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angel659
02-21-2006, 12:05 PM
Hi

I was wondering if anyone was interested in meeting up in May probably the Satuday 27th May, as I work most weekends at the hospital.

I was thinking of lunch at Planet Hollywood or Rainforest Cafe. Rainforest Cafe isnt that good really its an option in case people wanted to see it. After the lunch we could go for a few drinks. There are lots of nice pubs in Leicester Square.

If so any ideas and any volunteers to help organise the event would be great. :thumbsup2

This is my first time organising anything. I was meant to go to Swindon, but it is a little too far and I was scheduled to work that weekend.

Thanks

Michelle

mark&sue
02-21-2006, 01:12 PM
I will try and keep that date free.


Susan

mandymouse
02-21-2006, 01:31 PM
I'm sorry, but I wouldn't be able to make it. Don't forget that the end of May is the Whitsun Bank Holiday so a lot of people may be away.

Have fun anyway

Mandy :)

angel659
02-21-2006, 04:23 PM
Hi

Thats true anyone has any other dates for suggestions?

I havent arranged anything before, so a little nervous.

Thanks
Michelle

Paul and Shirley
02-22-2006, 04:22 AM
Hi Michelle (and everyone else - sorry for lurking),

sounds like a good idea. We haven't been to a 'Meet' for a couple of years. All being well we will be there.

Tink78
02-22-2006, 08:30 AM
I might tempted to come (if I can pluck up the courage!).
Let me know when you might want to have it.

fizz13
02-22-2006, 08:33 AM
Hi Michelle :wave:
I'm only about 30 minutes from central London and would be more than happy to help out, and even more happy to make myself available any weekend needed. I like both those restaurants for their fun quality and groovy drinks but think Rainforest Cafe is better with kids so planet Hollywood may win the day.

As far as dates go, you said that you work a lot of weekends in the hospital so perhaps you should pick another date that is good for you and let us know. Will get my :scratchin thinking hat on about other ideas. The trocadero is a bit run down these days and they took the good stuff out a while ago. A ride on the London Eye might be fun with a riverboat ride, or Rock Circus in the pavillion round the corner from rainforest Cafe, but I haven't been in years so no idea what its like now.

Anyway, just offering any help I can give (sorry for my ramblings ;) ) and keep us all posted,

Claire xx

LindseyUK
02-22-2006, 08:38 AM
Hi,
Sounds good although I've never been to a meet before and would probably be coming on my own so I might chicken out between now and then....!! I can be available any Saturday and can also help if necessary....

Tink78
02-22-2006, 08:53 AM
Oh, yes, and if need be, I am happy to help out, if it's on a day that I can make.
:thumbsup2

angel659
02-22-2006, 10:37 AM
Hi

Thanks ever so much Tink, Fizz and Lindsey. what I can do is tell my Ward Manager that on those days dont put me on shift and if she does I will swap with someone.

If can help me arrange something i.e venue, afterwards, dates and times that would be fantastic.

Tink, dont worry about feeling nervous to coming for the meet. I am also nervous, especially as I havent been before.

Here are some dates in May

Sat 6, 13, 20 and 27th. If you say which one you can do then perhaps we can start planning on booking Planet Hollywood or any other ideas.

The pub I remember is just next door to the Garrick Theatre opposite Pizza Hut or Weatherspoons next door Odeon.

Thanks,

Michelle
:thumbsup2

UKDEB
02-22-2006, 03:02 PM
Guys - don't be nervous. I felt the same when I attended my first meet which happened to be on my 40th birthday (long story; don't ask) almost 5 years ago. That day we met several DISers which we'd now count amongst our friends. In December, 2004, we took a Disney Cruise with Kev and Tam and we've got two more holidays booked with them this year.

Keep the faith! :thumbsup2

Laurafoster
02-22-2006, 03:10 PM
I might tempted to come (if I can pluck up the courage!).
Let me know when you might want to have it.


lol same here!!!

Kevin Stringer
02-22-2006, 04:17 PM
Guys - don't be nervous. I felt the same when I attended my first meet which happened to be on my 40th birthday (long story; don't ask) almost 5 years ago. That day we met several DISers which we'd now count amongst our friends. In December, 2004, we took a Disney Cruise with Kev and Tam and we've got two more holidays booked with them this year.



Meeting the Stringers. Hmm ......not sure that's a good example of nice things that happen at DIS meets Deb. :rotfl:

I do agree that I've never been to a meet that I didn't enjoy. It's not like meeting strangers as you already cyber-know everybody and you have one very large thing in common. Disney! Breaks the ice every time.

Kev

UKDEB
02-22-2006, 04:32 PM
Meeting the Stringers. Hmm ......not sure that's a good example of nice things that happen at DIS meets Deb. :rotfl:

I do agree that I've never been to a meet that I didn't enjoy. It's not like meeting strangers as you already cyber-know everybody and you have one very large thing in common. Disney! Breaks the ice every time.

Kev
See? Omnipresent. Don't say I didn't warn you...

BONZO
02-23-2006, 06:33 AM
Keeping the dates clear at the moment - just shout if you need any planning help.

(More than happy to check out pubs etc for suitability)

fizz13
02-23-2006, 06:37 AM
Don't be shy everybody, it'll be fine once we're settled in with a few cocktails and comparing our disney stories, having a good gossip about the moderators :lmao:Please don't be afraid to come, it would be so nice to meet you all :hug:

Michelle, don't know what everyone thinks about this but in Leicester Square there is a Chiquitos which has a fun mexican menu and of course "tequila". Planet Hollywood would be fine though.
Also, don't know what this says about my life :worried: but I am free for any of those saturdays so whichever you pick will be fine with me.

Claire xx

Tink78
02-23-2006, 08:47 AM
Would it be a day or night thing??

I can probably make 13th or 20th, but not 6th or 27th.

Am getting quite excited now, will probably come.

angel659
02-23-2006, 12:06 PM
Hi

Thanks for all of your replies.

Shall we make it the 13th May. Then its in the middle of the month and it shouldnt effect bank holiday run up?

Chiquitos sounds nice.

So far we have the 13th May. What would you like to do make it a lunch or dinner? Where would you like to go?

I dont mind either. I have a little tendancy to warm to Planet Hollywood. We have a Chiquitos here and we have only been to Planet Hollywood a couple of times and it was ages since we have been to the London one. If people prefer other options I dont mind. I am easy :rotfl:

fizz13
02-23-2006, 12:21 PM
Lunch would be better for me as I don't fancy travelling at night by myself on the trains.
13th May is fine.
Planet Hollywood is fine: good food, good cocktails, good company :thumbsup2

Claire xx

Tink78
02-24-2006, 03:13 AM
13th May, and Planet Hollywood for lunch works for me too.
Sounds fab!

angel659
02-24-2006, 03:33 AM
Hi

It sounds wonderful lunch at Planet Hollywood on the 13 May. Perhaps pub afterwards?

I will phone PH on Sunday and see what we need to do regarding reservations.

So far we have going

Me
Fizz13
Tink
Jenuk
Spook
Pigsoilder?
Bonzo
LindseyUK

Anyone else? :grouphug:

angel659
02-24-2006, 03:45 AM
Cant wait :hyper:

jen_uk
02-24-2006, 03:57 AM
Is there room for one more?

Tink78
02-24-2006, 08:05 AM
I'm sure there is plenty of room for lots more.

Come on people - we need more.

I'm sure there are lots more people who live near, or who can get to London quite easily.

My DH is thinking of coming - would he be welcome too?

Tink78
02-24-2006, 08:34 AM
What we should do, once the list is a bit longer, is start a thread for those of us who are going, and we can post some photo's of ourselves, say a little bit about us, so we know a bit about each other.

I know there is the 'getting to know you' thread, but it's so long and I couldn't find the people who are going so far on there.

Spook
02-24-2006, 08:46 AM
Hi guys - I'd like to come so count me in

Jan

angel659
02-24-2006, 11:48 AM
Hi

Jen UK of cause you can come more the merrier. I'll add you to the list. :hug:

Spook pleased you can come. Ill add you to the list. :hug:

Tink, of cause you dh can come. Mine is coming and he cant wait. I think the thread idea is a great idea. Did you want to start the thread?

Anymore?

angel659
02-24-2006, 11:54 AM
Hi

I have just phoned Planet Hollywood. To make the booking it is £10.00 deposit per person for the full menue. If you wanted a set menu it would be full payment. I forgot to get the price on that one. It just gives us a rough idea.

Love

PigSoldier
02-24-2006, 01:57 PM
Ooh!! I'd love to come!! :)

I can't say I'm absolutely definately coming yet, because May's going to be a hectic month for me, but I'll do everything in my power to come along! :thumbsup2

angel659
02-24-2006, 02:14 PM
Hi

I managed to copy the set menu from Planet Hollywood here is the link for the full menu http://www.planethollywood.co.uk/restaurants/index.htm#

GROUP MENUS 2005
Groups of 10 or more will thrill to the one-of-a-kind excitement that only Planet Hollywood can offer.
Groups receive priority seating and VIP treatment at the Planet.

The choice of courses has to be identical for everyone.


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BURGER PARTY - £ 9.00
Entree choice of:

Classic Hamburger or Cheeseburger or Veggie Burger
Classic Burger served on a homestyle bun with choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and pickle. Served with a side of French fries.

Veggie burger is a bread crumbed potato patty with carrots, peas, sweet corn, seasonings and spices.

Served with a side of French fries.

Beverages :
Soft Drink.

Valid only from Sunday to Friday. Not valid on bank holidays





MOVIE STAR CLASSIC - £17.50
Entree choice of:

Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich
Grilled marinated chicken breast served on a sesame bun with mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato. Served with a side of French fries.

Classic Hamburger or Cheeseburger or Veggie Burger
Classic Burger served on a homestyle bun with choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and pickle. Served with a side of French fries.

Veggie burger is a bread crumbed potato patty with carrots, peas, sweet corn, seasonings and spices.

Served with a side of French fries.

Spaghetti Pomodoro
Fresh basil, roma tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil, and aged Parmesan cheese blended with spaghetti.

Chicken Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with our creamy Caesar dressing and topped with grilled marinated chicken and garlic croutons. Served with a warm breadstick.

Dessert:
Brownie, Ice Cream

Beverages :
Soft Drink





LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION - £19.95
Starter :

Small Caesar or House Salad

Served with garlic glazed breadsticks

Entrée choice of :

Classic Hamburger or Cheeseburger or Veggie Burger

Classic Burger served on a homestyle bun with choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and pickle. Served with a side of French fries.
Veggie burger is a bread crumbed potato patty with carrots, peas, sweet corn, seasonings and spices.
Served with a side of French fries.

Half Rack of BBQ Ribs
A ½ rack of tender hickory smocked St Louis style ribs, smothered with our tangy sweet barbeque sauce.
Served with french fries and coleslaw.

Up to 50 persons only.

Penne Chicken and Broccoli
Grilled chicken, fresh broccoli and penne pasta blended with roasted garlic basil cream sauce.

Dessert :
Brownie or Ice Cream

Beverage :
Soft Drink


CELEBRITY CHOICE - £27.95
Starter :

Small Caesar or House Salad

Served with garlic glazed breadsticks

Entrée choice of :

New York Strip
Strip steak chargrilled. Served with French fries, grilled tomato, mushrooms and sauce béarnaise.

All steaks will be prepared medium unless otherwise requested.

Grilled Salmon
Salmon fillet glaze with maple butter. Served with mashed potatoes and broccoli.

Penne Chicken and Broccoli
Grilled chicken, fresh broccoli and penne pasta blended with roasted garlic basil cream sauce.

Dessert :
Chef’s Selection

Beverage :
Soft Drink




SNEAK PREVIEW - £25.50
Entrée choice of :

Fish Crunch
Goujons of plaice in breadcrumb deep fried with tomato tartare sauce, served with fries

Cajun Peppered Steak
8 oz. rib-eye steak with Cajun spices and bourdin sauce served with French fries, grilled tomato and mixed raisins

Vegetarian Alternative Available on the Night

Dessert :
Tiramisu


THE TRILOGY - £33.50
Starter :

Fish Crunch
Goujons of plaice in breadcrumb deep fried with tomato tartare sauce

Entrée choice of :
Mediterranean Chicken Brochette
A skewer of grilled farm-raised chicken with extra virgin olive oil, served on a bed of couscous with mixed seasonal leaves.

Cajun Peppered Steak
8 oz. rib-eye steak with Cajun spices and bourdin sauce served with French fries, grilled tomato and mixed raisins

Vegetarian Alternative Available on the Night

Dessert :
Tiramisu

KayleeUK
02-24-2006, 02:15 PM
Don't be shy everybody, it'll be fine once we're settled in with a few cocktails and comparing our disney stories, having a good gossip about the moderators :lmao:

Claire xx

Now, now Claire......if Joseph wasn't so young I would be there to sort you out LOL :rotfl2:

angel659
02-24-2006, 02:16 PM
Ooh!! I'd love to come!! :)

I can't say I'm absolutely definately coming yet, because May's going to be a hectic month for me, but I'll do everything in my power to come along! :thumbsup2

Hi

Great I will add you to the list. I will keep you informed and check closer to the time.

Great news hope you can come.

Tink78
02-25-2006, 11:34 AM
Hi

Tink, of cause you dh can come. Mine is coming and he cant wait. I think the thread idea is a great idea. Did you want to start the thread?



Cool, he will be chuffed although he's not a Disney nut like me, but I think he is worrying about me going on my own.
Plus, he doesn't want to miss out on a dinner at PH...we love it there.

Yes, I will start the other thread...no worries.

Menu's look lovely.

Do you think we need to book a set menu, or shall we just book a table once we know the official numbers a bit nearer the time and then people can order what they like, or would it be easier to pick a price range and go for the set menu, to make paying for it a bit easier?

Pub afterwards sounds fab.

angel659
02-25-2006, 08:19 PM
I dont mind what menu package or if we want the full menu. I think your idea about getting numbers and going from there is a great idea.

Anymore people interested. Please pm me or Tink.

Thanks more the merrier.

Tink78
02-26-2006, 01:16 PM
Just Bumping - we need more people..... :thumbsup2

angel659
02-28-2006, 08:03 AM
Hi

Just bumping this up.

Come and join us.

We have another thread regarding PH on 13 May. Come along and join us :drinking1