Vecchio Parioli

The next Gusto meal is at Vecchio Parioli at 7pm on Wednesday 3rd August, 2016. The cuisine is Italian.

Estimated price per head: £45

Vecchio Parioli
129 Aldersgate Street

Nearest station: Barbican (Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, and Metropolitan Line).

Remarks

Dinner starts at 7pm

Reservations

  1. Bill R.
  2. Brian M.
  3. Colin I.
  4. Gilles C.
  5. Jeremy P.
  6. John H.
  7. Julian D.
  8. Mark T.
  9. Oscar C.
  10. Robert H.
  11. Rodney M.

Le Sacré Coeur

Le Sacré Coeur at 7pm on Wednesday 6th July, 2016. The cuisine is French.

Actual price per head: £33

Le Sacré Coeur
18 Theberton Street

Nearest station: Angel (Northern Line).

Remarks

Meal cost £33 and we drank well. I think we may have been undercharged one bottle of white   He gave us coffee on the house.
Most had set menu which had good choice though other stuff hardly cost more. Good night overall.

Attendees

  1. Brian M.
  2. Colin I.
  3. Daniel R.
  4. Fred D.
  5. Julian D.
  6. Mark T.
  7. Oscar C.
  8. Peter J.
  9. Robert J.
  10. Rodney M.

Efes

Efes at 7pm on Wednesday 1st June, 2016. The cuisine is Turkish.

Actual price per head: £40

Efes
80 Great Titchfield Street

Nearest station: Goodge Street (Northern Line).

Remarks

There were fourteen of us there, and the bill came to £40 per head for three courses plus tea or coffee. There were very favourable comments about the food which, in my opinion, was well above average Turkish. The house wine was £17.50 a bottle, and I had to take steps quite early on to stop the waiters from being over-attentive in this department, not least with the size of the glasses they were pouring. I believed that everyone enjoyed the evening, and I would certainly eat there again.

Attendees

  1. Ali H.
  2. Brian S.
  3. Colin I.
  4. David E.
  5. David H.
  6. Haroon B.
  7. Jeremy P.
  8. John D.
  9. John H.
  10. Mark T.
  11. Michael N.
  12. Rodney M.
  13. Paul R.
  14. Steven V.

Bar 61

Bar 61 at 7pm on Wednesday 2nd March, 2016. The cuisine is Spanish.

Actual price per head: £30

Bar 61
61A Streatham Hill

Nearest station: Streatham Hill (National Rail).

Remarks

Nice venue, nice food (we had the tapas), and friendly service. The waiter kept asking “if there was anything else he could get us, anything at all”, to such a a degree that I thought he might be discretely offering drugs or some such! 🙂

Attendees

  1. Ian S.
  2. Jeremy P.
  3. John H.
  4. Martin B.
  5. Oscar C.
  6. Patrick C.

Nid Ting

Nid Ting at 7pm on Wednesday 3rd February, 2016. The cuisine is Thai.

Actual price per head: £32

Nid Ting
533 Holloway Road

Nearest station: Archway (Northern Line).

Remarks

Typical Thai but also with Chinese style items on the menu. Food was OK, and the company was entertaining.

Attendees

  1. Andrew L.
  2. Colin I.
  3. Gilles C.
  4. Ian S.
  5. John H.
  6. Michael N.
  7. Nick M.
  8. Oscar C.
  9. Rodney M.

Olivelli (Bloomsbury)

Olivelli at 7pm on Wednesday 2nd December, 2015. The cuisine is Italian.

Actual price per head: £45.25

Olivelli
35 Store Street

Nearest station: Goodge Street (Northern Line).

Remarks

This was quite a good meal although a little pricey. We drank eight bottles of wine at £17.25 each. I thought the server was excellent, although the delays between courses could have been shorter. The delay for the ice-cream was surprising.

Reservations

  1. Ali H.
  2. Bill R.
  3. Brian M.
  4. Colin I.
  5. David E.
  6. Ian S.
  7. Jai P.
  8. Jeremy P.
  9. John H.
  10. Michael N.
  11. Oscar C.
  12. Paul R.
  13. Peter J.
  14. Rodney M.

Belgo (Soho)

Belgo (Soho) at 7pm on Wednesday 4th November, 2015. The cuisine is Belgian.

Actual price per head: £36

Belgo (Soho)
29 Old Compton Street

Nearest station: Leicester Square (Northern Line and Piccadilly Line).

Remarks

We were seated in the “Monk’s Cave”. Service was keen. Beer was good. House white wine was not. I enjoyed the food. The staff here don’t do the full Belgo dressing up thing.

Reservations

  1. Andrew L.
  2. Ben S.
  3. Ian S.
  4. Jacques R.
  5. James N.
  6. Jeremy P.
  7. Karlo H.
  8. Robert S.
  9. Rodney M.