Princess Victoria, Kensington

4.6
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137 reviews
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£25 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates

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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.
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food (variety and quality of dishes), nice ambience although a bit cold for my preferences. I would go again for sure

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staying in the neighborhood, this place was recommend by a local. The mussels were delicious, beet salad too. Decent prices and cool neighborhood vibe.

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AdrianaT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice pub and restaurant with great family atmosphere. Amazing fresh food. It’s hard to decide what to eat.

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fifilabelle
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely hidden gem! Short walk from Ken High St station. Friendly, efficient service, lovely food and great option of tapas or regular mains. Decent veggie options too! Definitely recommend.

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AlexS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food, good breadth of menu and well cooked, really friendly service. Would definitely go back when next in the area.

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food - some of the best I’ve had in London. Warm, friendly welcome and service, nothing was too much trouble. We will return soon.

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GemmaA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great relaxed atmosphere, service with a smile and excellent tapas. Set tapas menu worked really well for large group

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AndrewT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great venue close to Kensington High St. Booked for pre show meal as attending concert at RAH. Lovely proper tapas. Not many places do proper tapas but this one does and the selection was great and came to table just as we wanted it. Very happy.

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SteveN
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tapas, great beer and wine and lovely staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent service was very good.

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vipMorC
London
16 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this by pure chance and am so happy I did. We got there with a group of 16 for work and some different constraints. Everyone was catered to and take into account. The food was amazing and very fresh! The owner is so very passionate about the service and place. It is great!!

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LauraM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Overpriced. Waiters seemed annoyed to serve. The octopus was a joke: only three super small pieces old and chewy. Only good thing was the ham. Won t come back.

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vipCoffeeLover
Canberra
8 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Happy hour from 5-7pm was a really great deal (2 for the price of 1), and the cocktails were delicious! However, the tapas was a bit lackluster, and small for the price. The chorizo and the salt and pepper squid were the best we had, the pork bites were tough and unpleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

No one to take us to the table. Long time wait to order food. Do not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another trip advisor find-absolutely fantastic.

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HungryNuYawka
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very upscale with sleek decor. My companion commented that the drinks menu was a work of art, and I have to say, the cocktail I choose was the most beautifully presented I had ever seen and tasted as fantastic as it looked. The staff accommodated us (without reservations) so graciously. We were seated within 15 minutes but we were expecting a 1 hour wait. Food was excellent. Highly recommended.

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StepB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It had a lot of good reviews, so we went with high expectations. The food was disappointing. I had a spiced seafood spaghetti, and there was absolutely no spice at all in the dish and only two prawns. Felt a bit cheated. Otherwise it was a nice place to eat.

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GaleL
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a very pleasant surprise, I had friends to stay and I wanted something close by. The service was so friendly and helpful. Food very good and the atmosphere really nice, will definitely return.

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vipNishkaA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good friendly restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

God food! But noisy!

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ClaireCooper
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my colleagues here for a meal after the event at Olympia. It was the best meal we have ever had and such good fun! We now wish all of our events landed on the first Friday of every month just so we can attend the wine and tapas night! Great fun, great food and great value! thank you :)

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PeterB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The tapas items were delicious and the service was great.

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BirgittaL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, excellent service, can really recommend this restaurant .

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely place to have tapas! They are authentic. The service and food are excellent. The waitress could not have been more helpful. Gracias! We will be back.

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LisaO
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very rude and uninterested staff.

We booked a table but when we got there they said they didn't take any bookings that day. Three tables were being attended to, the rest wasn't set up for dinner. Apparently they had a party upstairs which took all of their attention.
They told us we could sit wherever, also suggested we were in the wrong Princess Victoria because they didn't have our booking... even after showing them my booking confirmation...
They didn't seem to care we were there and weren't serving us. After 15 minutes we got up and left. They said 'thank you for coming'...

A place we will definitely never go back to!

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Skyrmey
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and nice place only downside was the table next to us was noisey. Enjoyed our evening and catered for our friend who is gluten intolerant.

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stefaniab
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place. Susie the manager was super nice and welcoming with all our requests. We easily booked a private dining room for a work group and had a great evening.
Food was good and atmosphere also was very pleasant.

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Stew
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food but be sure to get a table upstairs for food. Downstairs is very noise and crampted.

Overall- great service and great food

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vipglof
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were all in London for the Eagles game and this seemed like a good place for a group of 6 with different taste buds. It was a very good spot for friends and family with variety of tastes all good.

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CRMH1707
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Très bonne nourriture et service agréable. Prix un peu élevé à mon goût.

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have eaten here before and we were 100% happy but on this visit the portions we less than half thr size than our previous visit but the prices were the same. We ordered from the tapas menu and we were very disapointed especially the crispy pork which wasn't crispy and also the "gambas" There were very few prawns and not very large as the name suggests. Finally a VERY expensive wine list. We ordered a bottle of sauvigion blanc but at £32 a bottle was honestly a rip off.
A bill of more than £80 for a few small plates + wine!!!
I'm sorry, we will not be visiting the Princess Victoria again and will not recommend it to our friends.
There are plenty of better tapas places which are much better value than here.
You live and learn.
Best wishes
Mark & Charlotte
PS: PLEASE ALSO DROP THE SERVICE CHARGE, IT SPOILS THE EVENING ADDING INSULT TO INJURY

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MikeP
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and service during our meal. It was the choice of music which we know you can’t cater for everyone but it wasn’t great and the volume was extremely too much considering we were sat upstairs. We noted an acoustic guitar rather than an electric performance would have been much more suited to the size and atmospherics of the place.

But we absolutely loved the food and the staff 10/10 and will definitely be returning, thank you for a great meal.

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SaskiaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was great, friendly staff and a lovely setting. They might want to consider some background music as it was too quiet, not really an atmosphere which was a shame! We were on a date but it didn’t feel special at all.

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NatashaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were happily surprised with the quality of the food! When we walked in to the pub we were expecting pub food, but the tapas was really good and we had a lovely evening!

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vipLadyvamp22
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was salty. But the prices were good.

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vipAlex
New England
59 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Stellar food, beautiful restaurant, and a really fair price!

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watkins
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The shrimp tapas was incredible. All the desserts were absolutely banging. The gin&tonics were on point. The wine was gr8.

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vipChristineC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The owner took care of us and was extremely personable and tentative. Tapas style food was very tasty and we enjoyed the quaint setting. Bill was presented to our table in the most clever manner- a miniature shopping cart! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this London eatery!

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RichardP
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

On arrival the table was set and ready for us. We had a lovely reception from the front-of-house manager. The menus were just what we needed for light lunch or a starter/main course. The tapas dishes make for a good sharing starter whilst waiting for the main courses. The Eggs Andulasian were wonderful, off the breakfast menu.
Overall it suited us very well for lunch although it was surprisingly quiet on a Saturday.

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EmmaR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this restaurant as it is 5 mins walk from Kensington station and the design museum, and was described a gasto pub - tapas menu. The menu was varied, and allowed the 4 of us to select meal choices that suited our individual taste: tapas, and mains goats cheese salad, pork and beef burger -all good quality and reasonably priced. Amazing parsnips chips. Good wine menu and 'make your own' bloody Mary.
The Spanish waitress was really friendly and attentive. She encouraged my friend to test out her Spanish - which was welcomed!

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Princess Victoria, Kensington offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7937 4534.

Princess Victoria, Kensington is rated 4.6 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

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