Tuesday, 12 January 2010

February 15th (again)

With just over a month to go, and given that it takes a bit of time to arrange things via a blog, perhaps we should start thinking about a time and a place for the MNWers lunch. So - suggestions, please! I'm no longer au fait with good eating places in London, so has anyone any ideas? And what about time? I think 1-ish might be good, as it would give people time to get up to London. But would 12.30 be better? And numbers? New MNWers seem to be lying low, but it would be lovely to have this opportunity to meet them.

10 comments:

Ellie said...

1-ish sounds great to me.

As a displaced cockney I'm no longer au fait either, sob.

We need Len! He's a cosmopolitan man about town and will see us right.

Alis said...

I can do 12.30 or 1 so either would be good. I'm hopeless at where to eat, though the gastropub we all went to after Maggie Dana's launch (near PanMac building) was pretty nice. Not sure I could find it again unless somebody gave me the address though!

You're right Eliza, Len's our man on this one. What do you reckon, Len?

Len Tyler said...

I’m not sure I’m any sort of expert – we tend to eat out in Islington rather than anywhere more central - but here are a few suggestions. The pub Alis mentions is Canal 125. I recently went with Will to a better one near King’s Cross – The Fellow http://www.thefellow.co.uk/pdf/Sample%20Menu%20-%20Website.pdf – fairly substantial food, good location if you also have business at Macmillan or want to go to the British Library afterwards. I haven’t been there myself but our son recommends the Wolseley (Piccadilly) http://www.thewolseley.com/Menu.aspx – looks good but not cheap. Or we could just pitch up at Browns near Charing Cross (convenient for Covent Garden, bookshops etc). http://www.browns-restaurants.co.uk/uploads/menus/cg-LDN%20LUNCHEARLY.pdf Other may have better ideas …

(Sorry - having problems with hyperlinks - hopefully you can cut and paste addresses above if the links don't appear.)

Matt Curran said...

Agree with Len on Browns and the Fellow - good pubs and good food. All depends on location. Browns is good for Goldsboro. To be fair if we're going there we might as well invite David and co too.

Tim Stretton said...

Can make any time. I'm indifferent--in a good way--as to venue.

If Len is no expert I'd like to meet one!

Ellie said...

Let's say Browns at Ch. Cross, then.

Ann Weisgarber said...

What I would give to be joining you all at either Brown's or The Fellow. This is when the pond stretches into a lake. Dang.

Where are the new authors? Len and Brian, call out the detectives.

Alis said...

Brown's sounds good - I've had a soft spot for their restaurants ever since college!

Frances Garrood said...

Browns at 1pm, then? Does anyone have directions or a website? I suppose we'd better book, too, as we don't want to find we're all sitting at separate tables! Anyone else out there who wants to join us?

Aliya Whiteley said...

Browns sounds ace. Let's do it!