The Victoria Inn

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79 reviews
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£25 and under
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Sunday Lunch
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.
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LS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to eat here before but not on a Sunday. Very busy!
Roast dinners were still piping hot and delicious. Would definitely return.

b
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately this was a disappointment but not because of the food. I'd been led to believe that this pub had lunchtime jazz on Sundays, only to find that they never had. Otherwise it was OK. Atmosphere was fine and the food average for a Sunday pub lunch, though portions were a bit smaller than other pubs I've been to for Sunday lunch. OK if you are in the area, but not worth traveling from Clapham and Balham to go to.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sunday lunch and drinks in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon.

VC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Came in for Sunday lunch for our mum’s birthday. The staff were so friendly and our table was ready early.
Fantastic service and lovely food... staff even brought out a slice of sticky toffee pudding with a candle in for mum (which was absolutely delicious!!)
After finishing our meal we weren't rushed out even though it was really busy!! Great atmosphere and is family and dog friendly.
I would definitely eat here again!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time going for the steak and wine night and it was perfect yet again. Can’t rate this highly enough! Recommend to anyone!

j
London
24 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Good pub food and nice staff. With a large party when we visited it was difficult to talk without shouting so difficult to assess the normal ambience

L
London
43 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Best service ever

I booked this table for my husband as part of his birthday celebrations, and he went with a friend - I was out somewhere else. So this is from him: "Amazing food and the best service ever ever ever. They were so lovely about my birthday and it felt like they really cared. They even gave me a birthday card!"

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A brilliant Father’s Day meal served by lovely friendly people

KH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Sunday lunch with incredibly speedy service!

s
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice friendly welcome. The roast potatoes were a bit hard but otherwise the food was good. The rhubarb and ginger trifle is amazing!

TJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Tasty roast, bit of a wait. Friendly staff throughout

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Staff seem to have changed completely - we are regulars and didn’t recognise besides one of the chef’s. Rude service, directed to three different tables before ultimately leaving due to fruit flies dominating the corner area we were allocated. Will go back for a beer only.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice people, decent roast, very good beef and lots of it. Two roast potatoes on a Sunday roast is a but stingy.

F
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely Beef Wellington, good atmosphere, friendly service and not too noisy!

L
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dined on Mothering Sunday for a Roast Dinner and have to say the quality of the food was very good despite it being super busy and later on in the day! Staff were on great form too.

J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A beautiful, classic pub with a combination of young and old drinkers and diners, an enthusiastic staff and beautiful rooms upstairs.

MH
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great roast lunch could have been a bit hotter but vey delicious

L
London
43 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely local gem. Really nice friendly staff, quick service, interesting wines, GREAT chips!

P
London
46 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Some dishes where good, but the pie was inedible

MH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good sunday lunch - very generous portion sizes. Good beer selection as well...

G
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food delicious best roast in Peckham.. staff super friendly! Highly recommended

DD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It's a pity that one cannot rely on the food being the same as on a previous occasion, depending on which chef is on duty. In Dec I had a fantastic meal there choosing the pork belly roast which was a lovely cut of pork belly with crackling. Then in Jan I again chose the pork belly but this time it was a rolled joint and not nearly as good. This time I played safe and chose the chicken roast which was very good. However, one of my group chose the pork belly and it was still the rolled joint. I am glad I changed! The service was very good.

f
London
15 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic choice of Sunday roast. Been here a few times now & I can highly recommend it. Good atmosphere, staff are very polite and attentive. Early days but, looking to book for Christmas day!

FP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was lovely, even if a little on the large side. We had great service to start with but had a shift change and we weren’t followed up.
Once we got our bill, it was wrong and had drinks missed off, we were told they should have been paid fir at the bar but when we arrived the barman/waiter said he’d bring drinks over so expected them on the bill. It was all sorted in the end. A hand over would have worked well, if the original waiter had said to us he was finishing.
But all in all a great experience.

CW
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service. They brought a cake out for my son’s birthday without question, checked up on us regularly and everybody was very happy with their food.

l
Liverpool
5 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 5

I used to live near the Victoria and me and my friends came for a reunion and a Sunday lunch. The beef roast was more expensive than most(£17.50) and the meat was almost all fat. You can get such good roasts in London now that there’s no excuse to be serving that kind of meat. I was charged £4.30 for two lime and soda (£2.15 for a shot of lime cordial??) and once we’d ordered our pudding it took 25 minutes to arrive. So sad it’s gone downhill!

PN
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

When we haven’t booked on a Sunday we haven’t been able to get a roast as they’ve run out. This Sunday I did book in advance, but they had run out of veggie roasts by 2.30! Gutted. They put something together for us but I thought with the booking we’d be able to get the real deal. We’ll be back though 👍🏼

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've had a lovely boxing day dinner.

BW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food! The roast was amazing! Great service and friendly staff.

GC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Fabulous food - really good, and arrived quickly too, but let down by the service. Friendly people but we had to chase quite a few things quite a few times.

MB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Unfortunately they had ran out of some bits on the menu and the food took a looooong time to come out.
The service is definitely an area of opportunity...

K
London
22 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was good service. Nice people. Friendly pub

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4food 1service 2ambience 3

Had a veggie roast which apparently comes without gravy which made it so, so dry that I didn’t eat more than a few mouthfuls. Asked for gravy and was told, this dish comes with pesto which arrived in a small ramekin.

Veg gravy is pretty easy and I can’t see a reason to put pesto and not gravy with a Sunday roast.

Could have been a decent experience but I ended up being hungry all afternoon.

AW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was great but it was impossible to talk due to it being a busy Saturday evening and large groups of people just there for drinks were also standing in the dining area. I know it would completely change the place but wonder on a fri and sat eve whether the dining area should be at the back only and exclusively for dining. We were also here on Monday evening and it was much calmer. Very much recommend the place but would avoid going for dinner on a Saturday night again.

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for Mother's Day and I can honestly say we had the BEST roast lamb dinner we have EVER had. The service was also great and when we were leaving my mother and gran received a card and flower each from the venue to wish them a Happy Mother's Day which was such a lovely touch. Highly recommend this venue.

BJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pub
Nice atmosphere, great for get together!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

I've eaten at the Victoria a few times and it's been good. I'm vegetarian and there are usually a few options. On this occasion there weren't any vegetarian options – I had a starter as a main course – a beetroot and goat's cheese salad. It wasn't enough to keep a sparrow alive and even so, it was £12.50 which was comparable in price to the main course meat dishes. Not altogether happy!!!

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food portions were too big, I felt like I was in US!. Smaller portions please, which in turn could mean a cheaper menu.
Too expensive to go often especially when you waste half your meal. Shame, we love the Vic.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Lovely local pub with a great atmosphere. The food was fine, pretty standard pub grub.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My local and a great pub! Food is always good. Have been twice recently on sunday evenings and both times only 1 of the 3 roasts available so probably better to stick to lunchtime if you want a Sunday roast!