Located in the heart of Derby’s intu centre, Hollywood Bowl offers something for everyone. Whether you fancy a family fun day, take on your friends or enjoy birthday party, Hollywood bowl is the perfect place to have fun and make memories.
With deals for the family, kids, students and adults, Hollywood Bowl has you covered for an amazing time out. Go visit their website for details on what deals and events they currently have on at hollywoodbowl.co.uk.
Upon arrival IN Magazine were very impressed with the location of Hollywood Bowl. Situated on Level 3 within the Derby’s intu centre, you can nip upstairs to enjoy some bowling and food, before heading back downstairs to continue some shopping.
As soon as you walk in you’re hit with lots of colourful arcade games. Some vintage and some modern, there’s lots to choose from. Along with the arcade games, they also have multiple pool tables which are very popular.
Moving onto the bowling. With our bowling shoes on and competition high we headed round to their designated VIP section to start our game. This is a great option that Hollywood Bowl offer and their VIP sections can be hired out for private bookings and parties.
Now onto the game!
Not being bowling experts ourselves, we took this time to enjoy the game and have a laugh. This was by far the funniest part of the day and we believe you’re never too old to have fun bowling. We won’t tell you who won but it was close!
A fantastic element we noticed about Hollywood Bowl was that the bowling balls have multiple holding slots, making it very easy to find a bowling ball that fits your fingers perfectly.
After burning off lots of calories bowling, we had definitely built up an appetite. Within Hollywood Bowl they have their Hollywood Diner, which is designed and inspired by America. Having tables within cars and orange diner benches, you really feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the 50s.
Browsing the menu, you have a variety of American diner inspired food to choose from as well as a designed kids menu for those little leagues. We started off by ordering two of their old-fashioned ice cream shakes: Vanilla & OREO Biscuits which we’re incredible!
To start we decided to share some Nachos. With warm tortilla chips topped with melted cheese, a tantalising medley of salsa, sour cream, guacamole and jalapeños, they were amazing – especially the sweet salsa!
Moving onto the mains we decided to go with their Hollywood Burger and Cob Salad. We can see why their Hollywood Burger is one of their popular dishes as it was amazing.
The juicy beef against the crisp streaky bacon and Monterey jack cheese topped with their toasted brioche bun, it was delicious.
We also wanted to try one of their healthy dishes on the menu and the Cob Salad caught our attention. With chargrilled butterfly chicken sliced with crispy bacon, stilton, tomato, red onion, cucumber, croutons and Cos lettuce, it was wonderfully fresh and tasty.
For desert we were told we had to try their Hollywood Bowl sharing desert.
With a huge bowl filled with chocolate fudge cake chunks, vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, OREO biscuits, mini marshmallows, chocolate and strawberry sauces, fan wafers, chocolate flakes and finished with sprinkles – need I say anymore!
This is a desert for a group – as we were sadly defeated.
So, as you can see IN Magazine had an amazing time and if you’re looking for a fun day we highly recommend Hollywood Bowl in intu Derby – you won’t be disappointed!
Get your bowling shoes ready!