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Please read all the way to the end because there is some vital information - and an action you must take to ensure you get fed!
Here are all the details you need to know:
The date: Friday 29th September 2017.
Location: The Carvery Restaurant of the Strand Palace Hotel at 372 Strand, London.
Here is a location map for you, showing the nearest tube stations: http://www.strandpalacehotel.co.uk/location-map.html
Timing: We will meet at 12.30am in the Lounge Bar (off the hotel's main lobby) before moving to the restaurant (just a few steps away) at 1pm.
Lunch will run until about 3.30pm, after which there will be networking and general socialising for as long as we like.
End: What time you leave is entirely up to you. Some folks will probably start to depart from the end of the lunch, but if previous London Lunches are anything to go by, the majority of people will stay on and take full advantage of the excellent networking opportunities (and the bar!) until 7pm, 8pm or even later! It's entirely up to you.
Dress code: There really isn't one. Just please keep in mind that this is a fairly 'posh' hotel, so you may feel more comfortable in smart casual rather than shorts, ripped t-shirts and flip-flops. And remember, I may take photographs!
The meal: (*** IMPORTANT YOU READ - AND RESPOND ***)
Regular attendees please note that the menu has changed. We will get a 3-course meal, plus coffee and your first drink at the table (of wine, beer, water or a softdrink). After that, any food or beverage that you order, you will be responsible for paying for.
There will be a buffet starter with plenty of options for both omnivores and vegetarians. The main course will be from the carvery (with vegetarian options).
DESSERTS: You need to let me know ASAP which dessert you prefer so the chef can make sure they have enoughin stock.
1. Baked New York cheesecake
2. Fresh fruit salad & cream
3. Cheese and Biscuits
*** IMPORTANT *** Please email me ASAP with your Dessert selections because I have to notify the restaurant of numbers. This pre-ordering helps with logistics on the day. If you have booked two places please respond for BOTH!
The London Lunch Offers: I suggest that anyone who would like to make special offers or JV suggestions to your fellow lunchers should bring along flyers to hand out after the lunch. There is no pitching, so you won't be able to stand up and sell!
Odds and Ends: Don't forget your notebooks and business cards - and most of all your enthusiasm!
See you there.
P.S. I really need to have your dessert choice back quickly, so please don't set this aside to do later - reply to me now with your selection!
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