289 Finchley Road
London NW3 6ND
The whampevents are coming thick and fast. It’s already time to announce the next #whampdinner – the social event where locals can get to know each other over dinner in a West Hampstead restaurant.
This time, we’re taking a group of 24 people to Seoul. No, not the South Korean capital, but the cheap and cheerful restaurant on Finchley Road, just a minute or two from the O2 Centre.
As the name suggests, Korean food is the order of the day. The speciality is marinated meat that you BBQ yourself on communal hot plates at the tables. There’s also a good range of other dishes if DIY cooking isn’t your thing, though the vegetarian options aren’t extensive. There’s no website I’m afraid, but here’s a review from 2011 from a reliable food blogger and I went a couple of months ago and thought it was good.
The last #whampdinner was at Guglee a few weeks ago and was another big success, with 24 people bonding over some tasty Indian street food – so go on, put your name in the hat!
The restaurant booking is for 8pm and we’ll meet from 7pm for a drink first. There will be three tables of eight, and each table has a nominal host. The bill is split equally between your table unless there’s been a large discrepancy in alcohol (or BBQ meat!) consumption.
To put your name forward, simply drop a mail to moc.e1493026612filda1493026612etspm1493026612ahtse1493026612w@nim1493026612da1493026612before 5pm on Monday April 7th with your mobile number. If we are oversubscribed, as we always are, we’ll draw names out of a hat. I will contact you on April 8th to let you know whether you are in or not.
The headmasterly bit
Please don’t commit on the offchance you might be free. If I contact you to say you’re in, please check your diary and lock it in. This is a restaurant reservation. Chasing round to fill last minute cancellations is, to be blunt, a pain in the arse that I could do without. I appreciate that sometimes people do need to cancel for a good reason – obviously the more notice you can give me the better.
Read more about whampdinner on the website.