We are having a family get-together – al 12 of us – at Provender, a new restaurant in Wanstead High Street (close to Hadley House, where we always used to go). It has good reviews and won a Michelin award:
Provender turns out to be a very gallic place – waiters are French and the food is essentially French. I have moles farces and cassoulet. Both good. We stay there for several hours and are quite noisy. So much that the maitre has to ask me to keep the grandkids quiet! We book Centre Parcs for January 2014 as a family holiday.