Had lunch in The Oak yesterday [Sunday] and very good it was too - the usual roasted suspects and great puddings, [fantastic bread & butter pud and my sample of companions trifle was also fab]. I forgot to check, but think they are opening at weekends as an experiment.
I think its called Fuse Box. I suggested it as the food is so great, a bit different and imaginative, but its more of a 'lunch and go' sort of place, rather cramped and small, so its no good if you want a long lunch to chill out and avoid doing anything useful for half the afternoon.
Anyway we've got weeks and weeks to try out everybody's fave places. Then go round again them all again and a few new ones. It is so nice having wonderful local folks to go lunch-exploring with! I'm so glad I live in SE1.
Lunch is for wimps, so are we all wimps? Actually, I was never a lunch person, but the Professor sees missing lunch as worse than rape and murder, so it has to happen. Whatever happened to the "For better, for worse,but not for lunch" dictat? Now that the Professor has retired, he cant be in the University canteen with other professors. We shall therfore perforce be joining the lunch club - we could try the Meunier Chocolate Factory, we went to the talk there last week and the restaurant looked lovely and the food inexpensive.