After a long lockdown and four long years, the final instalment of the Prince Hotel in St Kilda is complete and open to the public with the addition of a stylish new wine bar called Little Prince Wine. Little Prince Wine opened quietly onto Melbourne’s hospitality scene on the first day of Lockdown 2.0, and has been moonlighting as a neighbourhood coffee haunt, bottle shop and gourmet grocer ever since. But now it will operate as it was always intended; a chic European inspired wine bar.
The Prince Hotel’s Managing Director Andrew Ryan said “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.”
The space includes custom-made zinc and timber communal tables dotted with bar stools, as well as dining tables for small groups. It’s framed by wine cellar walls for guests to select a bottle to enjoy in-house or at home, and showcases an abundance of produce within its deli-style cabinet.