All Star Lanes, London – Bowling & Dining

An evening of bowling and some tasty food sound right up your alley (sorry)? The lovely guys over at Joe Blogs and Millenium Hotels tasked me with sharing a great place to go when in London, and anything involving food and getting a little bit competitive was my perfect choice. So we decided to head along for a fun Tuesday evening at All Star Lanes in Brick Lane, Shoreditch. Taking on the tradtional American bowling alley and diner theme, All Star Lanes have four venues in London (Brick Lane, Holborn, Bayswater and Westfield Stratford City), as well as one in Manchester. The Brick Lane venue that we chose to visit has a huge dining room, six bowling alleys, a cocktail bar area and a penthouse that can be rented for private parties.

The venue really takes on the ‘all-American’ feel, with fantastic Americana-style decor throughout the venue. And the food certainly doesn’t stray from the theme either – with USA inspired diner food. On this visit, I opted for the pulled chicken sandwich, which was absolutely delicious. The chicken itself was tender and juicy, contrasting with the crunchy and flavoursome slaw. And of course, I had to opt for my favourite sweet potato fries, which were cooked to perfection and some of the best I’ve ever tasted. If you fancy a drink, they also have a fantastic range of cocktails on offer

Before it was our turn to go bowling, we had a while to wait, so took over one of the (American style) pool tables for a few games, which is a really nice touch for those like us who wolf down their dinner and have a while to hang around before their game(s). The bowling itself is fantastic fun – the alleys are relatively dark, which combined with bright accent lighting creates a fantastic atmosphere. There are also only six lanes, much less than you’d find in some of the mainstream bowling chains, creating a much more intimate and boutique feel. We only had one game, although I would have happily stayed for more – the super fun animations that pop up on the screen are a definite entertaining highlight.

On the way out, we caught sight of a slightly old-fashioned looking photobooth and couldn’t resist jumping in for some stupid pictures as a memento of the night! I was completely bowled over (sorry. again) by All Star Lanes – and fun is guaranteed there whether you’re on a date, with a group of friends or looking for something the whole family can enjoy. It’s somewhere I’ll definitely visit again, and would definitely recommend to anyone visiting London!

P.S I won. Obviously.

*first and sixth images courtesy of All Star Lanes website
*Vouchers to dine and bowl provided by Joe Blogs
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  • Charlotte Dougall

    Aw man, I just got back from London on Friday! This looks so good, I wonder if there's anything similar in Glasgow. If not I'll be sure to head to the Manchester one next time I'm down x

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

  • This looks lovely and glad you had a great time. I haven't been bowling in a long time and this seems like a great place to go on a date.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  • Beautykinguk

    We had a work Christmas party here a couple of years ago and it was really grotty. It looks so much better now they have done the place up. Deffo worth another visit. Stephen :o)

  • Laura Gois

    This looks like the most fun evening! I absolutely love your blog Milly 🙂 xx

    http://www.LaurasHaven.com

  • Your bowling restaurant seems like such an improvement compared to the ones here! Looks like you had fun! Rebecca | Rebecca Marie xx

  • Ale

    looks like you had a great time. I enjoy bowling too, it's pretty fun. the food looks yummy too!! x

  • Chloee

    I've been trying to get my friends to go bowling for ages, maybe a place like this is more appealing x