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All Star Lanes Bayswater

NOTE: All Star Lanes Bayswater has now closed – but you can still visit their other venues HERE.

When it comes to bowling alleys, it’s always good to have a spare.

Which is presumably the thinking behind All Star Lanes‘ wise expansion to Bayswater, adding another slick, retro venue to their number, alongside sister branches in Brick Lane and Holborn.

Following their tried and tested recipe, you’ll find a bowling alley, retro cocktail bar and American diner, all under one roof. Here’s how it breaks down:


Check in your shoes in the lobby, take a pre-emptive victory snap in the old-school photobooth, and head over to their six boutique bowling lanes, imported especially from the good ol’ US of A. The whole room is a subdued nod to the ’50s, with the glossy lanes hemmed in by wood panelling and retro wallpaper. Once you’ve got a few strikes under your belt, it’s time to venture to –


Serving up American classics in a similarly retro-styled room, you’ll slide into a booth and take your pick from indulgent dishes like chargrilled lobster, cajun swordfish, a build-your-own mac and cheese, or ‘The Early Bird’: fried chicken marinated in honey, breaded in cornflake crumbs, and dipped in a Goose Island IPA sauce. Then there’s,


Here you’ll find barkeeps stationed behind a cross between a lengthy cocktail bar and a Chesterton sofa, where they’ll happily knock up a cocktail or two. Besides their dedicated menus for Old Fashioneds and G&Ts, you’ll find concoctions like the jalapeño margarita, a sharing cocktail served in a bowling skittle, a White Russian topped with Froot Loops, and the Roller Girl – a potent blend of vodka, crème de pêche and bubblegum syrup.

It’s probably a good idea to order a spare one of those, too.


NOTE: All Star Lanes Bayswater has now closed – but you can still visit their other venues HERE.

All Star Lanes | 6 Porchester Gardens, W2 4DB

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All Star Lanes Bayswater

6 Porchester Gardens, Bayswater, West London, W2 4DB

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