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

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By Thomas Connelly on


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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