Queens is bringing an exciting new concept to West London with Skate-Dine-Bowl. So grab your skates, bowling shoes, and impeccable taste buds because at Queens it’s all about good fun and good food…
What to Expect
Queens Skate-Dine-Bowl is the newly refurbished Queens ice rink with 48,000 square foot of classic retro entertainment. 12 state-of-the-art bowling lanes with luxury leather seating and table service now accompany the ice rink, which is the only permanent ice rink in Central London (it has been since the 1930s) and it’s huge! Have a go on some old-school classics like Pac-Man, Asteroids, and Space Invaders in the games area and, of course, after all that skating and bowling (our kind of exercise) indulge in the delicious British diner.
What to Eat
Partnering up with renowned chef Jimmy Garcia (‘London’s Pop Up King’) the Dine element of Queens Skate-Dine-Bowl is reason to go in itself. You can eat in the diner or have food served to your bowling booth or rink-side seating area, and much of the menu is designed to be perfect lane-side finger food.
Jimmy’s menu is a classic British take on traditional diner fare and nearly all the ingredients (particularly the meat) are picked from trusted British sources. If you’re indecisive, the Build Your Own Burger concept is the answer to your prayers – with a wide range of fillings and homemade sauces, this promises to be very popular indeed. Other classics include Parliamentary Pulled Pork, 18-hour slow roasted and oh so flavoursome; Sticky Bangers, Old Spot pork and apple sausages with honey and mustard glaze; Wing It, sticky crispy chicken wings with a homemade hot sauce, and highly addictive Cheese Balls that will have you missing your turn to bowl.
What To Drink
Drink from either the main bar or the rink-side bar, serving a range of drinks to suit all ages at any time of day. Grab a hot chocolate or milkshake while taking a breather from the ice, or linger at the main bar enjoying a cocktail (both hot and cold), craft beer, or wine. The jewel in the crown of the Queens bar is their own craft beer, made especially for them by Portobello Brewery and appropriately named Three Strikes (we love this). In keeping with the local theme, Queens will be serving Portobello Gin from down the road – try the Palace Garden, with Portobello Gin, elderflower liqueur, cucumber, mint and apple.
Old-school date night, big groups of friends, or a family trip – Queens has something and space for everybody. When it gets late, Queens becomes an adult-only zone, though we’re not sure that will mean any less falling over on the ice…
Queens are available for private hire, whether it be the VIP bar, a few bowling lanes in a more private space or the whole ice rink (iced or boarded over – roller disco anybody?) and if you hire the ice rink they have projector screens for a personalised experience.
Queens Ice & Bowl | 17 Queensway, London W2 4PQ | Opening Thursday 8 December | Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-midnight, Sunday 10am-11pm | Open Saturday and Sunday for classes from 7.30am