We love our street food in London, to the point that there’s barely a corner of the city without a row of market stalls offering up new or hybrid creations.
Anything can work as a successful street food pop-up – except jellied eels, perhaps – and are you even a real Londoner if you haven’t tried Korean burritos, vegan fried chicken or Italian poutine at some point in the last couple of years?
While some parts of London are better stocked than others in this field, west Londoners can sometimes feel left out compared to their friends in the north and east of the city.
Not for long, though.
Next month will see the opening of The Prince, a new street food hub near West Brompton station, a stone’s throw from Earl’s Court.
According to Hot Dinners, it is the work of alfresco dining types Pergola and will effectively be a full street of street food on the location of the old Prince of Wales pub.
The development boasts two bars and 600 seats, as well as new branches of four street food restaurants from across the capital.
The biggest of the four – by number of branches – is burger chain Patty & Bun, which will add to its existing nine locations.
The Prince will also feature an extension of Thai restaurant The Begging Bowl, whose first permanent spot in Peckham regularly draws big queues.
The quartet of restaurants is rounded off with Rabbit – currently offering small plates in Chelsea – and Notting Hill’s Vietnamese BBQ joint MAM.
Reservations for The Prince can be made from 11 October, with the complex set to open on 15 November - so just over a month to wait.
Get training your stomach from now, we reckon
(Images: The Prince)