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IoD - Institute of Directors

#3,590 of 17,060 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
St. James's
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116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED, England
+44 20 7451 3337
7:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:45 am - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was invited to a business lunch today at the IOD in London which - after the RAC (see separate Review) is probably the second best well known Pall Mall Club. I was hoping to eat in the main Restaurant (a mirror image to the RAC equivalent) but, unfortunately, this was undergoing some refurbishment. No matter, the decor of the... More 

Thank stevebG6121BX
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The concept behind the IoD is good, but the Pall Mall location has become too busy over the last year or so to the point that we find that it's often not conducive to either working there alone and even less so if meeting other people. Added to that, a recent refurbishment has not brought the building to a modern... More 

Thank Lazy L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful building.. Decor is amazing.. Attended for a business meeting.. Felt like I was in a film as I walked down the huge staircase!

Thank debra s
Leicester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I come here quite often, either alone or to meet with colleagues. It's a relaxed and refined venue for informal meetings. The service is good and the food reasonably priced for central London. I haven't eaten in the restaurant yet, but have enjoyed a very tasty burgher in the wine bar.

Thank Rusty B
San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We hosted a customer conference here and it was a perfect space and centrally located in St. James in London - so easy for everyone to get to. The IoD staff was very helpful and they even have private meeting rooms above their event spaces in case you need to have smaller meetings, etc. Would definitely recommend if you're looking... More 

Thank MissMitten
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173 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The location is superb and nicely decorated. The restaurant serves great food in a nice environment. Service is OK. The place could do with more informal seating as it is mostly laid out for business meetings. Worth a visit.

Thank SNRinLondon
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66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Elegant building where we had drinks in a separate room prior to dinner. The service was excellent and the food very good. A great place to hold a formal dinner, we were a group of 80.

Thank madgirltraveller
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Had a business meeting at this place and no time to go somewhere else for food we had lunch at the restaurant and the food was horrible the stake was uncooked and the waiter was busy chatting to colleges.

Thank yannn1982
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I will keep it concise. The location, the setting, the service and of course the food. Highly recommended if you are a member or lucky enough to be a guest.

Thank MartynP2
United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The food was absolutely beautiful and the building itself is extremely impressive. The staff were attentive and overall the experience was excellent.

Thank DebPhelps83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $52
European, French, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:45 am - 11:00 pm
7:45 am - 11:00 pm
7:45 am - 11:00 pm
7:45 am - 11:00 pm
7:45 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighborhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7451 3337
The Restaurant on the ground floor of 116 Pall Mall is open for all-day dining. Serving British and European dishes, where possible every ingredient is locally sourced and chosen for its seasonality.

Head Chef Roger Evans has over 40 years' experience working in Michelin star restaurants and also trained Gordan Ramsay. The Restaurant menus have been carefully crafted with a passion for showcasing high quality ingredients and classic flavour combinations. The space offers an elegant environment to meet friends, entertain clients or relax after a day of work.

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Staying in St. James's

Neighborhood Profile
St. James's
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 junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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