Chinese New Year meal celebrations

****Payment is required to confirm your place****

I have increased the numbers as this night has generated a huge response , well it is delicious food...However due to the large attendance for this night the restaurant have asked for payment to confirm the table booking. As OSW are unable to pay in advance and collect on the night and contacting people regarding last minute cancellations can be difficult I have to ask you pay in advance. 

HOW TO PAY ? So folks if you have signed up and want to come please can you pay £16.50 cash only to Derek on Sundays walk or by bank transfer ( details will be sent by email shortly ).  

If your payment hasn't been received by 4pm Wednesday 22nd January I will have to update your RSVP to NO as I have to confirm with SOJO the numbers for vegetarian and meat. If you don't write vegetarian I will assume its meat. 

Let's celebrate the Chinese New Year ( year of the horse ) in this delicious restaurant. I went here recently and the food was excellent.

Please pay for your drinks separately to avoid confusion when we get the bill. 

Where and When ?

7.15pm If you'd like to we will meet for a drink first at The Retreat pub- - next to the wahoo club.

7.55pm Sit down at the restaurant and get drinks. If you are late the restaurant will reduce the table size so please do not be late!

Synopsis............SoJo serves up food a Chinese grandmother would put on the dinner table. To many our dishes may be alien  or even new but they are actually centuries old, traditional proper Chinese food that prompted Giles Coren to write about us in The Sunday Times in August 2009. We were further highly  reviewed in The Oxford Mail in January 2012 by Kate MacAllister. There is no compromise here. Where it is meant to be spicy, it is so by Chinese standards and that could be 7- 9 out of 10 on the British palate scale. SoJo food is no frills unpretentious rustic food with lots of exotic ingredients, cooked from scratch or prepared with age old methods.

The Cost

£16.50 for a 2 course meat set menu

1st course - Crispy Duck

Mains - Egg fried rice and Satay King Prawns, Black bean beef, chicken cashew nut, sweet and sour pork, stir fried mixed vegetables.

VEGETARIAN...

-Vegetarian Spring Rolls

-Vegetarian Lettuce Wrap

Main Courses

-Black Bean Tofu with Green Peppers, -Gan Bian Fine Beans

-Kung Bo Vegetables, -Crispy Garlic Mushrooms

-Egg Fried Rice 



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  • Sonia

    Good company as usual

    February 2, 2014

  • Derek

    Excellent restaurant, food and company and the best Chinese food I've had in Oxford. Thanks Jo for all the hard work in organizing the evening.

    February 1, 2014

  • Sue B.

    Good meal, great location, wonderful company as always

    January 31, 2014

  • LynG

    Food was good and well organised by Jo
    H as usual, but considering it was Chinese New Year the restaurant could have made the effort to decorate or be festive.

    February 1, 2014

    • Jo H

      Yes I agree about lack of festivity there, got to Chinese shop 5 mins too late to buy fortune cookies .

      February 1, 2014

    • LynG

      No worries. An excellent evening even without the Chinese lanterns or fortune cookies.

      February 1, 2014

  • Debbie

    Good to meet new members, tasty food & plenty of it. Well done Jo!

    February 1, 2014

  • Debbie

    Thanks Jo for organising a great evening, masses of tasty food and good company!

    February 1, 2014

  • PamW

    Great eve, thanks

    February 1, 2014

  • Peter L.

    excellent great idea to organise this

    February 1, 2014

  • Kate

    Great food and a fun evening. Thank you, Jo.

    February 1, 2014

  • Beth E.

    Plenty of very good, extremely tasty dishes, so much so that I took home a doggy bag, Well I am still unemployed so getting vfm is essential ;). Good night out, great company and nice to see some faces who haven't seen much off lately.

    February 1, 2014

  • Jo H

    Plenty of food and yummy too. Sorry i wasnt very lively , had a very busy week and shattered!

    January 31, 2014

  • Richard

    Thanks Jo H for a great evening.

    January 31, 2014

  • Jo H

    Sorry- have to be somewhere else first so very unlikely to be at the pub - see you at the restaurant.

    January 31, 2014

  • Jo H

    we have 4 vegetarians- Sue, Sonia, Vaishali, Berta and 28 meat eaters.
    Is there anyone else who would like the vegetarian menu please ? replies by Thursday 12 noon please !

    January 27, 2014

  • chillie

    dont know how you do this jo..you've patience of a saint you have!!!!

    January 23, 2014

  • vaishali

    Just paid to your bank account jo thanks so much hope you received it x

    January 22, 2014

    • Jo H

      yes! just in time thanks x

      January 22, 2014

    • vaishali

      Phew sorry about the delay!! Thankyou hope one veg and one meat is okay look forward to meeting you x

      January 22, 2014

  • Jo H

    Hello, I have 27 peeps have paid so far, thank you.
    6 people unpaid...
    Just to confirm there are 2 vegetarians- Sue BM and Sonia, everyone else is eating from the meat menu. Please correct me if i'm wrong ....

    January 21, 2014

    • Jo H

      hi, I haven't received your payment by bank, if you click on the button at the top near the £17.38 you can pay with pay pal. Thanks.

      January 22, 2014

    • vaishali

      Hi Jo, just paid for me and my guest phil sorry I had problem withy net in yesterday should be in your bank account instantly. Please do let me know if you don't receive it? X

      January 22, 2014

  • Derek

    Confirmed Paypal payment from Berta.

    January 22, 2014

  • Rachel A.

    I've paid with Paypal; I hope it worked!

    January 21, 2014

    • Derek

      Confirmed PayPal receipt.

      January 21, 2014

  • Marion

    I have just paid with PayPal.

    January 20, 2014

    • Jo H

      Thanks very much will check soon .

      January 20, 2014

    • Derek

      confirmed Paypal receipt

      January 21, 2014

  • chillie

    hiya jo, ive just paid ..P27163592.. under a different name just to complicate things a bit further.. will also remember to bring in my monies for missed baddy sessions!!
    many thanks
    c

    January 20, 2014

    • Jo H

      Thanks will check tomorrow.

      January 20, 2014

    • Derek

      confirmed Paypal receipt

      January 21, 2014

  • Kate

    Hi Jo, could you please email me bank details to transfer the money. Thanks, Kate

    January 19, 2014

    • Jo H

      Just done ! x

      January 19, 2014

    • Derek

      confirmed Paypal receipt

      January 21, 2014

  • Jo H

    I have added Pay Pal option on if you prefer to pay that way ( it includes PP charges too ).

    January 20, 2014

  • Marion

    Jo, I cannot see any bank details or Paypal here...

    thanks, Marion

    January 20, 2014

    • Jo H

      Hi Marion, I sent an email last Thursday afternoon with my bank details on.....let me know if you didnt get it - think everyone did though...Jo

      January 20, 2014

  • John M.

    I'm guessing you didn't know we were required to pay up front on Wednesday Jo? You could have mentioned it to me and I could have paid you (or Derek) there and then, in the pub! Can't pay Sunday, i'm not on the walk (can't get to the start point) so i'm guessing it'll have to be bank transfer? Can I go into any branch of my bank, quote those names and numbers and they'll do the rest?

    January 17, 2014

    • John M.

      Panic over! Don't worry! Found 'em! :-0

      January 20, 2014

    • John M.

      Right, just got back from the bank and it doesn't look as if he's put my name as a reference on the transaction! The money SHOULD have gone through Jo, paid at 13:35 hrs at branch 110630. Hope you can find a record of that. (I've kept the receipt)! ;-)

      January 20, 2014

  • Stuart H.

    Jo I need details for the bank transfer please, as the attachment won't open !!

    January 19, 2014

    • Jo H

      I realise you've just RSVP'd . will send them to you now before I go to bed...

      January 19, 2014

    • Jo H

      Hi Stuart, I sent an email with acc details - if you haven't received it pls let me know.

      January 19, 2014

  • Jo H

    Payment received from Derek Packer, Cleo, Stephen Tiffany - thanks v much.

    January 17, 2014

    • LynG

      I have also paid for 2 today via Internet banking

      January 19, 2014

    • Jo H

      thanks Lynn for your payment.

      January 19, 2014

  • Sue B.

    Sandra

    I'll give Dereck the money on the walk tomorrow if that's ok.
    Thanks
    Sue

    January 18, 2014

    • Jo H

      Hi Sue that's fine, Jo - I'm organising this one not Sandra.....

      1 · January 18, 2014

    • Sue B.

      Sorry - weary week! Sue

      January 18, 2014

  • Kate

    Jo, paid this morning for two of us. Meat options for both of us, please.

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Jo H

    I can also take cash if you can get to Brookes Uni sports centre (see my badminton events for location)on Sunday evening and Monday 12-6 or Tues 6-10pm...I'll be at the reception...

    January 17, 2014

  • Sonia

    Payment made reference: SONIA -OSWCHINESE

    January 17, 2014

  • cleo l.

    I have paid now, thanks Jo

    January 16, 2014

  • cleo l.

    Thanks Jo can you specify the full name of the Bank Account given in your email please, whether it is OSW or Oxford Social Walkers please, many thanks

    January 16, 2014

  • Jo H

    Payment is now needed to confirm you place due to the size of the booking, please see email I have sent with bank details etc, thanks.

    January 16, 2014

  • Sonia

    Decisions, Decisions, I do like crispy duck and chicken with cashew nuts....but will go for the veggie option please

    January 12, 2014

    • Jo H

      Thanks sonia, I thought you were a vegetarian !

      January 12, 2014

    • Sonia

      I am more or less - I don't eat Red meat, and I hardly eat any meat at home.

      January 14, 2014

  • Sonali

    I believe this meetup is full. However if there are any seats left by the time of the event, I would like to join this event with my sister. Please let me know if 2 seats are available! Thanks :)

    January 10, 2014

    • Sonali

      Oh and we are vegetarians.

      January 10, 2014

  • LynG

    Will confirm my +1's choice asap - unable to get in touch with her currently.

    January 10, 2014

  • vaishali

    One meat and one veggie please!! Really looking forward to meeting you all. Jo - hope I have RSVP correctly this time? X

    January 6, 2014

    • vaishali

      Sorry should have said I have me plus 1!!

      January 6, 2014

    • Jo H

      yes that's fine, thanks.

      January 6, 2014

  • Sue B.

    Yum yum, yes to veggie. Thanks

    January 6, 2014

  • Jo H

    Vegetarian set menu is here.....£16.50 pp.
    Starters

    -Vegetarian Spring Rolls

    -Vegetarian Lettuce Wrap

    Main Courses

    -Black Bean Tofu with Green Peppers, -Gan Bian Fine Beans

    -Kung Bo Vegetables, -Crispy Garlic Mushrooms

    -Egg Fried Rice Please can you confirm yes or no for the veg's amongst us, thanks.

    January 6, 2014

  • Marion

    meat menu please

    January 6, 2014

  • Derek P.

    Meat menu please.

    January 6, 2014

  • John M.

    Meat menu please Jo. (Tried answering your question but there's a pop-up thing covering the 'Finish RSVP' button... Can't get rid of the pop-up, can't press 'Finish RSVP').

    January 6, 2014

  • vaishali

    hello, my name is vaishali and I am new to oxford. This will be my first meetup, will bring my hubbie too! Look forward to meeting you all xx

    January 2, 2014

    • Jo H

      Hi, I sent an email via meet up at 19.43 last night, I have a copy, I'm contacting the restaurant to increase numbers as this is going to b a full event too.

      January 5, 2014

    • vaishali

      Thanks jo for some reason I still haven't received. Have now RSVP with the correct info and added my plus 1. If there is no space please let me know and I will come to next event :) x

      January 6, 2014

  • Peter L.

    I am the meat option

    January 5, 2014

  • cleo l.

    it asks me if i'm still going and if any guests but there's nowhere to click meat or eg-can you check this please, many thanks-only me going, no guest

    January 5, 2014

  • cleo l.

    i am trying to answer the question meat or veg-it wouldn't offer a choice last time but I definitely want meat please, many thanks

    January 5, 2014

  • Debbie

    Thanks Jo x

    January 5, 2014

  • cleo l.

    thanks Jo sounds great! meat menu please, no option to answer meat or veg! will pay on the night yes?

    January 5, 2014

    • Jo H

      You should have answered the question I added on after u rsvp'd ?

      January 5, 2014

    • Jo H

      Yes please pay on the night .

      January 5, 2014

  • Debbie

    Hi Jo,
    Why won't RSVP let me add guest? Phil wants to come as well & I always just add him as a guest.

    January 5, 2014

    • Jo H

      Hi , you can do now, I'm limiting it to 1 guest as this will be popular x

      January 5, 2014

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