Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Pepper Pig » April 9th, 2018, 3:56 pm

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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby StokeySue » April 9th, 2018, 4:13 pm

The impression I get from the Quo Vadis website (not the easiest to follow) is that all that has happened PP, the Hot Dinners article is already 2 years old, certainly the members restaurant is open and they mention Barrafina as occupying part of the premises

The Standard reviewed Barrafina in the new location in December 2016
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Pepper Pig » April 9th, 2018, 4:25 pm

Also nearly two years old?. :o I am supposed to be going to the Monet at the National in the next month. We always eat out afterwards. I’ll put in a request for Quo Vadis for lunch.
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby StokeySue » April 9th, 2018, 4:30 pm

I did do a quick sanity check that they were taking online bookings for 30th May, and they are, would need to book by phone for more than 4 covers, but seems they are planning to be open at least :D
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Zosherooney » April 9th, 2018, 4:51 pm

What do you reckon Rats ? Your call ?
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Ratatouille » April 9th, 2018, 6:32 pm

Hi and sorry we've been without internet for a couple of hours,
I love the idea and if someone can contact them let's give it a go. Thanks so much for you heroic efforts :hi5:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby karadekoolaid » April 9th, 2018, 7:24 pm

Pepper Pig wrote: I don’t own a dress, or even a frock.

Me neither :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby StokeySue » April 9th, 2018, 7:45 pm

OK
Happy to book
Need a time (12.30?) and a fairly definite list of participants
I have
1. Ratatouille
2. Stokey Sue
3. PatsyMFagan
4. Miss Mouse
5. earthmaiden
6. Mr Zosh
7. Zosherooney

Any revisions?

The other advantage of me doing it is that if for any reason I am laid low I don't think it would be hard for Pat or em to take over
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Pepper Pig » April 9th, 2018, 9:19 pm

Me? Probably.
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby StokeySue » April 9th, 2018, 10:10 pm

Ok, I wasn't sure how likely / unlikely you were

Eight is a nice nuber for a lunch party
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Rocky » April 10th, 2018, 2:00 am

All sounds lovely. I will be in London three weeks later - what a shame that I always just seem to miss the trip of a returner. In the past have been just days (on separate occasions!) from Ian, Clive and Moira. One day we will make it work!
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Zosherooney » April 10th, 2018, 7:33 am

Rocky, I think you will find that there are a number of Wildy Ladies that love to Lunch ! Any ole excuse !!!!! :lol:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby PatsyMFagan » April 10th, 2018, 8:19 am

Zosherooney wrote:Rocky, I think you will find that there are a number of Wildy Ladies that love to Lunch ! Any ole excuse !!!!! :lol:


Absolutely .... Lunching out is becoming my favourite occupation ;) :lol: 8-)
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Ratatouille » April 10th, 2018, 8:46 am

Sue you are star! Thank you. 12.30 is perfect for me.

I don't have a dress either ;)
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby aero280 » April 10th, 2018, 1:53 pm

Rocky wrote:All sounds lovely. I will be in London three weeks later - what a shame that I always just seem to miss the trip of a returner. In the past have been just days (on separate occasions!) from Ian, Clive and Moira. One day we will make it work!



When you know the dates you will be free for lunch, post a thread, and us "vultures" will find an excuse to join in!! :)
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby earthmaiden » April 10th, 2018, 2:15 pm

Thank you Sue. The plan looks perfect.

... and Rocky, yes, there will usually be someone free for lunch or something!
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby StokeySue » April 10th, 2018, 5:53 pm

Yes, Rocky, you'd be the perfect excuse for a lunch! Just fire the starting gun :D
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Zosherooney » April 10th, 2018, 7:37 pm

The girl dun well ! Thanks Stokey :luv:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby TeresaFoodie » April 11th, 2018, 1:50 am

I'm out of the equation for a variety of reasons including I can't even find my clothes in amongst this fall out of house moving! I'll check up on photos of course. There will be some no doubt. Have fun! I'll do the next one. :grin:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby StokeySue » April 11th, 2018, 11:07 am

OK
Confirmed booking for eight (8) at 12.30 on 30th May
That is the maximum that they can accomodate so from here on in it can only be swaps, not additional lunchers.

In fact, since the reconstruction, the biggest table in the main restaurant is 6 covers so we will be in the Member's Restaurant :D

Please pm me with any concerns about availability
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby TeresaFoodie » April 11th, 2018, 3:19 pm

Sounds like a plan is under way. Yippee!
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Ratatouille » May 21st, 2018, 8:58 am

Morning everyone who is going to Quo Vardis.

I am really looking forward to it and hope everyone else is too.
I'll pm Sue and Pat with our mobile number - and hope that we have learned how to use it by then. The GCs have a weekend to teach us :lol:

Other than that and Mr R's Kindle we will not have any other electronic devices with us.
See you all soon!
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby StokeySue » May 21st, 2018, 9:10 am

Looking forward to it to
Was intending to contact people this week to confirm attendees (I have one reserve)
1. Ratatouille
2. Stokey Sue
3. PatsyMFagan
4. Miss Mouse
5. earthmaiden
6. Mr Zosh
7. Zosherooney
8. Pepper Pig
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby PatsyMFagan » May 21st, 2018, 8:58 pm

:tu: :bounce: :tu: :bounce: :hug: :hi5:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby earthmaiden » May 21st, 2018, 9:20 pm

:tu: :tu: here too. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Zosherooney » May 22nd, 2018, 7:05 am

Count us in :tu: I even have a new frock :tutu: !!!!
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby TeresaFoodie » May 22nd, 2018, 7:33 am

How exciting! :bounce: I'll watch (and probably salivate) with interest!

(is a mod able to change subject to date / venue etc please? :tu:)
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby StokeySue » May 28th, 2018, 3:58 pm

BREAKING NEWS
There may be a spare place
PM me if you can take it

Current cast list

1. Ratatouille
2. Stokey Sue
3. PatsyMFagan
4. Badger's Mate
5. earthmaiden
6. Mr Zosh
7. Zosherooney
8. Available
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Herbidacious » May 28th, 2018, 9:51 pm

I wish I could join you, but, work...
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Badger's mate » May 28th, 2018, 10:29 pm

I wish I could join you, but, work...


That's a pity, we could have talked about damselflies!
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Zosherooney » May 29th, 2018, 6:20 am

Go on Herb, throw a sickie...... would love to see you again ......

On a slightly different matter, would anyone attending Quo Vadis, like some Roo-barb? Bearing in mind we can only carry so much and I think we are possibly using the underground. If you do, bring a plastic carrier and we can decant. Please advise, as we don't want to bring it, if no-one wants any.
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Herbidacious » May 29th, 2018, 6:55 am

Can't Zosh, guilt issues aside. Big Dickens deadline coming up.

Badger there must be a story behind their names - damsels and dragons?!

I hope you all have a lovely time.
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby PatsyMFagan » May 29th, 2018, 10:34 am

Which is the nearest tube station to QV please ? Every time I look on their directions, I get a different station :? Tottenham Court Road ? Piccadilly ?
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby StokeySue » May 29th, 2018, 1:49 pm

Final (?) roster

1. Ratatouille
2. Stokey Sue
3. PatsyMFagan
4. Badger's Mate
5. earthmaiden
6. Mr Zosh
7. Zosherooney
8. Pepper Pig

Tottenham Court Road is marginally the closest, but that, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square are the fiur corners of Soho and IMHO a fairly easy walk from any, but I'm a bit of an urban hiker.

If you don't fancy walking, buses from Marble Arch, Bond Street and Oxford Circus (eastbound) but the nearest stop currently seems to be Tottenham Court Road stop as there are massive bus diversions due to Crossrail work
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Zosherooney » May 30th, 2018, 7:45 am

Morning, Just about to leave, see you soon..... :wave:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby suffolk » May 30th, 2018, 7:46 am

Have a good journey Zosh .... and don't overdo it :shock: :hug:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby StokeySue » May 30th, 2018, 8:14 am

Good morning
Just watched local news and weatger
No obvious problems with transoort affecting Wildies
Weatger is a lottery, but hey, it's England in May
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby KC2 » May 30th, 2018, 9:36 am

Have a fab time everyone, look forward to hearing about/seeing pics :D
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Busybee » May 30th, 2018, 9:54 am

Have a lovely lunch, no misbehaving without me.

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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Zosherooney » May 30th, 2018, 6:28 pm

We got home about 20 mins ago, have checked the builders rate of progress, you can tell the boss is away... :rolleyes: Tiles have arrived - none put up. We will try and post post photos as soon as....

Lovely day, if a little damp from heavy drizzle and some degree of humidity.... lovely food - pork terrine - good seasoning of sage I think. served with chutney and cornichons and toasted sourdough. Lots of fresh SD bread and butter :chops: :chops: Mackeral fillets with pickled root-barb and fresh horseradish cream. Superb coffee ice cream and a walnut biscuit. Mr. Z. had quail, chips, aioli and w'cress. Same starter as me, and a coffee. Stokey did a marvellous job of sorting the bill. PP dropped her phone and between, her, Patsy, me and Mr. Z. it finally appeared from under the table some time later !
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Zosherooney » May 30th, 2018, 6:47 pm

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L to R EM, Badgers Mate, Stokey.
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Badgers Mate, and Stokey counting the Dosh !
Badgers Mate Sue and PP.

Thought I'd taken one of Patsy ??? Maybe she was under the table again.......! Searching for the lost phone !!!
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby earthmaiden » May 30th, 2018, 6:53 pm

Back home too after another successful Wildie meet. It was lovely to meet Rats and Badger's Mate. Thank you again Sue for organising (and sorting out the bill!)

This is the menu: http://www.quovadissoho.co.uk/wp-conten ... 2018-1.pdf
Like Zosh, I chose the set menu and had terrine followed by mackerel. Sue and I shared chips and endive salad - the chips were out of this world. (Badger's Mate liked them too ;) ). The terrine came with a generous amount of toast which met with my approval as often there is loads of terrine but hardly any toast. There were generous dishes of pickled rhubarb and of horseradish for each person who chose mackerel (which was fried). For pudding I chose the buttermilk creme. It was a small and delicious pot of a lovely cream topped with lemon curd and raspberry (I was tempted to pay more and have the coffee ice cream and walnut biscuit as Zosh did but resisted). All in all an excellent menu and good company so a lovely day. The service was very friendly too.

I arrived a few minutes late due to travel problems so don't know if any photos were taken (oh yes, Zosh has just posted some! There may be more ...)
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Zosherooney » May 30th, 2018, 7:09 pm

Sorry forgot to add, Thank you very much Rats, for the Herbs de Provence, I have only half a tsp left, so perfect - Many Thanks. :luv:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby StokeySue » May 30th, 2018, 7:28 pm

Thanks for the pics Zosh, I think Joan and I did well to coordinate our tops
I had the same meal as earthmaiden
Don’t think I make a great Treasurer but we managed.

I too am very pleased with a fresh packet of herbes!
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby juliana50 » May 30th, 2018, 7:32 pm

Please could anyone explain why I am unable to view photos submitted on here as "attachments" with "jpg" ? I don't understand what is wrong. I get a message saying that file does not exist any more. :( :?
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby StokeySue » May 30th, 2018, 7:35 pm

What are you using - phone, laptop, iPad?
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby juliana50 » May 30th, 2018, 7:38 pm

I am using my old but newly refurbished Dell PC on Windows 7. Not sure what info you need. Thanks so much Sue for trying to help :oops:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby StokeySue » May 30th, 2018, 7:40 pm

I don have a problem on Windows 10 so either the problem is with 7 or when they refurbished it they have done something to the settings, hard to say what unkess an expert.
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby juliana50 » May 30th, 2018, 7:46 pm

Thanks Sue I will have to speak to the guy who refurbished. Everything else went ok with the changeover. :mug:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby liketocook » May 30th, 2018, 8:17 pm

Looks like a fab meet up :D
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