Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

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Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience
4.5
Theatre & Performances
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7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
1:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Touring over 20 countries a year and with a permanent London West End residency too, this critically acclaimed show has been winning five-star reviews and standing ovations since 1997. It's 'a two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation!' (Daily Telegraph). The fun starts as the audience wait to be seated and then hurtles along as they become diners in that infamous hotel. Meanwhile, Basil, Sybil and Manuel aspire to be their warring waiters, serving a 3-course meal with a good dollop of mayhem. This is fully immersive, highly improvised, site-specific comedy theatre at its best - and because only a third of show is scripted, performances are always fresh. Expect all the best gags and 'a rip-roaringly hilarious night out' (This Is London). Just don't mention the war! - 'Outstanding! (Fringe Review) - 'Uniquely enjoyable... A worthy alternative to some of the West End's other shows... It will have you raving' (Britain Magazine) - 'Deliciously entertaining from start to finish, this is not to be missed.' (What's on London) - 'Fantastic!' (What's on Stage)
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Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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  • Russell Square • 1 min walk
  • Holborn • 8 min walk
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John
Woodford Green, UK6 contributions
Couples
We visited faulty towers in lockdown
It was so good I couldn’t believe how
The cast put on such a great show
The character were so good and made us laugh so much . We had a meal which was nice a dessert and sweet and coffee .
I thought the whole thing was good value
And the npc car park 3 min walk was 10
Pound . Great night out thanks . John
Written December 20, 2020
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Sharon M
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What an amazing night of fun and laughter, the antics of Basil and Manuel did the programme justice not forgetting Sybil of course, was hilarious from the moment they stepped in the room, we have not laughed so much for a long time.The actors put so much effort into making this a memorable evening for all.
The food was good, the staff were great and entertainment spot on..and will highly recommend this experience to all.
Sitting on a table with six strangers was no problem what a great friendly bunch of people .
Written May 13, 2022
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Helen H
Leeds, UK22 contributions
Friends
Surprised my husband and two friends with this treat. We were not disappointed. Felt even more special being a part of the casts first night back after restrictions. Laughed from beginning to end Very very realistic we really felt a part of this iconic comedy Absolutely can not recommend enough. We will definitely return One not to be missed.
Written October 3, 2020
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Guy T
Beckenham, UK11 contributions
A great evening from start to finish, went on the 12th March, the actors were brilliant, the improvisation was superb .
Food was good and served brilliantly by the staff in Fawlty Towers Fashion.
Would highly recommend
Written March 16, 2020
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happyfrog2018
3 contributions
Couples
A great fun evening. The entertainment was hilarious and non-stop. The food was pretty good too. Everybody seemed to be having a ball and joining in the fun. The actors were superb and true to the original TV show.

The venue’s prices for drinks were rather high
Written February 24, 2020
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AliC
13 contributions
Family
Our Fawlty Towers Dining Experience was a not to be missed opportunity! The team incorporated everything that we presented them to make the experience more inclusive; my daughters vegetarianism, our Australian accent, another guests german surname. I havent laughed so much before - or since! The food was good, but honestly, the entertainment was so fantastic, who could remember?! In short... its your loss if you dont go and join in!
Written April 26, 2020
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Helen J
Southport, UK12 contributions
From having pre meal drinks to coffee, never stopped laughing. Actors were so good, Basil even sounded the same. All the favourite bits and more. Caught my bread roll ok, thankfully soup was delivered safely. Really nice meal too. Great value.
Written January 29, 2020
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RZ7
London, UK66 contributions
Friends
Much much better than I expected. Really funny and well thought out sketch. Didn’t stop laughing from start to finish. Meal was perfectly fine even if the drinks were a bit pricey.
Written February 24, 2020
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Jeremy K
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Friends
The scene was set well during the pre-meal drinks in the bar with a reasonably entertaining exchange between the 3 characters and a bit of banter with the guests but, sadly, the whole experience went downhill from there.
The actors were good enough at what they did but there was no flow to the evening with none of the scenes giving any sense of continuity or plot which was the genius of the original. What the writers assumed would be crowd pleasers were awkwardly shoe-horned in and traded off the guests' knowledge of the original for laughs without offering anything new or, frankly, amusing.
But what really let the show down was the food. Supposedly 1970s style, it was a cross between something taken from a hostess trolley from the same era and a badly microwaved effort even Ryanair would have thought twice about serving and charging half as much for.
All-in-all, I felt hard done by; the evening dragged on and I couldn't wait to leave. The only laughs came from those sharing my table who showed more whit than the writers but, ironically, they were the ones having the last laugh after walking away with our hard-earned cash.
Advice: buy a box set and dine out in real style in a city that has so much more to offer.
Written June 23, 2014
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We at Faulty Towers The Dining Experience and Charing Cross Hotel were saddened to read this; the last thing we want is to be remembered for the wrong reasons. If any element of the show or venue were at fault, then of course we would like to rectify them. Everyone else loves the show, so we would very much like to find out why you didn’t: for instance, you mention catering shortfalls… can you give more detail? Likewise the acting and script… what were the particular problems? If you write to us at info@faultytowers.net with information on when you saw the show, and what name you booked under, we shall be able to investigate further and get back to you. Many thanks.
Written June 24, 2014
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Joe B
London, UK76 contributions
Couples
Great show, attended the Charing cross hotel for a fantastic evening. The food was ok, no choice at all unless you wanted the veggie option but it was definitely just ok. The Drinks are a little pricey too it has to be said but the Show is what you really go for and it is well worth it, even if your not a Fawlty Towers fan I think you would like it.

Top marks to the actors I would have gave 5 stars just for the show but as its a meal too, I'm afraid I knocked a star off for the average food and high drink prices.
Written December 22, 2013
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Faulty Towers the Dining Experience is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thu - Sat 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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