Tucked away in a corner of and behind the stately facade of The Principal London, in the artsy Russell Square neighbourhood, Neptune is an elegant restaurant offering the best of British seafood. As its name suggests, Neptune’s decor has hints of the ocean, thanks to the vision of its founders Brett Redman and Margaret Crow, who sought to add a more casual twist to classic fine dining. As a result the menu features delights such as whole lobster, smoked haddock, crayfish, razor clams and Exmoor caviar. At the centre of the restaurant is an impressive oyster bar, said to be among London’s best, which offers the most exquisite oysters and shellfish platters, all locally sourced. The wine and cocktail list is impressive as well, curated by Master of Wine Isabelle Legeron. The two or three-course set lunch is your best bet to get a sampling of Neptune’s offering.
Verdict: With its impressive seafood selection, Neptune is certainly one of our favourite spots for a leisurely business lunch.
Price: Meal for two without alcohol GBP 100/₹9,561
Contact: Neptune at The Principal London, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London