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IoD - Institute of Directors


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#2,910 of 19,167 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


$19 - $50
British, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

Unfortunately, there is nothing grand about the IoD today. Perhaps there was once upon a time, but membership is too high and this has turned into a one or two person WeWork location. It’s almost always too noisy and crowded to work, even worse for...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank LazyL_13
Reviewed May 21, 2019

Came here for lunch after a formal occasion. I knew it was a traditional setting and that was exactly what I wanted. Good choice es from a simple menu, Excellent service, top quality food and delicious, if a little expensive, wines.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 774ralphl
Reviewed February 9, 2019

First off all, you will be greeted with the most impressive richness and grandeur this building. We were seated in The Wine Bar restaurant a cosy yet restaurant feel space. We ordered the Burger which I have to say one of the best I have...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank missjingles2016
Reviewed December 24, 2018

I have eaten here a few times, and the food is generally very good and sensibly priced for London. Not a wide menu, however the benefit of this is that the flavours are great.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank t1metraveller
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building. Efficient, friendly staff. Excellent meal, nicely served and presented. Would be happy to host a function at the IoD.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JJEnglandUK
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

In the heart of busy London the institute is located within easy access by public transport or car. Nice , spacious meeting rooms , nicely lit with the history of the building in a good match. We had a few meetings rooms. We conducted the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ZGastronomer
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

What a breakfast! £13 for a huge plate of great ingredients, beautifully cooked and a pot of tea, served in Victorian splendour. Always knew it is one of the best places to meet and work but what a place to eat!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JPMWorc
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Been a member for donkeys.Enjoyed a wonderful lunch and it set us up for the rest of the day. A wonderful Grade 1 Listed building in fashionable Pall Mall. Fresh produce and excellent service.What else do you need guys!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank venicefish
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

A quiet restaurant, linen tablecloths etc nice service, able to have a discreet conversation and food was good. Very reasonably priced set menu.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mike1701d
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Good food and service. Great for lunch meetings. Fresh local produce and good wine selection. Dress code smart casual

Date of visit: July 2018
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Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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April 26, 2017|
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Response from Adaroc | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the event off course however it's best to be smart casual. Most events I attend have the men in Business Suits and the ladies dressed if they were going to a meal at chic restaurant.
November 6, 2016|
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Response from Rusty B | Reviewed this property |
Most users definitely prefer smart or smart casual, but I have seen members wearing jeans and trainers. Whilst I understand why members might frown upon this, if you are down in London for leisure, it is inconvenient to... More
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