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IoD - Institute of Directors

116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED, England
+44 20 7766 8888
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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7:45 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent for lunch or dinner - great quality at very acceptable prices in the members room and extremely friendly & efficient staff. Good place to network or "impress" a guest.

Thank Totalpost
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Pall Mall IoD is very welcoming to new members. 2 Directors lounges where everyone works, makes calls, networks and has smaller meetings. In the basement a simple coffee bar and recently refurbished bar. 3 generous tapas for £12 and a glass of wine in a...More

Thank PaulaBridget100
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

A beautiful building that exudes history and class. Great service and wonderful food. A well stocked bar. All as you would expect.

Thank MartynP2
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent service , ( wine bar ) very clean great ambience.good selection of tapas sadly we didn't get to eat them as there was a fire alarm but cancelled must visit again

Thank niaguk
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

A great location and venue for working, meetings et al. A traditional interior that has services to match. Many visitors comment and look to this institute for much in the SME sector in particular. Not cheap but good value!

Thank David L
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I go in general two to four times a month and weekly have about five meetings there on each occasion.

Thank Lawrence P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Delicious roast carrot and coriander soup served hot with two types of bread (£5.50) followed by the tuna mayonnaise and cucumber in a warm granary baguette (£8.00) proved an excellent snack lunch taken at my work table in the Director's Lounge. Service efficient and friendly....More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Attended IoD for 2 days training. Excellent venue, despite the heat of a London summer the room was well air conditioned, lots of natural light and well set out. The food was very good - a hot meal and v tasty pudding too! The location...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We attended a company celebration. The event ran like clockwork , you felt nothing was too much trouble. The staff looked after everyone with a great degree of care, ensuring that great hospitality was experienced by everyone.

Thank sookeico1
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Took an old friend to lunch in the main Restaurant, in its recently new location. The Restaurant is now situated in a very big corner room, with great views across Pall Mall and busy London, through huge windows. Big pictures of historic sea battles and...More

Thank Z2251COrichard
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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27 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.
7 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
USD 20 - USD 53
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • 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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