Platform – Video Games and Esports Bar and Restaurant in Shoreditch, London

Video Games, Esports, Drinks, and Pizza. What else could you want?

Platform is London’s first dedicated video games and esports bar and restaurant.

We’re all about those good vibes and we believe that video games, like all good things in life, are better when shared with friends, Happy Face pizza and a few drinks!

Platform is designed for everyone to enjoy regardless of your skill level. We give newcomers a helping hand, and veterans a steely glare and knowing nod.


Multiplayer Booths

Gather your friends and go mad with some multiplayer mayhem in one of our multiplayer booths. From Mario Kart to FIFA, play on our huge screens and latest consoles.

Our hosts will help you pick the perfect games for your group and make sure you have all the pizzas and drinks you need to get your game on. Our largest booth seats up to 10 people but we can accommodate larger groups

Our PLATFORM + package gets you straight into the action! For £35pp
Pre order 2 hours of gaming , any 2 courses and 2 drinks directly to your booth.

Not staying for food? No worries you can just book a booth too.
£8p/h per guest (peak)
£6p/h per guest (off peak)

*Peak = Mon- Fri post 5pm, all day Saturday
**Off peak = Mon Fri- before 5pm, all day Sunday
***Online bookings subject to 2 hour minimum.

Bottomless Brunch

Planning on super-smashing your week-end ? Platform has the solution for you ! Our unique social gaming bottomless brunch offers you the opportunity to bring your colleagues, family, dates or best friends for a week-end full of fun, games and good vibes.

What to expect ? 

2 hours of pure, unadulterated social gaming in our multiplayer booths. Our team will set you up with the best Nintendo Games available at PLATFORM. Select your favorites and expect hours of disco vibes and funky music curated by our amazing Gaming Gurus !


Pick your poison : Unlimited Bloody Marios, Italian Prosecco or savoury draft beers ! We will have complimentary carafes of fresh orange juice, softs and water ready for dry months.

One delicious paddle pizza per person to keep you fuelled up from start to finish! Yummy! We also offer some of the best vegan pizzas of Shoreditch.

It’s what your weekends were made for! Book now ! 



T&Cs: draft beer only, 2 hours of bottomless drinks in line with gaming session


Platform is your esports training ground in the heart of Shoreditch, right around the corner from the Silicon Roundabout of techy Old Street. Our venue has been licensed by no other than the industry’s best esports organisation ESL. Squad up, and crush your frenemies on Platform’s kitted-out esports stage which seats 10 aspiring stars, at the wheel of esports-ready PCs (i7 Intel CPU, 16GB RAM and GTX1070). So come on and become the best, just for the day or for the whole competitive season!

Book a beast for yourself or for your team on Platform esports stage, the new home for London’s grassroots esports talent.

A Platform host will help set you up and provide you with any drinks you need to get into the zone.

The stage can fit up to 10 people, 5 a side.

PC 1h: £5 per guest

Racing Simulators

Our Sparco sponsored racing simulators will literally put you in the driver’s seat of a super car. You’ll feel truly immersed with our ultra wide curved screens and the force feedback of the steering wheel

Food and drink will be served to you by our amazing Platform hosts, making Platform the only place you can safely drink and drive. (but seriously, never drink and drive)

Simulator 30min: £5

Retro Games


Go old school and play on the Classic Super Nintendo (SNES) for those retro game vibes. As you reconnect with your favourite childhood titles, you’ll find that doing a HADOUKEN is just like riding a bike.

Free with the purchase of food or beverage.

Drinks, Snacks & Pizza

Private Hire

If the standard packages aren’t enough for you, consider levelling up your experience by booking out the venue or part of it.

Private Hire 

Launching a new game ? Hosting your community’s event ?  Looking for an awesome way to activate your brand? Make Platform your platform. Our space is flexible and adapts to your requirements, so let your mind run wild. With our state-of-the-art streaming capabilities and esports stage sponsored by our official partner ESL, we can broadcast your gaming session or event to the world.

Special events

If you need to throw a team building event,  we’ve curated a list of games that will bring your colleagues closer than ever and leave you all in stitches !

Tournaments, birthdays, Monday morning meetings, hen & stag dos (you name it!) Platform is the place to do it. Email our team and help us shape your unique event.



Christmas parties

This December, Mario becomes merry and FIFA gets festive at Platform ! Whether you want to challenge your manager to a 1V1 or team up with another department, we’ve got your winter party covered. Book a private booth and hit the slopes of Mount Wario in Mario Kart, mix up some hot chocolates in Overcooked 2, and try your hand at Rocket League-style ice hockey.
Get in touch for more information !


How does the place work?

Platform is a new kind of gaming cafe, bar, and restaurant. Just come down to our venue right by Old Street at any time, and we’ll prepare a spot for you and your friends to enjoy yourselves with the latest and funnest games, accompanied by some great food and drinks.

How much does it cost?

An hour on the PC is £5 per person, and a two hour slot on a multiplayer booth starts £12 per person for a non-peak session, and £16 for peak. Peak times are after 5pm on weekdays and all day Saturday.

Do we have group packages?

The best way to spend your birthday, company team building event, or just a casual Thursday evening with your 10+ friends is as Platform ! We cater to large group with a dedicated Gaming Compere and have food and drinks packages available, to avoid the hassle of that one person who mysteriously hasn’t paid their share 😉 Platform + is our best package for groups at £35pp for 2 hours of gaming, 2 courses, and 2 drinks each!

What’s included in the Platform + or Brunch Menu.

Our Platform + package includes 2 hours of gaming on a multiplayer booth, a Pepperoni, Funghi or Margherita (+1 topping) pizza, a salad or desert, and 2 drinks (Pint of beer, 175ml wine glass, or house spirit mixer). Our Bottomless Brunch menu includes 2 hours of gaming on a multiplayer booth, a Pepperoni, Funghi or Margherita (+1 topping pizza) and bottomless house prosecco, or draught beer.

What games do you have?

Currently on the menu: Mario Kart 8, Mario Tennis Aces, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Super Mario Party, FIFA 19, Call of Duty Black Ops 4, Mortal Kombat 11, CS:GO, League of Legends, Dota 2, Apex Legends, Fortnite, Mordhau, Risk of Rain 2, Assetto Corsa.

If is ok to just sit and have pizza?

Whether you’re totally into games or not at all, Platform is a great space to hangout and have a drink or some food. Get a feel of the space and its excitement without any pressure to jump in. We’ll be ready when you are!

What is the age limit? Are children allowed?

Platform is an 18+ venue from 5pm everyday. However, keep an eye out as we have some interesting ideas for parents and children bonding days at Platform! Don’t hesitate to email us if that up your alley and would like us to make it happen.

Contact Us

Opening Times

MON 10:00 – 23:00

TUE 10:00 – 23:00

WED 10:00 – 23:00

THU 10:00 – 23:00

FRI 10:00 – 00:00

SAT 12:00 – 00:00

SUN 12:00 – 20:00

© Platform 2019