The Victoria Inn

4.5
179 reviews
£25 and under
British

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The Victoria Inn is a quiant, country inn that just happens to based in the City or the South East of it anyway. Featuring indoor and outdoor seating, comfortable rooms and a delicious, seasonal food menu plus an extensive range of wine, beer and spirits; short or long, we think you'll enjoy your stay.
Food is served all day everyday & we are a local hot spot for delicious, traditional Sunday lunch. Our home cooked food menu offers a plethora of fresh, home cooked choices and childrens portions are available. Our extensive drinks list features many branded, craft and boutique products from the local area and further afield.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 179 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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VictoriaM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and very welcoming staff. Lovely location and building.

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 18 December 2020

Hiya VictoriaM We're so glad you had such a lovely time and admired our venue. The team will be really glad to hear they made your visit special! Kind Regards Joe

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JodyG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Unfortunately we had a terrible experience here. The waitress was rude. One of the items we ordered wasn't available but we weren't told when given the menu's. Our starters and main courses were cooked at the same time and delivered all at once. The food tasted great but it was very small portions for the price you pay and the kids menu is a joke.

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 18 December 2020

Hello JodyG, It's a real shame we let you down so badly when you came to visit us recently. If you wouldn't mind taking the time to elaborate more on your feedback that would be great, I have contacted you privately to let you know how. We usually pride ourselves on providing a great service and food and it's really sad when we don't deliver on this. I do hope you'll give us another chance in the future and we can make good. Kind Regards Joe

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Karth
London
23 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice service and ambience. Food portions on the smaller size. Good selections of beers/wines

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 18 December 2020

Thanks for the nice review Karth, I'll feed back to our kitchen team about the portion size we don't want anyone to go hungry going forward! Kind Regards Joe

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Fulgonis
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable weekday lunch with 3 generations. Very good service from the team and very tasty food.

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hi Fulgonis, We're ever so happy that you had such a lovely time here with your family recently. Thank you for the kind review and we hope to see you again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regularly go to the Victoria Inn - always fantastic! Excellent food. Excellent atmosphere. Excellent staff. Excellent drinks! If me and the missus want to go out somewhere, this is always our first choice!

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 21 December 2020

Thanks ever so much for the review, it's lovely to hear that you folks choose us time and time again and that we continue to impress. Locals and Regulars are the beating heart of our business. See you again soon Joe

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was very nice! Good to come back!

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 21 December 2020

Thank you for the positive rating, looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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SophieA
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

No veggie options once the vegan Wellington was gone. items missing from the Christmas dinner. Food was cold and just not worth the £16+ a main they charged. Deserts were terrible. Drinks were fine, the wine was great and the mulled wine was lovely. We complained and were offered a free bottle of wine but I personally felt that there should have been discount from the food bill.

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hi SophieA, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for providing detailed feedback. I'm sorry you did not have the great experience we usually pride our ourselves on delivering. Entering tier 3 where every guest that came to the venue had to dine in order to have a drink was an immense challenge that placed a lot of pressure on our team, especially in the kitchen. That said there is no excuse for the experience you had and I will be in touch privately to try to make good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cosy atmosphere! Perfect local.

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 18 December 2020

Thank you for the kind words, so glad you had such a lovely time!

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JMLDN
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The table service was very slow and delivery on drinks took an extended amount of time.

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hi JMLDN, Sorry to hear we weren't able to deliver to your expectations on your recent visit, I will use the feedback you have provided to help myself and the team deliver a better service going forward. Kind Regards, Joe

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AJaneC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good service, pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hello AJaneC Thank you for the great review, we're really glad you had such a lovely time. Looking forward to hosting you again in the not so distant future!

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NicolaB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit now, always delicious food. Relaxed atmosphere, staff friendly.

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hi NicolaB, So glad to hear that you've been to see us a few times and you've enjoyed every visit! We do look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Lemo
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The Sunday roast wasn’t great. We both had pork which was chewy and the skin was unedible, gravy without body and potatoes were bland.

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hiya Lemo, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for providing detailed feedback. I'm sorry you did not have the great experience we usually pride our ourselves on delivering. Entering tier 3 where every guest that came to the venue had to dine in order to have a drink was an immense challenge that placed a lot of pressure on our team, especially in the kitchen. That said there is no excuse for the experience you had and I will be in touch privately to try to make good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
22 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Arancini was fabulous as always. Mushrooms on toast lacked seasoning. One of our steak meals was sent with incorrect sauce and meat taste wasn't right but was quickly replaced with an excellent burger meal. Hospitality was wonderful - considering the circumstances. Staff do need to pay attention to cleanliness of wine glasses, as this is a regular issue.

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hello there, Thank you for the review and for your honest feedback, its really useful and I will be using the points you raised to help myself and the team deliver a better experience to all our guests going forward. Kind Regards Joe

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CharlieH
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food was as good as ever. Ambience was great and service up to its usual brilliant standards. The only downside was feeling a little rushed with 1.5 hours for dinner due to new COVID restrictions about only being able to visit if having a substantial meal. We didn’t feel we had enough time to finish our drinks after the meal. I understand they want to have as many covers as possible at this time but 2 hours on the table after our 2 course meal would have been better.

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hiya CharlieH I am sorry that you did not have the best experience recently. It has been very hard to deliver to guest expectations under the tier 3 restrictions and turn times have been an issue, we've kept them at the industry standard for bookings dependant on party size but the increased demand on the kitchen has slowed us down. I do hope you'll visit us again when things have calmed down and we're able to be a proper pub again. I can assure you that we miss it more than anyone!

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MatthewSc
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Efficient and friendly staff made the whole dining experience as pleasant and "normal" as possible under the circumstances. Regulations were implemented fully and quietly, making as little impact on the whole event as possible.

Much to my shame, I don't know the name of either of the young women who greeted and served us . Both were outstandingly good at their jobs, and were great. Thank you, and I;m so sorry that I don't know your names. Next time....

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hello MatthewSc, We're so made up that you had such a lovely time with us recently, and don't worry about finding out who we are we will be back again soon and you'll have plenty of time to get to know us! Wishing you all the best from myself and on behalf of the whole team Joe

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trix
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is our local and we treasure it. Both service and ambience are great and we look forward to returning in December.

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hiya Trix, Thank you for the positive vibes, our locals are why we strive to keep going and stay positive in these troubled times. We will be seeing you again really soon no doubt about that!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Got table where we wanted. Staff were very helpful. Food was good and came quickly.
Reasonably priced.

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HannahJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My only comment would be that the sirloin steak sandwich the steak was super chewy! Overall always great thought

The Victoria Inn
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hiya HannahJ, Thank you for the positive review, and also for your feedback. We will use this information to help improve our offer going forward. Kind Regards Joe

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LouiseC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good Sunday roast...staff are lovely

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Anjali
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely Staff and so attentative! Lovely cosy vibe!

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AnnaF
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food prompt service. Look forward to coming back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
23 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent tapas - arancini, crab rarebit and padron peppers done the proper way. Early eve service was attentive, efficient and accommodating given current covid situation.

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Nathan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food wonderfully presented - great value for money! Lovely staff. I've found my new favourite pub/ restraunt!

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AmandaG
London
14 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times now, and it is consistently just a really enjoyable place to eat. The head chef turns out wonderful food - a really interesting menu where most dishes have a slight twist from the usual. A standout starter today was taleggio arancini with smoked black garlic mayonnaise - wonderful. And the waiting staff are just lovely, and genuinely enthusiastic (with good reason) and informative about the menu. Highly recommended.

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mfkelly
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The sunday roast was disappointing, it was bland and the potatoes were like a day old, not crispy and fluffy. the greens was chunk of white cabbage and the yorkshire puddings were stale. I've had better, and I won't go back again.

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vipTomJ
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good pork roast with proper cracklings. Waitress was super nice. Recommended

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Jules
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The Victoria is our ‘local’ but it was a disappointing evening. The music was too loud: it might be ok when it’s operating primarily as a pub, but it was too loud for a restaurant. The waitress was unfriendly and difficult to get hold of. The food was good but starters and mains were served at the same time, side dishes were forgotten and when they appeared were not what was ordered, even the second glass of wine was the wrong one but by then we had given up and just drunk up and left.
Just really disappointing and doesn’t make us want to rush back.

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Nathan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Compliments to everyone for what was a *really* enjoyable visit. The food was out of this world(!), super tasty, well presented, and great value for money(!), and we had a super lovely time. Everyone was so kind and friendly - a huge thanks from us! Visiting the Victoria made our day. We hope to return so!

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Sarah
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Victoria Inn offered a great service despite all the changes in restrictions. We were called in advanced to check we were from the same household/bubble and that we were happy to be seated inside. The pub itself was very clean, the service was great, food tasty and the live music was a bonus I was not expecting! Volume was low enough to have a normal conversation and it was lovely to see pubs supporting musicians.

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ArthurD
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winning choice, eating here. Love coming here!

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TonyW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, very covid safe. Good beer and chips.

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TracyB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place for Sunday brunch !
Staff are friendly and helpful and the food is good .
We go frequently and it’s one of our favourite pubs in Peckham

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JonathanT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable to be there once again. Here's hoping to avoid another lockdown

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
23 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ordered king scallop/prawn starter. Came with 1 x very small scallop (no roe) and a 3-4 small prawns on a bed of samphire - overly salted. Ordered tempura broccoli, came in heavy batter (not tempura at all) and again overly salted. £15 Fish and chips were average in taste. Burger was good. Different chef maybe as last few times, food has been excellent. Service was efficient and ambience good.

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vipSamanthaK
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Roast and exceptional service - very impressive!!. Great local pub - highly recommend

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Luz78
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I’ll be biased, I like the Victoria inn, I’ve visited a few times and staff have always been friendly. The setting is quite cosy and comfortable... I always look forward to ordering food and drinks here.

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MK13
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We waited an hour for service at our table and then also were asked to leave early for another booking eventhough we had booked til 6.30
We arrived at 4pm and got a drink and food and then didnt get seen again until I went and asked for staff at 6pm and then were told if we did want drinks still we'd need to drink them quick as they needed us off the table at 6.25

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I felt my table was rather close to the people next to me (they were less than 2 metres away) given that I am immune compromised. I chose the pub because it is very spacious so this closeness was not necessary.
Otherwise the food etc was good.

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Fotherington
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really friendly and helpful staff, the main issue with the food was the lack of seasoning, everything was very under-salted.

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Freya
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot for a delicious Sunday roast!

FAQs

The Victoria Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Victoria Inn also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7639 5052.

The Victoria Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 179 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 bookings at the moment.