Hollywood Bowl Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes

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Awarded “Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue” by Pollstar for the 12th straight year, Hollywood Bowl is one of the most celebrated cultural venues on Earth. It has been the summer home of the LA Philharmonic since 1922. Renowned for its spectacular setting and extraordinary acoustics, the Hollywood Bowl plays host to a tremendous diversity of artists, from classical to jazz, rock, pop and world music.
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  • We came one Tuesday night for a game of bowling. There were 7 of us . The staff were extremely rude and unfriendly . They seemed like a bunch of teenagers who couldn’t be bothered with it all The lane...  more »
  • Not the cheapest night out. Bowling fun really can’t go far wrong ... don’t bother with the food! It’s cheap and awful we had nachos and probably about the worst I’ve ever had Just a shame not more pl...  more »
  • We came here on the weekend for a child’s birthday party and 100% lucked out with the party host. We had Lloyd and he was absolutely amazing. He never left the lanes and interacted with the kids so we...  more »
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  • Went for my girlfriends birthday, was really busy and there was no where near enough staff to cope. We arrived early as we wanted to get some food and play on the arcade with out little girl. The food arrived pretty quickly, we were not offered any condiments or napkins, just put on the table and that’s it. The order was wrong, I am sure it’s not hard to not put mayo in a burger also would like to know where my onion rings are, the food was average at best. My girlfriend then wanted a Chocolate milkshake, she went to the bar at 3pm, waited 30 minutes ignored by the one member of staff at the bar, her served 3 other customers that appeared at the bar after her. As I have said was a busy day that was understaffed. We then went to sign in so we could start bowling, service was much better on reception, our lane wasn’t ready so was asked to wait, which was fine. My partner went to change our daughter before we started our game. While she was in there a member of staff decided to open the door, surely if the door is closed and locked your first thought would be there is someone in there, not at Hollywood Bowl MK. The bowling was good, we had to call for help once for a technical fault on the lane. No one came over so we had to get a member of staff to fix the lane, was a major easy fix. Overall the bowling was good the arcade is good, time crisis 5 is always a good play. Unfortunately for the sheer lack of service it deserves a 1 star, if the service improves to complement the other facilities will be worth another review.
  • Sad and rude- You would expect a city like Milton Keynes to have a proper bowling place, but this place is full of people who cannot spell the word of customer service properly. Extremely bad layout - the arcade games are cluttered, the bar has too much queue, not enough change machines, unfriendly staff, poor food, outrageous prices, my teenage son were bullied by older guys on the pool table and someone took the £1 coin he placed and the most rubbish stuff was the lack of proper facilities, even the toilets were not straight forward. Extremely unfriendly place overall
  • Had my daughters birthday party here today. Has to be one of the best and easiest venues to have a kids party. The hosts were Rebecca for the bowling and Emma for the food. Both girls did a fab job but special thanks to Rebecca. She's very good with children and went out of her way to include my shy youngest child with the bowling. Would recommend this place and will no doubt use again for a party. I think the only small negative comment I would make is a few of the children said they were hungry after the meal and could they have more. These were growing 10yr olds!lol So not sure if bigger portions needed for older children or maybe an option to order extra veggies and chips.
  • My wife booked us in as a family for a bowling session. For some reason they only had us down as a 2, not a 3..... We asked kindly to have another person put on our lane, there was a member of staff there who was particularly rude, very young and inexperienced, clearly, then asked the manager CALLUM AT MILTON KEYNES if she could add an extra player onto the lane - me, my wife and our 4 year old daughter. The manager (with zero interpersonal skills) plainly said there is nothing he can do... He will not put an extra player on to our lane. When we mentioned that we have travelled up with a party booking of 20 or so children and spent a lot of money, and driven for an hour to get there, we would really like to bowl as a family. Again, we were met with a No we cannot do anything to help. upset, my wife asked me to ask for a refund, to which we were told by manager Callum that we cannot get a refund from them as booked over the main telephone call centre number... Please understand that this is all whilst we have an empty lane next to us that has not been used for over 20 mins This is aweful customer service and I will not recommend this to anyone, if you are going to go..... make sure you make the right booking, as there is clearly zero tolerance for booking mistakes made, even though clearly a mistake made by the telephone booking team!!!! Very very bad experience for us and we will not be visiting here as a family again... Very dissapointed considering the amount spent by the visiting party We were then ushered out if the lane booth with extreme haste and total rudeness..., People can be very short sighted in the way they speak with returning customers - disgraceful management and aweful customer service
  • Very poor!! Arranged for one game - arrived early but were advised they were running about 10-15mins behind. No problem we thought, so ordered food to arrive to us at the bowling lane. Started playing - had to call for assistance 4 times before seven of us had completed 3 rounds of bowling due to mechanical failings etc. Food finally arrived - disappointingly the food was either cold or inedible due to being ‘rock hard’. Called for assistance to voice our discontent. Despite repeated attempts by intermediary staff to soft-soap us with offers of replacing food or free drinks we ended our stay with a refund for the bowling & free game vouchers to make up for the poor food. Very disappointing experience - one I am loathed to repeat in a hurry!!
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