Hi all … I’m 20 days out from making my first ADRs and for our last night Saturday 10th November I wanted something special as it’s also our 20th anniversary and Veterans weekend (I’m ex army). Myself, DW, DD14 and DS5 will be at MK all day having our last lunch at BOG then onto CG later with HEA scheduled for 9pm.
My question is do I book about 7.45pm and ask / pray for a great table or do we eat a bit earlier and go onto the veranda to watch the fireworks with guaranteed views?
Ive read previous advice about saying that I’d be prepared to wait for a table with a view but would hate to be seated at a table with disappointing views and being British we probably wouldn’t say anything and would then be seething and ruin the night …
To add, when I was there last August, nearly everyone stepped out to the balcony to watch the fireworks. It was definitely expected, so I wouldn’t worry at all if you’re not seated at a table by the windows. 7:30 is perfect timing. We stepped out after the entree and before dessert.
First, we genuinely did have a bloody awful table. It literally had a view of nothing. It faced out of the back end of the hotel, with no view at all of MK. Hugely disappointing. The room it was in was also very loud and full of children running around.
Second, my dining companion was not in the best of spirits. She made a huge fuss about her entree, and the whole thing was not conducive to relaxed dining.
My reservation for my upcoming trip is for Sunday brunch. I will politely, but firmly, request a better table. And I will be dining alone. Everyone seems to rave about brunch at CG, so my hopes are cautiously high.
To be honest, I think you’ll prefer to do that even if you get a great table. There’s plenty of room outside, the temperature should be pleasant at that time of night, and you get the full view of everything.
The importance of the table is enjoying the (static) view while you’re eating.
Just trying to plan the best out of every experience … you know how that is lol I’m getting so anal I even googled sunset so I can get an ADR at Sanaa to enjoy the animals then watch the sun go down … all this planning is bringing out the romantic in me