While at Alton Towers on Fathers day we wanted to try out the Rollercoaster Restaurant in the Forbidden Valley. With the park closing at 5pm so we headed to the restaurant around 4:30pm to see if we could get a table. I had heard you needed to book a table when the park was busy and in the evenings, so we were hoping we would get in just before the rush, and I’m so glad we did. I will book a table next time we plan to go as we where lucky enough to get seats, a few families after us were not able to as it was so busy.
The first thing you notice as you walk into the blue lighted room were the amount of amazing mini roller coaster rails hanging just bellow the ceiling. They are amazing. Each rail is allocated to a table to deliver our food and drinks to us, we would love to know who came up with this idea, it is so much fun!!
Each table had three separate seating areas for up to a party of 4. In the center of each table, below the rails is a large turntable where all the utensils you will need for your meal are located.
Once we were seated a lovely gentleman came over with a tablet and showed us how to use it. Were we where sitting, each seat had its own number that you use to order your food. The table has the menus on it so you can brows when you would like to order, specify any special requirements with your order and then once you are done you “send it to the kitchen”. Pretty cool if you don’t mind me saying.
Emerson thought it was fantastic how he could go into the kids menu and choose his own meal and write on it when he didn’t want on his burger. He was in his element.
First we ordered drinks, Emerson his bottle of water (he loves his water, doesn’t really drink anything else), Tom his beer and me, I tried the Nemesis, it’s now my new favorite drink! Tom’s beer and my Nemesis drinks were brought over by a waitress as mine was a mixed drink and Tom’s was alcoholic, but as Emerson’s came in a bottle it came down on a mini roller coaster above our heads and swiveled down to our table, and that’s when the fun started! Emerson’s face lit up and he couldn’t get enough of watching the food and drinks came out form the kitchen hatch and slide down the rail’s to the tables that had ordered them. To be honest, neither could me and Tom.
The tablets were so easy to use. Tom, Emerson and I chose what we wanted to eat and sent our order to the kitchen. We tuck out our plates, knives, forks and napkins form the central turntable and watched the little roller coasters fly over our heads while we waited for our food to come.
When a little bowl slides down to your table it comes with a little card on the individual coaster so everyone on the tables know who has ordered it, you just turn the base of the rails and the little bowl comes over to you in its little cart. Now all there is left to do is enjoy your bowl full on yumminess.
Our food was delicious. Tom had the steak, Emerson chose the children’s burger and I tried the chickpea curry. We were all very happy with what we had ordered. After our main meal was eaten we wanted to try out a desert (why not hey). Emerson loves ice cream so he chose that and I tried the Salted Caramel Brownie, it were beautiful.
The lovely gentleman came to take away our plates and bowls, we finished our drinks and headed to pay. You need to take your table with you to the pay counter.
All in all we had a great time in the Rollercoaster Restaurant. We loved it so much we have booked to come back as a surprise for Emerson’s 8th birthday in July.