The Prince Of Wales Brixton | Historic Venue In The Heart Of Brixton
The Prince Of Wales | Historic Venue In The Heart Of Brixton
The Prince of Wales – POW (not to be mistaken etc!…)
The legendary Prince of Wales is reopening its doors today after a major refurbishment. Marking a new and eventful era for this historical public house, the Brixton venue now includes a restaurant and bar, with two terraces, a large entertainment space and a series of event rooms.
The Prince of Wales Brixton
The Prince of Wales’s remodeling has been the work of hospitality and non Brixtonian events veterans Simon Allen and Wayne Saunders, who conceived the look and style of this Brixton hotspot from their extensive experience in restaurants, clubs and comedy while cutting their teeth in New York.
Added to the project as the executive chef, Brixton resident Arno Maasdorp is probably best known for his Saltoun Supper Club and will lead the Prince of Wales kitchen with a seasonal menu inspired by Brixton’s history and character.
With much of the produce sourced from Brixton market itself, the menu features dishes such as Salt cod cakes with pea guacamole and Oxtail pacchieri with pecorino crumb. The restaurant’s key feature, the large wood fire oven, will be utilized to roast ingredients such as lamb shank, shallots and celery, and beets with horseradish, as well as pizzas, including a classic Margherita with smoked mozzarella.
Weekends at The Prince of Wales will feature traditional brunch with Arno’s adaptation of classics, such as ‘breakfast’ pizza featuring all the classics of a British fry up ( a bit of a mouthfull…). Set to open in Spring 2014, the Deli will also sell homemade pastries and organic local produce.
For those in the mood for more than just a bite to eat, a diverse calendar of live music, comedy shows, salsa nights, graffiti battles, Pongathons and more will be available on their website.
The Prince of Wales
Built in 1936, there has been a public house on the site since the 1800s, making The Prince of Wales one of the oldest pubs in Brixton. Many of the original fittings, such as the stunning art deco staircase leading up from the ground floor, have been retained, in order to respect the venue’s longstanding history. Large French windows, whitewashed walls and striking mirrors, inscribed with the day’s menu all hand written by Nick Garrett and Jack Hollands, combine to create a light and spacious atmosphere in the New York-inspired restaurant. Offset by wooden floors and tables, the décor is lifted by hints of burgundy red and brown windows, mustard and French blue derived from the original terracotta tiles surrounding the bar.
Both Allen and Saunders known the importance of elegance, value and exceptional service, and The Prince of Wales promises nothing less. A beautiful historic venue with a hint of a modern twist, it is a destination for great food and entertainment.
- The Prince Of Wales | Historic Venue In The Heart Of Brixton (ultravie.co.uk)