The great thing about Cecconi's is that it's not one of those places that closes at three and opens again at seven. It's open all day, with an all-day menu, so you can brunch or you can lunch or, as it's just off New Bond Street, you can just grab a bit of something inbetween shopping.
What I eat depends on how hungry I am, but I usually go for the vitello tonnato - very thin pieces of veal with a tuna sauce - and a pasta with truffle shavings, when they're in season. Or I'll have chicken paillard. I don't drink much alcohol, but at Cecconi's I'll have a kir royal.
I conduct business lunches in an informal way. That's just the nature of my business and the way I am. Just because you're having a meeting shouldn't mean that you don't want to talk to each other. It would be as dull as dishwater otherwise. And you do see a lot of people in Cecconi's - there's nobody I haven't spotted there, TV stars, Rupert Everett...
5a Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3EP, 020 7434 1500, www.cecconis.co.uk
Average price: £60 per head, excluding wine
Vitello tonnato: £9
Chicken paillard with caponata: £15