The best venues to meet clients in Canary Wharf

Friday 23 February 2018 by Jessica Mendoza

Canary Wharf is a hub of business activity, so be sure to know the best places to take clients while on a working trip to this part of London.

 

Staying in Canary Wharf puts you right at the heart of where you need to be on a business trip to London. Whether you have back-to-back meetings or need to get some of your own work done between appointments, you won’t have to travel far. While your serviced apartment will cater to many of your needs, it’s necessary to have a mental list of some impressive venues for meeting clients.

 

Smollensky’s

Conveniently located next to Canary Wharf Tube station, this bar and eatery on Reuters Plaza is a clever mix of style and informal ambiance. That means it should put any business associate at ease as you discuss the next deal, partnership or mode of working together. There’s an outdoor terrace, which is a nice setting if the sun does decide to shine. The handmade burgers are likely to go down well and the staff are attentive, but not intrusive.

 

The Sipping Room

If you’ve got a breakfast meeting booked, then look no further than The Sipping Room in West India Quay. Ordering from the brunch menu is a great way to start the day, with everything from classic egg dishes to innovative and healthy options, there’s bound to be something to suit everyone at the meeting. If you’d like to sit outside, but are not sure about braving the British weather, The Sipping Room has six igloos that represent the perfect halfway house.

 

East Wintergarden

For something more formal and to cater to a larger number of delegates, host your meeting at East Wintergarden. The architecturally-stunning glass structure is home to a variety of different spaces, meaning you can opt for the one that best suits your needs and the size of the delegation. It’s the perfect venue for serious deals and when you really want to impress clients. It’s easily accessible from the Canary Wharf Tube and Heron Quays DLR stations.

 

Tom’s Kitchen

This light and airy restaurant is a popular place to take clients due to its fresh vibe and delicious food. Chef Tom Aitkens is passionate about British food, seasonal produce and those who grow, farm and make it. This can be seen throughout his restaurants and the one within a stone’s throw of Canary Wharf DLR station is no exception. Open all day, you can choose a meeting with an exceptional meal at any time or just a light bite. For more sensitive business matters, there are several private dining spaces that can be booked.

 

Rum & Sugar

Taking clients out for drinks in the evening? Then make sure you stop by Rum & Sugar, which is housed within one of the West India Quay’s historic warehouses. With more than 150 different types of rum on offer and beers from Central America, there’s a definite Caribbean flair to Rum & Sugar. If you’ve all been working late, then there’s a small bites and snack menu to keep you going. The terrace offers panoramic views of the lights of The City after dark.

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