The Prince of Wales Putney

4.4
184 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Gastro Pub
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Sunday Lunch
Situated in Putney, south London, The Prince of Wales is a pub with a truly diverse offering. Whether you visit us for lunch, dinner in our restaurant, or a drink in the bar, you will find a wide selection of lagers, real ales and wines, modern, fresh cuisine and one of the best selections of spirits in London. Our team is young, passionate, knowledgeable and above all friendly.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm/ 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm/ 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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020 8788 1552
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
The Prince of Wales is located on the Upper Richmond Road in Putney, we are equal distance (200m) from both East Putney (district line) tube station and Putney main line overground station. We also have a strong relationship with an excellent/competitive local Taxi company to help take you home late if you wish.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

OUR PRIVATE DINING ROOM IS CHIC & INTIMATE AND, IT CAN ACCOMMODATE 22 FOR A SEATED LUNCH OR DINNER AND UP TO 30 GUESTS FOR A STANDING RECEPTION. IT IS AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESS MEETINGS FROM 9.00AM MIDWEEK. WE HAVE A CHOICE OF MENUS; A 3 COURSE A LA CARTE, SUNDAY LUNCH OR SHARING BOARDS.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Service not as good as a few months ago.Pleasant staff in dining room but they seemed a bit clueless....maybe new

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Whilst the food was delicious in general - I was very disappointed by the squid starter - 3 tiny pieces of squid hidden amongst the leaves - at £7.50 plus a 12.5% tip this felt like daylight robbery. Big shame as the service was great & the Gin Menu was fantastic. Would particularly recommend the Cajun chicken burger but advise to be a bit wary of the starters ...

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Sadly, we left before eating or drinking anything, because we sat there at our table in an otherwise empty dining room for over 20 mins without anyone offering us a drink or asking to take our order.
This is what it used to be like here before they seemed to have sorted themselves out, but they’ve gone backwards again. Sad, because the food and service here had become exemplary.
Even when we left, and said goodbye, they didn’t try to get us to stay.
I can only assume that we were simply not welcome in the first place.
Oh well
Still, we had a spectacular lunch at HomeSW15 just down the road. Every cloud...

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3.0Dined on 20 May 2018

Despite being on a busy Putney Road, the Prince of Wales is spacious and airy, with a lovely vaulted glass roof. Simple, elegant wooden tables and floor, photos on the wall. We had Sunday lunch: the menu offered plenty of choice, and portions were very generous. Every roast came with Yorkshire pud. Nothing fancy, but good home cooking. The wine list was a bit more hit and miss. We missed with the Soave, but the Cotes du Rhone was good (even though it was a '16 when the list said '15: both are excellent Rhone vintages.) The staff were friendly and attentive - this a welcoming and sociable neighbourhood restaurant and deserves to flourish.

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Another great meal... and lots of great choices on the menu. Always enjoy the PoW

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

we go here all the time. It's such a safe bet. Every time the food is spot on, the beer well kept, and everyone who works here makes you feel relaxed and at home. Paul runs the place, and is especially friendly, which is why I think everyone else is so nice..
This time, as busy Sunday lunchtime, we were quote a biog group, with a dog and a baby (!!), but that was no problem for the POW, as they seated us in a big open area so that we could spread out and not feel ie we were in anyone's way.

The roast pork was amazing, and the fish & chips was superb. Everyones meal was exactly as we'd hoped, and was served piping hot, with everyone's meals arriving at the same time. Quite an achievement.

you may see other reviews I've left for this place. I'll keep leaving great reviews, as these guys richly deserve them.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Food is consistently brilliant at the prince of Wales. Seasonal changes always made to menu as well as specials. Everything made fresh to order. Good wait time between course, not rushed. You can see into the kitchen where chefs are cooking which is always good to see.

Seasonal produce and high quality food.

Staff always friendly and welcoming, they have a good knowledge of food and drinks they offer.

Relaxed, casual ambience in dining room

Noise doesn’t travel through the pub from bar so your not disrupted on a Friday night

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Yet another great meal, this time a Sunday roast, at the prince of Wales. Took the family and my parents this time. Everyone, including my fairly particular parents, had a wonderful meal. Absolutely noting to fault.
Paul, who was running the place that day, looked after us personally and amazingly. Top notch service, banter, smiles and enjoyment.

Keep up the great work POW!

Lee

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

This is my favourite pub in Putney, not only because they love dogs, but because they’re so accommodating and friendly. The food is amazing and they have a great selection. The pub has been both quiet and busy when I’ve been and you are still able to hear each other when busy. It has a lovely clientele who visit from all walks of life and it is a really nice place to catch up with friends. It also has an outside but you can sit with pretty fairy lights outside the front for hotter days. I highly recommend it!

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Food was excellent and staff friendly. I recommend this place for a Sunday roast.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

The roast beef was excellent, as was the cod with a pancetta stack. Excellent puddings as well. The was a good selection of beer and the Mad Goose (by Purity) was well kept. Welcoming staff, I would definitely use it again if in the area.

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Great roast, good value. Dining area was nice but slightly cramped location for our table.

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4.0Dined on 9 March 2018

We had a very time,food excellent

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

The best Sunday lunch in Putney, will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Amazing food but the dining room was very very cold !!!

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5.0Dined on 28 January 2018

Such a great place. Food and service superb as always!

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Really fabulous food and service. We live opposite, and avoided this place for food (the beer has always been great) for ages. The food and service is now top gastro-pub standard. Chicken liver parfait with pickled watermelon (yes, pickled) is sublime. As is the wild mushrooms with Stilton on toast, topped with a runny-yolk duck egg. Mmmmm Sunday roast is, for me, all about very pink beef and sticky proper gravy (chef told me he makes his by roasting a whole carcass for 24 hours then stewing it for a further 12 hrs. So, a change in management, and/or chef, and this place is transformed. This will be our go-to for a loooong time. Keep up the great work folks!!!

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Very friendly staff and food came out in good time.
We had starters of chicken parfait & a goats cheese salad, both were fantastic. For main t-bone steak was a little fatty and cajun chicken burger was very nice.

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4.0Dined on 21 December 2017

Great food in a cosy setting. The chorizo scotch egg, venison and hot chocolate fondant highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on 21 December 2017

We booked a last minute dinner here and enjoyed the cosy, friendly pub environment. There was an extensive seasonal menu - we can highly recommend the venison. A good pub atmosphere with better than average food!

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2.0Dined on 16 December 2017

I have to say I am very disappointed with my last visit to The Prince of Wales. The quality of food was not as good as the last time I went (more than two years ago) and the portion of the starter was poorly small. Tables were too closed to each other and it is not baby/children friendly as they did not offer a high chair to my two years old. There was shortage of staff and the service was extremely slow when the restaurant filled up. I do not think I will go back in the near future and would not recommend to anyone.

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3.0Dined on 16 December 2017

Waitress wasn’t great, didn’t highlight specials which we would of had

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5.0Dined on 5 December 2017

There were 4 of us for dinner. We all had starters and mains and no-one had the same as anyone else..... all dishes were excellent with no complaints. The service was efficient and friendly. Well worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on 4 December 2017

We went to the Prince of Wales because they serve such good cocktails - when we first got there they had reduced the list available- but after a bit of a chat to a lovely waiter- he got us two Cosmos and we were delighted. What a lovely guy he was. The menu had loads of choice- although we went for the burgers! they were gorgeous and the triple cooked chips are amazing. So I think you might have the picture here- Burger, Chips and Cosmos. What a night. Honestly though- this is a lovely restaurant- there is a fab menu with lots of alternative choices and the staff are lovely. We will be back

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5.0Dined on 18 November 2017

Great food and service, wonderful spot for a blustery autumnal day! Cosy!

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4.0Dined on 27 October 2017

Best plate of food I’ve eaten in ages! The menu never lets me down!

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3.0Dined on 24 October 2017

Decent pub food, not fine dining. A proper pub with a bit of buzz and good beer.

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4.0Dined on 20 October 2017

Lovely food and wine but because so busy a bit noisy in restaurant. Also someone was using a vape which wasn’t very nice!

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4.0Dined on 30 September 2017

Had a relaxed lunch on a Saturday. Food was excellent, really interesting menu. Would highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on 23 September 2017

Food is fab... however quite a heavy menu. Very typical of an English pub. Very tasty and the gin cocktails are delicious.

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4.0Dined on 21 September 2017

Lovely cosy friendly place with excellent service. Been lots of times and I'll keep coming back. Feels like a real pub.
Best of all, they don't assault your ears with music. Wonderful Bliss....just Bliss.

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3.0Dined on 5 August 2017

Normally the food here is good, but on Saturday some of the meals served to my parents and in-law were almost inedible, which was a little disappointing.

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2.0Dined on 25 July 2017

We've always loved Prince of Wales for a good meal on a special occasion. However, on this particular evening, we waited an hour for our meal,as did most of the other tables...it was busy for a Tuesday. There was only one person serving tables...and she was delightful and working her socks off. She was very apologetic about slow service. .said there were new staff.
I was always aware of there being a manager around in the pub to smooth things along, but this didn't seem to be happening on this evening.
Also , menu has changed a lot and was very little on it that I wanted to eat. Most people seemed to be having beefburgers.
I know i must sound very fussy, but I'm not...just disappointed in how it seens to have changed...but still good atmosphere. Thank you to hard working staff...but need to be more of you...especially if people have booked and there is some idea of how many people are coming. Manager needs to sort this out.

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4.0Dined on 16 July 2017

Had Sunday lunch - roast beef. Yorkshire puds were excellent, but root vegetables were undercooked and the beef a little bit on the tuff side. Overall , it was ok, but at £17 a little bit underwhelming.

Restaurant environment was really nice and service friendly.

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4.0Dined on 11 June 2017

There needs to be at least one more vegetarian option please

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2017

Had a very good evening as usual. Shame we didn't get table had asked for in special requests, but understand can't always accommodate requests.
Lovely service and food. Was extremely noisy and had to shout to friends. ...but, it was a Friday night, so pub was full.....so really wouldn't expect anything else.
Strongly recommend.

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2017

booked a table for 6:00pm and were the only people in the dining room but more people started to arrive by 6:30ish.The bar/lounge was absolutely heaving with locals after work.We were offered a choice of seating and the staff were attentive and pleasant.The kitchen is open and the chefs appeared to be enjoying their work.The menu is not extensive but this is an advantage because the quality of the food is not compromised by too many offerings.We visited on a Friday evening,so obviously opted for the haddock end chips with mushy peas and tartre sauce,crispy batter to the end and chunky chips ( non of that skinny fries rubbish ).Desserts sounded lovely but could'nt eat any more.

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3.0Dined on 29 April 2017

Great menu. Service less attentive than previous visits and no longer given bread and butter to start.

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2017

Food was delicious and presented very well. Service was outstanding. The Prince of Wales is a cosy place which offers very nice ambience.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2017

We had a catch-up dinner with friends. Everyone enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The pub was crowded but we were able to go to our table early to chat. Staff were friendly and relaxed but also very efficient. A very good evening.

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