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“Great way to watch movies”

Odeon Cinemas - The Lounge
Ranked #70 of 350 Fun & Games in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Braintree, Essex
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23 reviews
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“Great way to watch movies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

My wife took me here as a Birthday treat. As a film and food fanatic it was fantastic. At the price its an occasional treat as opposed to a weekly trip but I feel it was well worth it. The seats are super comfy, the service as good as any at a top hotel and the food was great. We had the platter board to share and the waiter immediatly put it betwewn us for ease. The dumplings were average.
Amazing cocktails at regular london bar prices. My only real questions is as to the location? Why Bayswater? On a run down street in a run down shopping centre? It just seemed a random location to put this up market cinema experience?
Management were great when I asked to retrospectively add the points to my odeon card. I will definitely visit again.

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London, United Kingdom
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“For a night out - a lovely thing do to in London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

When its so hard to find couply things to do in london that don't cost an arm and a leg and when you are sick of going to restaurants, can't get a decently priced theatre ticket, exhibitions are not the thing for you to do….. consider a night out at the cinema Odeon Lounge style. It was great…. don't start comparing it with the normal price of a ticket start pricing the tickets as a nice night out. The wine is reasonably priced and very nice, the food is very decent and the staff are very good.

tip. the service charge is not a tip… i.e. the staff to not directly or as a group receive it as a reflection of the level of service. AN OUTRAGE. you are legally allowed to request that the service is not included and to pay it in cash to those who have served you so well…. i would advise this until the anomaly of this outrage is addressed in law. p.p.s. we felt so bad that we additionally tipped the staff…. should we really have to do this?????

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“The best cinema in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

Comfortable seats is the big big plus. I think i paid less than 20pounds and received amazing comfort! The only downside is they do not project all movies. They are serving good food from cafe anglais...a hidden place in london

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“Excellent for a special occasion or treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Went to see wolf of Wall Street. It's a 3 hour film so perfect to go to the lounge for this!!

£22.50 for a ticket.

The nearest station was bayswater and it was literally a 3 minute walk to the cinema. You go to the top floor of whiteleys shopping mall. You collect your tickets from a separate "lounge" desk so immediately you feel quite special and it feels exclusive.

You have a separate entrance to the lounge cinema which are up some stairs and u are greeted by a member of staff in front of a huge bar area. They take you to a seat - leather, low chairs, mood lighting.

Now I noticed some people ordered food before they went through to the movie and ate before they went in however we wanted the full experience of eating in the actual cinema so we just ordered a couple of drinks whilst we waited. We got there about 45 minutes before only so that we could make full use if the bar and relax.

We went through to the movie & were personally shown our sears. We had opted for the double sofas which had no arm rest in-between. They are large leather sofas with a moving tray by the side. The are electric so the head rest moves and the foot stool moves. There is a button which you use to get the attention of the waiting staff. We asked for some blankets also which we're a nice touch! Whatever seats u get though u can't go wrong it's just if you like to snuggle up to someone or whether you want your own separate seat with 2 arm rests.

We ordered another couple of drinks and some humous and bread. Later we ordered the hot dogs which came with chips. I then later on ordered an Oreo milkshake. Everything was lovely and made the overall cinema experience so comfortable!

Now the bill came to approximate £74.
We ordered 2 beers. 1 watermelon martini. 1 red wine. 1 humous. 2 hotdogs. 1 milkshake.
This on top of the tickets - it was about £120 in total. So this is why I say for a special occasion! They add service charge also which bumps it up.

I would 100% go again! Really enjoyable fun experience. Plus beach blanket babylon is around the corner so we popped there afterwards! A great date day/night!!

Go it's a great experience!!! Plus a lot more comfortable!!!

Ps the menu doesn't say popcorn on it - but people were ordering it so it is available!!!

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent cinema experience with a little luxury”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

For my son's birthday we usually arrange a family outing and thought as a treat to try out Whitley's - The Lounge. The whole ambiance was welcoming and had that little bit extra luxury but obviously at a cost.

We chose a settee and then 3 single seats - all of which have a recliner and plenty of space between rows (unlike the standard cinemas).

You could eat in the foyer section before the film or order food before or during the film (by pressing a button located on the arm of the seat similar to when your on a flight) and the service was very discrete. The food; drinks and service were excellent. The cost though was a little expensive (especially the drinks) but as a treat was happy to pay.

I would definitely recommend it to others to try out..if you are on a budget, check out the menu and drinks beforehand so you are aware of the costs involved.

Would definitely go again.

Visited December 2013
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