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IoD - Institute of Directors

#3,274 of 17,833 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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Chris M
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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75 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very easy conferencing experience, reception staff on hand to deal with any requests or queries. The lunch was great, tea and coffee on tap and good conferencing facilities.

Thank Lucy N
Oxford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was invited by a member of IOD. This was a special treat, the room is very big and has a lot of magnificent paintings. The tea and cake is very nice and I only wish I could spend my afternoons with friends there more often.

Thank suoprano
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Members club with excellent facilities. Very good lounges and service. Good restaurant and bar. Good menu and prix fixe menu. Very good for business lunches and as a base for meetings.

Thank Nigel M
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Restaurant is a good place for meeting as well as dining . The quality of the Service and the food was Excellent.

Thank Adaroc
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I had dinner with business colleagues this evening in the IOD. It's a gorgeous building in an amazing location yet it feels archaic. All of the pictures on the walls are men (unless you're the Queen) and they twice refilled sparkling water with still... Without checking or asking... Food was decent and not over priced and service was friendly. Good... More 

Thank deehell
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I was a member here for over a decade but it just got too busy. Plenty of facilities and attentive staff, so 1st class service. Food was always good on the restaurant or lounge. I pop back for meetings from time to time but don't feel I'm missing out.

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Was there for a 'Club dinner event' with political speaker. Very good and grand location but that's all the positive I can give. Food and table service was poor. No alternative offer made to my wife who had said prior to the event she didn't wish to have the smoked fish starter. Waiting staff generally not well enough trained (cleared... More 

Thank Keith S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 50
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
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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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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