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Joined 27-03-2006
Posted on Wednesday, 31 May, 2006 - 05:28 pm:   


An odd post I grant thee, but there you go - help needed my fellow Foresters!

My partner and I got engaged last week and are having a 'meet the parents' event in the first week of July whereby my mother (South London born and bred, happiest with a portion of chips in newspaper stereotypical type thing) and my partners parents (from country village, grow own aubergines and are currently involved in eco projects to use rainwater to flush loo and erect a windmill omn their roof)will meet for the first time after 4 years. Basically, they don't, on the surface, have that much in common. (I am being VERRRYYY presumptuous and prejudiced - I know, I know...) Bloke and I want to take them for dinner locally (i.e within 3 miles of FH station) but somewhere that has a bit of background/noise entertainment to fill in awkward silences. (I know I am worrying over nothing but I have already turned into an overwrought bridezilla) Any ideas at all?

Many Thanks
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 31 May, 2006 - 05:44 pm:   

Not in FH but The Green in EDulwich usually has a wide variety of foods and we go there when vegtarian family members in town visiting as offers them a selection.
Joined 28-03-2006
Posted on Wednesday, 31 May, 2006 - 09:14 pm:   

Thats Amore, Kirkdale, Sydenham, family run restaurant, excellant food, reasonable prices and mine host Gianni plays and sings ala Dean Martin etc. A great favorite with our friends and family.
Joined 24-03-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 31 May, 2006 - 10:44 pm:   

No one said the in-laws were veggie. It might be difficult to find somewhere that suits both sets...something boozerish might be best?
Joined 08-05-2006
Posted on Wednesday, 31 May, 2006 - 11:09 pm:   

What about tapas? Then those who wish to stick to chick peas and aubergines can do so , and the rest can indulge in prawns, pork etc. I think there's quite a few places around now, but I have been to the Barcelona on the South Circular quite a few times - maybe that's not posh enough for what you want, but I always enjoy it.
Joined 16-07-2004
Posted on Thursday, 01 June, 2006 - 10:06 am:   

Dartmouth Arms - you can have steak and chips or something fancy on a bed of puy lentils - should suit most palates and if it's background noise you want then you could eat in the pub bit rather than the resto bit.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 01 June, 2006 - 11:42 am:   

Get them drunk. Everyone enjoys that.
Joined 27-03-2006
Posted on Thursday, 01 June, 2006 - 03:00 pm:   

Thanks for all the replies folks - much appreciated!!!!! Think I may go for That's Amore - amazing but you have found the common link in Dean Martin/Ratpack!!!
Joined 28-03-2006
Posted on Thursday, 01 June, 2006 - 03:05 pm:   

Hope you have a great time at Thats Amore and do not forget to join in with singing Thats Amore!

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