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The Tamil Prince

Hemingford Road residents might have noticed that The Cuckoo has flown the nest.

But what’s just opened in its stead is one to get excited about. The Tamil Prince is a brand new incarnation of the pub, promising classic cosy interiors, a considered drinks offering… and incredible southern Indian food — which naturally Nudge Members can enjoy on a secret soft launch with 50% off food.

It’s the latest venture from Prince Durairaj (former executive chef of the esteemed Roti King), who’s joined forces with Glen Leeson of JKS (the prolific group behind some of the capital’s top restaurants, including Gymkhana, Hoppers and BAO). As well as continuing the building’s legacy as a neighbourhood pub, Durairaj is keen to showcase the cuisine of his home state of Tamil Nadu.

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The menu has been designed to share, with large and small plates to mix and match. You can snack on spiced chicken lollipops with chutneys for dipping; crab soup and okra fries to start, before scaling up to dishes like robata lamb chops; king prawn moilee and butter chicken masala.

And if you just want to pop in for drinks? Naturally, they’ve got some top talent on board for that, too – they’ve enlisted Simone Pugi (of the fantastic Bar Termini) to put together a cocktail menu laced with Indian flavours, like the Tamarind Margarita and jaljeera, a popular summer cooler. Not forgetting it’s a local boozer, there’s plenty of typical pub drinks on offer too, with an emphasis on British & Indian beers.

Best of all, The Tamil Prince has kept those outdoor tables, which we sense may be of use in the coming months…

…if we get blessed with an Indian summer, too.


NOTE: The Tamil Prince is now open. You can find out more, and make a booking via their website HERE.

ALSO NOTE: The Tamil Prince will also host two Nudge Member exclusive soft launch days (with 50% off food) on the 28th and 29th June. Check the Members’ box at the top of this page for details on how to book. Not a Nudge Member yet? Sign up for a free trial HERE.

The Tamil Prince | 115 Hemingford Road, London N1 1BZ

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The Tamil Prince

115 Hemingford Road, Islington, N1 1BZ
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