We’ve teamed up with the wine experts at London Wine Week (yes, that is an actual job) to hand pick the best bars across the city for working lunches, so whether you’re all for the liquid lunch or are trying to convince yourself that a working lunch is actually productive, grab your colleagues and don’t miss out on these bars.
1901 Wine Lounge
Located in Spitalfields, not only is the wine a guaranteed talking point but the architecture here will leave you speechless. Relax with your colleagues and forget about office stresses with a generous glass of wine and why not excite your taste buds with one of the paired cheese boards?
Spitalfields, EC2M 7QN
What do you get when you mix unbelievable city views, an extensive wine list and a group of workmates? Blueprint Cafe. Ideal for after dinner drinks, you could also argue that the stunning setting inspires your creativity. At least one boss has got to believe it, right?
London Bridge, SE1 2YD
Butlers Wharf Chop House
After a long day at work, sometimes all you need is some hearty food and delicious wine. Located on the Thames, and with loads of daily deals, this British restaurant is just what the doctor ordered.
London Bridge, SE1 2YE
Cantina Del Ponte
If anyone has got the work/play balance down to a perfection, it’s got to be the Italians so why not relax in this traditional italian restaurant. Choose from fresh sparkling wines, deep and rich reds and of course it would be rude not to try the pizza, wouldn’t it?
London Bridge, SE1 2YE
Soggy meal deal OR a classic cocktail and monthly rotating menu that focuses on just one ingredient. We know what we’d choose. Situated in the heart of Shoreditch, this bar is seriously cool and makes a working lunch feel even cooler.
Shoreditch, EC2M 7QN
There’s nothing better than steak and wine - especially when the boss is paying! Since opening in 2006, this bar and restaurant has been a popular haunt for many locals. Even better, head to the downstairs bar for a drink before sloping back to work.
Spitalfields, E1 6BJ
Vinoteca King's Cross
A modern industrial space with a large outdoor terrace, all-day dining options and an extensive wine list - would you expect anything else from Kings Cross? Boasting a great vibe - day and night - whether you’re working too hard or hardly working, look no further.
King's Cross, N1C 4BU
Old Bengal Bar
Set in exposed brick surroundings, this warehouse bar was once owned by the East India company. Peruse the extensive drinks menu, marvel over the self-made snowballs of ice and then head to the hidden terrace for a little al fresco drinking with your colleagues.
Spitalfields, EC2M 4TR
Close to Liverpool Street Station, this large dining restaurant has an extensive food and drink menu. A perfect choice for wowing your business meetings, It’s also a great venue for a team lunch. Just remember, you’ve got to go back to work.
Spitalfields, EC2M 4WY
Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch
Forget about the working day in Shoreditch’s little slice of Spain. Indulge in authentic tapas, taste delicious wine and put all those important memos to the back of your head. A heated, outdoor courtyard is also a great addition.
Shoreditch, EC2A 3AT
Loire Valley Wines have teamed up with wine and oyster bar Wright Brothers to host an exclusive LWW event. Even better, we're giving away a free LWW festival pass if you buy a ticket using the code CHILLI18.
London Bridge, SE1 9AD and Spitalfields, E1 6EA