Best cafes for a business meeting – Central London

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When organising a business meeting for your boss, the office may not be the best spot, but your local Pret or Costa might not cut it either.  To fill the void, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best business meeting spots, bound to encourage successful conversation and creative thinking.

1. Notes Covent Garden

Just minutes from the iconic Trafalgar Square, this spacious café is a haven for those looking for respite from outside activity. With plenty of table space and baked goods galore, it’s a casual spot to chat shop.

31 St Martin’s Ln, Covent Garden
London WC2N 4ER
020 7240 0424

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2. Grind

With nine locations around London, there are plenty of opportunities to host a meeting at a Grind. Our favourites are in Soho and Covent Garden – both feature an industrial-chic design, plenty of seating and an all-day menu to drool over. Best of all, you can book, meaning no hesitating for a table.

Covent Garden:
42 Maiden Lane,
London, WC2E 7LJ
020 3019 1801

19 Beak Street,
London, W1F 9RP
020 7287 7073

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3. Riding House Café

This neighbourhood local was established to address the needs of the local creative community, meaning laptops are never out of place on its communal tables. Book your boss in for brekkie, or leave them to languish over lunch – either way, the conversation and creativity will be flowing.

43-51 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia
London W1W 7PQ
020 7927 0840

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4. Chiltern Firehouse

Should your boss be in the mood for a meeting over lunch, there’s no better spot north of Oxford Street than Chiltern. The former fire station, renowned for its high-profile guests, offers seclusion and sophistication with both a picturesque terrace and an opulent dining room. Your boss and their guests will soon be breaking bread – Coombeshead Farm sourdough, specifically – while feasting on dishes like black truffle gnocchi and 45-day aged bavette steak.

1 Chiltern Street, Marylebone
London, W1U 7PA
020 7073 7676

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5. Dean Street Townhouse

With the likes of Tracey Emin and Peter Blake on the walls, your boss will be in good company in Dean Street Townhouse’s dining room. Leave them to settle into velvet banquettes, enjoying a coffee, smoothie or something stronger, and before you know it, they’ll be walking out feeling more productive than ever.

69 – 71 Dean St, Soho
London W1D 3SE
0207 434 1775

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6. The Parlour at the Zetter Townhouse

Sumptuous and sophisticated, The Parlour feels like the lounge of a nefarious ancestor, complete with devilishly red walls, Persian rugs and antiquities. It’s a place where your boss can celebrate a professional partnership over a cocktail, or disappear for a few hours, emerging with a new idea. With an all-day culinary offering and both hard and soft drinks on the menu, what else could they need?

28-30 Seymour Street
London W1H 7JB
020 7324 4555

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7. Dalloway Terrace

This outdoor terrace, attached to the Bloomsbury Hotel, is an all-year escape from the everyday, changing as the seasons do to reflect what’s going on above its glass roof. From drinks in the summer on the alfresco terrace, to a coffee in the covered secret garden during winter, it’s an elegant space that’s set to impress even the most demanding of guests.

16-22 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3NN
0207 347 1221

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