The Prince Hotel is launching a stylish new wine bar and gourmet deli

The Prince Hotel is launching a stylish new wine bar and gourmet deli

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St Kilda’s The Prince Hotel will unveil its European-inspired wine bar this Friday afternoon.

With hospitality reopening across Melbourne, St Kilda’s The Prince Hotel will fling open its doors on Friday October 30 and officially launch a new addition to the venue’s already impressive offering.

After a four-year, multi-million dollar refurbishment, The Prince Hotel quietly opened its new wine bar, Little Prince Wine, on the first day of lockdown 2.0. Having spent the lockdown period moonlighting as a bottle shop, gourmet grocer and coffee spot, Little Prince Wine will finally be able to operate as it was intended when it is officially unveiled to the public this Friday.

The European-inspired wine bar and gourmet deli will offer rare wines by the glass or bottle, paired with cheese, charcuterie and small plates. Located in The Prince Hotel’s underground cellar, the intimate space includes a large communal table for casual drinks and dining as well as tables for small groups.

Framed by wine cellar walls and a deli-style cabinet, Little Prince Wine showcases its abundant collection of over 4,000 bottles of wine, meticulously curated by The Prince Hotel’s Sommelier, Laurent Rospars, over the past decade.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the level of support we’ve seen from our local community these past few months and we can’t wait to see them interact with the space in its new iteration. We’re also looking forward to welcoming visitors from outside our five kilometre radius,” said Managing Director of The Prince Hotel, Andrew Ryan.

“We want Little Prince Wine to become the kind of place you pop into for a quick drink, but then find yourself cosily ensconced in the corner till the wee hours, caught up in conversation with your date or new-found friend.”


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The Prince Hotel will launch Little Prince Wine at 4pm on Friday October 30. Find them at 2 Acland St, St Kilda open daily from 11am until late. 

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