Prince Regent

Prince Regent

Large airy pubs with an outdoor terrace (even one adjacent to a busy bus route) and plenty of room for pushchairs are always going to be popular in this area. Indeed, at weekends the Prince Regent gets so crowded with younger customers that it hosts a family Sunday lunch (serious roasts), and also sets aside a child-free upstairs room for those seeking some peace. As a pub, it’s a hit, with four guest ales, branded lagers and decent wine, while booths, books and board games clearly invite drinkers to linger. Regrettably, the food menu is limited and uninspiring, focusing on such predictable classics as burger, steak frites, sausage and mash, sea bass, fish pie, steak and ale pie (though on the day we visited they were out of pies and hadn’t come up with an alternative). Surprisingly, there is no children’s menu, though staff are happy to rustle up scrambled eggs, sausage and chips or any combination of that day’s ingredients. Our visit was rescued by some unexpectedly good rice dishes – a tasty kedgeree, a creamy risotto – and substantial salads.


Venue name: Prince Regent
Address: 69 Dulwich Road
SE24 0NJ
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Thur; noon-midnight Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Sat; noon-5pm Sun. Dinner served 7-10pm Mon-Sat; 6-9pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Herne Hill rail/3, 196 bus
Price: Main courses £8.85-£16.

Average User Rating

1.8 / 5

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The waitress was so sullen and unaccommodating that we all left without eating. Its a shame that this formerly nice Local with friendly owners and regular well trained staff is now just another Gastropub with below par service and over priced food.


Terrible experience at this place last night. I have been a number of times before and was ok. Last night was seated at nine - took ages to take order (around ten minutes) - then waited forty minutes and was told that 'order had been processed but could they just take it down again (do i have stupid written on my face) - was then told (21:50) that only one steak left so did we want to stay or go - we went and then had to find somewhere to eat after 22:00 would never ever go back - so rude was unreal


Looks lovely but, as Eoin says, the food is rather overpriced. They also have an obsession with getting you to start a tab so they can add service. And if you ask for house wine they claim not to have one even tho we all know that when we say 'house' we mean 'cheapest' (which by the way is about £16). And the staff are a little grumpy and it's generally full of teeny tiny babies. If you can get over all of that, the food is actually very tasty and high quality as is the booze.


They do a mean Guinness, good staff too, the food is really expensive though. I saw Tracey Barlow there once from Coro, omfg!!!!