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 Cafe||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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Average User Rating
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Very over rated, Food quality poor and very over priced. Our bill came to £180.00 for 6 of us with a coke each and no dessert. You could have had the same meal in a regular burger joint for £40.00 If you get to sit upstairs then there is plenty for the kids to see but if you sit down stairs then there isn't anything apart from decorated ceilings and walls and a plastic gorilla that roars every 15mins and moves its arm up and down.
If you have small kids and don't mind being paying the extra then go but its no where I will be in a hurry to revisit.
Shame as our visit had been planned for a few weeks but we all came away feeling disappointed.
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.