Our table of ten was located under the tail of Diplodocus, , so we were in the thick of things but with no chance of a coprolite landing on our table just as the main course was being served.
The company was great, the food excellent. One possible criticism - the acoustics are terrible! But then why would a building dedicated to fossils and minerals need to have good acoustics?
As a geologist I came away with the realization that the NHM is the cathedral of geology, the Vatican, if you like, for the disciples of evolutionary theory, of plate tectonics, of organic geochemistry. A hallowed place indeed.