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London: meals that can only be ordered by a group

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oliverH May 1, 2014 08:14 AM

Hi - sorry if this has been covered, but I'm not even sure which search terms to use! OK -

We are looking for a restaurant for an upcoming stag weekend (older crowd, not raucous). We thought it might be fun to pre-order a meal that can only be ordered by a group - like the St John's Feasting Menu, where they cook a whole suckling pig. Kind of like a group bonding thing.

Does anyone know of London restaurants other than St Johns that offer that kind of communal, group-only menu? Thanks!

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    ManInTransit RE: oliverH May 1, 2014 09:31 AM

    I know Hix Soho does some feasting type menus for groups.

    Hawksmoor Guildhall has a private room where you can order a steak tasting menu/banquet last time I checked.

    I've also always been intrigued by the Hue Imperial Dinner at the Viet Grill.

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      oliverH RE: ManInTransit May 1, 2014 09:34 AM

      great tips, thanks!

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      Foxeyblue RE: oliverH May 2, 2014 10:44 PM

      Argentian restaurant A la Cruz http://www.alacruz.com/menu.pdf does a whole lamb on request

      If you fancy a bit more of the party theme you can get a variety of exotic meats as a feasting menu here: http://www.shaka-zulu.com/restaurant/...

      Posh chinese suckling pig here: http://www.chinatanglondon.co.uk/down...

      Ethiopian can be a good group thing too if you like that.

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        Kavey RE: Foxeyblue May 5, 2014 02:46 AM

        I thought A La Cruz closed a long time back? I went not long after it opened and enjoyed it so would be interested to know if it's re-opened?

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          Foxeyblue RE: Kavey May 6, 2014 11:46 AM

          Weird. You're right, and yet they still have an active website. I wonder if they have kept it in case they reopen somewhere.

      2. limster RE: oliverH May 3, 2014 01:25 AM

        Presa, hake's head, or txuleton at Pizarro.

        The cote de boeuf at Casse-Croute.

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          oliverH RE: oliverH May 3, 2014 03:19 AM

          Thanks everyone, this is great! For future reference I guess I should have searched for "feasting menu". These are all great suggestions.

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            bodessa RE: oliverH May 6, 2014 12:54 PM

            I really enjoyed a group menu of the kind you're asking about at the Drapers Arms in Islington - a really lovely private room, too. I'm sure if you spoke to them, they could talk you through the hunk o'meat options they offer ;)

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              oliverH RE: bodessa May 6, 2014 01:30 PM

              thanks!!

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            brokentelephone RE: oliverH May 7, 2014 03:15 PM

            Some lamb dish at Gt. Queen St. is good for sharing, like a group of 4

            1. Paprikaboy RE: oliverH May 8, 2014 04:31 AM

              Iberica on Great Portland St do a whole milk fed pig and also 1.5kg rib of beef,

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                BritInDC RE: oliverH May 12, 2014 04:23 AM

                Bocca Di Lupo has some amazing sounding feasting menus!

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