Time Out says
A retro-themed venue styling itself on stateside ‘boutique’ bowling alleys.
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Users say (19)
Average User Rating
3.4 / 5
- 5 star:4
- 4 star:6
- 3 star:5
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:3
Came here for a team night out incentive, and was very excited by the 50s timewarp I entered! Complimentary cloakroom as you enter making you feel a bit special before you even start.
Clean and sleek is how I'd describe it, with cool American drinks as you hit that strike (or gutterball all the way like me).
Downsides are that the eating area is openly next to the 4 lanes which doesn't quite block any loud, noisy or boistorous diners. I wouldn't get overly happy about their food either, it arrived cold and bland (mine was the fish finger sandwich - McDs fillet o' fish tastes better perosnally).
Not to say that I wouldn't come back, it beats all the other bowling spots commonly known about and I like to pretend that I'm fancy when I can!
I have just phoned the Brick Lane branch to book two lanes for 12 people this weekend.
I was informed that the only way we could do this is if we book to eat also, so it seems All Start Bowling is a "restaurant" with bowling as a side line?
The fact they are based in Brick Lane known as the most famous destination in London for curry (which incidentally our party was hoping to eat before bowling) makes All Stars rule of forced eating American diner style food even more ridiculous!
Very disappointing that All Star bowling must force more money for food that its patrons do not want just so they can bowl? We were a party of 12 and would have consumed many drinks from the bar and maybe a few snacks but I am upset that one is forced to eat just so they may bowl in a "bowling alley".
I know of no other alley that enforces this ridiculous criteria.
The bouncers and woman at the door were incredibly rude. The drinks and music wasn't bad. Didn't go bowling or eat any food, but the atmosphere was nice.
Very fun!! I had an amazing time here, reasonably priced and the retro theme was perfect really felt I was bowling in America 1950 haaha !! Worth a visit !!
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