Thanks to everyone who suggested a venue. This month I've decided to go for Lao DiFang but I've kept a list of the other recommendations for next time.
For more details, see the full listing:http://www.meetup.com/londonmandarinlearners/calendar/11750293/
When: November 27,[masked]:00 PM
Lao Difang (My Old Place)
88 Middlesex Street,
London E1 7EZ
(it's not far from Liverpool St & Aldgate East tube statations)
I've set an RVSP limit as I've already booked a table and probably won't be able to fit too many more people in.
I've you're down as a "maybe" please convert it to yes or no at least a day or too before so I can update the reservation.
RSVP limit: 16 "Yes" and "Maybe" RSVPs
If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Maybe" as well as "Yes".)
You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/londonmandarinlearners/suggestion/