Advanced search moan that my friend has booked a 9.30 table for dinner?

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Turniphead1 Tue 19-Aug-08 10:41:30

I am going out with DH and 6 friends on saturday night and the only table at the restaurant we wanted to go to is at 9.30. IME this means we will be having starters at 10, main courses at 10.30. Even if I wasn't 5 months pregnant, I just don't enjoy eating that late at night. There are plenty of other restaurants we could book but wondering AIBU to suggest it?

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 19-Aug-08 10:43:46

I'd be a bit annoyed but it's only one evening out, just eat lightly.

Kimi Tue 19-Aug-08 10:46:05

Well if it is where everyone wants to go I don't think there is much that can be done.
Would everyone be happy going elsewhere?
Also it might be too late to get a table at an earlier time else where.

fuzzywuzzy Tue 19-Aug-08 10:49:46

is there a happy hour thing before it?? IME thats the only time we've ever had a table booked really late, as everyone was busy getting paralytic on two for one cocktails beforehand!!

Cappuccino Tue 19-Aug-08 10:50:49

I would be asleep before I got there


Turniphead1 Tue 19-Aug-08 10:50:52

She has managed to change it to 7.30 - but am anticipating an email from my friend who won't let a babysitter put her Pfb to bed even though he is 18 months old....saying that is too early grin
Oh dear.

ilovemydog Tue 19-Aug-08 10:50:59

Eat before you go...

kslatts Tue 19-Aug-08 11:00:24

I think it's difficult to please everyone when organising a meal out for a group of people.

YANBU for not wanting to eat that late, but neither is your friend if she wants to put her child to bed before going out.

lucykate Tue 19-Aug-08 11:02:42

it's tricky, when there is a group of people going out, all with dc's of varying ages, you'll never please everyone.

hope you have a nice meal though

HonoriaGlossop Tue 19-Aug-08 11:56:01

agree with kslatts, your friend who needs to put her child to bed before she comes out is no more unreasonable than you not wanting to eat late. Some kids are very difficult at bedtime or would be a nightmare for the babysitter to put to bed; and she's ONLY 18 months, still a baby!

as others have said though there is NO way to please everyone, so hope you have a good time anyway - at least you will get dinner at a reasonable hour! smile

Tclanger Tue 19-Aug-08 12:10:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

funnypeculiar Tue 19-Aug-08 12:20:01

Choose another restaurant.
9.30 is too late for you, and 7.30 is too early for your friend (btw, I have 2 kids and I'd struggle to get to a restaurant for 7.30, I don't think she's being at all unreasonable...getting someone else to put your kids to bed is a real minefield...)

AbbaFan Tue 19-Aug-08 12:23:17

I would prefer a late start to an early one.

My friends with no kids will book for 7.30 and it's soooooo annoying.

Turniphead1 Tue 19-Aug-08 12:23:56

Lucikly my friend IS getting her babysitter to put her DS to bed (so I was jumping the gun and being horrid). And you are all right - no more unreasonable to want to do that than to not want to eat at 10. So problem solved!

squeaver Tue 19-Aug-08 12:24:15

Oh I hate eating that late. I just can't do it . But I like seeing my friends and sometimes that's just the way it is.

Have something at 5pm, then two starters and leave before the dessert if you're tired. You've got a good excuse.

mm22bys Tue 19-Aug-08 14:46:02

I hate eating late too. We're meeting up for lunch soon with an old friend, and she wants to see the DSs as well they're 4 and 1 - lunch is at 2pm!!!! Not sure how they'll cope with that one. If it were just DH and me it would be OK...we don't often eat late....

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