Prince Alfred & Formosa Dining Rooms
Time Out says
Tucked away among the imposing mansions and canals around Warwick Avenue is a little slice of nineteenth-century London. No, not a workhouse filled with criminal orphans, but something much nicer than that – a Victorian pub, complete with spectacularly intricate carved woodwork and ‘snob screens’ separating the different sections of the bar. The low doorways between them are a nightmare if you've got a bad back, but perfect if you're very short and need to escape a pub bore.
It sort of helps that the Prince Alfred is a Young's pub instead of some chichi craft beer palace – it's simple, old fashioned, no nonsense. Peanuts, yup. Pint of bitter, yup. Sticky floors, yup. And all combined with the joy of watching your fellow drinkers playing a constant game of limbo.
5A Formosa Street
|Transport:||Tube: Warwick Avenue tube|
|Opening hours:||Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3pm, 6.30-10pm Mon-Thur; noon-3pm, 6.30-11pm Fri, Sat; noon-9pm Sun|
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Users say (7)
Average User Rating
3.7 / 5
- 5 star:3
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
This place is just so full of character.
Relaxed and friendly and just absolute beautiful. We did not know what to do with ourselves when it was closed for ages for restoration!
Terrible customer service (waited an hour for our food on a quiet Wednesday night, no apologies, asked 3 times for sauces, dropped cutlery when clearing plates, forgot our drinks). When food arrived it did not all arrive at the same time (they were waiting for the chips for the burgers). Burgers arrived burnt, chips undercooked.
- £4.50 for a small side of slaw which was tasteless and should have accompanied the burger
- £14.50 for a terrible quality burger
- £5.30 for a 500 ml bottle of Bombardier
- £5.50 for a side of broccoli (~3 stems with a few spinach leaves).
Will not return.
One of few pubs in London with the old sections design, very authentic leaves you very secluded feeling due to the sections dividers. Extended into the Dining Room restaurant with great selection of food that is just as delicious. At the basement of the restaurant private dining area for hiring.
Nice pub but very expensive. A pound of Pilsner is £4.84. They charge 12.5% for service. Won't come back
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