Due to a slightly obsessive edge to our office we're trying to book up our Christmas Meal. Does anyone know or can recommend somewhere nice and not too expensive to go? And maybe anywhere that should be avoided like the plague!
My company is based at London Bridge and we've had good Christmas meals at Bankside and at Baltic, just round the corner from Southwark Tube on Blackfriars Road. Bankside was good value although there was nothing particularly exciting about the food. At Baltic the food was delicious - the only downside is that the bar is very narrow and when it got very busy it was a bit like being on the tube at rush hour only with your G&T shoved into someone's armpit instead of your face!
I've been to Menier for dinner once and the food was quite good and its got a good atmosphere we went just for dinner without going to the theatre which meant that it was reasonably quiet (a Friday night, after all the pre-theatre diners had left) but still about 4 other tables full so not too empty. For a Christmas meal I think it would work.
In reference to a seperate thread I also saw Sophie Okonedo having dinner here, so a vague theatrical endorsement!
Have done (and we are about 16-20):
Cantina Vinopolis - excellent and well organised
Brew Wharf (last year) - surprisingly good
Bankside - good
Baltic - excellent
this year we are going to try Arancia but is is a bit out of the way = taxis - another logistical nightmare
another idea that often gets overlooked as a choice and is quite good is La Spezia in the arches at LB station.