The Victoria

4.2
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Set in a leafy residential area close to Richmond Park, The Victoria is a traditional public house and restaurant with a modern edge. Leading off from the cosy but spacious bar, The Victoria’s dining room is located in a bright and airy conservatory-style extension which overlooks a beautifully tended garden. During the day sunlight floods in, even on the darkest of days, while evening guests can dine with the stars as they twinkle over the beautiful candlelit room. With a varied and eclectic menu, The Victoria really does offer something for everyone with the best of British combining with touches of summery Mediterranean flavour, just a sprinkling of experimentation and all the skill of chef Paul Merrett and his team.
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.2
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D
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely as always but particularly at Christmas. Food was delicious and service was great

ES
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a small Christmas gathering here ! It was lovely not hugely busy but welcoming and good attentive service . I ordered Partridge which as a cook I know is a dangerous choice , yes it was a tad dry but still pretty good . Cocktails excellent and some lovely choices in wine

TD
London
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, good service, kids happy/safe and welcomed. Well done Victoria!

KA
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice first visit, staff was amazingly accommodating. Really enjoyed it

N
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. A lovely surprise. Great waiter and staff

n
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, great service, wonderful location - will be back

J
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful, welcoming staff with a charming interior and ambiance. Food was delicious as well!

The Victoria
Responded on November 18, 2019

Hi James, Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate the positive feedback. Hopefully see you here again soon. The Victoria

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D
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We regularly have lunch at the Victoria with friends and the food and service is always good. As the food and service is consistently good we will return on a regular basis. Thank you to you all.

SJ
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was nice, but u fortunately can out on the cooler side. A warm plate is a must, especially given the cost.

CM
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Disappointed at 1pm on a Saturday to be given a BRUNCH MENU with limited choices.

JM
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great place to chat as it is quiet ie no music. Food is good and homey and the service is excellent, really friendly staff.

JC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The starter was good main course was bad potatoes overcooked lamb tough as boot leather wine tasted bitter

AF
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday roast in the conservatory. Appreciated the team’s efforts to indulge my last minute request to change the table I booked.

JG
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I would and have recommended The Victoria. The food is always very good. My only problem with this visit was that it was rather forlorn in that we were the only people dining so there was little atmosphere. And it's much nicer in the conservatory which was not opened because of the lack of customers. But the meal was very good.

GG
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes enjoyed the evening but the pork chop tough so had to be returned
Replaced with Hake which was excellent

P
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This was a Saturday lunchtime visit, which was a brunch only option. We had a main course only, me fish and chips (haddock ?) and my friend had mussels. Food was OK but nothing special (very small mussels).We finished with one sweet and one coffee. We had a 50cl carafe of Gavi de Gavi which was fine. The table was very small, so things got a bit cluttered. No bread was offered, but otherwise the service was extremely good and friendly. I thought that the bill was really rather expensive for the standard of OK food.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

4 of us had a delicious meal save for soggy poppadoms. Waitress snapped one and said they were fine and recently fried. I asked for a replacement which arrived quickly and was good.

K
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef roast was exceptional. Lovely pub , great staff and amazing food.

AL
London
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best gastro pub this side of London. Excellent value for money.

TL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large table for 9 of us in the garden. Both sun & shade to suit all. Didn't appreciate it was only the brunch menu served until 3pm but mains & puds were fine for all. Food very good & full English breakfast a bargain at £11! Wine choice limited to only 2 roses. £42 for bottle Cotes de Provence rose, although lovely was def on the pricey side.
Staff excellent, attentive, efficient, smiley & friendly. Also took a great group photo for us to remeber our great Birthday lunch.

GS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for great food. The only reason it doesn’t get 5 stars is that it needs more veggie and vegan options.

FM
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal on Saturday night. Hadn’t been for a while and the food was really really much better than I’d remembered it. Interesting flavours but not pretentious and we all had a great time. Will be going back for sure.

ER
London
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

I love the Victoria, but my husband, who is a burger obsessive, is always a bit disappointed they don't have a burger on the menu on a Sunday. No bad thing if you ask me. The garden is lovely, and looking forward to the new children's playground equipment! The only downside was new/untrained staff who didn't get the order quite right and weren't as attentive as you would expect (waiting ages for drinks etc).

MS
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

This has been a favourite place to eat for a number of years but on this occasion the food was disappointing - we are hopeful it was just a one off. The service, however, was terrific.

KL
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a lovely Sunday lunch. Food and wine were great. But, the room was very hot. A window or door needed to be opened as we were roasting by the end. Also, the waitress got our order wrong and rarely came back to the table. I felt it was also overpriced for what it was. I do like the Victoria, but I’m going to stick with ordering the burger from now on.

R
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I cannot remember every having better fish and chips!

F
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant Sunday Lunch. Having booked a table for the inside we were able to choose to eat inside or in the courtyard area. Outside seating is first come first served.

Pub roast was good with tasty meat and the gravy was served in a separate jug. Portions were just right.

One thing to note is that on arrival we struggled to be served at the bar and so had to order our initial drinks at the table which, of course, then incur the overall service charge in the final reckoning.

ER
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was extremely busy but the staff could not have been more attentive. I've never had such delicious roast beef either!

LA
London
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything, I would highly recommend it for a very decent Sunday lunch.

AL
London
18 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited The Victoria twice in one weekend. The first time was for Friday night dinner and the second was for Sunday lunch. Both times the food and staff were excellent. We would highly recommend.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It's a good gastro pub, a bit overpriced, but with a clean and stylish interior and good food quality. Service a bit too informal. Plesent ambience and very quiet even on a Friday night.

A
London
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

an amazing service and food is just to die for! :-) highly recommended

OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wife’s 50th birthday.

TW
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, lovely staff, lovely food. Would definitely recommend and return

AC
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was excellent with good service . The ambience is lovely and it feels intimate and personal . However when we were there , there were 9 dogs which although it is a pub, is surprising . I had to step over several dogs going to and from our table which I could have done without. Let’s hope this does not impact hygiene standards.

TP
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great location, Excellent food, great service.
A standout gastro pub south of the Thames where so many disappoint.

FL
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It’s a great local location but for a venue with a potentially captive local audience in its doorstep it doesn’t feel like there’s a lot of TLC or care going into the food or service.

HD
London
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is a lovely gastropub in a quiet street between the South Circular and Richmond Park. We had Sunday lunch here and the only vegetarian main course on offer was a risotto, which is so often the case in such establishments. I wasn’t so keen, so asked for the Sunday roast vegetables without any meat. This was readily provided and the whole meal was excellent. I was disappointed to have to pay for my main course the same price as for the pork roast. Perhaps the Victoria could rethink its charging policy in this regard.

JF
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been a few times and all occasions have been excellent. My party did comment on the front of house chap, he missed an order and seemed a little overwhelmed. Otherwise great complements to the chef from all my party.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love this pub/restaurant but was slightly dismayed that when booking I asked if we could bring a dog. Yes was the answer I received but they omitted to tell me that dogs are only allowed in the bar which is nice but not as nice as the restaurant.
We still had a great time.