Entertaining clients is a valuable marketing tool for any business; it is an investment in your business relationships. We spend so much of our time on the phone and corresponding via e-mail; a working lunch gives us the opportunity to expand our client conversations and build new contacts and learn things about our clients that can help us with building a relationship in the future.
A Business lunch will take about 90 minutes out of your busy workday, but it will be worth it to connect with your client. When we are selecting a restaurant to entertain our clients, we pick a location that is easy for our client to get to and find parking if necessary and we always consider a menu that offers a range of options.
We have compiled a lit of our our “lunch hot spots” for your next business lunch.
92 Hargrave Street, Paddington
Phone: 02 9302 5222
Every Friday lunch Guillaume and his team are now offering a new options of any three courses for $95. Pick and entree, main & a dress from their A la carte menu.
Level 1, 500 George Street, Sydney
Phone: 02 9267 3699
With the arrival of Lotus The Galeries comes a place to do business over chef Chris Yan’s special take on Chinese cuisine. Yan has some serious culinary cred: after gaining attention at Bill’s in Surry Hills nearly two decades ago, he went on to man the pans at Billy Kwong for 18 years. Yan was also sous chef at China Doll in Woolloomooloo before returning to Billy Kwong in 2009.
The restaurant features a very restrained, elegant white-on-blue palette that brings to mind a willow pattern.
Lotus Express Lunch
Minimum of 2 people $30 per person
Spring rolls with king brown mushroom
House rush-smoked salmon with apple, Vietnamese mint and ginger lemon dressing
Crispy chicken with spiced soy sauce
Steamed seasonal vegetable
Note: The Express lunch menu changed daily, the above is a sample menu
Minimum of 4 people $59 per person – best for groups of 8 or more
Oysters with eschallots, celery cress and rice wine vinegar
Steamed jade prawn dumplings
Steamed pork xiao long bao
Calamari with native spice salt and zesty dressing
Crispy skin duck pancakes with sweet miso and cucumber (half duck)
Steamed fish fillet with ginger and shallots
Wok-fried beef fillet with black pepper and barilla
Crispy tofu with salt and wild fire dukkah
Steamed Asian greens with sesame oil and soy
Meat & Wine Co Circular Quay
Shop 12 Lobby The Intercontinental Hotel/117 Macquarie Street
Phone: 02 9252 7888
Located in the lobby of the iconic InterContinental Sydney, The Meat & Wine Co has spared no expense in bringing this spectacular steakhouse to Sydney Harbour.
The contemporary interior design paired with subtle African influences make the restaurant enticingly unique.
Two course menu – $35 per person, including a glass of house wine, beer or soft drink
Three course menu – $45 per person, including a glass of house wine, beer or soft drink
Meat & Co – Business lunch menu
Park Hyatt Sydney
7 Hickson Road, Sydney
Phone: 02 9256 1661
Enjoy a weekday lunch with The Dining Room’s delicious one, two or three course lunch menus with a complimentary glass of sommelier selected wine and Sydney harbour as your backdrop.
Complimentary valet parking when dining for lunch Monday – Friday, subject to availability.
ONE COURSE $42
TWO COURSE $62
THREE COURSE $72
Four course Tasting Menu $79 | Matching wines additional $46
Hotel Centennial is a public house and dining room overlooking Sydney’s Centennial Parklands in Woollahra. Originally established to mark the centenary of the foundation of Australia in 1888, Hotel Centennial has been a long time fixture in eastern suburbs society. Following an extensive refurbishment, Hotel Centennial offers a sophisticated, yet relaxed new look. The interiors feature an eclectic mix of furniture, antiques and contemporary art, striking a balance between style and comfort that creates the welcoming feel of a private home.
Tuesday – Friday lunch menu is served from 12 – 3pm
2 Courses – $45
3 Courses – $55
A selection of their full menu items are available Tuesday – Friday lunches for a discounted price of $45 or $55.
Choose an entree and main or main and dessert for $45 or enjoy all 3 courses for $55!
Both options include an Ovvio Organics Tea or Campos Coffee.
Spice Temple brings a new level of Asian dining to Sydney. The culinary focus here is regional China with a distinct avoidance of standard Cantonese fare. There is chilli for the chilli lovers, or subtle flavours for those desiring a more mild experience. Spice abounds regardless. Elegant, underground and sexy ~ the room is suited exquisitely to the refined cocktail list, the modern vent on traditional Chinese dishes that is the menu, the friendly service and the perfect wine list of exactly 100 wines – each and every one suited to the food.
Spice Temple is a modern Chinese restaurant, driven by a philosophy that incorporates the traditional values of the best possible service with a deep respect for the highest quality produce as well as a commitment to being at the forefront of visionary restaurant design.
Seasoned with an unmistakable Chinese flavour these unique and truly special dishes are driven by a long fostered passion for Asian cuisine and will delight the senses with their contrasting tastes and textures. With the dusty aromas of dried spice and the intensity of chillies (dried, fresh, salted, pickled, brined and fermented), this food is cooked to excite, yet the balance and harmony is never lost.
Ground Floor of Accenture/Google Building, Trouton Place, Pyrmont
Phone: 02 8571 0616
Located in Pyrmont, Signorelli Gastronomia is a food and wine manifesto where visitors can buy, taste and learn about premium food and beverage. After lunch you can wander through dedicated wine and cheese rooms or enquire about attending an upcoming cooking class.
$89 two Guests to share Lunch Tuesday to Sunday
Located on the ground floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), GrazeMCA with all dining tables located outdoors, it is the perfect location for a relaxed lunch with uninterrupted views across Circular Quay to the Opera House.
The menu offers a range of casual dining options where the sharing of dishes make for a great conversation over your next business lunch. Using the best fresh, seasonal Australian produce, cooked simply to show case the ingredients at their best. and a snappy wine list to match, is a winning combination.
Set within a beautiful heritage dining room with soaring white columns and luxurious accoutrements, est. delivers dining on a grand scale. Executive head chef Peter Doyle is renowned for his trademark contemporary Australian food, which is uncluttered, seasonally driven and executed with French-influenced precision.
Add award winning service and an acclaimed wine list personally selected by Franck Moreau MS, and you just know est. is going to be a dining experience not to be missed and long remembered.
Peter Doyle’s lunch menu presents a collection of some of his most celebrated dishes, using only the finest seasonal ingredients.
Two course menu – $69 per person
Three course menu – $95 per person
Four course menu – $119 per person
Located in the Art Gallery of NSW at the eastern end of the Grand Court, CHISWICK at the Gallery is a superb casual dining venue. Fresh produce is at the heart of the CHISWICK at the Gallery menu, where the approach is something altogether more natural, continually evolving with the seasons, and the emphasis is on where the food comes from and how it is grown.
This iconic restaurant site is located in one of the most beautiful art museums in the world, with a contemporary dining room, casual bar area with a large communal table, and views overlooking Woolloomooloo and Sydney Harbour.