Social Fun and Games Club at Roof East

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4 out of 5 stars
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Roof East

Time Out says

The Social Fun and Games Club is making a welcome return to Roof East in 2019, swapping winter sports for summertime gaming. Head up to the roof to have a shuffleboard showdown with your mates or to while away evenings playing Jenga, table tennis or table-top curling. The three bars will be fully stocked and street food from Eat Chay, Kolkati and The Burger Shack will ensure you’re suitably fuelled for VR foosball tournaments.

 

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tastemaker

Honestly, only in London can you do curling and eat dinner in an igloo on a rooftop! It's pretty amazing.


4 of us tried curling for the first time, I was a little disappointed it didn't include the broom things where you scrub the ice, nor was there ice in actual fact. It was kind of similar to bowls but with a flat, heavy thing on wheels with a handle instead of balls. Still it's pretty fun though. I'm not entirely sure the staff knew what they were doing. We were told two different sets of rules and also told not to get our own bowl-things at the end of each game and they'd be there to reset the game for us, but they rarely were. However, it's a really fun alternative to bowling.


Then the trendiest thing to do in Winter 2017 - dinner in an igloo. Something I've been wanting to do for ages. They give you blankets to snuggle under and they go and fetch your drinks and food for you from the street food vendors. It was fun but kinda expensive. You have to pay £40 for the use of the igloo and then spend at least £80 while you're in there so it works best if there's a big group of you.


The real let down was the food. Dry pulled pork baguettes and bland beef burgers accompanied by slightly soggy fries. It's one of those things you'll do it once for the great insta photos but you won't go back a second time.

Tastemaker

Did someone say curling! Since watching cool Runnings I always wonder what the rules of the game were!

Set in a random location at the top floor of Stratford Car park think sliders, mulled wine, cars, boozy hot choc, big Jenga and burgers and chicken and did I mention TwO bars!

This was a such a fun night out with good friends. I would definitely reccomend it for something a bit different! Food wasn’t that great but the drinks hit the spot.

Tastemaker

Went to Roof East to try out the Sliders curling just after it launched for Christmas.  I've not been there before, so I wasn't sure whether I was getting the right lift from Stratford Shopping Centre, or if I would just find myself wandering around a real car park.  Fortunately, it was the right lift.

It was quite a mild night when we went, which was a bonus as I don't think I would like going there on a windy day.  There are indoor areas, but I don't think it is possible to go back down without going out in the open.  We were shown to our lane and offered complimentary jaegars or hot chocolate - the hot chocolate was lovely!  After a couple of practices (in which I found that if you don't bend down low enough, you can end up bowling the stone on its side!), we got going with the game.  It was easy to slide too far, but we gradually got better.  The only issue was the lighting made it difficulty to see which colour was which at the other end of the lane.  It was a lot of fun, then we went for some food.


I had burger and skin on fries and my husband had jerk chicken.  They were both really enjoyable and would have again.  There was a steel band to entertain us and nice quirky layout on the roof.  It was a highly enjoyable evening and I would recommend going, but I think it is enjoyed best when going as part of a group

tastemaker

I had an great time curling with friends at Rooftop East! I was quite curious as I've never played before. The staff was lovely and always nearby to explain the rules. It's the perfect night out if you're a group. It's fun and can become very competitive!

There are also a bar serving a delicious fruity mulled wines and great boozy hot chocolate to keep you warm while playing - and one food stall if you're really hungry. The food is not that great and quite expensive. I was quite disappointed by the Raclette I had. A lot of potatoes with barely not cheese so I would also suggest to grab dinner before or after.

tastemaker

Roof East have transformed the top floor of a car park into a winter themed play area for adults! I played a game of curling for the first time and really enjoyed it. There are two cosy lodges serving winter favourites, mulled wine and hot choco as well as delicious (and strong) rum cocktails! They have quirky outdoor seating in boats, live steel pan music and tasty food gorged with Raclette cheese from Jimmy’s Lodge. The hosts of Roof East were awesome. This was my first winter pop up this year and has definitely set the standard for the others. If you are looking for a fun and different night out with friends, this is perfect!

tastemaker

I had a really lovely time curling at Rooptop East! I was surprised by how large it is up there - with not one but two bars! In the cold winter weather, their hot drinks were fab - especially the buttered rum and mulled wine! Curling was really fun, and luckily one of the staff explained the to us how to play, because I had no idea! It was a great night out with my friend, with a good mix of activity and warming up at the bar. There were even steal drums playing which was lovely! The only down side to the experience was the food. There's one stall with a few options and it just wasn't very nice. My friend didn't like hers either and they were both quite expensive. I would say it's definitely worth going, but maybe grab dinner before!

tastemaker

What a great place to get ready for Christmas! I visited the place a day after opening so it wasn't too busy. I have no idea how busy it can get but it is very easily accessible (Stratford buses, overground or underground). The whole rooftop is decorated with fairy lights and Christmas trees (absolutely lovely) and there is 2 huge tents where you can find bars and some games and lots of seating to enjoy your food and drinks. I thought the price for the cocktails was really decent. The most expensive one at £10 comes in a massive pineapple and it is tasty as can be!

The mulled wine is really good and only £5.50.

Food wise, I really recommend trying the burgers or the fries. The staff at the food station or at the bar is extremely friendly and dynamic. No need to wait for ages which is great.
When it comes to curling, I was a bit disappointed at first to see no brooms and no ice but I ended up laughing my head off with my teammates and having an awesome time! I would definitely recommend trying this for Xmas parties or with a few friends. We were two teams of two and I thought it was pretty perfect as this means not too much waiting around and enough people to make it fun.

One last tip, wear comfy and warm clothes as it is outdoor!

tastemaker

Roof East is a really cool spot to chill after a day of shopping at Westfield in summer, but in winter it leaves a bit to be desired. The curling, was somewhat fun, but gets boring after a while as it's very small, short lanes and absolutely no sweeping. You can probably play about 1 game before you want to grab some food and drinks. The food left a lot to be desired as it was a 20 minute wait for schnitzel even though the place was empty, and the winter drinks (mulled wine, buttered rum etc) were all sickly sweet. The space definitely lends itself better to the buzzy atmosphere of a warm summer's day.

tastemaker

Really fun night out - the curling 🥌 was something I had never done before, however, was easy to understand the rules and play - highly recommend it!

The overall set up of the area is super cool and would be fun for a range of events I.e Christmas parties, date nights or evening out with friends if you are looking for something a bit different!
Tastemaker

This winter Roof East has been decked out with hundreds of colourful, twinkling lights, a wooden lodge filled with Christmas trees and blankets and the opportunity to try your hand at curling courtesey of Sliders. If that wasn't enough there are outdoor heaters, tonnes of outside areas to sit (including 3 rowing boats) and free giant jenga! They've revamped the cocktail menu to include a few hot toddies. These were both delicious, if a little sweet, however their other cocktails seem a tad over priced. It is also a shame that they're is only one food stall with a limited choice of food. A greasy chicken schnitzel and a mediocre burger. Although the food and drink could do with improvement, I would definitelty recommend curling followed by drinks for a festive meet up with friends. Just remember to wrap up warm.

Tastemaker

The Social Fun and Games Club are back on Roof East this winter. Having tried the summer activities, I was looking forward to testing out my curling skills. 


Overall, it was a fun evening. The staff were for the most part very welcoming, friendly and competent. The mulled wine on arrival was an excellent touch - warming, boozy and tasty. The food was quick and tasty when we got it, though I did hear of long waits later in the evening. My chicken schnitzel was good, and my guest was blown away by her mushroom burger. 


It wasn't all perfect: the bartender had some great shaking skills, but could have toned it down a tad - I waited 10-15 minutes for a cocktail with only one person ahead of me! The cocktails themselves were disappointing and had a false, overly sweet taste (the apple cinnamon mojito was vile). Meanwhile, the main event - the curling - was a bit of a let-down. It's not played on ice, there were no brooms, and it was a little dull. Having said that, it was fantastic to be able to give it a try, and I could see it being very amusing in a bigger, drunker group. 


The real highlight of the evening was the atmosphere. The rooftop is decked out beautifully with fairy lights and props, giving it a magical, christmassy aura which was supplemented by the great steel drum band. I could happily while away an afternoon here with a mulled wine in hand, watching the sunset - even without the curling!

tastemaker

Roof East is a great hidden space on top of the original Stratford shopping centre. Stepping out of the lift it looks amazing and the staff that greeted us were amazing.

Having never played curling I was excited to give it a try and slightly disappointed it was a paired down version of the game. That said it was really hard to get the knack of it and I don’t think anyone on the Olympic squad needs to worry.

The bars are great for heating up and the steel band is a nice touch on the theme of Curl Runnings, get it?

Cocktails were good and reasonably priced apart from the boozy hot chocolate that was completely curdeled, not so tasty. Stick to the mulled wine, delicious and keeps your hands warm.

Food was ok, the raclette box was underwhelming and the jerk chicken was a nicely bbq’d Piece of meat but not jerk in anyway.

A fun night out for groups.

tastemaker

I love the concept of this! Themed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cool Runnings, it brings a taste of the Caribbean to East London. The curling was fantastic! Would highly recommend. The cocktails were not to my taste, but the atmosphere was pretty good. Would definitely recommend for a group of people.

tastemaker

Great place to go along to if you are looking for Drink, food and games. I have never played curling before so this was my first time at this place and i must admit was so much fun. Plus the igloos are great to sit in and eat some great food. The inside bar area is great to listen to some life music and play a game of jenga.

tastemaker

This was honestly one of those things where I said to myself " I love living in London"  You walk through the entrance of Stratford mall and in the elevator to the top floor and you are in a winter wonderland. We first did curling, 4 of us 2 versus 2. So much fun, you play for 40mins and boy do I wish it was more, I could have spent hours there. The rules are fairly straightforward. I will definitely be back.