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Lunch Group April and May

The Lunch Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 12 noon (unless otherwise stated) at a different restaurant each month.  The menus vary in price and content but hopefully average out over the year at a reasonable cost.  It is an opportunity for members to meet together socially and try out different restaurants which, as individuals, they may not have had the chance to try before.  We always have a quiz which is usually related to the venue or its theme.  We hope you will find something of interest to your “taste” and look forward to meeting up with you each month.  I am always happy to hear about your recommendations for reasonably priced venues.

We are always grateful when members can offer lifts to non-drivers but could members contact the drivers directly please where possible, as it is getting to be a big job phoning round!   Of course, I should be happy to find lifts for new Lunch Group members and I would also be grateful if drivers could indicate to me that they are willing to offer lifts. And please offer a contribution towards the cost of petrol if possible. When putting your name down, if the menu is available, could you please indicate your menu choices at that time.

On March 28th we went to Porterhouse by Barlows at Annesley where we had a lovely meal served by very pleasant and helpful staff and we can thoroughly recommend this venue. The “Meat Quiz” was won by Selina & Fred Bramley and Joyce Burton.

On April 25th we are going to Ego @ The Ashfields and on May 23rd we are trying something different and going to Yamas Tapas at Thurland Street, Nottingham. See the menu on the U3A website.

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Lunch Group Menu – 23rd May 2018

Wednesday, 23rd May,2018, at 12 noon. Yamas Greek Restaurant, 5 Thurland St. Nottingham Places are limited so please let me know as soon as possible if you wish to book a place and also please let me have your menu choices at the same time.
YAMAS Lunch Menu 3 Tapas/Meze dishes for £7.95 per person Just choose any 3 from the following

Chorizo [GF] Grilled pieces of Spanish Chorizo sausage
Spanakopitta Feta cheese and spinach wrapped in Filo pastry
Tzatziki [GF] The classic Greek dip. Yoghurt, cucumber, garlic and mint
Dolmades [GF] Seasoned lamb minced meat and rice, wrapped in vine leaves
Patatas Bravas [GF][V] Fried potatoes in a spicy tomato salsa
Midia [GF] Mussels cooked in a cream sauce
Fakes Salata [GF] A lentil Salad with peppers, herbs and feta cheese
Chicharrones de Pollo Fried chicken fillets with Aioli
Sweet Pepper Bites [GF] Mini peppers stuffed with cream and chorizo
Houmous [GF] [V] A chick pea dip blended with garlic and lemon
Champiñones al Ajillo [GF] Sautéed Mushrooms with lemon and garlic
Dakos Traditional Cretan Salad with barley rusks, tomatoes and Feta
Calamares Crujientes Crispy fried Kalamari
Tirokroketes Homemade Greek style cheese balls, served with a chutney
Kritharaki Rice pasta with beef mince and tomatoes, topped with cheese
Stifado [GF] Traditional beef casserole cooked with onions, wine vinegar, tomato and cinnamon
Add a basket of Pitta Bread or Patates Tiganites (chips) or Mixed Olives for only £1.50 each
Lunch Specials
Chicken Salad £4.85 Fried chicken fillets served on a bed of salad topped with olives and feta
Halloumi Salad £4.85 Halloumi Cheese fried, served on a bed of salad topped with olives & feta
Halloumi and Lounza Pitta £5.45 Pieces of Halloumi Cheese & Smoked Pork Loin, with tomatoes & cucumber served with Patates Tiganites
Chicken Wrap £4.95 Grilled pieces of chicken, wrapped in pitta with tzatziki, tomatoes & onions
Falafel & Hal
loumi Wrap £4.95 Homemade Falafels with Halloumi Cheese wrapped in a pitta with houmous and tomatoes
Pork Gyros £4.95 Traditional Greek Gyros wrapped in a pitta with tzatziki, tomatoes and onions
[V] – Suitable for vegans [GF] – Free from Gluten. The ingredients do not contain gluten, However, all the food is prepared in a kitchen where gluten is present
For Allergens please see ‘Allergy Advice’ sheet
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Lunch Group March

The Lunch Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 12 noon (unless otherwise stated) at a different restaurant each month. The menus vary in price and content but hopefully average out over the year at a reasonable cost. It is an opportunity for members to meet together socially and try out different restaurants which, as individuals, they may not have had the chance to try before. We always have a quiz which is usually related to the venue or its theme. We hope you will find something of interest to your “taste” and look forward to meeting up with you each month. I am always happy to hear about your recommendations for reasonably priced venues.
We are always grateful when members can offer lifts to non-drivers but could members contact the drivers directly please where possible, as it is getting to be a big job phoning round! Of course, I should be happy to find lifts for new Lunch Group members and I would also be grateful if drivers could indicate to me that they are willing to offer lifts. And please offer a contribution towards the cost of petrol if possible. When putting your name down, if the menu is available, could you please indicate your menu choices at that time.
February’s lunch was on 28th at Santini at Ravenshead in thick snow and freezing temperature both outside and inside the restaurant. I imagine this place would be lovely and cool in high summer but in the middle of the Beast from the East it was not so good. The food quiz was won by Peter Hindle and Rosemary Taylor. On March 28th we go to Porterhouse by Barlow’s at Annesley.
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Lunch Group – Feb/March

The Lunch Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 12 noon (unless otherwise stated) at a different restaurant each month. The menus vary in price and content but hopefully average out over the year at a reasonable cost. It is an opportunity for members to meet together socially and try out different restaurants which, as individuals, they may not have had the chance to try before. We always have a quiz which is usually related to the venue or its theme. We hope you will find something of interest to your “taste” and look forward to meeting up with you each month. I am always happy to hear about your recommendations for reasonably priced venues.
We are always grateful when members can offer lifts to non-drivers but could members contact the drivers directly please where possible, as it is getting to be a big job phoning round! Of course, I should be happy to find lifts for new Lunch Group members and I would also be grateful if drivers could indicate to me that they are willing to offer lifts. And please offer a contribution towards the cost of petrol if possible. When putting your name down, if the menu is available, could you please indicate your menu choices at that time.
January’s Lunch Group was on Wednesday, 24th January at The Royal Oak, Watnall. A nice meal but very slow service due to the small kitchen. The Pub Names Quiz was won by Sue Foss and John Orosz.
February’s lunch will be at Santini at Ravenshead on Wednesday, 28th February and in March (also 28th) we go to Porterhouse by Barlows at Annesley.
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Lunch Group January

The Lunch Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 12 noon (unless otherwise stated) at a different restaurant each month. The menus vary in price and content but hopefully average out over the year at a reasonable cost. It is an opportunity for members to meet together socially and try out different restaurants which, as individuals, they may not have had the chance to try before. We always have a quiz which is usually related to the venue or its theme. We hope you will find something of interest to your “taste” and look forward to meeting up with you each month. I am always happy to hear about your recommendations for reasonably priced venues.
We are always grateful when members can offer lifts to non-drivers but could members contact the drivers directly please where possible, as it is getting to be a big job phoning round! Of course, I should be happy to find lifts for new Lunch Group members and I would also be grateful if drivers could indicate to me that they are willing to offer lifts. And please offer a contribution towards the cost of petrol if possible. When putting your name down, if the menu is available, could you please indicate your menu choices at that time.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas Lunch at The Albert Hall on December 20th; the Christmas Quiz was won by Siobhan and Allen Lee and the Christmas Sweepstake was won by Michael Geer.
January’s Lunch Group will be on Wednesday, 24th January at 12 noon at The Royal Oak, Watnall; this is now full. Last time I went there it was slightly chilly so wear something warm (?your Christmas jumper?). There is a small car park opposite and one at the side of the pub also. I will circulate the menu when the 2018 menu is available.
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