Well, @johnwilliams_6 and I made it to the Delicatessen Cafe on Abingdon Road on Monday. It's a shame that everyone else was otherwise engaged. We had a chat with Mike Wroe, the owner. I rather disgraced myself by failing to understand when he asked what my name was, but he and John were talking well. I did recover enough to buy a filled baguette for my lunch.
It's a tiny cafe. We could fill it completely with a reasonable turn-out. It has a big advantage for me as a venue - I can get back in time for my exercise class. Although I would love to explore the delights of the Turf Tavern, I would never manage to extract myself and get to the bus in time.