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City of London Weekday Evening Drinks/Dinner?

(17 Posts)
DickWhittingtonsCat Tue 26-Apr-05 14:42:43

Is anyone still interested in the idea of a City weekday evening drinks meet-up? We would have more time to chat than at lunch time and could speak to more people than when seated. Also, those of us who seem to keep missing lunch might stand a better chance of making it after work. There are lots of nice bars around Farringdon and Barbican which I know, which serve food, either tapas or with tables for a full meal. What do people think? What type of place would you prefer (but please let's not get into the how-to-split-the-bill debate here )? What time can most people get away from work?

anorak Tue 26-Apr-05 14:59:30

I'd come and join you later, once my DD1 is home to babysit. I don't work in the city but I can get in from where I live by train, and sometimes travel in to meet friends for the evening.

dinosaur Tue 26-Apr-05 15:02:47

I'd really like to but it means DH having to put all three sprogs to bed, which is a big ask and not one I can pull more often than about once a month (as I do sometimes have to stay late at work).

sunnyskies Tue 26-Apr-05 21:22:46

Sounds good as I only get half and hour for lunch and never seem to get to the meet.

kate79 Thu 28-Apr-05 12:04:54

sounds good to me CAT me if you get a date and time together i live in Ec1 so no problems there. i have a ds who is 12 months

Marina Thu 28-Apr-05 12:06:24

Have similar dinoesque reservations, DWC...but could possibly make a Thursday night meet for a while post 7.15pm

bossykate Thu 28-Apr-05 12:10:13

i would be interested, evening suits me better than lunchtime.

Kayleigh Thu 28-Apr-05 12:27:19

Bit difficult for me as it means arranging someone to collect kids from childminder and sort out bath/bed until dh gets in. But not unheard of . Let me know when you have a date and i'll see if it's feasible.

Would be lovely not to have the time constraint of lunchtime meet-ups. Would be free from 5:00 after work - and I eat anything !!!

anorak Thu 28-Apr-05 12:36:46

But she does prefer food that causes fat to drip off your elbows

Kayleigh Thu 28-Apr-05 12:40:43

oh anorak, that truely makes me sound delightful.
The city girls think I'm a Laydee. Please don't go shattering their illusions just because you've seen me delve into a mountain of spare ribs on the odd occasion.

DickWhittingtonsCat Tue 07-Jun-05 15:48:00

Would anyone like to meet for City drinks next week? Either Monday 13 or Friday 17 June?

dinosaur Tue 07-Jun-05 15:50:18

I could probably do the Tuesday as I have to stay late at work anyway, so could come and join you afterwards, but I'm afraid I can't leave DH to put all three of them to bed more than one night in the week! Sorry...

bossykate Tue 07-Jun-05 15:58:02

i could do the week after...

bossykate Wed 08-Jun-05 21:34:57

surely there must be others for whom evening is more convenient than lunch? huh? huh?

no but... seriously, i get into work later so that i can see the kids in the morning... that means my standard day ends later (if i get to work a standard day)... so going out for lunch (social lunches always more than an hour, ime) means it will be even later before i leave*... in any event, surely i can't be the only one who simply can't relax because there's always that sneaky clock watching thing going on which prevents talking/listening properly?

or maybe it's just me!

* - but i do get passes to go out in the evening, so while i try and leave as early as i can, evenings still work out better for me socially than lunches.

anyone still reading at this point?

dinosaur Fri 10-Jun-05 12:59:46

Still reading bossykate, but don't think I can do the week after! Would be great to meet you though.

Metrobaby Fri 10-Jun-05 13:03:07

I could make an evening meet as long as it isn't on a Tues or Weds.

misseva Fri 10-Jun-05 14:42:06

does anyone know Cru on Rufus Street (sorry to gatecrash !!

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