Went to PoW with some friends - the place was full of slightly smelly and dishevelled backpackers, and there was an air of menace about one table. Sure enough there was some trouble after some beers had been consumed. Not my sort of place
When I heard that POW had taken control of it's own kitchen I was tentatively happy... I had never liked the Bergs Burgers who had sublet the kitchen and was hopeful that I might get a decent meal there at long last. And boy, did I! The Australian Counter Meal concept seems familiar in a "pub-grub" way, but it was the size of the portions at such reasonable prices that perhaps made it stand out.
In retrospect we ordered too much food - Looking at the prices I assumed relatively small portions, but they were massive! The ribs in particular would feed a small family. But the quantity did not result in a lowering of quality either. The burgers were fat and juicy, the ribs melted from the bone, and the steak was cooked to perfection.
With the Movenpick ice-cream included in the dessert ridiculously underpriced I felt like I was paying back-street prices for a 5-star dinner
The menu and chef are new, so hopefully they can maintain this great start - I will be back again for sure!
A great pub with a real outback feel to it! The Prince of Wales is not the easiest to find but lost wanderers generally hear it before they see it!
A great place for fans of Australian football or Rugby and very good live music. Its has indoor as well as covered outdoor seating, a projector and a few flat-screens. It is teeming with expats, backpackers and the odd local and serves typical gastro pub grub and a wide variety of beer on tap including Pilsner and Hoegaarden.
Definitely a place worth checking out with a group of 'mates' if you want to get into the Rugby hype or rub shoulders with worldly backpackers on a Sunday arvo or after work on Friday.
Prince of Wales make a nice chill out location for an after-work drink, with reasonably priced beers. After hours, the backpacker's paradise has a nice quaint out of the country relaxing feel.
I also tried the "berg" burgers that share the same premise, but it is unfortunate that the burgers were just too dry and not up to par.