Review: Queens Skate, Dine and Bowl

Nov 6 2017 BY Jovanne Campbell

Situated in between Queensway and Bayswater Station, Queens Skate, Dine and Bowl is a spacious venue that has it all, as it features a 12 lane bowling alley, indoor ice skating rink, an arcade and its very own MEAT Liquor. Queens has a classic American diner feel to it but not in a cliche way as the street art décor gives the venue its own unique feel.

I avoided the Ice Skating completely as I completely suck and would have probably broken a bone but for the more seasoned veterans, the skating rink is spacious and skaters were having a blast. The bowling alley is great as you can wear your own trainers and each booth has a buzzer so that guests can order their drinks and nibbles whilst bowling. As expected, each lane is fitted with optional side barriers for those that aren’t as gifted at bowling. We visited on a Friday night and the venue was quite busy so it was great that the service was quick and cocktails were made quickly which is always a bonus.

With a variety of cocktails on offer to suit all tastes, we chose drinks based on our favourite spirits which were Rum and Gin.  We went for the Dry Daiquiri and Cherry Pick in which the former had Bacardi Rum mixed with lime juice and Campari and Passion Fruit and was as refreshing as cocktails come. The latter contained Bombay Gin, Luxardo Sangue Morlacco Cherry Liqueur and summer fruits. As already mentioned, we visited on a Friday night so it was justifiable to have the ‘Game Over’ which was easily the strongest cocktail on offer. Mixed with Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Triple Sec, Pisang Ambon and Absinthe, it was no surprise that the venue limits ‘Game Over’ to two per person. Our decision may have been different had it been a work night, then again..

This venue is great as it caters for all; if you’re looking for a group night out to have some fun and cocktails then Queens offers that in abundance. At the same time, if you’re looking for a venue for date night then Queens also has you covered with a mixture of activities, drinks and the best in burgers, meat and chips  from MEAT Liquor all at a great price, you can’t really go wrong.

For bookings – 


Address: 17 Queensway, London, W2 4QP

Telephone:  0207 2290172