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About Princess Victoria, Kensington

Welcome to The Princess Victoria, a public house and dining room situated in the heart of Kensington. Established in 1830 in honour of the longest reigning British monarch, The Princess Victoria today is a welcoming and elegant pub serving delicious food in a Modern European style.

25 Earls Court Road
London, W8 6EB
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, English

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Pater Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7937 4534

Website:
http://www.princessvictoriakensington.com/

Public Transit:
Nearest Tube Stations are High Street Kensington and Earls Court

Private Party Facilities:
A delightful and charming central London gastro-pub offering a combination of dining and drinking for up to 110 happy guests. Located in exclusive Kensington close to Holland Park and all the delights of West End of London. First floor dining for 35 guests, drinks party for 50 guests or meeting space for upto 35. Ground floor bar happily accommodates 60 drinkers or 30 diners. Hire the whole pub with its’ first floor dining, drinking and event space and the ground floor bar.

The menu ranges from Tapas dishes to share, traditional dishes, weekends brunch, finger food or canapés parties, for a casual drinks get together or seasonal celebrations such as Christmas and Thanks Giving. Wedding parties, Christenings celebrations, birthday bashes, awards events, business meeting and eating are all a pleasure for us to host.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Birthday parties, Halloween party, Xmas booking or any private events.

Princess Victoria, Kensington Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

3.8

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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 (London)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I have visited this pub a few times with groups of friends and it never fails to deliver. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is absolutely delicious and there is a great selection of tapas.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service in a really nice pub. The staff made us feel really welcome and it was a great place to wind down after a hard day sightseeing in London. I would recommend to anyone staying in the Earls Court area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Spicy, Casual, Romantic, Tapas, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Not good food. Not great service. Only worth the time if you need to use their loo.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Advertised Restaurant ambience does not match reality. Environment --average pub.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great spot in Kensington for an authentic Spanish tapas experience. The menu is extensive and fairly priced. The wine list offers something for every taste. Staff very friendly & attentive. A must do if you're in the area.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on July 15, 2017

What a gem. A lovely place and so welcoming. Delicious food.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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 (London)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I was led to believe based on the reviews that the atmosphere was suitable for a romantic date, but when we arrived on the Friday evening, the upstairs section was fully booked and our table was right next to the main door, in the bar area, so it was very noisy. This should perhaps have been mentioned before the booking.

The food was very good, so the atmosphere that night ruined it.

We happened to turn up for a drink on a different evening, and the place was much more suited to a date. Which made the disappointment of the Friday evening starker (and I'm sure only happened because of the complete booking of the upstairs venue).

Poorly organised on the restaurant's front, in my opinion. So anyone reading this review, perhaps check where you'll be seated, if you want a romantic night.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Quick Bite, Tapas
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 (London)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I had booked a table for a special occasion for a friday night in the restaurant upstairs at Princess Victoria in Kensington, and found the restaurant closed when we arrived. A rather unfriendly staff member told us that the restaurant was closed and that it was only the bar downstais that was open. As I had done research online in advance to find a nice place to eat and found Princess Victoria to look very inviting by the pictures on the website, this was a great disappointment. The bar downstairs was extremely noisy and the tables were not very cosy to dine at. Because of this we chose to go somewhere else. We found a fantastic restaurant in the main street where we spent the evening instead.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Made a reservation for dinner a couple weeks in advance at a friends recommendation. The restaurant even called to confirm.
When we arrived they had closed the restaurant upstairs for a private party and gave us the weirdest seat ever. Even though there were proper tables avail they put us- the only reserved table in the place- at the end of the bar next to the service entrance and the stairs. Was so odd.
We asked to moved- which was fine- then we sat at our new table for 20 minutes and no one even took our drink order... awful service! My god.
Finally we decided to leave.... we had to get something to eat we were starving!

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 (London)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Really nice tapas and friendly staffs..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 26, 2017

I've never given a single star rating to any restaurant and if it were possible I'd give a negative rating to Princess Victoria. The restaurant is basically a British Pub in the Kensington area. We had invited family (6 people) for a 7pm, an early time for British dining, but the "pub" had no table prepared for our reservation made via OpenTable UK. We noted a few people at the bar and no diners at any table. The greeter suggested we should sit "upstairs in their restaurant". We proceeded up the stairs which were being renovated and entered a large room where none of the tables were set for dinner. They directed us to a back table along a wall and next to the serving station although there were several tables by windows. Again, none of the tables were prepared with dinner ware or glasses. After we were seated, two people began arranging the tables in the room and twice knocked over chairs which made a loud noise which surprised some family members. All this was being done before they offered to take our drinks order or brought us menus to review. We knew then that no one had reviewed their list to see we had an OpenTable UK reservation.
They finally took the drinks order and we placed our order. Some selected Tapas and others ordered full dinners. We asked that it all be brought at the same time so we could eat as a family. Alas that did not happen. The tapas came out and while it was getting cold they finally brought out a hamburger for one of the children. About 5 minutes later they brought out a Greek salad and we were told it would be another 5-10 minutes before the last salad could be brought to the table. So four people already had tapas which had gotten cold and the last person graciously said for us to begin eating while they waited for their entree which was a salad. Since we were the only group having dinner we were certain that the kitchen was not overextended preparing other meals. Disappointed and won't recommend to others.

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 (London)·Dined on April 8, 2017

It's our first time in London this place was a great experience, great food, wine selection and atmosphere! Susie the owner was helpful in navigating us through the menu and wine list, the tapas were delicious, great specialty drink selections too! We'll be back the next time we're in town.

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 (London)·Dined on March 27, 2017

After a visit to the design museum it was great to find somewhere close (within a 2 minute walk) which served cold beer and tasty food! A welcome sight! Service was friendly and I'd go again.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Lovely staff and great food. A somewhat small place though.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on February 1, 2017

We had never been to the Princess Victoria before and after our lunch just wished it was nearer to our home. Between two of us we shared one of the special deals (three tapas and a glass of wine) and one additional tapas. This was plenty of food and everything was delicious. We specially liked the prawns and the salt and pepper squid. Our two vegetarian friends were equally happy and satisfied with their own choices.
Staff were very helpful and friendly and if we are in the area again (perhaps for another visit to the stunning Design Museum) we'll certainly go again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Arrived and there wasn't a reservation for us - Luckily there was a table available

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 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Brilliant tapas! Service was great on a busy night and reasonably priced wine menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (London)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Warm welcome from the manager, talked through the menu and gave great recommendations on what to order. Lovely service, delicious food, all dishes explained by the manager. Relaxed meal for 9 disorganised people with a last minute booking.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Loved the food and drink and the service. We expected the restaurant to be a little buzzier though.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Really friendly service and good tapas menu and delicious desserts.

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Good experience. Food was great, staff friendly and place is cosy

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Tapas
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 (London)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Very nice Sunday brunch eggs dishes! Handy dining space upstairs suitable for private celebrations.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Great tapas menu and drinks, great hidden gem in Kensington

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 (London)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Found this hidden gem via a google search & we were NOT disappointed! Great location, just off the high street, so crowds & loudness is a minimum, which is an added bonus when you're having a catch up with friends.

The food was also yummy & GREAT variety on the tapas menu, which we ordered from! Highly recommend a visit!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Really lovely place to eat. Staff and owner were so friendly and accommodating. Such a lovely wee place and mood was perfect for Saturday night tapas and drinks with friends. Prices were as expected for area and food served.

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 (London)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Meat bites - chorizo
Fish bites - fried prawns
Wasn't a huge fan of the pork belly cuts.

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 (London)·Dined on February 19, 2016

I booked this restaurant for a visit to London over the weekend. I requested a 'QUIET' table, explaining that my husband is deaf & central seating makes conversation difficult.
On arrival, the place was packed to the rafters with drinkers. Nobody was dining! The noise was so incredibly loud that conversation would have been difficult even if you aren't deaf!

We struggled to get the attention of a staff member to find our table for dinner. Eventually, we were shown to a very small table, right next to the door, in the centre of the room, near the bar. It was so crowded that other drinkers were actually perched on the back of one of our chairs!
Most definitely NOT the relaxing dining experience we had hoped for!!


When we asked to speak top the manager, the barman told us he couldn't find her!!!!!!!!! At this point we had to walk out.
This was a VERY disappointing experience, as the reviews do not mention that on Friday/Saturday evenings, you won't be able to move for drinkers, let alone eat at a table in the way you should expect to.
We had paid for a taxi from our hotel to get to the restaurant for our booking, only to have to leave & walk around to try to find another restaurant to eat ( not easy on a Friday night in London!)
Future diners, i wouldn't even bother to book this restaurant to eat at weekends! Customer service involved, quite simply a 'couldn't care less' attitude.

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 (London)·Dined on December 18, 2015

We had really tasty tapas, good-sized portions and excellent quality. Good range of drinks, particularly enjoyed the Spanish wine we had. Nice surroundings, all in all a great evening. Can thoroughly recommend and looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on October 23, 2015

Booked this from Open Table choice when in London for a Concert (Bob Dylan). It was so yummy and the staff were so accommodating and friendly that we booked it up for lunch pre-concert the next day. Tapas were great particularly the sardines. Genuinely run by perons from Barcelona.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2015

Wonderful experience, a lovely little neighborhood place. The staff was very attentive. While the wine list was not extensive, the choices were very nice. The tapas were really excellent, as good as the best tapas bars in Barcelona. We particularly liked the patatas bravas and the sardines, but they were all excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on April 26, 2015

Great food, we had the Sunday roast which was delicious. Service was relaxed and informal, yet attentive. Our wine was good and flowed well! The only negative point I can mention is that a service charge is out automatically on the bill and I don't like this practice as I am not confident any of it goes to the staff. Other than that it was super and I would highly recommend.

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 (London)·Dined on March 10, 2015

I had a business dinner with 18 guests all together. Booking was great and flexible as I added more numbers to my booking relatively last minute. The arrangement of our table was great and we ended up with our own private room. The food and drinks were good and the service was very good. Great atmosphere, I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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 (London)·Dined on February 25, 2015

Nice local bar to hangout with friends for drinks. Some Dishes are good and some not. Friendly staff

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2015

We booked on Valentines Day, and the upstairs dining room was quiet and decorated for the occasion - a long stem rose on every table, and streamers here and there. The service was attentive and the food was surprisingly delicious. We arrived at 7:30 and were able to dine and leave in time for our 8:45 movie start, next door at the Odeon. The bar on the ground floor looked like fun too. Just crowded enough.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on February 12, 2015

A party of 12 arriving over an hour..... Great flexible service, lovely food (vegie burgers are brillinat!) but a great menu with lots of choice. A great pub with a good at,osphere. Only criticism was the wine we wanted was out of stock

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on February 10, 2015

Would recommend Princess Victoria to a friend although can't seem to click on that option! Food was excellent and provided the perfect venue for a pre-Leighton House concert. I shall return!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on February 7, 2015

Some meals ok, some not edible. Had enjoyed 2 bottles of reasonably priced prosecco - luckily checked bill for th group as bottle if Dom Perrion was put on instead

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on January 24, 2015

Warm and friendly staff in a very relaxed pub. Food was excellent. No baby changing facilities at all, sadly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2015

The food was really good and the service was excellent. The pub was noisy but may have been quieter if we had been upstairs. This is a convenient, friendly place to eat and have a beer or a glass of wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Nice and happy people, good service in a not sofisticated place but very cozy, friendly and with a right food

Tags: Outstanding Value
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