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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.
London, W8 6EB
Tapas / Small Plates, English
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
£25 and under
020 7937 4534
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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