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Recommendations for a Pre-Theatre Group Dinner in London

FrBill | Jun 6, 2012 11:03 PM

Good day all!

I have the ...er, um...pleasure of hosting a medium sized group of people during late October. I'm looking for some suggestions. I'm somewhat apprehensive as the group consists solely of people who very actively (and passionately) in exchanging recipes and offering their own cookery tips. And whilst it may not make too much of a difference, they're coming from all over the US. I've been told before that once you leave the typical port-of-entry cities in america that food interests can often be somewhat narrowed. I would imagine this may only have to do with the lack of exposure. Again, it's only hearsay.

The only restaurant I've comfortably thought of for a group such as this is Mon Plaisir on Monmouth Street. Yet I'm somewhat apprehensive as I recall that there is not more than fifty seats in the entire restaurant. I've considered Belgo Centraal as well, but the last time my daughter and I ate there it was rather disappointing.

Despite the two restaurants noted above, I thought it might be nice to take them to a place that's resolutely British.

During their long weekend visit the group is participating in a number of cookery courses in London, evening theatre, and several walking tours. On Sunday I take them to Paris for a cookery course at the Ritz Escoffier, then bid them Bonne journée the following morning.

I'm also looking for a restaurant for a farewell London dinner, possibly near the GLC building or perhaps around London Bridge Station.

Most grateful for any thoughts.
Fr Bill+.

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