In my experience, most vietnamese restaurants/cafes do not accept bookings or cannot handle large groups. These sets of meets exist to allow you to be able to discover and experience these places that are otherwise not possible with large groups at peak times.
Consequently these meets are:
• restricted in numbers
• may involve some waiting time
• slightly earlier than peak times
• may occur on different days
If you have a suggestion for a place you would love to try, repeat requests or would like to host an event, feel free to contact me. These meets are not intended to occur at regular intervals.
Please update your RSVP if you are no longer able to attend.
On to the choice of the moment!
Located further out from the city in Surrey Quays / Canada Water, this is a well known popular place where formidable queues can form in peak hours. The decor is basic however the food is undisputed. It can be observed that the local Vietnamese that go out of their way to drive here.
Limited to 8 people.
Warning, this place is cash only and its a fair walk to the closest ATM. There are ATMs at Canada Water station however. Average cost is £15.
11:30am Meet at Canada Water underground station (Jubilee Line) on the concourse (for those who do not know the way)
11:45am Starting walking to Cafe East
12:00pm Meet at Cafe East (opens at 12pm)
Why Sunday 11:30am?
• Ensure arrival at Canada Water station from which you will be guided on a 5 - 10min walk.
• Ensure we get a table as quickly as possible
• Lunch is very busy on weekends
• Bookings are not possible or rather haphazard and unreliable
For those late for the station meeting, you will need to make your own way there. It is also accessible via Surrey Quays station. A contact number will be given closer to the day.
Canada Water station is on the Jubilee line before Canary wharf.
From the meeting point, walk straight down the curved road away from the station, past the Daily Mail, till you see Pizza Hut. Enter the "leisure park" on the left and walk through carpark past Odeon, past the bowling alley to the other end of the car park. You will see the blue Cafe East sign as you approach.