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.
of Outings 2009
12th February. The Menzies Pinewood
12.30 p.m. Three course meal plus
The Midway, Stockport, 12.30 for 1.00pm. 2
/3 course lunch, £12.00 or £15.00
'Judith Mary' restaurant boat, Whaley Bridge, 7.00pm.
hot-pot, apple pie & cream
Report on the Outing:-
On the 16th June 35 members, of the Dining Group (including some
German guests of the U3A German group) enjoyed a meal on board the
Judith Mary canal boat.
We travelled along the Upper Peak Forest Canal departing from Whaley
Bridge for two and a half hours on an extremely pleasant June
An occasional commentary was given about the countryside we
passed by and a little bit of history of the area, including Teapot
Row, this original name comes from the fact that all the dwellers used
to empty their tea pots into the canal.
Passing through Bugsworth Basin and Furness Vale, this was an extremely
pleasant and relaxing way to spend a delightful summer evening.
Having dined extremely well on home-made local Beef hot pot served with
beetroot and red cabbage followed by apple pie and fresh cream, we felt
replete and contented as we made our way home.
The Ram's Head,
Disley. 12.30pm for 1pm, 2 or 3 courses for £9.50
including gratuity. See
Margaret Meekley or Jean Drinkwater to book.
15th October - October's meal is at Peruga, which used to
be called Woodheys - Marple Bridge area.
2 or 3 courses at £11 or £14 including gratuities. Comes
highly recommended and has fantastic views from the dining room
windows. Menus available at next meeting.
15th December - L'Ecole catering college,
Heaton Moor. 11.45 for 12.00. 3 courses £11.50
excluding gratuities. Limited availability so book early,
Report on the Outing:-
The Dining Group enjoyed a delightful lunch at L’Ecole
restaurant (part of Stockport College) during December, the students
are always keen to make the dining experience there a pleasant