Went for Sunday lunch - terrible experience. Had to wait nearly an hour for food. Don't order the cod goujons - I have seen bigger kids'meals at other restaurants. When I complained about the portion, I was told that that was how the goujons were normally served - no effort whatsoever to recitify the issue.
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Posted: Tue Aug 2 2011
Tucked away in the residential labyrinth behind the corner of the High Street and Church Street in Stoke Newington, this is one of the nicer drinking options in a part of London with more than its share of mediocre pubs.
The first thing you see as you walk through the corner door is four handpumps (Sharp’s Doom Bar, Black Sheep Ale and others). But there are also novel ciders and a pretty decent wine list, among other drinking options.
Food is a selling point – gastropub-style cooking that’s perhaps a little too pricey but, especially at Sunday lunchtimes, ticks most of the comfort-cooking boxes. The locals are a friendly bunch, as are the staff.
Prince 59 Kynaston Road
- Venue phone:
020 7923 4766
- Venue website:
- Opening hours:
Open 5-11pm Mon-Thur; noon-midnight Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served 5-10pm Mon-Thur; noon-4pm, 5-10pm Fri; noon-4pm, 5.30-10pm Sat; noon-5pm, 6-9pm Sun
Tube: Stoke Newington rail or bus 73, 393, 476
- 59 Kynaston Road
- 020 7923 4766
- 59 Kynaston Road
Average User Rating
2.3 / 5
- 5 star:1
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:2
- 1 star:3
Just about average food, HOPELESS service. We went on a quiet Saturday lunchtime, 4 adults and 2 children. The adult food was just ok. The steak pie was supposed to come with chips but arrived with mash. When asked about it, the waitress made a feeble joke about "oh they change things all the time, but it's all potato isn't it". We had to insist to send it back. (When you order chips, you want chips!). The separate veg we ordered never arrived. The kids food was pretty horrible. (How can you get tomato pasta wrong?) One of our not-usually-fussy kids didn't like it, and the waitress offered to swap it for something else. We happily agreed, ordered a child's fish and chips instead and she took the pasta away. Problem solved, we thought. Five minutes later, the same waitress came back and told us she'd been told we'd have to pay extra for it as well as paying for the original tomato pasta EVEN THOUGH SHE'D ALREADY TAKEN THE OTHER ONE AWAY?! Meanwhile, all the adults have almost finished their food and one hungry child is still waiting. Another member of staff came over and asked if everything was alright, and I explained the problem (nicely, honest). He just looked blankly at us. As we were having a quiet lunch with friends, I gave up at that point without a major argument and paid double for mediocre children's food. Rubbish. I would never go back.
Style over substance. Poor service. Waited nearly 1hr to get food, finally arrived 10m after kids finished eating. Waitress service but had to leave card behind bar, presumably in case we did a runner. Kids' crayons banned by manager because of a few 'incidents'. Lamb overcooked. Beef poor quality.
Went for Sunday lunch and had a wonderful roast chicken, service was very friendly and accommodating. A friend had a party here recently and everyone had a great time and weren't ready to leave! The roasts are very popular so worth reserving your meal if you know what you want in advanced. Great selection of whisky!
terrible... a shard of plastic in my nut roast, and a horrible little manager who claimed 'thats funny we dont use plastic in our kitchen'.. i have never been back
A pub in Islington cancelled our wedding reception 4 days before we were due to hold it! We were devastated but amazingly, The Prince stepped in at the last minute. The staff were incredible and so accommodating to all the plans we'd already made. We had a better evening than we could have ever imagined and all of our guests absolutely loved the pub. An excellent choice of beer and we've been back to sample the Sunday roasts and they've been amazing. Just couldn’t recommend this pub any higher.
I love a good pub and always on a sunday for a good roast. Not this one. Late food,Under cooked spuds and then told some food had sold out only then watch it served up over an hour later.sorry but rubbish!