St Kilda’s mightiest mezzanine, the Bandroom Balcony at Prince Of Wales, has bounced into Southern Asian sub‐terrain. Give a disco ‘hero’ to POW Kitchen.

This oriental overturn, which sees the plus‐sized POW personality infused with Southern Asian soul, spells Summer flings with Singapore Slings, sunset sessions with vinyl concessions, and club nights with flavour‐full bites.

Executive Chef Daniel Hawkins and Head Chef Woosun Choi are turning out the tricks, with Korean style ‘chop chop’ beef, Ya’an original ‘bang bang’ chicken, ‘crisp crisp’ school prawns, ‘sticky sticky’ short ribs and more (‘more more’).

Never a group to take licks lightly, the drinks menu will be loving you long time (and vice versa): 24 brews from the tap or tin; 28 wines by glass, bottle or barrel; and 14 cocktails, me­‐so‐single serve or pitcher‐perfect. Soakings come in the form of sours, slings and slushies, with rum a favourite to lace the lips. Garnishes pinched from the kitchen include Viet mint, Thai basil, Dragonfruit and West Indian spiced syrup.

Design firm Six Degrees, whose previous collaborations with Melbourne Pub Group include architecturally‐award‐winning Newmarket Hotel, are once again appointed to transform a St Kilda icon. Under the nod‐to­‐nostalgia direction of Mark Healy, this infamous space has been cast into the classic expat era; presenting a rattan rendezvous with wicka‐wicka‐wicker chairs (cue DJ hand movements, ear on shoulder), cane, gaffer tape and vinyl records.

Authentic flavours from broad-‐stroke Southern Asia. Curb-­‐side prices. A passport‐proud (aka. plenty) selection of beers on tap, cocktails and wine. Bandroom‐boom entertainment…
…St Kilda sessions just got interesting.

POW Kitchen at Prince Bandroom, open now
Drink/dine/dance with us: Weekdays: 4pm – late
Weekends/Public Holidays: 12pm – late

Click the links to check out POW Kitchen and their menu.

POW Kitchen has a Locals night every Tuesday where guests can receive 30% off all food if you live or work in 3182, 3183 or 3184.

Photography by Rick Liston

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