Eat, drink and play – Social Fun and Games (SFG)

The other day I went to the launch night of Social Fun and Games (SFG) which has returned this winter to Stratford Centre, Roof East (8th floor). You will be able to relax, eat and drink in one of the cosy Igloos, drink in one of the many bars, listen and dance to music or play fun games such as Jenga or a game of curling with your friends.

I went along with some members from the community of Love Pop Ups – London and we all had such a fantastic time.

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Firstly we were shown to our Igloo for the night in which we became Eskimos for the evening.  We got cosy on the benches that were covered in fur and sat around this large table with a domed light within the middle of the table.

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We was then bought over some great sharing boards from Jimmy’s Lodge and Crazy Pig and all the food was delicious and warmed us up.

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The Igloos are most certainly the perfect way to get out of the cold.  The Igloos if you want one have to be pre-booked.  Plus the Igloos can hold up to 8 guests for an hour and a half for £40 (times 6pm to 7.30pm, 7.45pm to 9.15pm or
9.30pm to 11pm) which includes mulled wine for all on arrival. Additionally, a minimum spend of £40 is required, redeemable on food and drinks, which you can pre-order or spend on the night. You have to be 18+

The sharing platters you can enjoy in the Igloo are based on 1 between 2 and are as follows:

Jimmy’s Lodge on the Roof menu

Option 1 – £9
Mini Croque Monsieur or Croque Florentine (v)
Mini Wild Boar and Apple Hot Dog or Mini Slider or Veg Slider
Aspen Fries

Option 2 – £12
Mini Croque Monsieur or Croque Florentine (v)
Mini Wild Boar and Apple Hot Dog
Mini Slider or Veg Slider
Aspen Fries

Crazy Pig Menu

Option 1 – £9
Charcuterie board or Vegan sharer
Hog Roast or Stromboli or Halloumi burger with side salad
Chips and dips

Option 2 – £12
Charcuterie board or Vegan sharer
Mini Stromboli bites
Hog roast or Stromboli or Halloumi burger with side salad
Chips and dips

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After we had eaten we went onto play curling. There are six neon-lit, synthetic ice curling lanes in total accompanied by cool soundtracks whilst you play.

Curling is a fun game and similar to bowling in a way but the aim of this game is to get close to the middle of the target at the end of the lane rather than knocking down pins. It is easy to pick up and learn.

This was the first time for all of us and it was really easy to pick up. It was just a matter of sliding the curling stone with the correct speed and pace to get it nearest to the centre of the target (minus broom on this one as not set on ice).  We played many games between each other and we all played pretty well considering it was all our first time.

Tickets cost £10 per person and you will get a lane for 40 minutes.

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More info on curling:

How do I book tickets?

Visit the booking calendar on line, which will explain how to book tickets. You will need to bring your confirmation email on your smartphone (save paper!) or print it out for the box office on arrival at the venue.

How many players per group is allowed?

There is a maximum of 8 players per lane, though recommended group size is a minimum of 4.

How long will I have the lane for?

40 minutes

Aim of game?

To get a point your curling stone needs to be the nearest to the centre of the target at the end of the lane.

When should I arrive?

Players must arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to your allocated time, or risk forfeiting your lane.

What happens if I’m late?

If you are 15 minutes late for your booking you have missed your slot. In this instance money is not refundable however if you call or email us whilst running late we may be able to accommodate at a later slot.

Is there an age restriction?

Yes, Sliders at the SFG Club is 18+ only. ID maybe required.

Extra tips

Don’t worry if it’s your first time curling – we will have helpers on hand to show you the ropes.

Fancy a drink after all that curling well there are many bar areas to choose from with the covered bar area being the main hub. The main bar is set on a 80’s inspired après-ski lodge. It is a great way to get away from the coldness of the night and sit back on the bench of one of the picnic tables and enjoy the many drinks on offer from such as warm mulled cider or a cocktail and see one of the amazing flairers creating it.  Prices for drinks start from £4.50 to £39.  To see the full drinks menu click here. Inside there are some dressed mannequin’s that are wearing ski outfits so why not get a selfie for a laugh. My selfie is a bit blurred but I had by this stage had quite a few mulled cider I must admit.

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There is even a Jenga games on each table that you can play with your friends will you be the one to have all the bricks tumbling down?

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I unfortunately failed and I was the one that made the tower collapse, bang wallop.

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Within the bar area there is also a human jukebox Michael ‘Pianoman’ Moore who makes special appearances and takes requests to rock the lodge with classic sounds of rock & roll and soul or anything that you like (if the knows it). I gave him a few song choices from Space but alas he did not know them.

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Alternatively when Michael is not around there is a retro free play jukebox with various music from classic rock & roll to soul to choose from.

As well as bars there are two food trucks to grab a bite from.  Jimmy’s Lodge and Crazy Pig.

Jimmy’s Lodge on the Roof menu

The Lodge Raclette Burger – £9.00
The Veggie Burger – £7.00
The King of the Croque – £6.00
Wild Boar and Apple Hot Dogs – £8.00
Aspen Fries – £4.00
Proper Cheesy Chips – £5.00
Raclette Box (New Potatoes, Raclette Cheese, Side Salad) – £7.00

Crazy Pig

Traditional Hog Roast – £9.00
Holy Stromboli – £9.00
Charcuterie – £12.00
Halloumi Burger -£7.00
Mini Stromboli Bites – £7.00
Nachos – £6.00

So if you love food, drink, music, Igloos, Jenga and Curling then this is most certainly a pop up that you won’t want to miss this winter.  So be quick before it goes off piste.

Our time during the evening in short on film.

Plus get links to read the community members blogs by clicking here.

Roof East
Level 8 Car park
Great Eastern Way
Stratford
London
E15 1XE

Tel: 07831 399 786
Tuesday to Friday 5pm – 11pm
Saturday Noon – 11pm

Bar open to all. Free entry. No ticket required.

Curling lanes and Igloos need to be pre-booked. To book email info@sfgclub.com. For larger groups or private hire email michelle@sfgclub.com.

1 Comment

  1. rhianwestbury says:

    This all looks amazing, me and my friends have been looking at trying to book the curling so I’d definitely be up for giving that a go. The igloo looks so cozy x

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