The Victoria

4.7
374 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 374 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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ACCA
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have made a b-line to the Victoria following two releases from lockdown. Neither occasion has disappointed. Food up to the high standards and service impeccable once again. Prices are still on the high side for the type of fare, but the quality is reliable.

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TCOM
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and felt safe and well distanced given the current t situation

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gavinl
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent business lunch venue. Unfortunately a few beer supply issues but not their fault if London pride is not brewed by the Japs. Pint of TT hit the spot. My Pie was delicious and the F&C looked excellent ....keep smiling

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PaulaF
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely table near the fire. Just the right amount of Christmas decorations. Great food and plenty of room.

KH
KerryH
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great starters and deserts and excellent, friendly service.

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TelmoV
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday evening dinner for the family, first time out since 2nd lockdown. Very good food, including Sunday roast as well as a number of other options, including a kids menu, topped with a wonderful sticky toffee pudding and a carafe of Malbec red wine. Really enjoyed the ambiance in the observatory.

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Caesar
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting and well presented food with enough choices. Service is very pleasant. We can recommend it for a good night out.

JC
JCWDFE
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very cold day but the staff had a heater ready for us and we really enjoyed our lunch. Great service too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always - amazing steak with a very peppery sauce - delicious. Happy to have such an amazing restaurant nearby.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The calamari starter was tasteless. At which point I should have cancelled our mains.
The chicken main was obviously microwaved as the chicken was rubbery and the sauce was so oily I felt ill for hours after. Would never go back.

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vipJane
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very high standard of food with wonderful service from a really great team at the Victoria, thanks so much, looking forward to coming back

MM
MargauxM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and food always nice to our daughter, great community pub!

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HelenR
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Asian prawn salad is a favourite!

JG
JohnG
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We had a good time considering it was the first time we'd had an outdoor meal in the rain. Thankfully the umbrella was a good one. Good food and service. Pity the London Pride was not in good form -- end of the barrel?

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A mixed households group of 6 outside for a delicious lunch served under the big umbrella that covers half of the garden. The tables were well spaced from each other. The service was good.

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EmmaR
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch with the family. The Victoria had good social distancing procedures in place and the staff were very friendly. Food was excellent. Great local pub!

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ColletteM
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was ok staff were nice but although I had my face covered as per guidelines they tried to force a mask on me. Personally I don't agree with not accepting cash so until this changes it will be my first and last visit

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Jacquie
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening - great food and atmosphere and excellent service. The team has gone to great lengths to ensure that you can dine safely and confidently and the food is the best its ever been!

KH
KerryH
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional food and ambiance. Friendly staff. A favourite of ours for good reason!

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AlineS
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the staff is always nice!

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lisam
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - amazing food. Can’t wait to go back

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foodiev
London
26 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food and decent service.

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hasser
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautifully cooked food, could not fault it. Would like to see a 'roast' option for vegetarians.

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vipDavidC
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent in light and airy environment, staff were charming and attentive to our every request. Thoroughly recommend.

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu choice - great venue for a Friday lunch!

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MargaretH
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really nice friendly place to eat with good food and good service

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CallyKoo
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The staff were great- very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere in the conservatory is a little sterile, although the outlook on the garden is nice. Two of us had vegan burgers. One was OK but the other, which was different - pinker, different texture and fatter, did not taste nice at all. But the location is wonderful with the park so nearby - so that's a plus.

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EmmaS
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our Sunday lunch . Service very helpful and pleasant . My lamb melted in my mouth My friend enjoyed the two starters ( one of which was made main size 👏) Also the dessert and coffee was excellent Highly recommend this place

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rebeccav
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice food -super friendly service, will be back very soon !

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AshleyN
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it as always . So glad functioning almost like it’s normal

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RobertM
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just a great pub to meet friends in for a walk round the park and a top notch roast. Always delivers.

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philips
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

a very enjoyable meal with pleasant staff in a warm environment

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toppertable
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, helpful and attentive staff. Food came very quickly.

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BMSa
Mexico City
29 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delish and the menus were single use which is great in terms of them being COVID safe. Good service too - the food didn’t take too long to come

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Jane
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasty food, well priced, lovely staff and exceptional service.

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Vasi
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice pub in the middle of a residential area. Interesting food proposals on the menu and good cocktail deals. Will certainly go back!

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Bristilian
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place. Relaxed atmosphere with professional staff and great food. I’d definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely as always

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RoseH
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Sat outside in their v pretty garden area. Staff welcoming and friendly as always! Be back again soon...

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awag
London
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the staff!
Great garden.

FAQs

The Victoria is rated 4.7 stars by 374 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.