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IoD - Institute of Directors

116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED, England
+44 20 7766 8888
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (26 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Served in the Carlton Room - 4 of us on a deadline. 3 Chicken, Bacon + Avocado Salads and 1 Goats Cheese Salad + some fries for decadence! All delivered quickly the salads great and really fresh. Good service but someone needs to train waiting...More

Thank Got5ski
Reviewed May 5, 2018

I've been a member of the IoD for a while and I was always sceptical as to whether it was worth it. I can guarantee that once you've been in this building you will not want to leave. A perfect place to work, with free...More

Thank 339,334
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

The IoD is in a fantastic building in the heart of the city. The downstairs restaurant produces some v nice food - soup and then a hot or cold main meal. The training rooms upstairs are v good, with their own barista and a great...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed April 18, 2018

I was at the IoD in Pall Mall for a full day seminar - the coffee was not great but the sandwiches, the room, the staircase leading to it, the views back towards the Mall and over the gardens above it and the efficiency of...More

Thank Rufus B
Reviewed April 15, 2018

I use IoD quite regularly for meetings. The cafe in the basement is quite a good location. The large room on the ground floor is good if one has meetings after 6.30 pm as it is quieter at that time.

Thank RVBurrells
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Nice wine bar and restaurant in the lower level of a grand old building. Cosy ambiance in the wine bar, although the cafe is not so cosy.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

There is still a grandeur to this establishment. One that brings back fond memories, as my father was a member here. Of course it has changed since then in some respects but it is still a very good place to meet and discuss business. It...More

Thank foodiescrumptious51
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Lunch ordered , great service and ambience sadly there was a fire alarm so we had to cancel our order ,

Thank niaguk
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Very hit or miss as to whats available both in terms of menu choices and rooms to sit in - they seem to focus most of their efforts on private events. The food is largely overpriced pub grub, and the bar bills are the same....More

Thank MrC1973
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Good choice of food and well chosen wine list. New dining room location works well and atmosphere of the room is conducive to conversation. A pleasant evening. I am a member of the Institute of Directors.

Thank DSL2009
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
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Questions & Answers
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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 7766 8888
  • E-mail
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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