One of the attractions of working in the corporate communications industry is that the PR lunch is still a mainstay of generating mutually beneficial client relationships. And I can see no better way to munch your way to business success than at the Brasserie Grill.
Unfortunately my selfless devotion to marketing has led to a bulging waistline, so I've belatedly joined Dr Atkins' devotees and shed around 35 pounds. I was pleased therefore that plenty of protein-rich, carbohydrate-free fare was on offer at the Brasserie.
Miraculously, we got the best seats in the house in the oak and glass panelled snug. You could cut the Victorian charm - and the succulent rib eye steak - with a knife. Pleasingly, there was the option of moist English cheese for dessert.
Your humble correspondent was unable to sample the sumptuous wine list on Dr A's orders. So I dragged along Richard O'Brien, comms director from Amicus, to step in. He obligingly declared the house claret to be a perfect marriage for the Elwy Valley Rump of Lamb.
A touch of champagne socialism? Not really, although a tube of fizz will set you back £50.
Where: 116 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5ED Contact: 020 7839 1233 How much: £60 a head including wine