Office Christmas lunch in London


#1

Hello - i’m going to take my team of 5 somewhere nice for Christmas lunch.

Open to austere or informal venues. Just want nice food and drink for less than £30 per head.


#2

Greggs


#3

toby carvery
only costs £13.49 for 3 courses (£10 for 2 courses)
get a bottle of wine each


#4

What’s your date range? You could save a packet if you book it for October.


#5

Coach trip out to a Little Chef.


#6

Last year I had to organise the whole bloody party for about 50 people
One of the main motivations for leaving tbqh


#7

my cousin does this for her work and fucking loves it. it proper consumes two months of her life beforehand but then the whole office gets her a present for christmas.


#8

some also offer 3 courses for £45.99 on christmas day. £18.99 on boxing day.


#9

We’re going to Bill’s.

I suppose it COULD be worse.


#10

Seems like there would be easier ways to get given the second cheapest gift basket Body Shop do.


#11


#12

FY 2016/17


#13

Most of my organising involved extremely passive aggressive emails with the accounts team (in glasgow who wouldn’t have had any benefit from this so understandably didn’t care) because I basically wanted to fritter the whole thing on alcohol. I actually did manage to get them to authorise a load of it in for in office pre-drinks but after sending about 4 essays about the cultural tradition of booze at Christmas and its general importance to any celebration.
Probably just wanted to shut me up.


#14

On the company or on you?


#15

We’re going to a mid-range steakhouse in Smithfields, to eat steak.
Already looking forward to my butternut squash ravioli.


#16

Think i’ll pay for booze.


#17

Delightful. I’ll send you my CV.

I’m borderline unemployable but I’m obsequious to fault.


#18

We just confirmed the date and menu for ours today.

Mushroom risotto it is, then.


#19

we’re getting a two-course buffett and two sweets of our choice. fully expecting to only be eating crudites and fruit.

dunno why insist on paying £10 (company pays the rest) to give my food away to people for seconds, when other people for work meet us for drinks after anyway. only one year (2014) were a venue accommodating and i ate two courses like everyone else.


#20

u wot