The Dining Group provides a pleasant
social activity which enables
members to meet together over a meal. Meals are arranged on a
basis, generally to local restaurants or pubs in an attempt to keep
the price within reasonable bounds. If members have
transport, usually lifts can be arranged with someone living in their
area. During the Summer months we try to arrange some evening
take advantage of the lighter nights but in Winter we only organise
lunch time meals.
The group is friendly and welcoming and
members have the chance to
meet each other on a social basis and also learn a little about the
food available in our local area. Over time the group will
different cuisines from divergent nationalities to possibly broaden
Information about venues and dates can
at the main U3A meetings at the 'Dining Group Table' where the bookings
and payments are taken. Members are given the menu and costs,
their selections which are then passed on to the restaurants and they
receive their menu choice back when attending the lunch or dinner.
Programme of Outings 2008
February - Lunch at the Dome, Buxton College.
Numbers limited to 30.
27th March - Alma Lodge Hotel, 12 for 12.30, £15 including gratuities.
24th April - The Bridge Hotel, Prestbury, 12 for 12.30.
Two courses £10.95, three
courses £13.95, plus gratuities.
27th May - Ego Mediterranean Restaurant, Bramhall, 12.15 for 12.30 (please do not
be early). Two courses £8.50, three
courses £10.50, plus gratuities.
24th June - The Hare & Hounds (near the Wyvale Garden Centre), 12.15 for 12.30
22nd July - Tuesday evening, The White Horse, Disley
August - NO MEAL
18th September - Lunch at the Alfresco Italian restaurant, London Road, Hazel Grove
(this is a week earlier than usual because
of the Heritage
Group trip to Ireland)
21st October - Tuesday lunch, Wycliff Hotel, Edgeley, Stockport, £15.00 plus £2.00 for coffee
27th November - Thursday lunch, L'Ecole Restaurant. List is now full.
No meals were organised for either December or January 2009.
We are looking for a new leader to run the Dining Group.
next venue for the Dining Group is “The Menzies Pinewood
Hotel” and will take place on Thursday 12th February 2009 at
12.30 p.m. The price for a three course meal plus coffee will be
£12.95, a deposit of £5.00 will be taken at the January
I will be giving up at the end of the year, having run the group for just over 4 years.
If anyone is interested in taking the group over please contact John McCartney or me. Thank you.