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Princess of Wales

#8,400 of 18,161 Restaurants in London}
€€ - €€€, British,
146 Lea Bridge Road, London E5 9RB, England
+44 20 8533 3463
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible18%
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“curly fries” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
146 Lea Bridge Road, London E5 9RB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten here a few times now, the food is average, it’s pub grub at restaurant prices, great for a pint but the atmosphere here leaves a better taste than the food!More

Thank Rachel C
ManagerWales, Manager at Princess of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rachel, Many thanks for your feed back, as all our food is prepared to order, using fresh, seasonal ingredients, you do have to pay a little extra for that. I would however like to know more specific details about your experiences with us. If...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're regular visitors to what is a gem and asset given its location. However, on Sundays it can be ran off its feet and long waiting times advised, with advertised grub suddenly not available. What ruined our most recent visit however was the attitude of...More

Thank Andrew S
ManagerWales, General Manager at Princess of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Andrew, I am so sorry you had a bad experience with us. This is not how we like to run our business and I would appreciate it if you could send me over an email with some more details so I can look into...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

We booked a table here for 5 people quite late on a weekday evening and it was fantastic, lovely and cosy with a great outdoor space that looked like it would be great of a summer's evening. Very friendly staff, delicious food which arrived really...More

Thank Daisy W
ManagerWales, Manager at Princess of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Daisy, Glad to hear you had a great time with us! Our garden is definitely the place to be on a summers day, you'll have to pop back once it is to see for yourself. Hope to see you again soon. Hollie Sales and...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We popped in on a Friday evening to book for a family Sunday lunch. The place smelled very strongly of dogs and there were several large dogs around the bar area. We asked if they allowed dogs in the restaurant and we were told 'yes,...More

Thank Bob B
ManagerWales, Manager at Princess of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi Bob, Yes we are a dog friendly pub, but our policy is in no way liberal. Dogs must be kept on leads whist in the pub and by their owners at all times. As it was raining on Friday this would explain the strong...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Lovely location right by the canal. The staff were really nice and attentive, the food was excellent and reasonably priced. Would return.

Thank bumbags
ManagerWales, Manager at Princess of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi Cazerous, Thanks for such a lovely review. Glad you had a good time with us. Hope to see you again soon, Hollie

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Great spot right on the canal so have stopped here nearly every time I have cruised or cycled past. Food has always been nice, the beers are well kept and the staff have always been friendly. Seen lots of Yummie Mummies and Daddies in here...More

Thank selondonguy
ManagerWales, Manager at Princess of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi there, I've never seen so many thumbs ups in one place! So glad you had such a good time with us, I will pass on your lovely words about Kara. Hope to see you again soon, Hollie

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely Sunday roast dinner here. Child friendly and friendly staff. A lovely relaxed pub. Will be back.

Thank Shel02
ManagerWales, Manager at Princess of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi there, Glad you had a yummy roast, Thanks for popping in and hope to see you again soon, Hollie

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

They got curly fries, some good brews on tap, bottle & can, but don't seem to know what a 'sour' is. Bartender told me that usually means they've gone bad. Yikes! Let's build up that knowledge base on what you're serving. Nice spot though on...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We have been to the Princess of Wales a few times now and have always had a good time. Relaxing. Chilled out. On speaking to a member of staff the establishment has recently been refurbished, paying particular attention to the outdoor area which is very...More

Thank Gillian1968
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Enjoyed ourselves outside overlooking the canal in the sunshine. Good selection of beers and varied menu. The burgers from the burger shack were excellent and the veggie platter from the pub menu also very good and varied. Only negative was they had run out of...More

Thank Roselder
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Lea Bridge Road, London E5 9RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8533 3463
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The Princess of Wales has been given some TLC and is now open once again — a proper good pub for the good people of Clapton. The new-look Princess of Wales combines the best of a traditional London pub with everything you’d expect from a first-rate bar or restaurant. British classics like fish & chips, seasonal pies and juicy burgers will always feature on our menus but you’ll also spot innovative, home-grown recipes that feature the best of our regional produce. On our bar, cask ales take pride of place but we’ve also made room for some top-notch craft beers. Our wines, gins, vodkas and rums follow a similar pattern: firm favourites mixed in with exciting, new flavours. Come by soon, get yourself a glass of something cold, sit by the River Lea and thank your lucky stars for unearthing the wonder that is the Princess of Wales.
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