ODEON Whiteleys The Lounge

Whiteleys of Bayswater, Queensway, London, W2 4YL

ODEON Whiteleys The Lounge
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7/10 from 1 user review

A taste of cinematic luxury with value to match

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Address:Whiteleys of Bayswater, Queensway, London, W2 4YL
Map:See ODEON Whiteleys The Lounge on a map
Telephone:0871 22 44 007
Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday 15:00-23:45
Friday to Sunday 11:30-23:45

About: The Lounge, at ODEON Whiteleys offers you the chance to enjoy Fine Food and Film in the most exclusive cinema setting. Each of the intimate screens has no more than 48 seats and with a total capacity of 200 seats in 5 screens. Each leather seat fully reclines at the touch of a button and has double the leg room of a standard cinema seat.

At the heart of this unique experience is an innovative approach to fine dining where an exclusive menu, overseen by Consultant Chef Rowley Leigh, is delivered by our service staff directly to your seat by simply pressing the service call button on your seat.

Exclusive Events & Private Screenings at The Lounge

The Lounge provides a unique and exciting environment that will give your event the WOW factor. Private Screenings in The Lounge offer a unique alternative to traditional corporate hospitality, and are a great way to bring people together.

The Lounge is perfect for

a) Conferences / Team Meetings / Presentations / Product Launches / Trainings and Seminars
b) Corporate Hospitality / Employee Rewards / Birthday (Private) Parties / Kids Parties* / Client Entertainment / Private Screenings

* Please note that The Lounge is a concept for 18 years old and over but kids private parties are allowed between 10:00-14:00.

For more information of private venue hire, call 0207 792 3147 or email TheLoungeEvent@odeonuk.com


"A taste of cinematic luxury with value to match"

Review Rating: 8 / 10
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Reviewed by Sambo

A cinema experience is one of life’s simple pleasures but just imagine taking that simplest of pleasures and running with it. The Lounge at Odeon Whitey’s is the result of just that and while popcorn and a mega-size bucket of Coke is still a treat, this tips the balance.

Located at the top of the Whiteleys Shopping Centre in Bayswater, The Lounge is the answer to complaints that cinema’s have lost sight of what people are willing to pay for some popped corn and a bag of sweets. The Lounge has come up with a menu, format and experience that offers a taste of cinematic luxury with value to match.

The premise: screens of differing size are kitted out with vast recliners that not only tilt back but, wait for it, have electronic footrests that make horizontal viewing almost achievable. Bliss. Comfortable, roomy and so far away from your neighbour that rustling packets aren’t an issue. Not that they would be because at The Lounge there is a bona fide food menu.

The only problem with this food menu, of which the likes of butternut squash risotto, sushi and sliders are all a part, is that instead of rustling packets its scraping cutlery on plates. Not the end of the world but still…

The food is reasonable and while it won’t be winning any gastronomic prizes, for a cinema it feels special. The jumbo hotdog is reassuringly ‘cinema’ and the steak sliders are tasty.

The best part about the Lounge experience though, is the drinking. Press the blue button to order refreshments during the film and a waiter will stealthily maneuver their way towards your chair. Negronis, Manhattans, wine and beer all at the push of a button feels absurdly special.

People love to push buttons and when you have the recliner, the footrest and the waiter call, that’s a lot of buttons that need pushing. The Lounge is an experience of the cinema that might leave you cold at the thought of your next trip to the multiplex. And did we mention you get to order cocktails from your seat? During the film!


Sambo reviewed ODEON Whiteleys The Lounge on Wed 20 Feb 2013


The Latest User Reviews of ODEON Whiteleys The Lounge


User Rating: 7 / 10
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T.A.O
Guv'nor
Member since: May 2011
Posts: 10
The cinema is already a bit of a treat these days but the Odeon Lounge makes shelling out on a ticket really worthwhile.

Drinks and food are served to your seat - and those seats recline at the push of a button (something that doesn't get old no matter how many times you push it).

The food may not be so great but a Campari delivered to my drinks rest while I watch a movie is still a novelty and a luxury. Definitely worth a visit.

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