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IoD - Institute of Directors

116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED, England
+44 20 7451 3337
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (23 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
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British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED, England
Neighbourhood: St. James's
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Reviewed 2 weeks 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
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
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 30 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...More

1  Thank goodguyjas
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...More

1  Thank IanLymeBayHouse
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
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...More

1  Thank Chris M
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
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...More

Thank DrBob625
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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Dress code for ladies?
26 April 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.
Is there a dress code?
6 November 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$19 - US$51
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
  • 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.