This ever-popular theme-restaurant on Shaftesbury Avenue is firmly geared toward kids, its simulated-jungle setting – complete with animatronic animals – still well capable of eliciting wide eyes and dropped jaws. The soundscape is atmospheric, too – think chattering monkeys, parrots and the odd tropical storm.
The food menu is accessible, with kids' options ranging from burgers, chicken goujons, baked potatoes and macaroni cheese to salmon fishcakes, pizzas, meatballs and chicken salad. The adults menu is a little more interesting, with penne arrabbiata, quesadillas, cobb salads and grilled sea bass with garlic mashed potato, horseradish sauce and sautèed baby spinach.
And if you want to take a furry friend home? A visit to the shop – chock-full of jungle-themed toys – will supply the souvenirs.
|Venue name:||Rainforest Café||Contact:|
20 Shaftesbury Avenue
|Opening hours:||Meals served noon-10pm Mon-Fri; 11.30am-10pm Sat; 11.30am-10pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus tube|
|Price:||Main courses £14.90-£23|
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What an amazing trip. Took a friend for his birthday and they were fab. Food was great, thought a bit expensive - even for the area. Waiter was pleasant, so much to look at while awaiting your food. Group of adults but we loved it, the kids around us seemed to love it even more. Definitely something to experience. GO!
Thorourly enjoyed our family meal at The Rainforest Cafe London. We didn't book a head so when we got there it was busy but were told we would be seated in half an hour so popped out then came back. We were seated promptly and greeted by a very plesant waiter. The meal was good and the atmosphere was fantastic, the kids really had a good time. The price is a bit much but for the experience it was worth it. Will definitely be coming back again.