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by Caroline Haack (subscribe)
Fine art student and freelance writer from Paris, living in London.
Published July 31st 2017
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Fearing a commercial tourist catcher, you could hesitate for a long time before booking a table at the Rainforest Café. To access the dining room, you have to go through the souvenir shop, an interesting room full of things to buy.

Let's start with the good surprises: you will enjoy the vast room in the basement that allows eating in peace. The decor reverts to the tropical forest theme with (fake) thunderstorms, a real waterfall and robotic animals that remind you that London has become a real jungle. Even by walking in nearby Soho, you will already notice it. The atmosphere is therefore rather nice if you are accompanied by young children.

The menu offers a wide choice of dishes influenced by the flavours of five continents. You will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, but the prices are still rather consistent with those in central London, so not necessarily cheap. On the other hand, the waiters in safari clothing ensure an efficient but friendly service!

Awareness of deforestation and the protection of tropical ecosystems will not disrupt your meal. Despite a partnership with the British association "World Land Trust", this American restaurant chain is above all part of the group of Texas leisure "Landry's Restaurants Inc". The second European restaurant of Rainforest Café is in France, at Eurodisney. If you happen to go there, you can discover this fun restaurant in another setting.
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