What we're about

For gay male couples who are looking to make new friends and socialise off / on the scene with other couples. This not-for-profit group is for easy-going people into things like art, films, travel, music, food and drink and whatever else people want to do.

All members of the group are welcome to suggest meetup ideas and events. This can easily be done using the scheduling tool on the application.

When we visit a restaurant, each couple pays their own bill. You don't have to sit together to make the system work - but of course you can if you want to.

Please note this group is NOT for single guys.

When requesting membership please introduce both partners.

Please note that Malcolm of 'Takuya and Malcolm' has taken over the group from the end of December 2018. So the group will continue into 2019 and we hope beyond.

Upcoming events (1)

Make friendships with other couples in a delightful French atmosphere is back

This very popular event is back at last. If you are in London between Christmas and New Year, we have something to add a little variety to your social calendar.

It will be exactly 2 years ago on December 29, 2019, we welcomed members to a packed room. Last time the food was so good and the service so well organised we called on all the staff to accept a round of applause.

This year, we have secured 30 seats in the rather more airy atmosphere of the ground floor at Pierre Victoire. The chef will reserve the Christmas menu for us, which most preferred last time.

Pierre Victoire is one of those restaurants that you find yourself gravitating to whenever you want a delicious meal in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. We have joined parties there, we go to dine as a couple, we go with friends for a relaxed chat, and we had a memorable evening there after Pride in 2019.

So, it is without hesitation that we offer it for our social lunch in the space between Christmas and the New Year.

If you haven’t been to a LGMC lunch before, this is how we work it. Instead of that thing where there is a bill that you must comb to find how much to pay, or find yourself sharing in someone else’s outrageous extravagance, our simple card system means that each couple can order what they want and settle their own bill even if they are not sitting or standing together all the time. It means you can also leave at a time of your own choosing.

That way you have total control and can spend as little or as much as you like. You can choose from Pierre Victoire’s excellent set menus or à la carte.

We have booked the ground floor room from 2pm. That gives us time to chat to people over a drink before you order.

If you don’t already know Pierre Victoire restaurant, here is a website that will give you a (metaphorical) flavour.

http://www.pierrevictoire.com/london/restaurant/

Other tabs will give you an idea of the dishes on offer. We'll publish the Christmas Menu as soon as we can.

A short walk from Tottenham Court Road Station, Pierre Victoire is close to the Oxford Street end of Dean Street just down from the new Elizabeth Line station. We have reserved thirty places upstairs so current capacity for this event is fifteen couples.

This time the restaurant has asked for a deposit in advance, so early booking will help us to have a clearer idea of the numbers and play fair with the restaurant at this busy time of year. Please book as soon as you can.

PLEASE NOTE: Because we are asking for a deposit, and PayPal's charging is neither transparent or appropriate for a non-profit social group, there is no fee via Meetup on registration. Instead, we will message you within 48 hours with details for bank transfer (or Paym if your bank account is enabled for payments to a mobile number). If neither of these options work for you, message us and we will sort something out.

The deposit will be £ 24.00 (12.00 per person) which secures two places. £2.00 per person is a contribution to Meetup costs and £10.00 per person will be returned on the day.

When you register, please remember to add one guest to keep the numbers right. Any no show deposits are given to staff as tips. LGMC is a non-profit group.

We hope you can come and we will be there from 2pm to welcome you.

Past events (107)

Friendly Italian-style lunch in Southwark is back

Vapiano Bankside

£2.00

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