The London is in many ways the most prominent of Port Melbourne's various art deco fronted pubs, standing as if to welcome all-comers as they step off Station Pier. It was closed for a lot longer than the Rose (and, according to the press release, it was by no means certain that it would reopen) but it has finally been resurrected, and seems to have gone for a similarly simple green and white palette, which is a definite improvement on the previous garish interior.
ranted about the bizarre obsession with pizza on Bay Street, but now Beach Street seems even more one-dimensional with the Beacon Cove Pizza bar, Bella Cosi, and The Pier all offering extensive selections, and even Hollyhock offering some. The pizzas here are very good, but they are also around the $25 mark which, given the significantly more reasonably priced competition either side, may cause some to baulk.
Beers on tap: Boags, Kosciuszko Pale Ale, James Squire Pale Ale, Coldstream Naked Ale, Heineken and Becks
Wine range: $7.50 - $11
Gastro: As gastro as pizza gets
Tradie vs Yuppy: Table service likely to deter the former