We usually have a class lunch at So’s Kitchen (see interactive googlemap) the week following the end of term at one o’clock. Booking in advance is necessary as So’s Kitchen is relatively small and numbers can be critical to the seating plan.
We pay an all-inclusive fixed price to So’s, currently £11 per head, which includes Chinese tea and a gratuity.
Booking, receipts and refunds
Payment is required by or at the last class of term.
As well as cash you may wish to pay by internet transfer (please ask if you don’t have my bank details) or by PayPal, which is free of charge to use if you send it to friends and family – otherwise as a business transaction there is about a 5% charge. (Paypal say that you don’t have to have an account but obviously they need your email and card details. Paypal is widely regarded as a safe way to transfer money.) Click on paypal.me/JohnWashbrook – both you and I will get an email. I’d really rather not have cheques, please, as it means a trip to the bank.
If you cancel by email by 6pm the evening before you will get a £10 refund. After that is at the discretion of the restaurant – they’re usually okay but this cannot be guaranteed especially if it messes up seating.
Choice of dishes
We share a number of dishes. We try to circulate dishes around the table as quickly as possible whilst they are hot. Some of the choices we have made are shown here.
If you prefer not to share, eg for dietary reasons or you are feeling adventurous, that’s fine. If you choose an unpopular dish you may be expected to eat it all yourself!
The management request that we make our choice a couple of days beforehand so that they can organize the preparation.
We always have some vegetarian dishes which tend to be popular with all when it comes to it, so it’s polite to let the vegetarians have first choice of these dishes.
So’s cannot guarantee that vegetarian dishes will be cooked in pans solely used for vegetarian dishes.
Usually we are allowed to park in the Church car park, but this cannot be guaranteed especially when there is a Church function. On-street parking on single yellow lines is okay after 11.30 am. See Parking.