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The Victoria

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290 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Sunday Lunch
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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Limited number of seated diners
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic safe service, wonderful staff. So good to be back here and to feel relaxed and safe. They have obviously gone to a lot of thought and planning before reopening after lockdown and it works! Food and drinks were perfect and up to their usual high standards. Can’t wait for our next visit

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finediner
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very quiet - we were the only diners so it lacked atmosphere. Very attentive service but the food (burger) was mediocre - rather dry. Unusually, I wasn't asked how I would like it cooked

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Canlara
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always lovely to come here. Wonderful local pub and perfect for lunch.

The Victoria
Responded on March 11, 2020

Canlara!!! Thank you so much. It wouldnt be a wonderful local pub without you guys!! Spread the word and see you soon.

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billy
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food was bland and was cooked hours in advanced, no flavour meat very poor quality wine was tasteless
Overall very poor Sunday lunch
Waiting staff re very good pity the kitchen let them down badly

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JCSB123
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first visit! Very good food, service and atmosphere. I’ll be back!

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TeresaH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Waiting staff were great, food not so much on this occasion.
Main course food only just reached warm, roast potatoes were so hard (Not crispy) and tasted like they had been kept warm for a long time. Quite disappointed as my last visit was great and prompted me to take my daughter there for her 40th birthday lunch 🙁

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SheenSundayLunch
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed a good lunch with friendly and helpful staff. The smoked salmon starter was disappointing but the roast beef and roast lamb main courses were delicious - the meat was very tender.

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vipPucci123
London
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience1

Really gone down hill the food was bland and the place was near empty for a Friday night. It needs to rethink its menu & pricing £35 for a bottle of Prosecco is a total rip off.

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RodP
London
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was staying at the Victoria so decided to eat there - Tuesday is steak night but I went for fish and chips with mushy peas and tartare sauce. Service was excellent - friendly and efficient without being overwhelming and the food was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for a family Sunday Roast

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very Nice Valentine's meal. The food was good but nothing out of the ordinary. Dessert was yummy. Staff were very friendly and welcoming and overall we enjoyed our evening.

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BuddM
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great location, very cosy environment, wonderful service, reasonably priced and very good variety. My guest was a vegan and enjoyed the curry & desert. I had the fish-n-chips for the second time in a week and its amazing!

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CliffordR
London
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This latest visit was on a Vegetarian Monday night, and it sadly almost empty. I really cannot understand why - the food as always was perfect, the service courteous and helpful, and the price extremely reasonable. It can only be the out of the way location is letting it down. My advice, find this place, you'll love it!

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JulianK
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice location and friendly staff. Starters were good, the mains (two roasts) were very average and overpriced but would come here again and perhaps try something different.

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CarolinaM
London
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely pub. Warm, cosy, dog friendly and great food. Would definitely go again.

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Laura
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Disappointing meal at The Victoria on New Year’s Day. Portions were extremely small and my husband’s steak, which was a very over priced £25, was barely edible. Tough and flavourless. Our dog liked it though. I had the vegan curry and it was tasty but the centres of the cauliflower florets were cold, so it had clearly been reheated, and not enough. The size of the portion of rice was laughable. We both got home and had to eat again, we were both so hungry. Service was friendly and our dog was made welcome. We would have complained about the food but were with friends and didn’t want to make a fuss. Our friends both had fish and chips, which they said was nice, although again portion size very small - the mushy peas were about a tablespoons-worth?! We’ve eaten here twice before but not sure we would again now. Pity!

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Tornasole
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

As usual the food is superb but the manager is really not fitted for the job.
Never smile... Not sure this is the right job for her.

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OpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent roast beef! Good attentive service. Nice cozy buzzy atmosphere. Family style clientele on New Years Day.

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MargauxM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere as well as Child friendly.

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nigelw
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful neighbourhood pub serving excellent Sunday lunch in warm, comfy surroundings. Highly recommended - one of the best in the area.

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SallyS
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very good Sunday lunch. The roast beef and lamb were cooked to perfection. Mashed root vegetables were delicious and the ultimate test was the spring cabbage - still green and just the right amount of crunch. Staff were friendly and attentive.

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DanniiL
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff and great food. Not the best choice for a vegetarian on the day we visited as it wasn't their usual expansive menu but great food nonetheless.

Would recommend!

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FionaH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The visit to The Victoria was very good with excellent service and a wide range of food to choose from.

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Sariemarais
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty 2 course meal, good service.I missed the more open feel which the ‘ glasshouse extension provides, perhaps because it was in the day. Of course I can see why it was closed off in midwinter.

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Demalad
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

The Victoria
Responded on December 14, 2019

Thanks so much Demalad!! We glad you came and enjoyed the Christmas festivities with us. Merry Christmas and Happy new year to you.

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JaneO
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first time at the Victoria and we will most certainly be returning. It was welcoming without being too noisy and the service was good without being pushy. Food was good quality and good portion sizes.

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EmmaS
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
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

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TobyD
London
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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KA17
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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Nibble
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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nilsa
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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James
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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Dee9
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.

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SamanthaJ
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.

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ChrisM
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

JM
JohnM
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.

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JosephineClements
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

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AlanF
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.

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JohnG
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.