Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Order yourself a latte, and a pastry (The virtual cinnamon buns are excellent today). And have a nice chat.

Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby EmWilk » March 10th, 2018, 9:06 pm

Looks fab, glad you all had fun, food looks :hungry:

Would love to meet everyone one day!
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby karadekoolaid » March 10th, 2018, 9:13 pm

And the day got even better when Patsy got up on the table to show us how to dance salsa..... :terrified:
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby TeresaFoodie » March 10th, 2018, 9:16 pm

Clive, was that your first Wildies meet? Nice to see you, erm, in the flesh!
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby Zosherooney » March 10th, 2018, 9:17 pm

Yes, I forgot to mention the wine, red and white, both Lebanese and both very different and very nice. I agree with you Kool, a wonderful way to spend an otherwise plain old Saturday afternoon, one for the memory banks.
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby Herbidacious » March 10th, 2018, 9:37 pm

Yes I had a lovely time too. And me too re the pumpkin thing. Very nice indeed. I have a few photos, but not great ones.

I have one of Miss Mouse too but won't post without permission!

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Not sure what's going on here! :)

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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby Herbidacious » March 10th, 2018, 9:39 pm

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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby Zosherooney » March 10th, 2018, 9:51 pm

Good photos Herb. Hope Mr. H found you - well he must have done ! Doh !

I will try and get my photos up tomorrow.....
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby Herbidacious » March 10th, 2018, 9:53 pm

Thanks. I should have asked people to pose rather than trying to be surreptitious!

That wall paper was a bit disorientating...

Yes Mr H found me. He'd been book shopping and rugby watching in Soho.
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby karadekoolaid » March 10th, 2018, 10:52 pm

I always think the surreptitious photos are better. Capture people as they actually are!
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby cyprusmoira » March 11th, 2018, 7:18 am

Glad that you all had a good time, the food looks great.

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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby suffolk » March 11th, 2018, 7:56 am

Lovely pics - the food looks amazing - and what huge portions!!! I'd be worried about their profit margin ... Alex Polizzi would have forty fits! :lol:
Great to discover that KK is not really a furry animal ;)
Very envious of you all and a shame we couldn't join you this year but c'est la vie ...glad you all enjoyed yourselves and had safe journeys home.
Zosh does look so concerned by that chocolate dessert :shock: ;)
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby Zosherooney » March 11th, 2018, 8:25 am

I was very concerned Suff...... The portion size was HUGE!
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby StokeySue » March 11th, 2018, 8:50 am

Thanks for posting more pics Herbi, especially as you got more of the food than I did, I messed up a couple
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby earthmaiden » March 11th, 2018, 10:34 am

It does seem odd that some places serve such large portions - I didn't get the impression that they expected people to order fewer set menus and just try a little of each and doggie boxes were at the ready. As Pat said at the time, she would rather have paid slightly less and had fewer leftovers. The photo of the piece of chocolate cake makes it look smaller than it actually was and the waitress, on seeing my clean plate asked with surprise if I had eaten it all. No, I had shared it and wrapped a large piece to take home ... but to have to justify why you have a clean plate and prove you are not just greedy seems a bit much.

That said, the staff generally were very friendly and the location was ideal - I would certainly go there again, choose a Mezze selection - and share a pud (with the exception of the Mouhalabia which looked a more sensible size). Thank you very much Sue for organising it.
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby Chinchilla_lady » March 11th, 2018, 10:57 am

It all looks wonderful :drool: :drool:

Especially that chocolate cake, EM, how much not to show the pic to your SW group :lol: :lol: :lol: :hug:
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby Seatallan » March 11th, 2018, 12:03 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Lovely pics... :luv: :luv:
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

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Here are some of our photos: It's only taken most of the day to do !!!!!!! Bruddy technology !
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby mogatogs » March 11th, 2018, 4:09 pm

Looks amazing, somewhere to think about when we descend on London in May!!
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby Pepper Pig » March 11th, 2018, 4:30 pm

Make sure you go to the Winsley Street one Mogs. The café in Soho is tiny.

Am interested in the food portions though. I've been a fair few times - I always meet an ex-colleague there, I'm his fag hag :o :lol: :lol: - but they absolutely always say when we've ordered too much (practically every time) and insist we go dish by dish. Am guessing that it was different because it was a Mother's Day mezze.
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby liketocook » March 11th, 2018, 5:48 pm

The food looks fab :chops: thanks for the photos :)
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby StokeySue » March 11th, 2018, 6:14 pm

One thing I wish they'd do as many other Middle Eastern gaffs do, and most Turkish restaurants, is do a set selection of mezze to share, then you could order mains to share as needed
I've noticed Turkish families seldom have a main each, it's quite a Western thing it serms
But yes, I think the Mother's day menu was a bit of a bonanza
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby TeresaFoodie » March 11th, 2018, 6:35 pm

More lovely photos! What a happy bunch you all look!
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby KC2 » March 11th, 2018, 7:11 pm

Great pics!! Thanks Zosh and Sue. Please could you add some names? Who's on Sue's side of the table? And who's opposite Sue?
Really fab food ... :hungry: That said, eldest son did lunch today :D Tortillas with Mexican beans and guacamole. it was delicious!
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby Zosherooney » March 11th, 2018, 7:38 pm

On Sue's side of the table next to her is Herb, then PastyMFagan, then Mr. Z. Miss Mouse is opposite Sue.
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby KC2 » March 11th, 2018, 8:46 pm

Thanks :tu:
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby Herbidacious » March 11th, 2018, 10:34 pm

Great pics, Zosh! I only gurning in one of them :)

There is a Comptoir Libanais connection. Owned (?) by the same bloke:

http://tonykitous.com/restaurants.html
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby Herbidacious » March 12th, 2018, 8:43 am

Btw warek enab are indeed stuffed vine leaves.
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby StokeySue » March 12th, 2018, 9:12 am

Crikey Tony Kitous has hisvfingers in a lot of pies!

Was interested to discover from the Food Programme that there is a lot of Lebanese influencein Sierra Leonese food, now African could be a theme forva future meeting. Just realised nobody on the programme mentioned the cafe that used to be at the old Africa Centre in Covent Garden :o I suppose they are all too young to remember :lol:
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby earthmaiden » March 12th, 2018, 9:42 am

I noticed on the way out the other day, a sign suggesting that there was a connection to Comptoir Libanais. I like the look of some of the other restaurants .. perhaps we should try them all?
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby PatsyMFagan » March 12th, 2018, 9:53 am

earthmaiden wrote: I like the look of some of the other restaurants .. perhaps we should try them all?


Definitely ... on a monthly basis ;) :bounce: Then I can work my way through the menu :chops:
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby karadekoolaid » March 15th, 2018, 8:49 am

Back in the third world now. :shock:
Yalla-Yalla was great - I could eat that stuff every day.
The little surprise, for me, was the Moussaka. No "bechamel topping" and a divine scent of cinnamon.
The portions were humongous - to think that we all had a taste of EM´s chocolate cake, and there was still a good slice left :lol: :lol:
The best thing of all, however, was the transformation of cyberspace into reality. I´ve met everyone before, of course, but only in a surreal world. It was thoroughly enjoyable to talk to you all in person!
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby PatsyMFagan » March 15th, 2018, 11:09 am

karadekoolaid wrote:It was thoroughly enjoyable to talk to you all in person!


It was mutual Clive ... ;) :bounce: :hug:
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby Herbidacious » March 15th, 2018, 11:14 am

It was lovely to meet you too, Clive!
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby StokeySue » March 15th, 2018, 11:51 am

:D :wave: :hi5:
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby Pepper Pig » March 15th, 2018, 12:00 pm

There’s an interview with Tony Kitous in the March Sainsbury’s magazine.
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby earthmaiden » March 15th, 2018, 8:20 pm

Was lovely to meet you too karadekoolaid.

I haven't bought Sainsburys magazine for ages ... but if we summon up the greed to try a restaurant a month perhaps it's worth a read :lol: :lol:
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby aero280 » March 15th, 2018, 8:32 pm

Sorry to have missed you. :(

I was in Royston. After the visit to the car restorer, we went to the Heath Cafe. Definitely recommended for a stop on the way if you are heading to and from East Anglia/Cambridge. It's on the old road from the centre of Royston towards Baldock, half way to the by-pass and the A505.

I had a very nice steak and ale pie. Proper pie, not a casserole with a pastry lid.

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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby TeresaFoodie » March 16th, 2018, 7:07 am

Thanks for sharing Heath Cafe, aero. Their menu looks nice and relaxed and tasty. I am planning a trip to Royston to see a good friend who lives there very soon. I'll have to mention it to her as a possible venue, although will have to check on wheelchair access for her first.
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Re: Meet up on Saturday 10th at 12.30

Postby Badger's mate » March 16th, 2018, 7:57 am

we went to the Heath Cafe. Definitely recommended for a stop on the way if you are heading to and from East Anglia/Cambridge. It's on the old road from the centre of Royston towards Baldock, half way to the by-pass and the A505.


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