The Prince | Street Food & Cocktails Under A Pergola
Last Updated: 15th October 2018
It’s the king of West London pubs.
And now it’s been spruced for the new season.
Having first opened last year in the former Prince of Wales pub in Earl’s Court, the team (who are also behind two other pergola-related pop ups, Pergola Paddington and Pergola Olympia) have lovingly fashioned it into a veritable avenue of epicurean indulgence for the winter. Here’s how it all breaks down…
The heart of the operation here is the pub; a renovated Victorian boozer fitted out with vintage pendant lights, whitewashed walls and exposed brickwork. Downstairs is the buzzier of the two levels, while upstairs is the Tudor Room – a private hire area complete with its own bar. The drinks have been given a festive overhaul for the winter, and alongside the usual craft beers and wine, you can now get that wine mulled or plump for a seasonal cocktail like the Sloe Gin Fizz.
Staying true to their street food roots, they’ve made the most of the space by bussing in four vendors to take residence in the formerly disused buildings to the side of the pub. Here you’ll find Edu, the tapas-slingers you might have spotted in Flat Iron Square; burger kings Patty & Bun; Boxpark fried chicken purveyors Coqfighter; and Foley’s Bao & Yakitori Grill, serving, well, bao and yakitori. Deliciously.
1 SECLUDED WOODLAND GARDEN
Tucked away behind the pub and street food kitchens, this hidden, flower-laden oasis is accessible from the back of each of the buildings via the al fresco dining terrace. Follow it down and you’ll find a magical, fairy-lit warren, overhung by a pergola festooned with tumbling garlands of wisteria and hydrangeas. It’s totally covered and heated for the winter, and has the third bar stretching its whole length…
…so things needn’t get heated when you fancy a drink.
NOTE: The Prince is open daily (Mon-Tues 4-10pm, Wed-Sat 12-11.30pm, Sun 12-10pm). Bookings are free for up to 199 people, and you can sign up for a free prosecco punch on their website HERE.
The Prince | 14 Lillie Road, SW6 1TT
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