Sorry this has gone quiet again. I've been having a stressful time and really am struggling to find venues that might work and don't have stupidly expensive food. I have some suggestions so maybe I could have people's thoughts?
1. The Green Man - Great Portland Street (this is where BG was when I first joined in fact!) http://www.taylor-walker.co.uk/pub/green-man-euston/c0631/
2. Central Station - Kings Cross http://www.centralstation.co.uk/index.html
3. 5th View - Waterstones on Piccadilly http://www.5thview.co.uk/
4. Costa @ Waterstones on Gower Street
5. Costa @ Southampton Row
These are a mix of pubs that do not too expensive food, and coffee shops that are either in book shops or have space in them. I looked at a number of other bookshops that do cool things but they tend to be closed on Sunday's and other pubs but pub food seems to have reached the £15 for a main course as standard thing. Bit of a nightmare. We could try a few out over October/November/December and pick a permanent venue for the new year?