Rose and Crown for Illuminations: which time to keep


I currently have the option of 7:10pm or 8:00pm. Neither is ideal as 7:10 is a long stretched out meal and 8:00 may reduce my chances of getting outside seating.

Which would you keep if the goal was a relaxing meal with Illuminations?

Ps. 9:00 Illuminations


I would do the 7:10, show up a smudgy bit late, and indicate willing to wait for table with view