Monday morning work meetings are never fun. If you’re like us, you’ll spend 60% of your time yawning, 30% concentrating on your grumbling stomach and 10%, if you’re lucky, actually writing notes. That’s why we’re huge advocates on the breakfast meeting. We’re talking full English brekkies, eggs royale and avo on toast a’plenty with a few grease marks on your meeting notes. Here’s 18 spots perfect for fulfilling your breakfast meeting dreams.
If it’s luxury you’re after, look no further than Mortimer House. Set in the beating heart of Fitzrovia, Mortimer House is bursting with meeting rooms, event spaces and team offices set alongside homely furnishings. Sucker for all things Mediterranean, we’re a little bit in love with The Conservatory which will add the perfect Med-inspired backdrop to any morning meeting.
WHERE: 37-41 Mortimer Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 3JH
There’s a new private members club on the block and it’s got your name on it. It’s fair to say that 24 Mayfair really does deliver on all accounts from Art Deco chandeliers through to low-lit corners and cosy tables. We, however, want to draw your attention to their secret hideaway that’s just perfect for intimate occasions and breakfast meetings. You’ll be presenting your proposal in style across their two 50” flatscreen TV’s, while your clients dine into sensational food from the Teppanyaki bar.
WHERE: 24 Hertford Street Mayfair, W1J 7SA
For an ultra intimate meeting, Le Petit Salon Privé at Balthazar is perfect. Located just next door to the main restaurant, the space used to be home to the Balthazar Boulangerie, and has since become a private area for guests, while still retaining its ol’ charm and antique features. In true Balthazar style, expect to be munching your way through delightful French bistro classics.
WHERE: 4-6 Russell Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5HZ
If you’ve got to sacrifice your morning, you might as well sacrifice it in style with a little help from Michelin-starred resto, Céleste. Nuzzled inside The Lanesborough, Céleste will sure transport at least your tastebuds on a sensory journey. Their breakfast menu boasts both continental offerings and classic full English brekkies too to satisfy your stomach.
WHERE: Hyde Park Corner, SW1X 7TA
Let’s be honest, work meetings can be a bit of a drag, but when you’re dining on some of the finest food Mayfair has to offer, it sure makes the dull conversation a whole lot better. Flemings Mayfair is home to three private dining areas, accommodating groups of six to 22, and their breakfast packages are simply divine. Expect to be munching on cured meats, smoked salmon and pastries a’plenty.
So this one’s a little cheating but with interiors as dreamy as Uncommon’s, we couldn’t not include it. Known for being one of London’s top thriving workspaces, Uncommon also boasts spaces perfect for your next work meeting, accommodating up to 40 guests. Super chic, super Instagrammable.
WHERE: Various Locations
For smaller businesses or work meetings, The POLO Bar at The Westbury Mayfair provides the perfect backdrop courtesy of its distinctive and club-like vibe. The menu will see you chowing your way through classics including eggs royale and a classic full English brekkie in between noting down the minutes of the meeting of course…
WHERE: 37 Conduit Street, Mayfair, W1S 2YF
One place you’ll be begging your manager to take you for your next work meeting is Laurent Grill & Sushi tucked inside Café Royal Hotel. The breakfast menu boasts truly royal delights too. Expect to be diving into Belgian waffles with red berry compote and lemon curd; avo toast with poached eggs; and bitter almond French toast. Delicious.
WHERE: 68 Regent Street, W1B 4DY
Another day, another co-working spot, this time we’re headed to The Greenhouse London, a hub for small businesses and start up companies. Grab yourself a cheeky morning coffee, freshly baked pastry and get the meeting underway.
WHERE: Various Locations
We’re pretty egg-cited about the Art Yard Bar & Kitchen’s breakfast offerings. At your next work gathering, you can expect to be munching your way through chorizo with eggs and fried tatties, minted peas on sourdough with a lightly poached egg, as well as all of the usual classics. Even opt for a Bloody Mary too for those who need an extra push to get through the work notes…
WHERE:2 Blackfriars ROAd, Upper Ground SE1 9JU
Expect an Italian feast fit for royalty when you opt for a brekkie meeting at Theo Randall at the InterContinental Park Lane. From nourishing pressed juices through to freshly baked pastries, to Italian favourites, Theo certainly has your stomachs satisfied, all the while nuzzled inside one of the private dining areas.
WHERE: One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, W1J 7QY
One member’s club that’ll keep you coming back for more is Eight Club. With sites in both Moorgate and Bank, two piping hot financial business areas, the club is perfectly situated for any boardroom style meeting. Paired alongside a delightful brekkie and you’ve got your morning well and truly sorted. Now for the work part…
WHERE: Moorgate / Bank
Not only does the Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London deliver on unmissable photo-worthy views, it also delivers meeting spaces fit for a king. Up on the 34th floor, the hotel boasts intimate rooms with tailor made breakfast menus to fit all of your work forces needs. Let’s just hope they don’t end up spending the morning daydreaming out over the skyline…
WHERE: 31 Thomas Street, Shard, SE1 9QU
With glossy views over the River Thames, Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar provides the perfect backdrop to any work meeting that you’re looking to daydream out into the world. Indoors, however, you’ll find a buffet breakfast of dreams just waiting to be devoured in-between your new work proposal of course…
WHERE: Westminister Bridge Road, SE1 7PB
You might want to laminate your work notes because you’re about to have a smoked streaky bacon and fried egg juices trickly down your hands onto your brand new work shirt… Yep, you’ll have South Place Chop House to thank for that, but oh, it’s so worth it!
WHERE: 3 south Place, Finsbury, EC2M 2AF
London’s newest arrival to the hotel scene nhow sure knows a thing or two about adding a splash of colour into your day. Let nhow add a splash of charisma and colour into your work meeting with their electrifying green function rooms. It’s sure to put a smile on your face.
WHERE: 2 Macclesfield Road, EC1V 8DG
If you’re after an intimate meeting with cosy corners, fresh juices and exceptional breakfast offerings, Jak’s Mayfair is your spot. Nuzzled just off the main strip of Mayfair, Jak’s boasts three spots available for hire. The restaurant is home to quiet tables and cosy vibes, or for a larger affair, the resto can be hired out completely.
WHERE: 43 Molton Street, Mayfair, W1K 5RS