I guess the first question is; What is Bodo’s Schloss? The direct translation is Bodo’s Castle, which could be misleading as castles in Kensington are hard to come by. Instead, Bodo’s Schloss is a restaurant and club on Kensington High Street. Owned by the people who own Mahiki and Bunga Bunga, this alpine ski themed lodge-come-club boasts a guestlist of ‘royals and rockstars’. I think Prince Harry has been photographed here, but you are more likely to see someone from the cast of Made in Chelsea. I’ll leave it up to you on who you’d prefer to bump into after a few glasses of prosecco.
Speaking of which, I was at Bodo’s Schloss to review their bottomless prosecco deal – £15 with any order on the dinner menu. We arrived at 8 and I was surprised to see that most of the tables were empty. The party didn’t really get started until after 9, which makes sense as going for dinner here will save you the cost of entry to the club later on.
All the food was well presented and the mushroom arancini was really yummy. I thought the food prices were average for the area (much more reasonable than the drinks in the club later). Though my friend did spot that one option on the set menu was slightly cheaper if you ordered them separately. The waiting staff were nice, prompt and friendly, and a very bubbly gentleman who appeared to be the general manager was very friendly, and even brought us a free shotski (yes…shots positioned across a ski).
The verdict: 7/10 Considering this is a pretty posh venue, £15 for bottomless prosecco isn’t half bad. The food was good and the atmosphere was great, with some fun music and lots of singing along. I’d say this is one for the under 35s who are looking for a good night. I’d definitely go back again.