Head to Earls Court to discover west London’s most creative drinking and dining hub.
At The Prince, teamwork really does make the dream work. From the outside, it may just seem like an unassuming Victorian pub but, on the inside, it’s a giant foodie hub that takes up almost an entire street, after developers merged a series of adjacent restaurants, and created an enormous beer garden shared between them all.
The buzzing west London venue has also received a beautiful spring/summer makeover, combining a hidden speakeasy feel with a fairytale garden aesthetic. And, as it’s from the team behind Pergola on the Roof and Pergola Paddington Central, you know it’s going to be good.
Crewing the venues restaurant spaces are burger bosses Patty & Bun and the Thai experts from Peckham’s Begging Bowl, as well as new faces such as fried-chicken squad Coqfighter and Foley’s Bao & Yakitori Grill, serving up tasty bao buns and delicious grilled meats.
Everything is connected by a stunning English garden out the back, where guests can bring food from any of these restaurants and come together in a magical setting. There are also three bars and two rooftops to choose from, making this the ultimate summer hangout (and—frankly—trumping most other alfresco spots).
Location: 14 Lillie Road, SW6 1TT. Nearest station is Earl’s Court. Find it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: Monday 12pm–10pm, Tuesday to Thursday 12pm–11pm, Friday 12pm–11.30pm, Saturday 11am–11.30pm, Sunday 11am–10pm.
Price: it’s free to book for up to 199 (!) people.
More information: from their website.