London family celebration - help needed

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

Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby suffolk » February 21st, 2018, 9:47 am

Oh flippin 'eck Pepper :shock: as I said it's a very long time since I ate there .......... better scrub that suggestion then.

Edited to add: Just found this ... https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... ant-review

that's not what I remember ... but it was a long time ago
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby TeresaFoodie » February 21st, 2018, 9:48 am

I ate at the National Gallery a year or so ago with a former work colleague, and whilst we only had time for tea and cakes, we both agreed their lunch and dinner menu looked very good.

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visi ... -and-drink

We combined excellent art, good chat, our first macaroons and a brilliant setting and waiting staff. We followed this with a Thames cruise which came with a glass of wine. A truly memorable day out.
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby Ratatouille » February 21st, 2018, 1:49 pm

There are quite of lot of ideas I would love but I'm not at all sure about a lot of the rest. Only DS and I are footie fans - most of the rest are more rugby, only 3 like tea - though most like a proper afternoon tea as long as the actual drink is nowhere in sight - or smell. I quite like the idea of the Shard but some of us (me included) hate heights. I am sort of gravitating towards a show with a Mexican either before or after but finding somewhere with tickets for so many available and that everyone would at least not mind........... and have travelled so widely.????

I am coming to the realisation that most of our family have already had so many "experiences" that perhaps something really simple would be best.
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby suffolk » February 21st, 2018, 2:09 pm

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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby Ratatouille » February 21st, 2018, 2:27 pm

I think you may well have hit the jackpot Suffs :hug: :hug:
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby suffolk » February 21st, 2018, 3:13 pm

I do think it looks like fun and the food looks good too ... :D
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby Ratatouille » February 21st, 2018, 7:39 pm

I have submitted the proposition. Fingers crossed.
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby Ratatouille » February 22nd, 2018, 1:18 pm

Result :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby suffolk » February 22nd, 2018, 1:19 pm

Oooh fantastic!!!! I hope you have a fabulous time :hi5: :cocktail: :cocktail:
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby PatsyMFagan » February 22nd, 2018, 2:00 pm

Isn't it lovely that we all have our uses :tu: .... ask any question, for any advice, for suggestions and someone will solve it for you :tu: :lol: 8-)
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby Pepper Pig » February 22nd, 2018, 2:05 pm

Great!! :tu: :tu: :tu:
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby earthmaiden » February 22nd, 2018, 3:05 pm

This thread has certainly been living proof that it's almost impossible to please everyone :lol:

So pleased that the board came up trumps though!
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby earthmaiden » February 24th, 2018, 2:27 pm

WOW!!!!!!
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby Ratatouille » February 24th, 2018, 2:35 pm

Means we could stay At the rennaisance for 3 nights - the Eurostar gets in very late and leaves very early.
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Postby Pepper Pig » February 24th, 2018, 2:43 pm

Fab!
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby Zosherooney » February 24th, 2018, 9:14 pm

Sorted ! :tu:
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby Ratatouille » February 27th, 2018, 10:42 am

Travel and accommodation now booked and Sunday lunch treat sorted. Now London type foodies any suggestions for more informal meals? Suitable for 15 - 77year olds ? Thanks!
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby smitch » February 27th, 2018, 11:10 am

Dishoom is lovely, Indian style dishes. You can book for larger groups, there are a few branches dotted around.

I always go to Ottolenghi when I visit London, the lunch is pretty good value and you can book at the Spitalfields branch. Not sure if it would be suitable for your needs though.
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby Pepper Pig » February 27th, 2018, 1:43 pm

smitch wrote:Dishoom is lovely, Indian style dishes. You can book for larger groups, there are a few branches dotted around.


Not at the Kings Cross one. We tried for a friends meet for a couple of weeks ago and they wouldn't accommodate us with a booking. Said Carnaby Street one would do it but as everyone was coming into Kings Cross by train that wasn't any good for us.
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby Pepper Pig » February 27th, 2018, 1:48 pm

The various Wahaca branches are really good, although some are a bit noisy. Proper Mexican food, NOT Tex Mex. We've had some great meets at the one in Covent Garden (Maiden Lane). Yalla Yalla is great. The tourist trap ones ? Rainforest Café etc. might be a plan.

http://therainforestcafe.co.uk/

I love Bellanger. Same proprietors as Brasserie Zedel. Open all day and you can take your dog! ;)

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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby smitch » February 27th, 2018, 2:00 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:
smitch wrote:Dishoom is lovely, Indian style dishes. You can book for larger groups, there are a few branches dotted around.


Not at the Kings Cross one. We tried for a friends meet for a couple of weeks ago and they wouldn't accommodate us with a booking. Said Carnaby Street one would do it but as everyone was coming into Kings Cross by train that wasn't any good for us.


Ah, their website says they take bookings for groups of 6 or more. I've only been with my OH so haven't booked, we were lucky and got a table straight away.
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby Ratatouille » February 27th, 2018, 2:07 pm

I'm the sort of person who always books everywhere as far as restaurants go ! I absolutely hate hanging around for tables when I'm ready to eat. :lol: :lol:

I'll take a look
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby Pepper Pig » February 27th, 2018, 2:18 pm

I had an excellent lunch with a friend at Café Monico in Shaftesbury Avenue last week.

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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby StokeySue » February 27th, 2018, 2:48 pm

smitch wrote:
Pepper Pig wrote:
smitch wrote:Dishoom is lovely, Indian style dishes. You can book for larger groups, there are a few branches dotted around.


Not at the Kings Cross one. We tried for a friends meet for a couple of weeks ago and they wouldn't accommodate us with a booking. Said Carnaby Street one would do it but as everyone was coming into Kings Cross by train that wasn't any good for us.


Ah, their website says they take bookings for groups of 6 or more. I've only been with my OH so haven't booked, we were lucky and got a table straight away.


Odd, I have certainly seen large parties clearly pre-booked but as the place is made up of a number of interconnecting spaces, perhaps they only take bookings for a whole room?
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby Pepper Pig » February 27th, 2018, 4:03 pm

We could queue up,outside and wait and see if a large table became available but they wouldn't do a pre book for a Saturday lunchtime. Nitwits.
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Re: London family celebration - help needed

Postby Ratatouille » April 9th, 2018, 6:48 pm

Nearly sorted now but can anyone suggest the best way of booking theatre tickets. Mr R and I fancy Tartuff will I get the best deal by going straight to the thetre?
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