14 Tuesday, 20 October 2009 London Lite Eattonight ...andentertainclients 1 Lombard StrEEt THIS restaurant is bang in the Square Mile so you can saunter out of your office block and enjoy a business lunch without worrying about finding a taxi during rush hour. 1 Lombard Street has Michelin-starred cooking -- roast turbot on the bone (31.50) is a winner -- and the formal atmosphere is very conducive to deal-making. 1 Lombard Street, EC3 (020 7929 6611) Chris Beanland Read1,ooosofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat thisislondon.co.uk/lite mazE GriLL IF You want to impress your client and do some meaty business, take them to this Michelin-starred Gordon Ramsay venture, run by executive chef Jason Atherton, above. You could really push the boat out and go for a fabulous Wagyu beef steak (from 110), or if on a tighter budget try a slab of Hereford rib eye (25). 10-13 Grosvenor Square, W1 (020 7495 2211) Take it easy Oscar, its just a dress rehearsal... Capital staycationersFreeattractionsenticemorevisitorsdespiteinvestmentcuts HOLLYWOODS big night is still almost five months away but the Academy Awards circus is already in full swing, with statues for the ceremony being worked on in LA. Resting up: a 24ft-tall statue is joined by a host of smaller Oscars being prepared for the 2010 Academy Awards ceremony, due to be held on 7 March in Los Angeles by kevin widdopART galleries and other home-grown attractions, many of them free, saw record numbers of visitors this summer as the recession forced more people to take a staycation. Half of all museums and galleries in Britain -- and two thirds in London -- saw an increase in visi- tors, according to figures today. A fifth saw a rise of at least 10 per cent. But two thirds of Londons institu- tions have been badly hit by a fall in investment. On top of this, museums surveyed by The Art Fund said run- ning costs were climbing, with 30 per cent spending more than last year due to rises in utility costs. Figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions show a 23 per cent increase in visitors at the National Portrait Gallery this sum- mer compared with last year. The Imperial War Museum also reported more visitors, but investment income is set to fall 60 per cent.