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A group of 22 older adults will be touring in May and need a restaurant in central London midweek. Our hotel is based right by the Gloucester Rd tube, but we can travel via tube or coach within reason. I'd like to keep the price at about 60 GBP and the cuisine modern British or Continental as we will have other opportunities for a gastropub or Indian food.

A private dining room would be great. I had thought of Launceston Place or The Pantechnicon. Trinity would be a top choice if it weren't out of the way. I lived in London for 3 1/2 years until recently so I'm fairly familiar with the restaurants, but the scene changes so quickly. This is not the group to take to the trendiest spot in town, however. Thanks for any suggestions.

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  1. There's a private dining area at Deux Salons near Trafalgar Square. You wouldn't go wrong with Launceston Place, but I haven't been there since there is a new chef. Pearl has good continental dining in a very luxurious atmosphere. The evening we were there (midweek), it seemed very empty so you might have the place to yourselves.

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    1. re: zuriga1

      Le Deux Salons will be on my list for when we are in the W. End for theater. Anyplace convenient to S. Ken, Gloucester Rd you can think of?

      1. re: ctkathy

        I always stayed in that area when I was a tourist here years ago, and I don't get back there now very often, so I'm not of much help. Howler knows that area well so I hope he pops into this discussion. There's a French place called La Bouchée, and a friend used to like it.. also that was awhile ago.

        1. re: ctkathy

          launceston place is a winner! about 5 minutes walk, and the restaurant and its neighborhood will utterly charm your group. its unique.

          la bouchee is ... ehhhhh, sorry june.

          1. re: howler

            Sorry to hear that, howler. I've never eaten there myself but a friend (who I will no longer trust!) seemed to like it. How is Launceston since Welch's replacement arrived? I haven't been in quite a few years..

            1. re: zuriga1

              excellent, though i was there for the sunday roast.

              i was tempted to point the op to daquise, but wasn't sure if that fit the 'continental' label.

              1. re: howler

                Well, Daquise does sound French.........