Looking for a meeting location with drinks and food but don't have time for a full lunch? Try our selection of tapas-style restaurants... we think your guests will be impressed...
92-94 Farringdon Road, London EC1R
Situated in The Quality Chop House – a grade two-listed 19th century restaurant – the venue offers meatballs in a variety of styles, including a vegetarian selection. Using high-quality meats supplied from a local butcher, including free-range pork, Orkney beef and lamb and Banham's poultry, small plates consist of three balls and sauces. To book call 020 3490 6228 or visit www.meatballs.co.uk
San Carlo Cicchetti
42 King Street West, Manchester M3
This award-winning restaurant reinvents the concept of cicchetti – a Venetian version of tapas. The menu features a selection of small dishes designed to share and includes carpaccio of Angus beef with parmesan and rocket, crostini with prosciutto and cheese as well as soups, salads and pasta. The venue has a light, fresh, modern interior and sources ingredients from Italy. A favourite with Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, the restaurant also has breakfast and afternoon tea menus, and serves cocktails.
To book call 0161 839 2233 (after 7pm only) or visit www.sancarlocicchetti.co.uk
15-17 Church Road, Liverpool L15
Schmooze occupies the site of a former Jewish bakery and is located five doors away from the barber shop the Beatles sang about in Penny Lane. The restaurant's cicchetti menu includes polenta-crusted haddock fishcakes, meatballs in a rich tomato sauce and a pea, sage and pecorino risotto. Schmooze offers a private dinning room and set menu, and there's live music at night. To book call 0151 734 4777 or visit www.schmoozewinebar.co.uk
Milburn House, Side City Centre, Newcastle NE1
El Torero, or the Bullfighter, has a menu created by Toni Almirón from tapas-loving Granada, so expect authentic, mouth- watering fare such as albóndigas (meatballs), paella and chorizo in wine. Many of the ingredients and wines are imported from Spain, and the restaurant has a gastropub- style interior with Latin touches. Bookings are taken for parties of three or more.
To book call 0191 233 1122 or visit www.eltorero.co.uk