I'm starting to actually feel really pleased about my Jessie cosplay. Somehow it's actually coming along and looking good?! I had no hope of finding the right pants for it but I finally found a pair on Amazon and I just got it yesterday and it's perfect. ;____; omg.
I've been thinking, there could be 14-16 of us wanting to eat together on Friday evening – do we want to make a reservation somewhere? If not we'll just get fast food somewhere like last year.
If we want to book, it needs to be a place that (a) can accommodate that many people, (b) isn't too expensive, and (c) has vegetarian and gluten-free options. Being near Russell Square would be a bonus. I don't have any places in mind but I can start looking if people want to do it. Recommendations welcome.
On Saturday night I expect we'll eat in smaller groups as people go back to wherever they are staying to get changed for the evening part of Kupocon, or whatever. On the other nights there will be fewer of us there, so it won't be such an issue, plus many of us will eat at the apartment when we can.
We were cogitating on heading to TGI Friday but the nearest one is Leicester Square IIRC. They can cover all options though, you can get a main for under £10 and they have plenty of vegetarian and a separate gluten-free menu.
But anyway, Leicester Square is easy to get to from Russell Square (2 km walk or a few stops on the Piccadilly Line) and TGI Friday will definitely be big enough for us all. As an alternative I found this place which is cheap (for London; £8.45 for a pizza), well-reviewed and does veggie / gluten-free pizza, but it looks a bit on the small size. It's about 1 km from Russell Square in the other direction. I can email them to see if we'll fit.
Yeah I don't mind! The only thing is whenever I've tried to book for such a big group at places in the past they've always wanted everyone's order emailed through in advance? Which can be super annoying to organise but idk maybe these guys will be more chill fingers crossed.
We should decide sooner rather than later so if you have a preference between pizza and TGIF (menu is Googlable) then please speak up now if you haven't already! Or if neither of them work for you and you have another idea, let's have it!
I'm not fussed about either place, I'll eat most anything and both menus look good (though I'm irked that TGIF doesn't have prices on their menu ), though I might prefer whichever place is the cheapest a bit more, like Crash said XD
K, looks like there's some sort of pizza consensus. I'll make a reservation tomorrow for, say, 19:00 on Friday.
I'm assuming Alan can't make it since he'll probably be really busy with last minute prep, and Mo hasn't posted in this thread at all, but I'll ask both of them anyway just in case. If they both join and everyone else is in, there'd be 16 of us.