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IoD - Institute of Directors

#3,169 of 17,851 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
St. James's
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116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED, England
+44 20 7451 3337
07:45 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am fortunate enough to be a long term member of the IoD however this is the first time i have had lunch there. Great food and pleasant service. I love the building and garden.

Thank brendenpolsen
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome venue, but you need to be a member / guest to enter. For young people under 26, I'd suggest signing up for under £100 a year. Note the weekend closures, which may be less useful to some.

Thank rafa_c10
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are unceasingly friendly and efficient. Excellent menu with a good choice. Food is very well prepared and well presented

Thank David S
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

IoD offers excellent facilities for executive meeting and luncheons in adjacent rooms. Service is professional; meeting rooms are quiet, well appointed and easily accessible within Saint James area of London.

Thank CzechSharon
London, United Kingdom
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570 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Essentially an events venue. The stunning rooms with their chandeliers, massive portraits and other classic paintings make for a very dramatic evening. The main staircase is a spectacle too. Enjoyed a fantastic 3 course meal with great entertainment and service from one of our business partners. Sheer elegance. Great spaces to utilise for events and nice views of the Mall.

1 Thank goodguyjas
Dawlish, South Devon
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had a meeting at the IoD on Tuesday 7 March and wanted something light for lunch. We both decided on the Fish Finger Sandwich in the basement Wine Bar. It was very very disappointing. There were several irregular shapes of well done oily bread-crumbed items between the slices of bread. They were not "fingers", there was very little fish... More 

1 Thank IanLymeBayHouse
Braintree, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Great spot for meetings or just getting some work done between. Lots of options from the wine bar to the cafe to the public rooms to the private rooms. Some can get noisy if you're making calls though.

Thank Fatworm
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Been a member for a while and I used this venue for first time on Friday. Not busy, plenty of space and no loud men on mobile phones Staff discrete and professional with right level of attentiveness. Food and drink good value for money. Will now use more often Perfect

1 Thank Chris M
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Good for small business meets, with tables available. Food,downstairs not too good very ordinary with not much taste.

Thank julietya
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I was a guest in a party of 8 for lunch in the main Restaurant at IoD. Service and quality of food was good - though the choices on the table d'hote menu were not to everyone's taste meaning most chose from the a la carte menu. Pretty full, but we had booked ahead, impressive surroundings and a quiet professional... More 

Thank DrBob625

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$52
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:45 - 23:00
07:45 - 23:00
07:45 - 23:00
07:45 - 23:00
07:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: 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

Neighbourhood 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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