Group Birthday Dinner on a budget
I've looked at other posts and haven't found exactly what I am looking for, so hoping someone can help. I am trying to plan a birthday party from the US for my husband who is at graduate school. It'll probably be 15-20 people. Location wise, most people will be coming from around Baker Street, but anything that's 15-20 min tube ride will be fine.
For me, the food has to be good. A place that isn't too noisey and has a cool atmostphere would be a bonus. The price-point has to be on the lower side...15-25GBP (without drinks) max. Any thoughts?
some thoughts for you:
a) relais de venise in marylebone
the parisian original now has branches in london, nyc etc.
simple formula: green salad with a delish mustardy vinaigrette, steak and fries. tell them how you want your steak and thats it. also, the steak comes twice so dont panic if the first serving looks a bit small.
you may have to queue but it works.
b) maroush, lebanese, beauchamp place
excellent lebanese. they'll happily accommodate your group, and you'll eat very very well on that budget - probably enough for wine and certainly for beer. go wild on the mezze and go light on the main courses - say one main course for every three people. this would be my favourite option.
the maroush on edgware road is closer to baker street, but the cookings not as good imho.
c) another enormously fun evening - franco manca on chiswick high street. proper neapolitan style pizza, and you'll do very very well with pizza and wine for 20 quid a head. this is serious stuff, please don't think of the usual pizza joint with bad sauce and checkered table cloths. sure winner.