quid in the process.
For spicy Mexican treats to boost your energy levels, head to Chiquito and sample some tasty mains while you talk strategy. If you think your clients would appreciate noodles while you talk profit margins, book in at Wagamama or Miso Noodle Bar. For filling pasta and posh pizzas, go to ASK Italian and enjoy treats like rosemary and sea salt bread, spicy mussels and steak pizza.
Other great chain restaurants and coffee shops in the area include; Cosmo, Costa, Starbucks and Nero.
Sometimes we all need a change of eatery and it’s hard to resist trying an independent restaurant when so many new ones are popping up every week. Croydon has plenty of unique eateries to give you and your colleagues the change of scenery you’re looking for.
Little Bay could almost be described as Croydon’s ‘go to’ quirky eatery. It’s a charming and grand place to eat, with swathes of red silk and gold paint adorning every inch of wall space. The food is modern European and they have live opera on certain nights of the week – a great place to take staff for a treat. If you want to show your clients your company has a heart, you could take them to dine at Chefs, a purpose-built restaurant based at Croydon College, designed to enable hospitality students the chance to experience what it is like working in a real restaurant environment. Don’t expect basic eats just because they’re learners – some of the food in this restaurant could rival established eateries in the area.
For times when your clients require a setting fit for royalty, Croydon has plenty of fine dining restaurants to suit the occasion.
For exceptionally stunning fresh food in equally stunning surroundings, make a booking at Alberts Table and enjoy innovative and exciting dishes that change daily depending on the produce available locally. Brasserie Vacherin should be your restaurant of choice if French food fits the bill – the decor here is a beautiful mix of classic and modern and promotes a social dining experience.
If you think your clients would enjoy something a little more spicy, Karnavar is an excellent contemporary Indian restaurant in Croydon serving tasty dishes such as; travancore fillet of seabass, chicken lababdar and lamb handi kasula.