The food is varied and always made with fresh ingredients, and the menu changes every day. I like to go for their fantastic fish dishes, especially the salmon. Their mushroom risotto is also delicious, and a colleague had a duck dish that he raved about. The desserts are light and tasty, and it's all not too expensive - around £25 a head.
I like a business lunch with a relaxed atmosphere, so I can get to know the person informally. I know I can trust the Lighthouse: you don't want the failings of the food to be a topic of conversation when you're supposed to be talking business. The food there is good but not too extravagant, which is perfect. We're a small, growing business, so all our capital goes back into the company, not into big lunches. A growing business shouldn't use really expensive places - that just sends out the wrong signals.
75-77 Ridgway, Wimbledon, SW19 4ST, 020 8944 6338, www.lighthousewimbledon.com
Three-course set lunch £16.50
Mushroom risotto: £11.50
Breast of duck: £14.50