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All Star Lanes (Bar, Restaurant)

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The Old Truman Brewery, 95 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London, E1 6QL
Cuisine: American Average Price: £25.00
Tel: 020 7426 9200 | Email to All Star Lanes | Transport: Liverpool Street | Write review

All Star Lanes Review

I will be the first to admit that bowling and I do not share a glowing history. And it was with trepidation in my step that I approached All Star Lanes bowling alley on Brick Lane, memories of 14-year-old birthday parties whizzing through my mind. But with its American theme, shiny floors and pricy cocktails, the atmosphere at All Star Lanes certainly helps take the mind off the task in hand. Instead of transporting me back to awkward early teenage social outings, I felt like an extra from Happy Days. An interesting variety of punters - from suits to trendy Brick Laners - lined the refined six lanes and the clatter of falling skittles created a pleasant background murmur.

You may wonder why I agreed to review All Star Lanes given that my feelings towards bowling range from ambivalence to fury depending on my level of failure (it’s not All Star’s fault, it’s mine). Well, I thought, this might be my time to master the art of bowling; a life skill, it seems, I ought to learn. Alas, the low lighting, the cava cocktail, and the Americana on the jukebox did not make up for the fact that I am bowling's ultimate lost cause. It didn't help that our lane jammed repeatedly and my single, fabulous strike was cruelly taken away by the computer system. Groups around us seemed to be able to bowl faultlessly with no system errors. So we must assume our lane had a personal vendetta against me.

And so we moved onto dinner. Maintaining the high school movie theme, the seating style is traditional booths, the menu offers dishes 'from the smoker', and very attentive waitresses skirt around in 50's garb. The service was decidedly better than the food, which was overpriced for it's simple all-American style. The fairly expensive main dishes, such as steak and ribs, did not include even a basic side. Chips, like the other side options, and even sauces, were extra.

Although the menu promised tasty options, those that we tried were disappointingly bland. We even paid for an extra red wine sauce, but it still couldn't do much to jazz up the steak. The American-staple of baked cheesecake was also easily forgettable. One dish that needed no side was the enormous order of ribs with a sensible amount of meat on the bones and a sweet sticky sauce that evoked the Deep South. Though perfectly edible, food at these prices, and in this very well designed venue, should be of a superior standard.

Despite this, it is an original and well-realised concept restaurant with a great atmosphere and excellent service. The opportunity to bowl in such high quality surroundings, or even use a private lane whilst enjoying a classy cocktail, should excite even a casual fan of the sport. The proximity of a restaurant set up to cater for groups makes it ideal for large parties and those looking for a complete evening's entertainment; and not only for bowlers (there is also karaoke and pool tables on offer).
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Customer Reviews for All Star Lanes

Average (based on 2 votes): 2 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“Raelly like the feel of this place, v. old school american. And great cocktails!”
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Kelly, London (5 years 3 months 6 days ago)

“Really surprised that this venue hasn't been reviewed yet! Came here on Friday night and had a brilliant time. We had a meal in the restaurant (I had the ribs which were amazing)the food costs about the same as competitiors such as GBK etc but the quality is certainly there! Then we had a few drinks in the bar (can reccomend the cocktails -this lot knew what they were doing) and went on to bowl which was great fun. Could imagine this venue would work well for a special occassion or a nice date!”
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crackyp@hotmail.com, London (6 years 3 months 3 days ago)

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All Star Lanes Opening Hours

Monday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm Friday: 12:00pm - 12:30am
Tuesday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:30am
Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm
Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm    

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All Star Lanes Food & Drinks

  • Cuisine Type: American
  • Average Price: £25.00

All Star Lanes Food Menu

The menu at All Star Lanes pays tribute to the classic American diner, recreating dishes how they were always intended with no fanfair, just good honestly cooked food using the best possible ingredients all sourced within the British Isles.

Updated 13/11/2008

All Star Lanes Hire Details

All Star Lanes has a 100-person private room with three bowling lanes - perfect for parties.

Updated 13/11/2008

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