Prince Of York
Inspired by the late-night culture of 70s and 80s era Berlin, Prince of York boasts all things electric and it’s full of surprises.
Slotted inside the CBD’s former John Solomon Building (the buzzing heritage-listed warehouse on York Street), this all-day wine bar gives a whole new meaning to “business up front, party in the back”. Here, the ground level is a dedicated brasserie churning out snacks from a "cheese, meats and tins" menu, that features things like fontina, buffalo curd, mortadella and mackerel.
On the broader food menu, you'll find smoked octopus, wild rice arancini, pasta bake with lamb ragu and fontina fondue, clams casino and a cuttlefish risotto. There's also a tartare and bone marrow toastie and "crab in a bag" (a mix of spaghetti, basil and chilli in an actual paper bag). For something sweet, you've got cannoli, sliced pie and coconut sorbet.
Downstairs, you’ll find a basement disco and the beating heart of the venue. Called Pamela’s, you can expect champagne, a mezcal bar, drinks trolley and nothing less than dancing on tables, punk tracks, late-nights and ordering tequila by the bottle.
As for the brains behind Prince of York, you’ll find a hefty line-up of hospitality heavyweights like Ed Loveday and Andy Emerson who you know from The Passage and ACME, as well as former Icebergs chef Sam Bull.
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