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Dining Out

Meeting time 2nd Thursday & 4th Sunday
Venue Variable
Enquiries Email groups@waterloovilleu3a.org.uk
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Or visit the Groups table at any Coffee Morning or General Meeting
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Hello and welcome to the Dining Out group or “ladies wot lunch !”, although we would love to see some more gentlemen join us and please be assured “boys” you will receive a warm welcome.

Sometimes it is a daunting task to dine alone in a restaurant so why not join us and be part of a convivial group and enjoy a good meal and perhaps with a beverage of your choice.


Who doesn’t enjoy a Roast on a Sunday so why not come along and eat one with us? We meet at 12.30pm on every 4th Sunday of the month at restaurants which either incorporate a Sunday lunch or a carvery.

Previous outings have been to:

  • Queens Hotel
  • Toby Carvery
  • The Dolphin
  • White Horse
  • Restaurant 69
  • Carluccio’s

We meet at 12.30pm every 2nd Thursday of the month at various restaurants around the city although mainly in Southsea and Gunwharf Quays.

Previous visits have included:

  • Sopranos
  • Cafe Rouge
  • Noble House
  • Rocksby’s
  • Loch Fyne
  • Bella Calabria

There are so many eateries in and around this area sometimes we are spoilt for choice so any new suggestions are welcome.
We have also dined at Southdowns College and Chimes, both of which are catering colleges for the next generation of chefs… so maybe you can say I was there when… !

April 2018 Blog – by Viv

Over the past few months we have visited new venues and re-visited old favourites.

We have discovered The Ship and Castle and Ship Anson down at The Hard. They both offer extremely good value for money with not only a carvery but an extensive menu for those who do not wish to have a big meal – however they will give you a “doggy” if you ask. This correspondent usually takes her own anyway!


Our forthcoming ideas for the summer months are fish and chips at The Deep Blue Restaurant at the end of the newly re-opened South Parade Pier and we also looking at Tiger Tiger but with both of these we are reliant on the weather during the summer months – so we might be waiting for a long time.

On the subject of warmer weather – last week we visited Carluccios down at Gunwharf Quays for a lovely taste of The Mediterrean with an absolutely delicious Italian meal. Just picture it music, wine and oodles of pasta and you could have been on The Amalfi Coast… just a little imagination is all you need and of course… have bus pass can travel.