Magic cuisine: This Instagram account reveals what Linklaters’ lawyers have for lunch

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A lesser-known Linklaters social media account is lifting the lid on its exclusive in-house restaurant, ‘Silks’.

Launched last month, ‘silks_at_linklaters’ posts tantalising Instagram images of the food served to lawyers at the magic circle outfit’s London HQ.

More than just a staff canteen, Silks’ skilled chefs produce dishes that wouldn’t look out of place at a Michelin-starred restaurant — small wonder the firm won ‘Best Law Firm Canteen’ at the 2017 Legal Cheek Awards! Sit back and have a scroll through some of our favourite pics, and try to resist the urge to lick your phone screen…

This isn’t just avocado on toast. This is Chelsea Flower Show-inspired “floral adorned” avocado on toast.

We celebrate The Chelsea Flower Show with floral adorned avo on rye! #chelseaflowershow2017 #linklaters #silks #floralfood #greengoodness

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Scotch egg goals.


Is it Pimm’s o’clock yet?

Virgin Pimms anyone? #chelseaflowershow2017 #linklaters #elior #juicy #pimms #englishsummer

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A man will bring you ice cream!

Who's for gelato? #benandjerrys #haagendazs #hotdays #eliorfoodie #lexyfood #summer #icecream

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Silks, named after the street in which the firm’s London office resides, regularly takes inspiration from around the world. Here’s its tapas-style tribute to Spain:

A fiesta of Spanish bites! #spanishflavours @brindisaspanishfoods #lexyfood #londonlunch #eatmediterranean #eatwell #eatcolourful

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Next up, Ghana.

Then it’s off to India!

And for when you complete that big money deal…

Bring on Wimbledon! #summermmood #sunsout #spoilyourself #london

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The firm — which offers around 110 City training contracts a year — recently bumped base pay for newly-qualified lawyers (NQs) by a grand, moving it from £77,500 to £78,500. Factor in performance-related bonuses, and fresh-faced associate at Linklaters could earn in excess of £90,000.

But it’s really all about the food, right?

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LL Associate

Don’t be fooled, the food is sh*t.



Please do tell.



I had a tuna sandwich courtesy of Esso


Irwin Mitchell Partner

I took the crust of that sandwich which you put in the bin back to the office for our team lunch.


Corbyn. Symphathiser

‘Virgin Pimms’ is tantamount to sacrilege. Otherwise this food looks pretty nice, even if a fair amount isn’t to my taste.


Coeliac NQ

silks regularly has a good range of gluten free options, which would make me think twice before ever moving from Links to a US shop. Besides, I’m not sure I could handle twice as much dough.


Corbyn. Symphathiser

Good pun, good post.



Heh, what good is a staff restaurant when you get £40+ worth of lunch/dinner expensed every day?

Lol @ Links lawyers, working for crumbs and thinking they’re living it up.



Firms don’t expense lunch and we get our dinners expensed.



no idea where this came from, but the quality of the food is nowhere as good as it looks.

maybe they instagram it in the kitchen eat it, then serve us trash at the counter.


Big Nic

What about the chicken supremes?



Chicken supreme? Is that like chicken surprise? lol It sounds bad. What is it? Is it better than the Eton Ba*ta*d?


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