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About Victoria Stakes

An independent local pub with a traditional spirit and great, big heart.
Our doors are (almost) always open, so pop in for an impromptu supper in Our Yard, a pint with a four legged friend or to celebrate a special occasion in our first floor dining room.

The Victoria Stakes – London’s local

No.1 Muswell Hill
London, N10 3TH
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Contemporary British

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Wednesday: 4pm - 11:00pm

Thursday: 4pm - Midnight

Friday - Saturday: Midday - Midnight

Sunday: Midday - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 8815 1793

Website:
http://www.victoriastakes.co.uk/

Parking Details:
Free parking is available on any of the surrounding roads

Public Transit:

The "W7' & 'W3' bus stops are a moment away that connect us with Muswell Hill, Crouch End and Finsbury Park station.

Private Party Facilities:
We are always delighted at Victoria Stakes to welcome private functions. Please call us to discuss your function in further detail.

Private Party Contact:
events@victoriastakes.co.uk: 020 8815 1793

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Victoria Stakes Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (22)
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Special Occasion (11)
Comfort Food (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Cozy (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fun (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Seasonal (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
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Romantic (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
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People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A great local find. Good food. Well worth a visit for a laid back evening meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very attentive service - maybe a bit over attentive. When we were talking, the waitress butted in a couple of times which was a bit irritating. Like the way they have refurbished the pub and there was a good atmosphere. Food was good - liked my mushroom risotto, but not overly keen on the great lump of chicken they put on top. They have an option of asking for chicken to be added. Maybe the burgers and steaks would have been a better option. Overall, I liked it and may go again as it was so nice inside and it's a pub, but there is a good choice of restaurants in Crouch End and to some extent Muswell Hill.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always liked the look of this place from the outside. Good bar downstairs. Really good room
Upstairs with excellent food. Could probably do with a better wine list and it is not cheap. But there were less costly things on the menu if you wanted more of an everyday meal.
Decor is un-fussy and large windows make for a good ambience.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fabulous food - especially the fish and chips. Creative menu with veggie and vegan options, interesting wine list, buzzy pub atmosphere and friendly service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vegan, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Just over the park for us. Wonderful place for lunch, and dinner, serving delicious food that's reasonably priced. Have also been for Sunday lunch recently which was fab. Plus dog friendly. Perfect.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Absolutely delicious food! Great service. A perfect place for Sunday lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went for Sunday lunch. Food was delicious, sat upstairs very comfortable. The staff were very attentive & friendly. Service was quick & food was served piping hot. We had a great conversation over diner with good friends & left feeling very happy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on October 26, 2017

First time back since the re-opening still every bit as Charming as before, beautiful well thought out menu with local produce, extremely good value for money and lovely attentive and welcoming staff. Gorgeous dining room.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Casual, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our most local pub and it never disappoints. The food is excellent and the chai infused rice pudding which was on the menu this week was one of the most delicious desserts I can remember having anywhere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Consistently excellent . Great food, experience, wines and beers

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had a lovely meal with friends, veggie roast was fantastic as was mackerel starter. Desserts also amazing. Great atmosphere and service, we will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We were not disappointed. Great Sunday roast . Went friends for lunch, found a table same day food was superb desert was great and the bill was fabulous.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious! The starters were so much better than expected-amazing flavours in the salmon/beetroot. The roasts were beautiful-the meat was expertly cooked. And the desserts were yummy and very generous in portions as well. We thought it was excellent value!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Good food but service was slow. Took ages to get a beer once ordered. And then we ordered food and had to order our dessert at the same time (we also saw it come out from the kitchen before we had our main!)
If you order a starter to share... why not bring a second plate so we can cut it and share it? Trying to eat off one plate between two people doesn't work.
Still, the food was good so no complaints there!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Superb Sunday lunch. Not cheap but worth the money for quality of food and service. Good ales and wine list. Upstairs room has been nicely refurbished with plenty of space around tables. Surprised that dogs were allowed in the restaurant but the 2 upstairs were well behaved and not a problem.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We went with family to celebrate my sons GCSE results .
The food was all delicious and the crumble and sticky toffee pudding were also lovely .
The service was good,helpful and attentive .
I love it there and go quite regularly .
I would definitely recommend it .

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The newly refurbished Victoria Stakes is a triumph. We sat in the beautiful, light & airy upstairs dining room - a gaggle of 4 adults & 4 children. Service was first class: the kids' food came quickly, & the adults' followed. Absolutely delicious Sunday menu which catered for everyone's tastes. We'll be returning!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great Sunday lunch, great service, lovely room upstairs.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Generally a very pleasant venue with excellent food. Four of us We tried all four starters and voted for the chicken pate as the best. Tried four different mains too all lovely.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (London)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was lovely - it was very busy and noisy due to a wedding upstairs so we actually left for dessert as we could hear each other!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Love dining room upstairs, Sunday roast ok, chicken good (although no stuffing?!) pork belly needed cooking more, not crispy, overly fatty. Roast potscould do with more cooking, veg nice (but green beans have no business on a roast) puddings good. Waitress pleasant if not a bit forgetful. Trumpet music not great. I wanted to like it more than I did, room upstairs lovely. It's nearly there with more cooking (and stuffing!) great Yorkshires!

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 (London)·Dined on June 16, 2017

excellent food well served
loved the plant display in the courtyard

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Met with friends and a had a lovely evening, good food and the waitress was delightful

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 2, 2017

This Gastro pub shut down for while due to a fire
It has reopened worse than ever
Service was awful very amateurish waitresses very expensive for what it is
We will not be returning nor recommending this establishment to anyone else

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 (London)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We ate in the yard. Good atmosphere, attentive staff but the food was overpriced for what we got. Squid and chorizo starter excellent but small, fish and chips ok but minute portion of peas,
Barnsley chop nice but tiny portion of courgettes as accompaniment. Veggie option proved to mostly consist of broccoli at a high price. Hmmm, they could be a bit more generous, and offer more exciting options.
Altogether Vicky Stakes could do better we thought

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The re-opened Victoria Stakes is back with a bang.
Better than ever!

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Friendly service, good tasty food and a vibrant atmosphere in this recently refurbished gastro pub. A little on the pricey side for pub grub and the menu is quite short but we enjoyed our visit and the food we ordered nethertheless.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The Victoria Stakes is our local pub. I booked Sunday lunch there last weekend as it was convenient. I went there with relatively low expectations (the last time I ate there was a couple of years ago and I thought the food uninspiring and relatively expensive), but keen to see if they had improved following the new opening.

Wow! We were really impressed! The food was excellent. By far the best Sunday lunch I've had in a long time. The presentation of my starter (tuna loin) was amazing and it tasted great. The main (Aberdeen Angus roast) was fantastic - lots of meat and trimmings and, for me, perfectly done. The pudding was also great - chocolate torte, again v well presented. All that for £22.50. Amazing. Really hope they keep it up - if so, they'll have a regular customer!

The only slight downside was the service. The waiters and waitresses were all very nice, but they were a bit disorganised when e.g. bringing drinks to the table and bringing cutlery when they brought out food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We had a lovely meal with friends in the newly refurbished upstairs restaurant, very nice! The new decor looks lovely, food good. Nice to see Victoria Stakes open again after the fire, we'll be back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on May 12, 2017

As always a fantastic meal. Kids loved it too. Friendly staff

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on May 11, 2017

I wanted to support the Victoria Stakes after the fire-refurb but there was a pretty limited menu- I was hard-pressed to find something I really fancied. The 'Soul Food" advertised on the menu was not available. Waitress was very nice and the burger- which I never usually order was tasty but was served with a very mean portion of 'slaw'.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I booked 2 weeks prior only to get a call on the day to move the time back by 30 mins and the table from restaurant to bar area. When we arrived, the very limited menu had sold out of 2 choices already. It was only 8pm! I ordered the asparagus, at £6.50 as a starter and was given FOUR stems! Total. No dressing and about 4 sprigs of rocket on the side. Then the mains arrived ... The Dover sole came with rapeseed oil as apparently the kitchen had run out of olive oil. All in all a huge disappointment. Very over priced and a shame as it used to be a great venu

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 (London)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The Victoria Stakes has been closed for six months due to a kitchen fire, but it is back better than ever. We had a delicious Sunday roast dinner on Easter. It is so wonderful to have our neighbourhood gem back in service. We are so fortunate that we can pop around the corner to have an outstanding meal without having to travel far from home. Certainly worth travelling to Muswell Hill for, especially if you are visiting Alexandra Palace for an event or the Sunday Farmer's Market. Great atmosphere and outstanding food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Seasonal
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 (London)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Went for a Sunday Roast and the overall quality of the food was great. We sat in the very spacious first floor which enjoys views of the park. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Had Sunday lunch here, we were four adults and two young children. Food was excellent, room was lovely and it was spacious enough for the children's buggy's and to spread out a little. Really can't fault it.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on October 9, 2016

The best Sunday roast ever. My husband gets the pork belly and I get the beef, then we go halvies!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Very nice food at sensible prices. Definitely recommend. still a real pub. Butternut squash soup and my vegetarian salad were excellent and very attentive waitress although it wasn't busy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Delicious food in the covered courtyard for our wedding anniversary. Excellent well prepared food - the heritage tomato starter was wonderful and my fish was generous, well cooked and served. Service was attentive and friendly without being invasive - perfect.
A lovely evening ...not our first here but certainly not our last!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on July 18, 2016

Fantastic food as always - still our favorite place to eat in North London. However we were really disappointed with the delayed service. They were incredibly understaffed - the waiting staff were completely rushed off their feet when it was really not busy at all. Poor management certainly the problem - you couldn't fault the three waiting staff at all who were incredibly polite and calm regardless. There should have at least been double the staff on the hottest day of the year. Very disappointing - waited 30 minutes for drinks, then at least 40 minutes between courses. We did get £40 off the total bill - but it was not offered to us initially and felt the management were a bit begrudged to give it to us. It really wasn't good having to wait that long - especially for drinks. We wouldn't be as willing to go in the future - regardless of the amazing food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Newcastle)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Really good food enjoyed the local beers on tap too!

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