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skunkvette
05-16-2011, 01:05 PM
EDITED ORIGINAL POST -

7/16/2011 Update - FOXTROT OSCAR SUNDAY 9/04/11 AT 6:30 PM

7/23/2011 Update - Eighteen confirmed

7/29/2011 Update - Twenty confirmed

Final date is 8/01/11.

8/02/11 Please see post # 100 regarding Sunday Roast menu.

8/30/11 Sunday Roast menu is confirmed as Roast Beef. Post #105 travel info.

Thanks to everyone who confirmed, it will be a fun event!

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Reserved twenty spaces for 6:30 PM seating.

In order to hold space for our event in this smaller scale restaurant, I had to sign a contract of agreement.

I have been working directly with the restaurant staff to make this event as convenient for all, but there are some very important conditions.

There is a significant (30 pounds - about $48 USD) per person charge if you cancel out on this event after 8/25/11 for any reason.

I have personally guaranteed this event on my credit card, so please be sure in your decision to attend.

I will expect you to be responsible for the cancellation charge if you back out after the cut off date.

It is about 3 1/2 miles to the restaurant from our hotel, I know Cathy and I will be taking a taxi back and forth.

We will be able to order with standard Sunday menu or Sunday Roast. Both menus are on the restaurants website.

www.gordonramsay.com/foxtrotoscar

If you are going to order from the Sunday Roast menu you need to let me know before 8/01/11 to guarantee availability.

There is a flat 12.5 % gratuity service fee added to your check for your meal.

The restaurant will only provide a check per table and expects one payment method per check.

Each table will need to split out their own charges and settle up between themselves.

Only one credit card (or cash) per check will be accepted.


Please confirm your reservation as soon as you can, thanks.

Gordon Ramsay Dining Sign Up

Frank and Cathy * confirmed 2 Sunday Roast
Christy * confirmed Sunday Roast
Tobi * confirmed Sunday Roast
Jason * confirmed
Mike and Christy * confirmed 2 Sunday Roast
Matt * confirmed Sunday Roast
Lori * confirmed Sunday Roast
John and Kevin * confirmed 2 Sunday Roast
Karen and Kaye * confirmed 2 Sunday Roast
Micki and John * confirmed 2 Sunday Roast
Heather * confirmed Sunday Roast
Denise and James * confirmed 2 Sunday Roast
Cynthia and Michael - confirmed 1 Sunday Roast

Chropistopy
05-16-2011, 01:38 PM
I'd definitely be interested.

skunkvette
05-16-2011, 01:56 PM
I'd definitely be interested.

Great, I added you to the list, should be fun no matter where we end up!

sayhello
05-16-2011, 02:41 PM
I would be interested. But it would depend whether or not I get the ticket I ordered for the Ceremony of the Keys for Sep 4th, and, if I do, what time you're looking at. The Ceremony starts at 9:30pm precisely, so I'd need to leave myself plenty of time to get from the restaurant to the Tower. But I won't know about whether or not I even got the Ceremony tickets for another couple of weeks, probably. :confused3

Long-winded way to say "Please put me down as tentative"! :rotfl:

Sayhello

PS, it's Gordon Ramsay

skunkvette
05-16-2011, 02:46 PM
I would be interested. But it would depend whether or not I get the ticket I ordered for the Ceremony of the Keys for Sep 4th, and, if I do, what time you're looking at. The Ceremony starts at 9:30pm precisely, so I'd need to leave myself plenty of time to get from the restaurant to the Tower. But I won't know about whether or not I even got the Ceremony tickets for another couple of weeks, probably. :confused3

Long-winded way to say "Please put me down as tentative"! :rotfl:

Sayhello

PS, it's Gordon Ramsay

Wow - missed that spelling error (corrected), thanks.

Understand there may be schedule issue, I am trying to get a feel for a head count.

JWren1234
05-16-2011, 06:20 PM
I would love to go, it sounds like a lot of fun!

Thank you!
Jason

k5jmh
05-16-2011, 06:25 PM
I will check DW when she gets in

MinnieGarden
05-16-2011, 07:09 PM
I will check DW when she gets in

Mike and I would love to, however we have applied for tickets for the Ceremony of the Keys for that evening also. I'm sure we could do an early dinner.....

k5jmh
05-16-2011, 07:11 PM
DW has spoken!

mattincanberra
05-16-2011, 07:45 PM
One candidate is The Narrow at 44 Narrow Stree, London E14 8DP. Seems to have more casual fare.


I'm in.

With that said could I suggest Petrus, Maze, or Foxtrot Oscar - I think the pubs are nice, but if you are looking for a "Gordon Ramsay" experience, they are in the end just pubs that his empire has purchased.

Foxtrot Oscar does a 3 course Sunday Menu for 25 pounds, and a two course for 20 pounds.

Petrus does 3 Course Menu du Jour for 30 pounds, or 45 with wine and coffee

And Maze does a small plates "Early Supper" Menu for 25 pounds for 3 Dishes, 36 pounds for 4, or 45/56 with wine

BriarRosie
05-16-2011, 08:19 PM
Yes, I was definitely interested but didn't do the leg work you did!

I'm up for any restaurant, casual or fine dining. I haven't signed up for Ceremony of the Keys. I'd like to, but frankly, I'm lazy and it will take me forever to get the required stamps!

skunkvette
05-16-2011, 08:28 PM
I'm in.

With that said could I suggest Petrus, Maze, or Foxtrot Oscar - I think the pubs are nice, but if you are looking for a "Gordon Ramsay" experience, they are in the end just pubs that his empire has purchased.

Foxtrot Oscar does a 3 course Sunday Menu for 25 pounds, and a two course for 20 pounds.

Petrus does 3 Course Menu du Jour for 30 pounds, or 45 with wine and coffee

And Maze does a small plates "Early Supper" Menu for 25 pounds for 3 Dishes, 36 pounds for 4, or 45/56 with wine

I think that we should probably look towards an earlier seating for those that have other plans that evening, or for those who want to pack and get some rest for the next days trip to Paris.

Agree, that the Gordon Ramsay experience is what we are looking for.

What would everyone prefer? A private room or chef's table somewhere, or a price fixed two or three course early supper?

Feedback? I am leaning towards Foxtrot Oscar, it sounds so Gordon Ramsay-ish, and they have Yorkshire pudding - whatever that is.

http://www.gordonramsay.com/foxtrotoscar/menus/

We should make our reservations when the ninety day window opens, so let me know what you think and we will set it up.

Thanks.

DisneyKevin
05-16-2011, 08:35 PM
Count John and I in on this.

And Foxtrot Oscar sounds great!

skunkvette
05-16-2011, 08:37 PM
Count John and I in on this.

And Foxtrot Oscar sounds great!

Gotcha.

mattincanberra
05-16-2011, 08:44 PM
Yes, I was definitely interested but didn't do the leg work you did!

I'm up for any restaurant, casual or fine dining.

I guess the trick here is to figure out:

a) Who wants to go
b) what their budget and food preferences are

The Ramsay Empire spans everything from a 3.50 pound Scotch Egg with HP Sauce at one of the Pubs to 120 pound 7 course Meals at the 3 Michelin Star Gordon Ramsay - and everything in between.

I guess to put a dis spin on it - it's almost like saying we want to have dinner at WDW, the hard work is figuring out if we want V&A or Pinocchio's Village Haus :)

Matt

mattincanberra
05-16-2011, 08:47 PM
And I'm up for Foxtrot Oscar!

MinnieGarden
05-16-2011, 08:57 PM
FoxTrot Oscar sounds like a great choice! You may want to consider e-mailing the restaurant to see what options are available for the group prior to the 90 day window. Just a thought.... :goodvibes

skunkvette
05-16-2011, 08:57 PM
Foxtrot Oscar is 2.5 miles from the ABD hotel, they serve a Sunday special and a traditional English Sunday roast.

Sounds good here.

I will contact the restaurant tomorrow to see what the options are for a group seating.

mattincanberra
05-16-2011, 09:16 PM
And it's only a ten minute walk from Sloane Square, where certain people can put on their fascinators and become Sloane Rangers - Do Pat's and Eddy proud.

Laquoix sweety, Laquoix :dance3:

sayhello
05-16-2011, 11:26 PM
And it's only a ten minute walk from Sloane Square, where certain people can put on their fascinators and become Sloane Rangers - Do Pat's and Eddy proud.

Laquoix sweety, Laquoix :dance3:I wish I had a clue what *ANY* of that means... :confused3

Sayhello

mattincanberra
05-16-2011, 11:37 PM
OK, Pats and Eddy are the two main characters in Absolutely Fabulous (AbFab), a British Sit-Com. They are a little past their prime, but wander from shop to shop, drunk on thier faviourite drink - a mix of Stolli (Vodka) and Bolli (Champagne).

Genreally they stumble around the place spending extrordinary amounts of money on designer clothes.

A Sloane Ranger is defined by wikipedia as:

Sloane Ranger, a commonplace term in 1980s London, was originally popularised by British writer Peter York and co-writer Ann Barr in The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook (1982) and its companion The Official Sloane Ranger Diary. The books were published by the British society-watcher magazine Harpers & Queen, for whom Peter York was Style Editor and "was responsible for identifying the cult phenomena of "Sloane Rangers" and "Foodies".[2]

The exemplar female Sloane Ranger was considered to be Lady Diana Spencer before marrying Charles, Prince of Wales, when she was an aristocrat from the Spencer family. However, most Sloanes were not aristocrats as Diana was. Considered typical of SRs was patriotism and traditionalism, and a belief in the values of upper class and upper middle-class culture, self-confidence in themselves and their given places in the world, a fondness for life in the countryside, country sports in particular, philistinism and anti-intellectualism. The title of the Sloane Ranger handbook lists the subheading "the problem of Hampstead, in reference to the stereotypical Sloane Ranger's supposed antipathy to the champagne socialist stereotype of the Hampstead intellectual.

"Laquoix, Sweety, Laquoix" - is a reference to Christian Laquoix, a favoured designer for Sloane Ranger's both real and imagined. It is also the AbFab quote used in the Pet Shop Boys song of the same name.

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPD-MrMWYi4&feature=related for examples

skunkvette
05-17-2011, 11:15 AM
I have been in contact with the Foxtrot Oscar - here is where we are -

September 4, 2011 at 6:30 PM is available for a small group.

I though 6:30 would be a good choice since there is a DIS meet that day and some people have plans later in the evening.

They have a private room that they could use for our group if we can provide twenty patrons. Working on getting a hold on that room now.

There is a reduced price (28 pounds) three course menu available with this room, I am waiting to see if the regular menu is also available.

Chropistopy
05-17-2011, 02:50 PM
I have been in contact with the Foxtrot Oscar - here is where we are -

September 4, 2011 at 6:30 PM is available for a small group.

I though 6:30 would be a good choice since there is a DIS meet that day and some people have plans later in the evening.

They have a private room that they could use for our group if we can provide twenty patrons. Working on getting a hold on that room now.

There is a reduced price (28 pounds) three course menu available with this room, I am waiting to see if the regular menu is also available.

Sounds great! Thanks for doing all of the leg work for us!

sayhello
05-17-2011, 06:02 PM
OK, Pats and Eddy are the two main characters in Absolutely Fabulous (AbFab), a British Sit-Com. They are a little past their prime, but wander from shop to shop, drunk on thier faviourite drink - a mix of Stolli (Vodka) and Bolli (Champagne).

Genreally they stumble around the place spending extrordinary amounts of money on designer clothes.

A Sloane Ranger is defined by wikipedia as:

Sloane Ranger, a commonplace term in 1980s London, was originally popularised by British writer Peter York and co-writer Ann Barr in The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook (1982) and its companion The Official Sloane Ranger Diary. The books were published by the British society-watcher magazine Harpers & Queen, for whom Peter York was Style Editor and "was responsible for identifying the cult phenomena of "Sloane Rangers" and "Foodies".[2]

The exemplar female Sloane Ranger was considered to be Lady Diana Spencer before marrying Charles, Prince of Wales, when she was an aristocrat from the Spencer family. However, most Sloanes were not aristocrats as Diana was. Considered typical of SRs was patriotism and traditionalism, and a belief in the values of upper class and upper middle-class culture, self-confidence in themselves and their given places in the world, a fondness for life in the countryside, country sports in particular, philistinism and anti-intellectualism. The title of the Sloane Ranger handbook lists the subheading "the problem of Hampstead, in reference to the stereotypical Sloane Ranger's supposed antipathy to the champagne socialist stereotype of the Hampstead intellectual.

"Laquoix, Sweety, Laquoix" - is a reference to Christian Laquoix, a favoured designer for Sloane Ranger's both real and imagined. It is also the AbFab quote used in the Pet Shop Boys song of the same name.

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPD-MrMWYi4&feature=related for examplesOK, I've at least *heard* of AbFab... Thanks for the explanation, I think!

Sayhello

apurplebrat
05-17-2011, 06:20 PM
This sounds great Count us in
Me - Karen
my mom - Kaye

skunkvette
05-17-2011, 07:25 PM
This sounds great Count us in
Me - Karen
my mom - Kaye

Added to the list, it will be a great time!

JWren1234
05-17-2011, 08:41 PM
I have been in contact with the Foxtrot Oscar - here is where we are -

September 4, 2011 at 6:30 PM is available for a small group.

I though 6:30 would be a good choice since there is a DIS meet that day and some people have plans later in the evening.

They have a private room that they could use for our group if we can provide twenty patrons. Working on getting a hold on that room now.

There is a reduced price (28 pounds) three course menu available with this room, I am waiting to see if the regular menu is also available.

Thank you! This sounds terrific!

Jason

MinnieGarden
05-17-2011, 09:57 PM
I have been in contact with the Foxtrot Oscar - here is where we are -

September 4, 2011 at 6:30 PM is available for a small group.

I though 6:30 would be a good choice since there is a DIS meet that day and some people have plans later in the evening.

They have a private room that they could use for our group if we can provide twenty patrons. Working on getting a hold on that room now.

There is a reduced price (28 pounds) three course menu available with this room, I am waiting to see if the regular menu is also available.

Awesome! Thanks so much for putting this together.

mattincanberra
05-17-2011, 10:29 PM
Awesome! Thanks so much for putting this together.

Yes, a big thank you for putting this together - should be excellent

k5jmh
05-17-2011, 10:37 PM
And just so everyone knows, here is the meaning of Foxtrot Oscar...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Foxtrot%20Oscar

Lori thought I was joking and so did my DW.

mattincanberra
05-17-2011, 10:43 PM
Well it is Gordon Ramsay

skunkvette
05-18-2011, 05:09 AM
And just so everyone knows, here is the meaning of Foxtrot Oscar...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Foxtrot%20Oscar

Lori thought I was joking and so did my DW.

Anyone ever watch Ramsay's BBC show The "F" Word?

skunkvette
05-18-2011, 10:15 AM
5-18-2011


Please check first post in thread for new added information regarding this event.

sayhello
05-18-2011, 10:26 AM
And just so everyone knows, here is the meaning of Foxtrot Oscar...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Foxtrot%20Oscar

Lori thought I was joking and so did my DW.Well. I don't know what's at that link, but my work laptop blocked it for "adult content"!!!!! :eek:

Sayhello

k5jmh
05-18-2011, 12:23 PM
Well. I don't know what's at that link, but my work laptop blocked it for "adult content"!!!!! :eek:

Sayhello
It has some "off-colour" words. :rolleyes1

BriarRosie
05-18-2011, 01:02 PM
Well, I recognized the words as the military way of spelling things, so I asked Mike, "So, what does FO mean?"

And I wanted to kick him when he told me to...uh.. eff off. :laughing:

sayhello
05-18-2011, 01:46 PM
Well, I recognized the words as the military way of spelling things, so I asked Mike, "So, what does FO mean?"

And I wanted to kick him when he told me to...uh.. eff off. :laughing:Well, I can see why the work filter would object to that! :rolleyes1

Sayhello

k5jmh
05-18-2011, 02:17 PM
It has some "off-colour" words. :rolleyes1

FYI, we need to start using the "King's English!" :rotfl2:

Bugger!

MinnieGarden
05-18-2011, 02:32 PM
5-18-2011


Please check first post in thread for new added information regarding this event.

Thanks for the update! :thumbsup2

Becx N Gav
05-18-2011, 03:25 PM
I think that we should probably look towards an earlier seating for those that have other plans that evening, or for those who want to pack and get some rest for the next days trip to Paris.

Agree, that the Gordon Ramsay experience is what we are looking for.

What would everyone prefer? A private room or chef's table somewhere, or a price fixed two or three course early supper?

Feedback? I am leaning towards Foxtrot Oscar, it sounds so Gordon Ramsay-ish, and they have Yorkshire pudding - whatever that is.

http://www.gordonramsay.com/foxtrotoscar/menus/

We should make our reservations when the ninety day window opens, so let me know what you think and we will set it up.

Thanks.

I'll speak to DH and see what he thinks, sounds like good food.

Yorkshire pudding is a batter that you bake in the oven until it's crispy. There is also toad in the hole with sausages cooked in the batter - it's my favourite :goodvibes

Well it is Gordon Ramsay

:thumbsup2

Anyone ever watch Ramsay's BBC show The "F" Word?

We watch it, I am slowly warming to Janet Street Porter :laughing:

Hope they do another series.

FYI, we need to start using the "King's English!" :rotfl2:

Bugger!

Bollocks :lmao:

DisneyKevin
05-18-2011, 03:55 PM
We watch it, I am slowly warming to Janet Street Porter

We LOVE Janet Street Porter!!!!

sayhello
05-18-2011, 04:31 PM
We LOVE Janet Street Porter!!!!Am I going to have to carry a link to Google or Wikipedia with me in order to hang with you guys???? :confused:

Sayhello

DisneyKevin
05-18-2011, 05:03 PM
Am I going to have to carry a link to Google or Wikipedia with me in order to hang with you guys???? :confused:

Sayhello

She's a regular on Gordon Ramsey's The "F" Word.

You might need to start watching BBC America.

After this we might start referencing Graham Norton.....who we also love.

mattincanberra
05-18-2011, 05:30 PM
She's a regular on Gordon Ramsey's The "F" Word.

You might need to start watching BBC America.

After this we might start referencing Graham Norton.....who we also love.

Did you guys see How to Solve a Problem Like Maria - Hosted by Mr Norton, and with Cpt Jack Harkness from Torchwood (John Barrowman) as one of the judges - so wonderfully camp, and so very English (while being about a nun in the Austrian Alps).

tardis1029
05-18-2011, 05:53 PM
Hi Frank and Cathy,

John and I have also requested tickets for the Ceremony of the Keys for 9:30 that same night and it looks like others have as well .... So count John and I in for Dining with Gordon too..:rotfl:

Thanks Micki

Chropistopy
05-18-2011, 08:22 PM
She's a regular on Gordon Ramsey's The "F" Word.

You might need to start watching BBC America.

After this we might start referencing Graham Norton.....who we also love.

I love Graham Norton!! Let's talk about him!

sayhello
05-18-2011, 09:24 PM
She's a regular on Gordon Ramsey's The "F" Word.

You might need to start watching BBC America.

After this we might start referencing Graham Norton.....who we also love.I don't get BBC America on my cable... :sad1:

Sayhello

BriarRosie
05-18-2011, 10:11 PM
I don't get BBC America on my cable... :sad1:

Sayhello

Me neither! :sad2:

skunkvette
05-19-2011, 08:32 AM
Hi Frank and Cathy,

John and I have also requested tickets for the Ceremony of the Keys for 9:30 that same night and it looks like others have as well .... So count John and I in for Dining with Gordon too..:rotfl:

Thanks Micki

You are on the list, looking forward to seeing you both again!

The list now stand at fifteen, not sure how many we can get in, we booked sixteen seats.

skunkvette
05-31-2011, 08:29 PM
UPDATE

I returned the required contracts (!) today to the group planner for Ramsay's corporation. I received confirmation that our group is booked for 9/04/11.

There is a cancelation fee if someome doesn't show up without prior notice to the restaurant.

The contract required my credit card, so I guess they mean it.

Also, if anyone is interested in ordering from the Sunday Roast menu, the chef has asked for advance notice, otherwise we will be ordering from the standard restaurant menu.

I will poll our group when we get a little closer to confirm your reservation and see if you are interested in ordering from the Sunday Roast menu.

Frank

sayhello
05-31-2011, 10:08 PM
Thanks for arranging this, Frank! :woohoo:

Sayhello

Sarabi's Cubs
06-01-2011, 07:55 AM
Oh, wow - how did I miss this whole thread? Sounds like a good time!

Laurie

k5jmh
06-11-2011, 09:29 AM
OMG - we just started watching Kitchen nightmares! Now I am really looking forward to dinner!

k5jmh
06-11-2011, 10:43 AM
OMG! The number of 1khz tones heard so far is 150 in the first 20 minutes of Kitchen Nightmares.

sayhello
06-12-2011, 08:27 PM
OMG! The number of 1khz tones heard so far is 150 in the first 20 minutes of Kitchen Nightmares.??? :confused3

Sayhello

k5jmh
06-12-2011, 08:36 PM
Those would be the bleeps, every time they drop an F bomb.

*NikkiBell*
06-12-2011, 08:52 PM
Heh. Gordon Ramsey. -swoon- :faint:

sayhello
06-12-2011, 09:24 PM
Those would be the bleeps, every time they drop an F bomb.Ah! Gotcha. :thumbsup2

Sayhello

mattincanberra
06-23-2011, 11:11 PM
Down here we get it without the bleeps lol

k5jmh
06-24-2011, 05:37 PM
ROFL!!! http://www.littlegordon.com/

dcayz
06-24-2011, 08:06 PM
If there is any way to add two more people to the reservation please add James and Denise .

skunkvette
06-25-2011, 04:16 AM
If there is any way to add two more people to the reservation please add James and Denise .

I will contact the restaurant on Monday and see if they can add two.

I will let you know what they say.

Frank

dcayz
06-25-2011, 10:25 AM
Thanks for doing that. Are you the person that is flying out of Philly on the night of Aug 31 on USAir?

skunkvette
06-25-2011, 12:17 PM
Thanks for doing that. Are you the person that is flying out of Philly on the night of Aug 31 on USAir?

Yes, USAir 728 out of Philly at 9:55 PM 8-31-11.

Are you on the same flight also?

Frank

k5jmh
06-25-2011, 01:12 PM
Yes, USAir 728 out of Philly at 9:55 PM 8-31-11.

Are you on the same flight also?

Frank
Christy and I will be arrive 30 minutes ahead of ya'll in London.

skunkvette
06-25-2011, 03:08 PM
Christy and I will be arrive 30 minutes ahead of ya'll in London.

I would offer to meet you at the airport bar for a welcome pint, but it will be 10:00 in the morning!

Looking forward to meeting you!


Frank

dcayz
06-25-2011, 09:01 PM
Yes we are also on flight 728 in the envoy class.

DisneyKevin
06-25-2011, 09:05 PM
Thanks for doing that. Are you the person that is flying out of Philly on the night of Aug 31 on USAir?

Yes, USAir 728 out of Philly at 9:55 PM 8-31-11.

Are you on the same flight also?

Frank

Christy and I will be arrive 30 minutes ahead of ya'll in London.

I would offer to meet you at the airport bar for a welcome pint, but it will be 10:00 in the morning!

Looking forward to meeting you!


Frank

Yes we are also on flight 728 in the envoy class.

This is the flight John and I are on as well.

I feel a party starting.:dance3:

And we can all lay out flat while we are partying.:rolleyes1

WooHoo!

sayhello
06-25-2011, 09:30 PM
This is the flight John and I are on as well.

I feel a party starting.:dance3:

And we can all lay out flat while we are partying.:rolleyes1

WooHoo!:tongue:

Sayhello

skunkvette
06-26-2011, 07:22 AM
Yes we are also on flight 728 in the envoy class.

This is the flight John and I are on as well.

I feel a party starting.:dance3:

And we can all lay out flat while we are partying.:rolleyes1

WooHoo!

We are all on the same flight in the same section!

I wonder if they have a Mango Margarita machine in envoy class?

DisneyKevin
06-26-2011, 08:57 AM
I wonder if they have a Mango Margarita machine in envoy class?

We'd be in serious trouble.:scared1:

*NikkiBell*
06-26-2011, 09:30 AM
We'd be in serious trouble.:scared1:

:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

k5jmh
06-26-2011, 09:48 AM
We are all on the same flight in the same section!

I wonder if they have a Mango Margarita machine in envoy class?

We'd be in serious trouble.:scared1:

I am not bringing a stretcher in my bags of tricks!

I guess I would know y'all were on the ground because of the herd o'bobbys waiting at the gate. :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

skunkvette
06-27-2011, 11:06 AM
If there is any way to add two more people to the reservation please add James and Denise .

Confirmed with the restauant today, you are added to our list.

k5jmh
06-27-2011, 11:12 AM
Confirmed with the restauant today, you are added to our list.

:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

sayhello
06-27-2011, 11:59 AM
Confirmed with the restauant today, you are added to our list. :banana::banana:

Sayhello

skunkvette
07-16-2011, 07:03 PM
ttt

Need everyone to please read first post in this thread to confirm your reservation and let me know if you are interested in the Sunday Roast menu.

Looking forward to our event!

Frank

JWren1234
07-16-2011, 08:07 PM
ttt

Need everyone to please read first post in this thread to confirm your reservation and let me know if you are interested in the Sunday Roast menu.

Looking forward to our event!

Frank

Confirming my reservation, I'm really looking forward to this dinner!! I looked at both menus, and I am going to go with the regular Sunday Menu.

Thank you!
Jason

DisneyKevin
07-16-2011, 09:20 PM
John and I would like to confirm and we are going to order from the Sunday Roast menu.

Thanks for doing this Frank!

skunkvette
07-16-2011, 09:39 PM
John and I would like to confirm and we are going to order from the Sunday Roast menu.

Thanks for doing this Frank!

Confirming my reservation, I'm really looking forward to this dinner!! I looked at both menus, and I am going to go with the regular Sunday Menu.

Thank you!
Jason

No problem, you are all confirmed.

Looking forward to this event and our adventure!

sayhello
07-16-2011, 10:17 PM
Please confirm my reservation. I'd like to do the Sunday Roast.

Thanks again!
Sayhello

skunkvette
07-16-2011, 10:39 PM
Please confirm my reservation. I'd like to do the Sunday Roast.

Thanks again!
Sayhello

Tobi,

Got it!

Frank

apurplebrat
07-17-2011, 10:18 AM
Confirming our reservation. My mom and I will both order from the Sunday Roast menu. We are beyond excited for this adventure to begin.

Thank you so much Frank for making this rservation!!! :cool1:

:dance3::dance3::dance3::dance3::dance3:

MinnieGarden
07-17-2011, 02:24 PM
Mike and I are confirmed and would like the Sunday Roast menu! Thank you soo much for doing this! We're getting clooooose!
:cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1:

BriarRosie
07-17-2011, 03:29 PM
Sunday Roast sounds good to me.

skunkvette
07-17-2011, 03:46 PM
Confirming our reservation. My mom and I will both order from the Sunday Roast menu. We are beyond excited for this adventure to begin.

Mike and I are confirmed and would like the Sunday Roast menu! Thank you soo much for doing this! We're getting clooooose!
:cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1:

Sunday Roast sounds good to me.

All confirmed, the Sunday Roast seems to be very popular!

Thanks for getting back to me.

Frank

Chropistopy
07-19-2011, 08:27 AM
I would like to confirm...and you can put me down for the Sunday Roast as well. Thanks Frank!

Circusgirl
07-19-2011, 02:34 PM
Confirming. Sunday Roast for me as well. Yorkshire pudding here we come!

skunkvette
07-19-2011, 03:07 PM
I would like to confirm...and you can put me down for the Sunday Roast as well. Thanks Frank!

Confirming. Sunday Roast for me as well. Yorkshire pudding here we come!

Both confirmed, thank you for getting back to me!

Frank

Circusgirl
07-19-2011, 05:01 PM
Both confirmed, thank you for getting back to me!

Frank

Merci beaucoup for organizing us!

skunkvette
07-19-2011, 05:09 PM
Merci beaucoup for organizing us!

Pas de probleme, mon plaisir



You know in brushing up for this trip, I can't believe how much they have changed the French language since I studied it in college thirty years ago:confused3.....

dcayz
07-19-2011, 08:57 PM
Please confirm James and I. We both would like the Sunday Menu. Does anyone know what the dress code is for the restaurant?

skunkvette
07-19-2011, 09:08 PM
Please confirm James and I. We both would like the Sunday Menu. Does anyone know what the dress code is for the restaurant?

The website says "casual" and "bistro", so I would think it is not too dressy.

Confirmed your selections, looking forward to meeting you.

Frank

Circusgirl
07-20-2011, 01:00 AM
Pas de probleme, mon plaisir



You know in brushing up for this trip, I can't believe how much they have changed the French language since I studied it in college thirty years ago:confused3.....

D'accord!

mattincanberra
07-21-2011, 07:49 AM
I confirm, and would like to order from the Sunday Roast Menu.

Thanks Frank!

Matt

skunkvette
07-21-2011, 08:35 AM
I confirm, and would like to order from the Sunday Roast Menu.

Thanks Frank!

Matt

Matt,

Got it, thanks.

By the way in today's Philadelphia Inquirer crossword puzzle, clue 27 A was "Down under capital", eight letters starts with a C......

See you soon,

Frank

tardis1029
07-22-2011, 10:48 AM
Hi Frank,
Please confirm our reservation and we are interested in the Sunday Roast menu.Thanks

John & Micki

skunkvette
07-22-2011, 03:22 PM
Hi Frank,
Please confirm our reservation and we are interested in the Sunday Roast menu.Thanks

John & Micki

Thanks, looking forward to seeing you both!

Frank

mattincanberra
07-31-2011, 09:26 PM
Matt,

Got it, thanks.

By the way in today's Philadelphia Inquirer crossword puzzle, clue 27 A was "Down under capital", eight letters starts with a C......

See you soon,

Frank

The things you learn on the Dis :)

skunkvette
08-02-2011, 09:14 AM
I have confirmed our party and menu selections for FO, and it looks like the Sunday Roast will be Roast Beef with the traditional fixings.

The restaurant is going to confirm the Sunday Roast selection on August 30, so I will be able to see if you have any dietary issues or preferences with what they will be offering before we get to the restaurant.

Please check back on or about August 30th for the menu.

Thanks!

Frank

sayhello
08-03-2011, 12:31 PM
I have confirmed our party and menu selections for FO, and it looks like the Sunday Roast will be Roast Beef with the traditional fixings.

The restaurant is going to confirm the Sunday Roast selection on August 30, so I will be able to see if you have any dietary issues or preferences with what they will be offering before we get to the restaurant.

Please check back on or about August 30th for the menu.

Thanks!

FrankGood heavens! I'll be in London by then! I sure hope I have internet access somewhere...

Thanks again, Frank!

Sayhello

skunkvette
08-03-2011, 02:00 PM
Good heavens! I'll be in London by then! I sure hope I have internet access somewhere...

Thanks again, Frank!

Sayhello

Tobi,

Any of these selections NOT work for you?

Roast Dedham Vale mature beef, yorkshire pudding,
duck fat roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables,
thyme jus 15.95

Whole roast Label Anglais chicken,
bread sauce, seasonal vegetables,
rosemary and thyme jus 23 (for two)

Slow roast Gloucester Old Spot pork belly,
baked apple sauce, roast root vegetables,
rosemary jus 14.50

Roast leg of English lamb,
duck fat roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables,
home-made mint sauce, redcurrant jus 15.95

Let me know and I will keep it in mind if we can't connect when the restaurant release the menu for our date.

Frank

skunkvette
08-30-2011, 11:53 AM
Confirmed the Sunday Roast menu for our dinner with Foxtrot Oscar today - Roast Beef.

Roast Dedham Vale mature beef, yorkshire pudding,
duck fat roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables,
thyme jus.

I also asked the restaurant for the best means to travel from the hotel to dinner and when I hear back, I will post their suggestion.

Seems either a taxi or the Tube annd a short walk.

See you all soon!

Frank

k5jmh
08-30-2011, 12:14 PM
Confirmed the Sunday Roast menu for our dinner with Foxtrot Oscar today - Roast Beef.

Roast Dedham Vale mature beef, yorkshire pudding,
duck fat roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables,
thyme jus.

I also asked the restaurant for the best means to travel from the hotel to dinner and when I hear back, I will post their suggestion.

Seems either a taxi or the Tube annd a short walk.

See you all soon!

Frank

Awesome!!! Thanks Frank!!! :thumbsup2

skunkvette
08-30-2011, 12:17 PM
From Foxtrot Oscar -

I would advise travelling by taxis to Foxtrot Oscar, which takes approximately 15 minutes. Alternatively you could all take the tube which would take just over 30 minutes. You would need to travel from Holborn station and take the Piccadilly line to South Kensington. You would then need to take the district line to Sloane Square and from there it would be about a 10 minute walk to Foxtrot Oscar.

Foxtrot Oscar
79 Royal Hospital Road
London
SW3 4HN

020 7352 4448

BriarRosie
08-30-2011, 12:54 PM
Confirmed the Sunday Roast menu for our dinner with Foxtrot Oscar today - Roast Beef.

Roast Dedham Vale mature beef, yorkshire pudding,
duck fat roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables,
thyme jus.

I also asked the restaurant for the best means to travel from the hotel to dinner and when I hear back, I will post their suggestion.

Seems either a taxi or the Tube annd a short walk.

See you all soon!

Frank

You had me at duck fat roast potatoes. :faint:

From Foxtrot Oscar -

I would advise travelling by taxis to Foxtrot Oscar, which takes approximately 15 minutes. Alternatively you could all take the tube which would take just over 30 minutes. You would need to travel from Holborn station and take the Piccadilly line to South Kensington. You would then need to take the district line to Sloane Square and from there it would be about a 10 minute walk to Foxtrot Oscar.

Foxtrot Oscar
79 Royal Hospital Road
London
SW3 4HN

020 7352 4448

Sounds like a taxi is the way to go. I'm thinking we can check with the concierge about getting enough taxis to accommodate the group. I'd say we should probably leave around 6pm?

skunkvette
08-30-2011, 01:17 PM
You had me at duck fat roast potatoes. :faint:



Sounds like a taxi is the way to go. I'm thinking we can check with the concierge about getting enough taxis to accommodate the group. I'd say we should probably leave around 6pm?

I thought we could talk with the concierge about lining up taxis, maybe the hotel has some kind of in house transporation like a jitney bus we could use.

If we use taxis, we can double up in some of the taxis with couples and singles to make it easier.

DisneyKevin
08-30-2011, 02:11 PM
Confirmed the Sunday Roast menu for our dinner with Foxtrot Oscar today - Roast Beef.

Roast Dedham Vale mature beef, yorkshire pudding,
duck fat roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables,
thyme jus.

I also asked the restaurant for the best means to travel from the hotel to dinner and when I hear back, I will post their suggestion.

Seems either a taxi or the Tube annd a short walk.

See you all soon!

Frank

JEEZ LOUISE that sounds good!!!:thumbsup2

sayhello
08-30-2011, 02:12 PM
JEEZ LOUISE that sounds good!!!:thumbsup2That sure does!!!

Hello from Jolly Old, Kevin & Frank!!!! SEE YOU ALL SOON!

Sayhello

Jeff & Stacy in NYC
09-04-2011, 03:36 PM
We hope everyone has a great time at Foxtrot Oscar!! We are dying to hear all about it! No detail is too small or insignificant!! We are loving this thread over here!

Safe travels to France! We'll be hanging on every post! :goodvibes

skunkvette
09-10-2011, 03:07 PM
We hope everyone has a great time at Foxtrot Oscar!! We are dying to hear all about it! No detail is too small or insignificant!! We are loving this thread over here!

Safe travels to France! We'll be hanging on every post! :goodvibes

Just walk in the front door from our return trip from ABD London/Paris.

An amazing trip, I will post some details about the FO dinner when I get back on my feet, but it was an adventurous dinner, and everyone had a blast!

skunkvette
09-11-2011, 09:23 PM
Foxtrot Oscar -

There were 22 people in our party which meant we needed quite a few taxis.

The good news is that British taxis in High Holborn where the hotel was located are easy to obtain and can hold four or five people easily.

The bad news was that city traffic was a mess due to a bicycle event held in London that Sunday. The 3.5 mile trip to the restaurant took 35 to 45 minutes.

We had our own room in the lower level of the restaurant, with two long tables, tight but still comfortable. The restaurant is bistro style and slightly modern in decor.

There was some confusion concerning our agreed contract terms, but we manage to work through that.

Drinks were followed by appetizers (Tomato gazpacho or Scottish salmon ceviche or Cumin spiced aubergine salad). I had the aubergine (eggplant) and it was the best part of my meal.

Mains were Sunday Roast of beef with traditional garnish or Spaghetti with pesto or FO fish pie with broccoli. Everyone near me at my table had the Sunday Roast, which was quite good, especially the potatoes roasted in duck fat.

Desserts were Cherry apple crumble, Sticky toffee pudding or Vanilla cheesecake. Mixed reviews on the Sticky toffee, I enjoyed my Cherry apple crumble.

All in all a nice meal in a comfortable restaurant, some of us had the chance to speak with the head chef afterwards, and enjoyed stories concerning his "big boss" and his antics.

Biggest downside was the fact that rather than calling us taxis to return to our hotel or to go to the Tower of London for the Ceremony of the Keys, the restaurant sent out for their car service, which were a group of non English speaking drivers in Mercedes sedans that had minimal knowledge of the street of London. Not pretty, some of the drivers got flat out lost.

I think all enjoyed their experience in a Gordon Ramsay restaurant, but I still sent out a letter of complaint today regarding the issues with the contract and the car service. Curious to see if they respond.

YachtClubWoman
09-12-2011, 07:46 AM
Would you go to the restaurant as an individual? I am in London this week and looking for someplace to eat that I have not been to before.

thanks

Sarabi's Cubs
09-12-2011, 10:03 AM
Frank - you forgot the best part! The yummy cauliflower cheese casserole. I was scarfing down as much of that as I could find and I don't even like cauliflower! Thank you so much for arranging things and getting Brian and I added at the last minute. We had such a great time that night!

Laurie

MinnieGarden
09-12-2011, 10:11 AM
Would you go to the restaurant as an individual? I am in London this week and looking for someplace to eat that I have not been to before.

thanks

Absolutely! The food was very good and reasonably priced. Plus, you could eat in the main dining room on street level which looked nice.

skunkvette
09-12-2011, 10:49 AM
Frank - you forgot the best part! The yummy cauliflower cheese casserole. I was scarfing down as much of that as I could find and I don't even like cauliflower! Thank you so much for arranging things and getting Brian and I added at the last minute. We had such a great time that night!

Laurie

Oh my, how could I forget that! Best cauliflower EVER.

It was a great time, glad we could get everyone together.

By the way, I received an apology note from the restaurant today after my comments on our issues, with a promise for a personal contact to discuss how things went wrong. Will post if and when they follow up.

Frank

YachtClubWoman
09-12-2011, 11:47 AM
thanks for letting me know. I may try the restaurant this week.

BriarRosie
09-12-2011, 12:36 PM
Oh my, how could I forget that! Best cauliflower EVER.

It was a great time, glad we could get everyone together.

By the way, I received an apology note from the restaurant today after my comments on our issues, with a promise for a personal contact to discuss how things went wrong. Will post if and when they follow up.

Frank

I'm glad they contacted you. That ride to Tower of London was...interesting. :laughing:

But I think everyone loved those dishes of cheesy cauliflower. They gave us extra to share at our end of the table. I liked the meal overall. The only problem I saw was that the sticky toffee pudding had a burnt taste to the toffee sauce. If it wasn't burnt, it would have been fantastic.

And my description of the private room was "family rec room in the basement". :rotfl2:

sayhello
09-12-2011, 06:53 PM
Oh my, how could I forget that! Best cauliflower EVER.

It was a great time, glad we could get everyone together.

By the way, I received an apology note from the restaurant today after my comments on our issues, with a promise for a personal contact to discuss how things went wrong. Will post if and when they follow up.

FrankYay for cheesy cauliflower!

Good job that they apologized! It will be interesting what all they have to say when they follow up with you. Thanks for keeping us informed.

Sayhello

Chropistopy
09-13-2011, 02:36 PM
Oh my, how could I forget that! Best cauliflower EVER.

It was a great time, glad we could get everyone together.

By the way, I received an apology note from the restaurant today after my comments on our issues, with a promise for a personal contact to discuss how things went wrong. Will post if and when they follow up.

Frank

I glad that they followed up so quickly!!

Frank - Thanks again for arranging everything for us all! It was a great night and a great meal spent with some wonderful people!

They even arranged for a few of us to run off our dinner in the Tower of London Fun Run...:rotfl::rotfl:

sayhello
09-14-2011, 06:38 AM
They even arranged for a few of us to run off our dinner in the Tower of London Fun Run...:rotfl::rotfl::lmao: :rotfl2:

Sayhello

YachtClubWoman
09-14-2011, 05:37 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. I had dinner tonight at Foxtrot Oscar - I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and the service from the men running the front of the house were excellent. (I was upstairs).

I loved the Chelsea area as I had not been in that part of London before.

skunkvette
09-14-2011, 06:05 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. I had dinner tonight at Foxtrot Oscar - I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and the service from the men running the front of the house were excellent. (I was upstairs).

I loved the Chelsea area as I had not been in that part of London before.

Glad you enjoyed, we would go back again.

What part of the Philly suburbs are you from? We are in Exton.

YachtClubWoman
09-15-2011, 01:20 AM
Talk about a small world - I work in Exton. I live in Royersford.

skunkvette
09-15-2011, 10:49 AM
Talk about a small world - I work in Exton. I live in Royersford.

Too cool, hope you have a great trip abroad!

skunkvette
09-15-2011, 10:58 AM
From Gordan Ramsay Holdings:

Dear Frank,



Thank you for your email and your continued patience as I investigated your concerns.



I would like to sincerely apologise for any frustrations that may have been caused to you during your recent visit to Foxtrot Oscar on Sunday, 4th August. I have discussed your comments with Phil Halpin, Reservations Manager, who would like his personal apologies passed on to you for your frustrations.



It is our policy for large group bookings to offer a smaller menu, as this enables us to provide you with the cuisine and service without compromising our standards or your experience. However I am sorry that you felt the communication with regards to this matter was not clarified to you appropriately, Phil has addressed his team on the importance of clear communication to all guests.


I would like to thank you for taking the time and trouble to bring your concerns to our attention as this enables us to address the areas which marred your experience on this occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back to Foxtrot Oscar or indeed any Gordon Ramsay restaurant again in the future.



Kind regards,







Martha Ray

For Gordon Ramsay Holdings


They had sent a previous separate apology concerning the problems with the car service they use, with a committment to investigate our issues.

I did close our conversations with the company by saying theat aside from these issue, the experience was enjoyable.

Thanks again to everyone for your patience and assistance in pulling this event off.

Cathy and I really enjoyed the night out and will remember our meal together for a long time, especially the Cheesy Cauliflower!

Frank