The Prince Arthur is located in London Fields, one of the hippest areas around. On a Wednesday evening the pub contained a mixture of young and old locals with almost every table taken. The atmosphere was great, there were groups of friends drinking, couples on dates and old men standing at the bar. Quite a few people were eating so we thought we’d try it out.
The pub offers a two course meal including a glass of house wine for £15 Mon – Wed evenings and Friday lunchtime. There are no restrictions which is a bonus as most of the mains are over £10. So noticing Rice Pudding on the specials board we thought we would take advantage! We started with the Dorset brown crab on toast, the crab was fresh (all the fish is bought from the fish market that morning)and the dish was tasty and filling. Plate cleaned our mains arrived, Fish and Chips and a special of Sea Bass with buttered leeks and wild mushrooms didn’t disappoint. The chips are served in newspaper just like a real chippie and the portions are massive. Non greasy the battered fish and homemade chips went down a treat. The Sea Bass again was a generous piece of fresh fish, the only gripe being that the leeks were a little over buttered. The house wine, Torrontes is also worth a mention as it’s reasonably priced and a decent tasting wine (only £16.50 a bottle).
We couldn’t finish our main so we skipped the desert which was a shame as we really wanted to try the Deep Fried Chocolate Sandwich and Rice Pudding. Maybe next time! We have already planned to go back to try the Sunday Lunch and take the ‘rents when they visit for the Monday night quiz. The Prince Arthur manages to get the gastro-pub mix just right, great food whilst still retaining its original pub décor. A big thumbs up from us!
The Prince Arthur • 95 Forest Road • London Fields • E8