Friday, January 29, 2010


All Star Lanes
95 Brick Lane
E1 6QL

Bowling and birthdays go together quite well, so for C's birthday we found ourselves at All Star Lanes for a dinner at the Luncheonette. The menu is all very faux-diner, but the unnecessarily complicated mains and high prices make it evident that it is nothing like an actual diner. After F asked about the boned rolled shoulder of lamb and was told that he'd be better off ordering the burger by our honest waitress, most of our table quickly went with the burger option. I still wanted to be brave and tried the fried chicken sandwich. When A's burger arrived with a single pathetically shriveled rasher of bacon on top, we were surprised enough to ask whether that was really correct and were informed that indeed, asking for bacon only gets you one tiny sliver. My sandwich contained chicken with a very odd batter (see above) - I think I was expecting either a breaded chicken piece or a crust more similar to southern fried chicken - instead it was almost doughy in spots. Wouldn't order it again. Fries were the best part, which is not exactly a raving endorsement. Essentially, you should just go to the Brick Lane Beigel Bake and grab a salt beef bagel before knocking down some pins.

1 comment:

  1. oh man. to go from good american food in texas to that ...