I'm not based in London and meeting a someone over from US for dinner and to discuss some business things... both staying in the IBIS, but on a tight schedule... so don't want to spend ages looking for somewhere to eat. Any ideas appreciated - doesn't need to be formal - pub/pizza place would be fine, or if there are any other places you can recommend round there, please let me know. Thanks
If you cross blackfriars bridge and turn right, walk down the river a little way you're not too far from Gabriel's wharf. There's a cheap and cheerful pizza pasta place with views of the Thames and a nice pub behind it.
Fabulous, thank you so much. I've been to that pizza place at Gabriel's wharf, hadn't realised it was so close duh!! But like the idea of going somewhere with a bit of history too. Will take a look at all your suggestions, thank you all so much
The pub is called the Black Friar, I think. It's really nice but you might need to then walk for a bit to get somewhere nice for food. Alternatively what about the south bank, down towards the Tate? You've got the Oxo Tower etc down there.