Wednesday, 26 March 2008

West End Musical

I've just realised that I haven't written anything for a few days. I must have been having fun.

I was!

Yesterday I went into London to see Spamalot with one of my daughters, my son and his girlfriend. After much humming and hawing, decided to go in by train, and chose to leave from Milton Keynes and head into Euston, since that's on the Northern Line and only 4 stations away from Leicester Square. I got a surprise when I was told that there was a special deal available and for four of us to travel together into London, we would only need to pay for two tickets and get the other two free. Brilliant! I love a bargain.

We left the house at 4.35 pm and were sitting down to Eat at Garfunkels in Charing Cross Road by 6 pm. Before we went I did some checking on the internet to see what reviews the restaurant had received, and they seemed to be half good and half bad. We definitely caught them on a good day. The service was fast and efficient, the food was really good, and overall we were comfortable. We had a table by the window, and could see the world walking by. My daughter and I shared a grill platter for two, which was huge and loaded with enough food for four people. My son and his girlfriend each ordered their choice of pizza (which were very thin and, they said, delicious) with a side order of garlic bread for my son and french fries for his girlfriend. We all got a salad from the salad bar, which was half price if you ordered it with your main course. The salad bar was so varied, it could have been a meal in itself. The only problem was that we had so much food the table wasn't big enough to hold it all, and we were busy transferring stuff from plates so that we could pile them up, and using the window ledge as a spare plate holding surface. So overall, I would give the restaurant very high marks.

However, the loo (or rest room) is another matter. In the ladies' room, the light was broken in one loo, and there was no paper in the other. However, it was reasonably clean, if a bit shabby. My son said the men's loo was no better, with an air of neglect and messiness and a broken towel roll (no hand air dryer like in the ladies' room).

Spamalot was very funny, and also very silly. We had a great time and I would recommend it to anyone, but especially to Monty Python fans. Well worth making the journey into London for. Spotted in row G seat 16 was Christopher Parker, who used to play Spencer Moon in EastEnders.


Donna said...

It sounds like y'all had a lot of fun!! All that food has made me hungry again!!LOL...Have a wonderful sleep sweetie!!hugs

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Dabrah,
"THANK YOU" so very much for the Birthday wishes. I do appreciate it very much. Sounds like yall had a lot of fun. Sounds like the food was good as well. I hope yall brought all those leftovers home with yall. That's what we do when we can't eat everything. Makes a nice meal the next day. LOL. I would so love to visit London someday. But it will have to be waayy down the road tho. LOL. Got to get the girls thru School and college first. I hate going into a nasty restroom. Makes me want to hold mine and go elsewhere. LOL. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Dawn said...

It sounds like you and your family had a great time. Were you able to eat all of the food? LOL

Have a great evening.


Ex-Shammickite said...

I went to see Spamalot when it was in Toronto in 2006, It was great, laughed myself silly all the way through. And the restaurant across the road was serving "Killer bunny rabbit pie" as it's special!

dabrah said...

ex-shammickite: Killer Bunny Rabbit Pie - how funny! did you have some?