Topic : Does the Ancient Geek still frequent the F.O.B.?

Question for the AG. Do you still lunch at the City F.O.B. in Lower Thames Street? If so, let me have a few dates when you'll be free and then we can catch up.

Posted: 18/05/2006 16:27:12
By: Oldie
Not these days but anywhere else when I'm in town unless you'd like a Scandinavian trip who ever you may be.

Posted: 18/05/2006 18:04:05
By: Ancient Geek
Now it is my turn to guess! 
The only person I recall lunching or drinking with at the City FOB is Roger Eglin and that not since 1995 or so, but then too much vintage port fuels the forgettery! Anyway Roger is possibly not well enough these days to think about a London Trip - Sadly.

Posted: 18/05/2006 18:14:41
By: Ancient Geek
I used to lunch at the the days when I worked in Cannon Street and used to see you there.When I'm up in the City now I tend to go to Bangers Too in St Mary at Hill or else Berries down by Blackfriars.

Posted: 19/05/2006 07:47:49
By: Oldie
Then why didn't you say hello?

Posted: 19/05/2006 10:40:36
By: Ancient Geek
How about El Vinos Fleet Street then?
Day & Time?

Posted: 19/05/2006 10:51:19
By: Ancient Geek
It will have to be in July/August due to work and travel commitments.

Re the F.O.B. I was with clients and did wave

Posted: 19/05/2006 12:25:22
By: Oldie
Sorry whoever you may be as I didn't see you, or did I? It may have to be October then I'm yottin uo till then except the next two weeks.

Posted: 19/05/2006 12:27:14
By: Ancient Geek
October will be fine.I'll contact you nearer the time-until then....

Posted: 19/05/2006 15:18:08
By: Oldie
Good sailing! & posting!

Posted: 20/05/2006 09:17:03
By: Ancient Geek
I use to use the F.O.B on but did find grapeshots a better Davy's establishment. This was in the day's when the commodity markets were open outcry and based just round the corner. i remeber taking my soon to be wife there for lunch (she was a sales engineer and not used to City lunches!)before we went off to Fulham to buy some furniture for our flat. After some of Davy's finest Port she couldn't even get out of the car (a TVR those were the days) when we got to the shop and slept all of the time I was in the shop. I think this probably makes me a boring old fart who no longer fits in with the modern city ethos

Posted: 21/05/2006 16:58:19
By: rapidily becoming an ancient geek
how about simpson's in cornhill? used to follow up with a bottle (or so)of rose's directors port in the old jamaica.

Posted: 21/05/2006 21:43:27
By: john
Or indeed Sweetings or The George & Vulture?
However next Friday I'll but the first round at 12.00 venue somewhere in the City West End or Kjobenhavn, bot got to be gone by 15.00 to catch a flight ex London City or Kastrup. As to the chand in cultur not for the better hand on heart does anybody do more than 4 hours WORK a day and is sleeping it off worse than posting away?

Posted: 21/05/2006 22:11:17
By: Ancient Geek
alas the george and vulture has changed for the worse since the addition of table cloths.

Posted: 22/05/2006 09:25:35
By: john
Oh dear the end of Empire!

Posted: 22/05/2006 12:01:42
By: Ancient Geek


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