Unmissable Watford Restaurants for Business Dining

Watford’s outstanding transport links and proximity to central London make it a popular location for modern businesses. As such, local eateries and bars offer an impressive selection of business dining destinations to entertain visiting clients or socialise outside of the office with colleagues. With diverse cuisines available from Italian to Indian, Watford is the ideal location for entertaining large groups with varying tastes and diets.

Our luxury offices situated directly above Watford Junction provide our partnering businesses with a prime London address and access to a fantastic business social scene. Just a stone’s throw from Watford High Street and with easy access to the M1, The Junction is a spacious, fully-equipped office workspace entirely managed by the experts at Halkin. 

Speak to us today for more information on our premium office spaces, and read on to learn about our recommendations for Watford restaurants.

Our Choice of the Best Restaurants in Watford

Il Pellegrino


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Best for – comforting Italian dishes

Il Pellegrino may be a small venue, but its authentic Italian menu is just as impactful and delicious as any larger Italian restaurant in the city. Located on The Parade in Watford, the restaurant has gained an impressive local reputation for serving up fresh, high-quality Italian dishes with impeccable service. 

This informal and welcoming setting is an excellent way to unwind after a meeting at the office, and provides the ideal setting to socialise with clients and colleagues alike.

Served up is an extensive range of traditional Italian dishes including plenty of vegetarian options. The lunch menu has fewer options, and is more appropriate for a quick bite before returning to the office, whilst the a la carte menu offers up a full array of delicious Italian specialities including pastas, pizzas, risottos and steak dishes. Try the traditional homemade tiramisu or affogato (a scoop of vanilla gelato served with a shot of espresso) to end the night on a high note and leave clients with a lasting impression.

St James’


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Best for – modern British cuisine

For a contemporary approach to British cuisine and a stylish option for business dining at Watford restaurants, St James’ restaurant is unmissable. Situated in a central location on Bushey High Street just a short drive from Watford Junction, St James’ offers a wide range of menus, including a la carte, set lunch or dinner menus and a vegan menu. With something for everyone, this is an ideal setting for dining with clients or colleagues with specific dietary requirements or tastes.

Choose from a menu of carefully-crafted dishes, including pan-fried scallops or beetroot tartare for starters, mains such as gnocchi with aubergine and ricotta cheese or rump of lamb, and tempting desserts including the signature St James Toblerone cheesecake. Dishes are served with genuine care for presentation and attention to detail, making them a fantastic option for clients with a taste for fine dining.

Opuz Kitchen


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Best for – Turkish meze and grills

For some of the best authentic Turkish food in Watford, along with a welcoming and lively atmosphere, Opuz Kitchen has proven to be an excellent business dining destination. You and your guests will be greeted by hospitable waiting staff and a menu brimming with wholesome Turkish classics, ideal for refuelling after a productive office meeting.

This popular restaurant serves up succulent meat dishes including lamb shish, mixed grill and sarma beyti, as well as authentic Turkish sweet bites. The typical meze style of small sharing plates provides an excellent excuse to socialise across the table with colleagues or clients, and if you’re on a business lunch and need to dash back to the office, Opuz also serves fantastic Turkish coffee for an afternoon caffeine boost.

Indian Sizzler


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Best for – flavourful Indian cuisine

The Indian Sizzler serves exquisite Indian food and has become a favourite with locals and business professionals alike for its tasty authentic dishes and vibrant ambience. Dishes are plated with careful consideration for presentation without compromising on portion sizes, which makes this an ideal destination for a group of hungry colleagues.

The menu is packed full of Indian restaurant favourites including biryanis, tandooris and traditional curries, as well as a range of vegetarian mains and halal options available. This is a fantastic location to visit time and time again with colleagues, sampling something different every time.



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Best for – traditional Lebanese dishes

With a central location in Watford town centre, Tarboush is a reliable option for a dinner with business associates or colleagues, offering a relaxed atmosphere and appealing authentic décor. With four separate dining rooms each uniquely decorated in a North-African-inspired style, this Lebanese restaurant is also ideal for larger corporate parties.

The family-run establishment serves up a comprehensive menu complete with vegetarian, vegan and halal options. The set menu offers a varied selection of some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes, but for a longer business lunch or dinner, the main menu encompasses hot and cold mezze, salads and kibbeh for smaller bites, and generous servings of main courses such as mixed grill and a tagine of the day.

Explore the Best Watford Restaurants With a Halkin Office Space

Watford has become an appealing destination for businesses of all sizes and industries, which is likely to continue long into the future. The buzzing local restaurant scene is flourishing, and with numerous other cuisines available including Chinese, Greek and Brazilian, there are options to suit everyone. 

Partnering with Halkin for your next office in Watford not only ensures a prime location for meeting and socialising with clients and colleagues, but equally a modern and fully-functioning workspace to attract and retain the best talent for your business. Enquire with our experts today for more information on our spectacular Watford Junction office spaces.