Saffron

The next Gusto meal is at Saffron at 7pm on Wednesday 5th October, 2016. The cuisine is Iranian / Persian.

Estimated price per head: £38

Saffron
5 The Square

Nearest station: Richmond (District Line and London Overground).

Remarks

Dinner starts at 7pm

Reservations

  1. Ali H.
  2. Andrew L.
  3. Colin I.
  4. John H.
  5. Michael N.
  6. Oscar C.
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Palms of Goa

Palms of Goa at 7pm on Wednesday 7th September, 2016. The cuisine is Indian (Goan).

Actual price per head: £32

Palms of Goa
12 Charlotte Street

Nearest station: Goodge Street (Northern Line).

Remarks

Palms of Goa is quite small, and a large party would dominate.

There were only three of us, and we did not really put the menu through its paces (two Thali and one biryani). The food was good, and the waiting time acceptable, particularly as we did not have starters. The house wine is £13.95 a bottle, but the three of us drank beer. Cost was £32 including service and dessert/coffee, but would probably have been higher if we had ordered differently.

Service was friendly, and I would go back there.

Reservations

  1. Leon B.
  2. Michael N.
  3. Richard A.
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Vecchio Parioli

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

Actual price per head: £41

Vecchio Parioli
129 Aldersgate Street

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

Remarks

The staff were really pleasant and we were all offered a glass of Limoncello at the end of the evening.  My only reservation was the large gaps between courses, despite attempts to hurry things along.

Attendees

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

Orient London at 7pm on Wednesday 4th May, 2016. The cuisine is Chinese.

Actual price per head: £36

Orient London
15, Wardour Street

Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo Line and Piccadilly Line).Remarks

This was a nice meal. We shared a set menu and the conversation flowed.

Attendees

  1. Brian M.
  2. Colin I.
  3. David E.
  4. Ian S.
  5. Oscar C.
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Konaki

Konaki at 7pm on Wednesday 6th April, 2016. The cuisine is Greek.

Actual price per head: £40

Konaki
5, Coptic Street

Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road (Central Line and Northern Line).

Remarks

It was quite a good night.

Reservations

  1. Bill R.
  2. David G.
  3. Ian S.
  4. Jeremy P.
  5. John H.
  6. Mark T.
  7. Michael N.
  8. Oscar C.
  9. Richard A.
  10. Rodney M.
  11. Ronnie T.
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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.
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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.
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Chettinad

Chettinad at 7pm on Wednesday 6th January, 2016. The cuisine is Indian (Tamil).

Actual price per head: £37

Chettinad
16 Percy Street

Nearest station: Goodge Street (Northern Line).

Remarks

The restaurant was quite busy but we got good service. Food was good, no one wasted any.

Reservations

  1. Brian M.
  2. Colin I.
  3. Jeremy P.
  4. John H.
  5. Karlo H.
  6. Michael N.
  7. Paul R.
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