What we're about

ABOUT THE MEETUP

This is a group for both ladies and gentlemen, singles and couples who are currently finding it frustrating like myself to find exciting like minded individuals to go out with during the day or evening, within the south and other areas of London too. Do you have different interests to your friends, has your best friends moved away, friends are married, have a young family, or are you new in London? If so this is the group for you. The events will take place whenever i find something exciting to attend, please feel free to join us, the group is for positive individuals who want to do something new for a change with like minded fun people. For example Burlesques Shows, 1920's, 30's, 40's 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's events, Jive/Swing Dancing, Line Dancing, Afro Beats, Salsa, River Dancing Shows, Comedy Shows, Pop Up Events, Food Festivals, Street Food Markets, Theater, Cinema, Opera, Celebrating other people's cultures ,Dinners, Lunch, Picnics, Weekends away, Holidays, Spas and lots more, if anyone has a suggestion for an event please feel free to share with the group.

If you have an idea for an event please share with me and will see what i can do, all suggestion are appreciated. Additionally if you would like to host an event please feel free to do so, you must have attended at least 10 meetups over 12 months, so that other members can get a better understanding of who you are as a person.

For some events there will be a small contribution fee to the host, mostly for food, theatre, shows etc

Also the founder and owner of Passionate About Travelling, Food and Events check here to join us https://www.meetup.com/Passionate-about-Travelling-Food-and-Events/

You can also follow us on Facebook Get a Social Life https://www.facebook.com/groups/15632124439... (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1563212443940759/permalink/1672669149661754/?comment_id=1674061642855838¬if_t=group_comment¬if_id=1463524537881202)

Upcoming events (4+)

50 % off Food and Mocktails @ The Bedford Pub in Balham

The Bedford

£26.50

January sales at the Bedford Pub on all food and mocktails, yes including dessert too, come dine with me, let's socialise and meet new people in the heart of Balham.

The Bedford is back. First built in 1931, this magnificent venue has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment to create an unrivalled pub, club, restaurant, live music and entertainment venue plus 15 stunning boutique bedrooms.

Five beautiful bars offer the finest artisan spirits, craft beers, cocktails, wine and Champagnes. Our restaurant focuses on using the best ingredients from the British Isles, our fish is sustainably sourced and our vegan and vegetarian dishes could convince the staunchest of carnivores. Our Ballroom and Cocktail Bar provide the ultimate places to party whilst the iconic stage in our Club Room, once home to the likes of Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Eddie Izzard and Michael McIntyre, will present a hot bed of up and coming creative talent, just as it always has.

Our individually designed bedrooms add another layer of luxury. Expect Hypnos beds, Egyptian cotton linen, roll top baths, rain showers and bespoke artwork for a truly memorable stay.

Link to menu, please note this may change on the day https://thebedford.com/wp-content/uploads/1.-ALL-DAY-MENU-DECEMBER-2021.pdf

Price £26.50

What's Included

£20 off your meal
Host, admin, organising, researching and Paypal fees

What's Not Included

Service Charges
Tips
Alcoholic and other drinks are not included in the 50% off

Any additional costs over £20 is to be paid directly to restaurant
possible 12.5% service charge maybe added to your bill.

To RSVP you must pay first via PAYPAL, this is on a first come first serve basis, once full, the RSVP will be closed. From past experience payment up front weeds out the time wasters who often RSVP YES with no intentions of attending.

Price includes time spent planning, administration and organisation costs, meetup site charges, marketing, hosts expenses, fees and payment processing charges via pay pal. I think all my events represent excellent value for money, but if you don't agree and are not happy to pay for additional fees as a host or any future events please do not RSVP.

If for some reason you are no longer able to make it, please send a message out to sell your dinning spot, also please read terms and conditions here https://www.meetup.com/Passionate-about-Travelling-Food-and-Events/messages/boards/thread/52525377/0/#[masked]
Look forward to meeting you at the dinning table

All prices include VAT and a discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill. Some dishes may contain nuts, please
let us know if you have any allergies or intolerances - we are happy to provide you with any allergen informa

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12 Plate Lunch with a glass of Champagne @ The Crazy Bear in Buckinghamshire

The Crazy Bear Beaconsfield

£60.00

The Crazy Bear Beaconsfield opened in 2008 to spectacular international reviews including Conde Nast’s Hot List for best new hotels in the world

The oldest documented building in Beaconsfield, a fifteenth century coaching inn, has been meticulously restored and elaborately designed to provide dramatic architecture and uncompromised luxury

The Crazy Bear Beaconsfield is a unique oasis in quintessential England and is the antithesis to ordinary

Have always wanted to visit this elegant and quirky venue, if you’re looking for something different come join me at The Crazy Bear, Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, a decadent oasis of elaborate luxury, situated in the centre of the beautiful quintessentially-English Old Town Beaconsfield, just minutes from the M40 J2 and less than 30 minutes by train from London Marylebone. The oldest documented building in Beaconsfield comprises sumptuous accommodation, lavish English and Thai restaurants, two bars, four private function rooms, and a terrace with swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

Please note the restaurant is 21 minutes walk from the train station. Meal reservation is for 1.30 pm, train times information will be given once paid a week before the event.

Menu

THAI SIGNATURE MENU WITH PREMIUM CHAMPAGNE

CHAMPAGNE

A glass of Extra Age Brut or Rose Brut

CLASSIC

CRISPY SEAWEED (GF)

STEAMED EDAMAME (GF)
Japanese chilli powder, rock salt

SHRIMP CRACKERS
sweet chilli dipping sauce

BARBEQUE BABY RIBS
charred pineapple

CURRIED SALT & PEPPER BABY SQUID
crispy garlic, spring onion, habanero

ROASTED MANDARIN CHERRY VALLEY HALF DUCK

HONEY ROASTED LOIN OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE OLD SPOT PORK

CRISPY BELLY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE OLD SPOT PORK
pak choi, pickled ginger, premium soy chilli dipping sauce

CRAB MEAT & TIGER PRAWN PAD THAI
crushed chillies, lime, peanut

GAI LAN
braised garlic cloves, oyster sauce

STEAMED JASMINE RICE (GF) (V)

PASSIONFRUIT CHEESECAKE
candied coconut, mango chilli salsa

VEGETARIAN

CRISPY SEAWEED (GF)

STEAMED EDAMAME (GF)
Japanese chilli powder, rock salt

PANANG CURRY SWEETCORN CAKE
sweet chilli dipping sauce

BARBEQUED ONION, CAPSICUM, SHIITAKE, BUTTON & CHESTNUT MUSHROOM SATAY
peanut sauce, thai sweet relish, nam jim jaew sauce

CRISPY RICE PAPER MIXED VEGETABLE SPRING ROLL
hoi sin dipping sauce

ROASTED PEACH MASSAMAN CURRY (GF)
cashew nut, coriander

GAI LAN
braised garlic cloves, oyster sauce

VEGETABLE PAD THAI
crushed chillies, lime, peanut

POMEGRANATE SALAD
white onion, red onion, celery, roasted cherry tomatoes, coriander, coconut, chilli paste

TRUFFLED BABY PAK CHOI
light premium soy

STEAMED JASMINE RICE (GF)

PASSIONFRUIT CHEESECAKE
candied coconut, mango chilli salsa

This event is for 6 diners only, on a first come first serve basis. Once paid you will receive further details re meeting point and time.

Price £60

WHAT'S INCLUDED

12 Plate Lunch
1 glass of Premium Champagne
£32 credit towards your bill
Return travel to Beaconsfield via train
Friendly Host
Meeting new people
Admin/Host/Paypal Organising fees

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Tips
Service charge
Extras not included in the menu

Any extras is to be paid directly to restaurant
13.5% service charge will be added to your bill, or we can opt to pay tip to the waiter who served us.

Please note £32 will be deducted from your final bill on the day. The remaining balance of your bill should be paid directly to the restaurant.

To RSVP you must pay first via PAYPAL, this is on a first come first serve basis, once full, the RSVP will be closed. From past experience payment up front weeds out the time wasters who often RSVP YES with no intentions of attending.

Price includes time spent planning, administration and organisation costs, meetup site charges, marketing, hosts expenses, fees and payment processing charges via pay pal. I think all my events represent excellent value for money, but if you don't and are not happy to pay for additional fees for this or any future events please do not RSVP.

If for some reason you are no longer able to make it, please send a message out to sell your dinning spot, also please read terms and conditions here https://www.meetup.com/Passionate-about-Travelling-Food-and-Events/messages/boards/thread/52525377/0/#[masked]
Look forward to meeting you at the dinning table

All prices include VAT and a discretionary 13.5% service charge will be added to your bill. Some dishes may contain nuts, please
let us know if you have any allergies or intolerances - we are happy to provide you with any allergen informa

(TABLE 2) 12 Plate Lunch with Champagne @ The Crazy Bear in Buckinghamshire

The Crazy Bear Beaconsfield

£60.00

Due to popular demand, i am able to have a 2nd table, however we are not guaranteed that this table will be next to table 1. Not to worry as you will be with 5 other amazing people at your table.

The Crazy Bear Beaconsfield opened in 2008 to spectacular international reviews including Conde Nast’s Hot List for best new hotels in the world

The oldest documented building in Beaconsfield, a fifteenth century coaching inn, has been meticulously restored and elaborately designed to provide dramatic architecture and uncompromised luxury

The Crazy Bear Beaconsfield is a unique oasis in quintessential England and is the antithesis to ordinary

Have always wanted to visit this elegant and quirky venue, if you’re looking for something different come join me at The Crazy Bear, Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, a decadent oasis of elaborate luxury, situated in the centre of the beautiful quintessentially-English Old Town Beaconsfield, just minutes from the M40 J2 and less than 30 minutes by train from London Marylebone. The oldest documented building in Beaconsfield comprises sumptuous accommodation, lavish English and Thai restaurants, two bars, four private function rooms, and a terrace with swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

Please note the restaurant is 21 minutes walk from the train station. Meal reservation is for 1.30 pm, train times information will be given once paid a week before the event.

Menu

THAI SIGNATURE MENU WITH PREMIUM CHAMPAGNE

CHAMPAGNE

A glass of Extra Age Brut or Rose Brut

CLASSIC

CRISPY SEAWEED (GF)

STEAMED EDAMAME (GF)
Japanese chilli powder, rock salt

SHRIMP CRACKERS
sweet chilli dipping sauce

BARBEQUE BABY RIBS
charred pineapple

CURRIED SALT & PEPPER BABY SQUID
crispy garlic, spring onion, habanero

ROASTED MANDARIN CHERRY VALLEY HALF DUCK

HONEY ROASTED LOIN OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE OLD SPOT PORK

CRISPY BELLY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE OLD SPOT PORK
pak choi, pickled ginger, premium soy chilli dipping sauce

CRAB MEAT & TIGER PRAWN PAD THAI
crushed chillies, lime, peanut

GAI LAN
braised garlic cloves, oyster sauce

STEAMED JASMINE RICE (GF) (V)

PASSIONFRUIT CHEESECAKE
candied coconut, mango chilli salsa

VEGETARIAN

CRISPY SEAWEED (GF)

STEAMED EDAMAME (GF)
Japanese chilli powder, rock salt

PANANG CURRY SWEETCORN CAKE
sweet chilli dipping sauce

BARBEQUED ONION, CAPSICUM, SHIITAKE, BUTTON & CHESTNUT MUSHROOM SATAY
peanut sauce, thai sweet relish, nam jim jaew sauce

CRISPY RICE PAPER MIXED VEGETABLE SPRING ROLL
hoi sin dipping sauce

ROASTED PEACH MASSAMAN CURRY (GF)
cashew nut, coriander

GAI LAN
braised garlic cloves, oyster sauce

VEGETABLE PAD THAI
crushed chillies, lime, peanut

POMEGRANATE SALAD
white onion, red onion, celery, roasted cherry tomatoes, coriander, coconut, chilli paste

TRUFFLED BABY PAK CHOI
light premium soy

STEAMED JASMINE RICE (GF)

PASSIONFRUIT CHEESECAKE
candied coconut, mango chilli salsa

This event is for 6 diners only, on a first come first serve basis. Once paid you will receive further details re meeting point and time.

Price £60

WHAT'S INCLUDED

12 Plate Lunch
1 glass of Premium Champagne
£32 credit towards your bill
Return travel to Beaconsfield via train
Friendly Host
Meeting new people
Admin/Host/Paypal Organising fees

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Tips
Service charge
Extras not included in the menu

Any extras is to be paid directly to restaurant
13.5% service charge will be added to your bill, or we can opt to pay tip to the waiter who served us.

Please note £32 will be deducted from your final bill on the day. The remaining balance of your bill should be paid directly to the restaurant.

To RSVP you must pay first via PAYPAL, this is on a first come first serve basis, once full, the RSVP will be closed. From past experience payment up front weeds out the time wasters who often RSVP YES with no intentions of attending.

Price includes time spent planning, administration and organisation costs, meetup site charges, marketing, hosts expenses, fees and payment processing charges via pay pal. I think all my events represent excellent value for money, but if you don't and are not happy to pay for additional fees for this or any future events please do not RSVP.

If for some reason you are no longer able to make it, please send a message out to sell your dinning spot, also please read terms and conditions here https://www.meetup.com/Passionate-about-Travelling-Food-and-Events/messages/boards/thread/52525377/0/#[masked]
Look forward to meeting you at the dinning table

All prices include VAT and a discretionary 13.5% service charge will be added to your bill. Some dishes may contain nuts, please
let us know if you have any allergies or intolerances - we are happy to provide you with any allergen informa

Speed Dating (32-48) in Mayfair! Happy Hour!

Be At One - Berkeley Square

Age range: 32-49 (only as a general guide)

*This event is a collaboration with other meetup groups and social networks and it will be well attended

*To attend this event you need to buy a ticket from

https://www.fatsoma.com/e/nwlv27nw/speed-dating-32-48-in-mayfair-happy-hour

or

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speed-dating-32-48-in-mayfair-happy-hour-tickets-244552070827

Join us for a speed dating, cocktails and socialising in Mayfair!

15-20 dates in one night, 5 mins per date, cocktails, socialising after the speed dating!

Speed Dating is a fun way of meeting singles of similar age who are looking to date, get to speak to 15-20 persons, of the opposite sex, in one night and hopefully leave with a few numbers of potential lovers.

We run speed dating events for more than a decade now! We are proud to say that our speed dating events actually work!

People that meet in our dating events date after, some make long term relationships, and some move together and we even had some marriages !

The next day you are going to receive an e-mail with the contact details* of your mutual matches ( people that you have selected and they have selected you back)! So you can make the next move in a confidence!

We don't send you to date in a online platform...We send you to date in real life with confidence!

The bar makes amazing cocktails!

If this is your first time attending a speed dating there is nothing to worry about , we will be there to welcome you, put you at ease and explain you the process.

The program of the night is

6:30-7:00 Registration, Happy Hour: 2-4-1 cocktails!

7:00pm-7:45pm First session of the Speed Dating

7:45pm-8:00pm Break-Socialising

8:00pm-9:00pm Second session of Speed Dating

9:00pm Speed Dating finishes and Socialising starts

How to find us: When you arrive please ask to be directed to Marianna's Events area/ Andrea. Any issue on the night feel free to contact Andrea:[masked]

* By participating to the event you agree to have your details (e-mail, phone number) that you submitted to us passed to your mutual matches ( people that you will select on the form that will be given to you during the event and they will select you back).

*Our company is registered with ICO. so you contact details are safe with us

Please Note:

-Tickets need to be bought online and are not available at the door

-Dress code: Elegant/Smart/Office Attire/Smart Casual ( Smart jeans are alright but ripped jeans, t-shirts, hoodies, sportwear, sportshoes or trainers are not allowed)

-A valid proof of ID (European Passport, Driving Licence, or Passport) is required upon arrival independently of the age for security reasons

COVID SAFETY REGULATIONS: All guests need to have NHS Covid app showing proof of double vaccination OR confirmation text/email from the NHS confirming a negative lateral flow test taken within the last 48 hours.

Any general enquires or any difficulties with booking a ticket feel free to contact Marianna :[masked]

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