What we're about

The London Wine, Dining and Travel Meetup is for people who love good wine and food, and want to share their passion with others in sociable company. And if you want to experience first hand wine regions, meet winemakers and enjoy stunning scenery, we also organise fabulous wine tours all over the world. We host a wide range of wine and food related events, both in and outside the UK, where we can share our love of fine wine, delicious food and travel. So if you would like to socialise, have fun and maybe learn something new come and join us.

Upcoming events (5)

Cigalon 5 Course Dinner including BYO Wine £65!

Cigalon - French Restaurant inspired by Provence and the Mediterranean coastline

£65.00

Cigalon is a contemporary French restaurant specialising in seasonal, delicious plates of food inspired by the flavours of Provence and surrounding Mediterranean coastline. The menu changes monthly according to what’s most in season, with a focus on lightly grilled meats, beautiful fresh fish and incredible quality vegetables.

We have booked the 5 course menu and negotiated a special deal of BYO for no corkage charge. We will be in their private room.

Here is the MENU:

Amuse Bouche: Soupe au Pistou

Entrées:
Crunchy Vegetables Salad, Tonnato Sauce & Squid Ink Cracker

OR Smoked Bacon, Courgettes, & Pecorino Pasta

Plats Principaux:
Baked Aubergine, Goat Cheese & Lovage Oil

OR Grilled Grey Mullet, Cauliflower & Bois Boudran Sauce

OR Roasted Guinea-Fowl Breast, Poichichade & Tomatoes

Fromage: Cheese of the Day

Desserts:
Marinated Strawberries, Sablés Breton, Peach & Verbena Sorbet

OR Chocolate Moelleux & Raspberry Sorbet

If you would like to attend but cannot eat certain foods due to specific allergy or dietary requirement, then please let us know in advance. If you can't eat at least 4 of the dishes, then this is not the event for you!

WINE: For the BYO I will take for our table of 8 people 6 different quality wines with an average retail price of £20 - 1 champagne or equivalent quality sparkling, 2 whites, 2 reds and 1 dessert wine. With normal mark-ups these would be £60+ on the restaurant's wine list.

The pre-pay for this event is £65 which includes:

The 5 course menu and service charge
6 bottles of quality wine for the table
Meetup and Paypal fees

On the evening you will pay for any additional drinks (water, coffee/tea) or food not mentioned above.

WAITLIST: If the event is fully booked and you would like to join the ‘waitlist’, post a comment to let us know

REFUNDS: If you cancel by Sunday 1st latest AND there is someone on the waitlist who pays for your place you will get a refund of £62 (£65 - £3 paypal/meetup fees).

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING VACCINATIONS: To ensure that we can offer peace of mind and comfort to our members, we kindly ask that you only attend if you have had at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Please bring evidence to show proof of vaccination. We will make an exception for those with a medical condition which prevents you from being vaccinated, and then we will require sight of a letter from your GP explaining why you cannot be vaccinated. In which case we will also require proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before the start of the event. We hope you understand that this policy is for our members' safety and wellbeing, which are of the utmost importance.

We reserve the right to ask for proof of vaccination (or of a negative PCR Covid test taken within 72 hours prior to the event) from anyone attending the event.

***Your RSVP to this event signifies your agreement to this policy for The London Wine, Dining and Travel Meetup .***

Cheers,
Christos

Sunday Champagne Bottomless-Brunch

St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys

£62.00

An amazing London station due to it's gothic architecture, this wonderful location has shops, bars and a variety of treats for all.

Let's spend Sunday with bubbles and sparkling conversations with time-stopping views in Europe’s longest Champagne bar. Taking centre stage in this glorious, iconic location, St Pancras Champagne Bar by Searcys is a delight from beginning to end.

You can find the menu here:

https://stpancrasbysearcys.co.uk/hideout-app/app-uploads/sites/3/2021/07/Sunday-Bottomless-Brunch.pdf

***Please note that we will all take the Sunday-Bottomless-Brunch.***

The pre-pay for this event is £62, includes your 2 course brunch wth limitless Searcy's Champagne for 90 minutes, service charges, organiser/Meetup/PayPal fees.
You will pay for any additional items and drinks, plus service charges.

We have reserved 12 places, with 2 tables of 6.

REFUND POLICY:
Prepay for this is £62. If you cancel your place by Thu 09:00 , 12 Aug latest you will get a refund of £59, with £3 non-refundable.

After this time, you will only receive a refund IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE, if there is someone on the 'waitlist' who books and pays for your place. TO MAKE IT CLEAR - NO REFUNDS UNLESS SOMEONE ELSE PAYS FOR A CANCELLED PLACE AFTER THIS DEADLINE.

WAITLIST: Meetup have stubbornly refused to reinstate waitlists for events pre-payment is required. If this event is fully booked and you would like to attend if someone cancels, post a comment in the event to let me know that you are interested and your name will be added to "Waitlist"

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING VACCINATIONS: To ensure that we can offer peace of mind and comfort to our members, we kindly ask that you only attend if you have had at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Please bring evidence to show proof of vaccination. We will make an exception for those with a medical condition which prevents you from being vaccinated, and then we will require sight of a letter from your GP explaining why you cannot be vaccinated. In which case we will also require proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before the start of the event. We hope you understand that this policy is for our members' safety and wellbeing, which are of the utmost importance.

***Your RSVP to this event signifies your agreement to this policy for The London Wine, Dining and Travel Meetup .***

Cheers,

5 Course Tasting Menu + Glass of Bubbles at 1 Michelin Star Galvin La Chapelle

This is the same event as the one in Sep. PLEASE only register for one of them. If you register for both, you will be refunded for one event and the non-refundable fee will be deducted.

Large arched windows, high stone ceilings and elegant interiors provide the perfect backdrop to Michelin star Galvin La Chapelle’s traditional yet modern French menu, moments away from Liverpool Street station.

Jeff Galvin has created an incredible value five course tasting menu for you to enjoy this Summer at Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle. A complimentary glass of sparkling Brut will be offered with this menu.

DRINKS: to complete your experience, Head Sommelier Stephen Nisbet has selected matching wine pairings for each course, should you wish to add this option (OPTIONAL). This will include 100 ml for first four wines and 75 ml for the desert wine and cost £30 together with the additional service charges. Alternatively the full wine list is available.

MENU: Made of seasonal and fresh produce, dishes at La
include Chilled Charentais melon soup & Bayonne ham & fresh almonds, Lasagne of Dorset crab, beurre Nantais & pea shoots and Valrhona chocolate Pavé, English strawberry Meringue. The menu changes frequently so you will need to be a 'flexible eater'. However if you have any food allergies or signifcant dietary issues please let us know.

We have reserved 8 places. Please note that dress code is smart casual.

The cost of this event is £57 per person which is amazing value, as this covers the 5 course menu including a glass of bubbly + service charge, organiser and paypal/meetup fees.

REFUND POLICY: If you cancel by 6.45 pm Mon 16 Aug latest you will get a refund of £53.50 (£57 less £3.50 paypal/meetup fees) if there is someone on the waitlist who books and pays for your place.

If we need to cancel the event due to a change in government regulations or any other reason you will get a full refund.

WAITLIST: Meetup have stubbornly refused to reinstate waitlists for events which require pre-payment. If this event is fully booked and you would like to attend if someone cancels, post a comment in the event to let me know that you are interested.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING VACCINATIONS: To ensure that we can offer peace of mind and comfort to our members, we kindly ask that you only attend if you have had at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Please bring evidence to show proof of vaccination. We will make an exception for those with a medical condition which prevents you from being vaccinated, and then we will require sight of a letter from your GP explaining why you cannot be vaccinated. In which case we will also require proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before the start of the event. We hope you understand that this policy is for our members' safety and wellbeing, which are of the utmost importance.

***Your RSVP to this event signifies your agreement to this policy for The London Wine, Dining and Travel Meetup .***

Cheers,

Christos

Davy’s Summer Wine Tasting & Lunch

Davy's Wine Vaults - Greenwich

£50.00

Please join us in Greenwich for Davy's famous Summer Tasting & Lunch on Saturday 11th September.

Fun and informal, the summer ‘walk-around’ tasting showcasing more than 80 wines. Davy's have built lasting relationships with some of the world’s finest wine-makers and the Summer Tasting is a fantastic opportunity to try a wide range of styles, including latest additions, with experts on hand for any questions you may have.

We’re hoping the sun will shine just as it has in previous years, however the event will be under cover in the newly refurbished courtyard at the rear of the Vaults just in case. A buffet lunch is available to our members for this tasting.

Although restrictions have been lifted, in remaining vigilant and mindful of all, there are reduced number of tickets available to this year’s event – I would therefore highly recommend an early booking to avoid disappointment. Spaces are strictly limited and are available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

We have reserved 15 places.

REFUND POLICY: The cost of this event is £50 per person which is amazing value, covers the cost of tasting, buffet lunch including tea or coffee, organiser and paypal/meetup fees. A non-refundable £3 fee.

If you cancel by 12:00 noon, Wednesday 8th Sep latest AND there is someone on the waitlist who pays for your place you will get a refund of £47 (£50 less £3 paypal/meetup fees). If we need to cancel the event due to a change in government regulations or any other reason you will get a full refund.

WAITLIST: Meetup have stubbornly refused to reinstate waitlists for events which require pre-payment. If this event is fully booked and you would like to attend if someone cancels, post a comment in the event to let me know that you are interested.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING VACCINATIONS: To ensure that we can offer peace of mind and comfort to our members, we kindly ask that you only attend if you have had at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Please bring evidence to show proof of vaccination. We will make an exception for those with a medical condition which prevents you from being vaccinated, and then we will require sight of a letter from your GP explaining why you cannot be vaccinated. In which case we will also require proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before the start of the event. We hope you understand that this policy is for our members' safety and wellbeing, which are of the utmost importance.

***Your RSVP to this event signifies your agreement to this policy for The London Wine, Dining and Travel Meetup .***
Cheers,

Sanjeev

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