Business lunches are a valuable form of face-to-face interaction with colleagues and clients that encourage networking and rapport building. Whether it be securing a new deal or maintaining relationships with peers, communication is always better enjoyed in person. Sharing food is one of the most beloved traditions that has united cultures globally and continues to do so in a professional setting.
Working in Southwark means that you are on the doorstep of some of the city’s greatest destinations for that perfect business lunch. Regardless of budget or preference, Halkin has composed a guide to the best places to lunch in Southwark.
Best for - game under the arches.
Featuring a range of delicious cuisine from pizza to Lebanese and wild game burgers, Flat Iron Square is located in the heart of Southwark. With a menu catered to every taste, there is something for everyone at this iconic food, drink, and event destination near London Bridge.
If you are looking for somewhere that has something for everyone, Flat Iron Square offers a range of food that can be enjoyed among clients and colleagues in their garden, taproom, or arch.
Best for - industrial dining.
Just a stone’s throw away from London Bridge and The Shard, the Caravan is a revamped metal box factory in the centre of Bankside. Caravan provides the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed lunch with their endless options of quick bites, brunches, coffees, and drinks menu.
If you and your colleagues are looking to do something different for lunch, or if you are wanting to show your potential client the beautiful sights of London, Caravan is an excellent spot to enjoy the food and views.
Best for - rooftop oysters.
Holding London’s largest oyster list, Seabird is a Mediterranean-inspired rooftop restaurant in the heart of Southwark. Seabird’s menus present an array of sea-to-table offerings with Spanish and Portuguese influences. Not only is Seabird a prime location for seafood lovers, but it is also one of the best places to dine in London for a view.
With a menu full of delicious seafood options like lobster rice, octopus rolls, and dressed crab, all clients and colleagues will be well-catered for. There is no better way to discuss business than over a view, which is something that Seabird can promise. On its sought-after rooftop terrace, strategies can be discussed and lunch enjoyed overlooking the city of London.
Best for - authentic Italian pizza.
Sometimes, simple is better when it comes to a business lunch. If you are looking for a location that offers comfort and familiarity, Gourmet Pizza Co. has been serving award-winning pizzas with incredible views of the Thames for 25 years. With the National Theatre, Festival Hall, and Oxo Tower just moments away, this is the perfect location to entertain any client.
Gourmet Pizza Co. offers an attractive menu full of traditional pizza dishes, Al Forno, salads, and a beautiful selection of Italian sides. If you are looking for somewhere nice and simple where you are sure to be well looked after and you are guaranteed to leave with a wonderful taste in your mouth, Gourmet Pizza Co. is a top choice.
Best for - brunches and coffee.
Beloved by locals and office workers in the local area, The Table Cafe has arguably one of the best brunches in the creative and cultural neighbourhood of Southwark. Not all business lunches need to take place somewhere extravagant; sometimes all you need is the comfort of a hot coffee and a plate of bruschetta and smoked salmon.
The Table Cafe has an outstanding brunch menu with endless options for eggs and a separate menu for those looking for something more filling, with burgers, salads, and sides. Whether you are looking to catch up with a colleague or client, or you are grabbing a coffee while you shake hands over a well-deserved deal, The Table Cafe has something fit for every occasion.
Halkin offers a wide range of fully serviced, luxury office spaces in the city of London, including our beautiful addition of offices in Southwark, located in Paris Garden. With over 17,000 square feet across five floors, your Southwark office space can provide you with the ownership and privacy that is required for that next step in your business.
Our offices in Southwark are fully inclusive, with a monthly fee compromising of rent, service charges, furniture, cleaning, utilities, and business rates. With an onsite cafeteria, canteen, and generous breakout spaces and lounges throughout the entire building, Halkin has ensured that each space is individually created to encourage networking and to inspire motivation amongst all working professionals – regardless of sector.
If you are looking for meeting rooms, a managed office, or a serviced working space in the capital, Halkin has a range of each to choose from. Each is offered with a no-fixed contract, and all are located across the most prestigious boroughs of London. Contact us today for further information on how to rent an office space or bespoke service from Halkin.