2 or 3 Course Dinner at The Don Bistro, City of London (French Cuisine)

Hi again! The Christmas season is over, but true foodies don’t just stop chasing good food and wine – they just go to the gym more often!

So the time has come to visit The Don Bistro, not miles away from the City.

People will be able to choose on the night between a two or three-course meal, which at present (subject to some changes on the day) can be chosen from the following options:


Velouté of Jerusalem Artichokes, Caramelised Walnuts & Brioche Croûtons

Cured Shetland Salmon, Sweet Mustard Sauce

Potted Salt Beef, English Mustard Sauce & Toasted Crostini

Grilled Mackerel Escabèche, Olive Tapenade, Saffron Dressing

Baked Beetroot Salad, Goats curd, Pickled Shallots, Pistachios

Terrine of Confit Pork, Smoked Bacon, Shallots & Green Lentils


Our Award-Winning Grilled Lamburger, Caramelised Red Onion & French Fries

Sautéed Fillet of Natural Smoked Haddock, Poached Egg, Bubble & Squeak

Roast Supreme of Salmon on Crushed New Potatoes & Sweetcorn

Onglet of Beef, Onion Marmalade & Peppercorn Sauce

Braised Rump of Lamb, Roast Chicory & Herb Mash

Gorgonzola & Garden Vegetable Risotto, Bean Salad (v)


Eggnog Crème Brûlée with Cranberry and Pistachio Shortbread (v – not sure why other desserts are not marked with “v” on the menu, most likely by mistake)

Poached Dessert Pear with a Chocolate and Hazelnut Cream

Treacle Tart with Coconut and Wasabi Ice Cream

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Ice-Cream

So if you think if you can handle it, get booking!

Fees & Refunds 

The total fee, required upfront, is £25.05 which includes the price of the three-course meal, a £1 charge that goes towards the costs that the group owner pay to run this meetup group (any extra goes to costs of hiring rooms for the group, covering bills that don't reach, paying for cancellation fees etc), and the paypal fees. On the day there will also be a service charge added by the restaurant. This will be divided equally among everyone and has never been more than £5, so please don't worry! 

If you are a full member, you will receive the £1 charge back either at the event or by paypal on the evening of the event. Not a full member but would like to be? Please read this page: http://www.meetup.com/the-casual-foodie-club/about/

If you do not show up or cancel your place on this event within 72 hours of the event starting, you will not receive any of your fee back. This is due to the fact that we will often have to make a payment directly to the restaurant in advance - we don't get the money, the restaurant does. Within seven days, you will receive 70% back, and within 14 days you will receive back 80% back. To request a refund you will need to email Nicola.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • Pedro

    And thanks to Judy for the photo feature!

    January 27, 2014

  • Pedro

    To cut a long story short, as people in different Don guises screwed up the booking arrangements completely, we ended up going to nearby Sauterelle, and had a good meal. I'll edit the event details when I get a chance. Thanks all for putting up with a tired (and quite likely nursing a cold) host, and providing very pleasant company. See you soon in another meet!

    January 21, 2014

  • Pedro

    Hopefully last message before dinner (public transport permitting! I will update the event details later in the week): we all meet at the new location, I'll be there from 7:15. Any trouble, send me a text or give me a ring, my current Internet enabled phone is very unreliable. Thanks!

    January 21, 2014

  • Pedro

    Hi. I will check later my e-mail, but should let people on the wait list know that the location of this meal has changed (more details later). I think that, having closed this meetup to new RSVPs, people on the waiting list will not be allowed to book the event in case someone drops from the attendants' list. In the event that this is possible and people do want to book, please contact me via my profile for information on the details of the new venue. Thanks.

    January 21, 2014

  • Pedro

    Hi. I have to ask all those who have paid for dinner tonight to check their e-mails. Thanks.

    January 21, 2014

  • Teresa

    Hi Pedro

    If I wanted a 2-course meal, how much would I have to pay?


    January 14, 2014

    • Pedro

      Hi Teresa. People going for a 2-course meal should get 4 pounds back on the night. Thanks.

      January 14, 2014

  • Pedro

    More news on this after Christmas. Can only promise it'll be a good one! ;)

    December 22, 2013

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