The Victoria Inn

4.0
50 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Cosy
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 23:00
Friday: 12:00 - midnight
Saturday: 09:00 - midnight
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:00
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Phone number
020 7639 5052
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Nearest train station Peckham Rye
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GC
London
2 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.

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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...

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

Was good service. Nice people. Friendly pub

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Great pub
Nice atmosphere, great for get together!

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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!!!

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OT
London
2 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.

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KH
London
5 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.

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OT
London
4 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!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our lunch - waiters very helpful and friendly, made to feel welcome with baby in buggy and 4 year old. Lots of space to move around. Not too noisy - I'm deaf but could still have conversations. Excellent food with lots to choose from.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I live in the area and I’ve had drinks at the Victoria a few times. It’s a really nice pub! However, I had a Sunday Lunch in a group of 6 last Sunday and I have to admit although the food wasn’t bad, I was very disappointed with the portion size for the beef priced at £17. Both the meat and vegetable portions were not adequate at all! ‘The Rye’ pub has a superior Sunday lunch in my option with a better selection of vegetables and far more generous portion sizes at a similar price point of £18.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Starter was a measly portion, very long wait for main (roast) which was good. Complaint about waiting time did result in being given free dessert but that was a sticky toffee pudding which was burnt. Disappointing mean in an otherwise lovely venue.

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere, will definitely be back

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The Sunday roasts were very expensive for the little amount of food that you got.
It was really tasty, but just not worth the money.
The pork belly (which I know is a very fatty cut) had less than 1/3 meat on it, so perhaps the portion of meat should have been bigger.
The nut roast was really lovely.

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HJ
London
18 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Food great. Obviously a lot of potential at a quieter time, but clearly very popular for Sunday lunch and therefore service lacking as restaurant was very busy. Could tell waiting staff were doing their best but clearly struggling with how busy it was. Dessert order was mixed up twice!

Ambience not good because we struggled to hear one another over the noise of the bar and music. Acoustics need attention.

I would recommend at a quieter time.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Generally good but disappointing limited menu choice due to a cancelled delivery. Always a nice atmosphere. Would be better to bring the condiments to the table in bottles rather than little pots. Burger was a little tasteless, cheese could have been stronger. A little overpriced for what you get.

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g
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2017
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Half of the main and starters plates were not available, so not really a great choice

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We booked a table at 4.45pm ok a Sunday to be told that food stopped being served at 5pm. So we had to rush pick a main and didn’t get the option to choose a starter or pudding . Apart from that staff are lovely and wine good. Food a little hit and miss

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Magda who served us was a great waitress, very friendly yet professional & helpful. The food was lovely & we didn't have to wait ages. The only small gripe is the table for 4 was very small so we didn't have a lot of table space. A couple of recommendations would be to have a cocktail menu as I think this would do well & the music selection of indie/rock didnt suit the environment so something softer & more soulful/ambient would have created a perfect atmosphere!

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OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best roast I've ever had! The service was amazing and I would definitely come back again!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Table staff very friendly, fun and polite.
Food fresh and hot.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Poor food - only one vegetarian choice not even any fish - cold and overdone

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good food but small portions - don't come hungry. Excellent service - would have tipped more if it wasn't already added - a practice which is becoming more and more common but still irritates me. Let me decide how happy I am please. A bit cross to be charged in full for chips as an extra when we asked for chips instead of boiled potatoes. Overall, would visit again but not with hungry young adults.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was average. The staff were pleasant. The drinks were good!

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g
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for Sunday lunch with children. Service was good, friendly staff, food good but a bit expensive! Still we all enjoyed our meals even the fussy kids

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there twice now - both occasions excellent. Will return.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, lovely food, dog friendly too

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JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Friendly staff, nicely done up pub, but a bit overpriced. The steak was decent but not amazing, and it was pricy. Good selection of beers, and I'd definitely go again for a drink and snack.

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MR
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We went for Sunday lunch and were really disappointed. Given the roasts were priced at £17, we were expecting a lot more than was delivered. Focus was all on style rather than substance. Tiny portion, lacked seasoning, Watery gravy and more fat than meat on my beef. Left feeling hungry, not what you expect after Sunday lunch!

Staff were friendly when they appeared but inattentive.

Won't be going back.

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great neighbourhood gastro pub with a menu much better than you would expect from a pub. The food is of good quality (almost very good) and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. It's trying to find its feet but doing well. Service became much more attentive with time. Overall it ended up a good experience and all had a good night out.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We booked the Victoria for a Sunday evening meal with my family. However we didn't stay as the band tht were playing, while great to see, made it too noisy for the older members of the group.
Also, the vegetarian menu hasn't changed since the pub's overhaul last autumn. I've asked about this several times and been told the chef is working on it - but it never materialises... This is really disappointing for a place that used to have several veggie options :(

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really really great service. Attentive, flexible, patient and thorough. Delicious pub food and lovely private dining room perfect for a large group with kids.

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AD
Bedfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met a friend for a midweek dinner here. Simple menu but the food was very tasty. Service friendly and swift. Will return.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Staff were very friendly and helpful but we balked a bit at the prices on the menu. When it arrived we also felt the quality of food didn't justify the high prices - £13 for a decent but unspectacular burger is a tad on the steep side... All in all, a nice meal but not memorable.

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

As part of my husbands birthday celebration we went to Victoria Inn for a Sunday Roast. Been there before and it was fantastic. Oddly (being it was only 18.30) there were no roasts to be had. The menu didn't accommodate for this - so there was a really limited choice. Service (and apologies) were lovely as was the oatmeal pale ale. Live music and lovely atmosphere. Sunday just isn't Sunday without Yorkshire, gravy and roasties! This is a great venue but I think they need to make their mind up about the offer on a Sunday. !8.30 is not late for dinner!

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H
London
81 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been regular visitors to The Victoria since its refurbishment and have never been disappointed. The food is well executed, staff are friendly and efficient and the buzz is enjoyable. Looking forward to my next visit.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

This was our third time eating in the dining room since the refurbishment. Whilst the new layout is great, and the food is delicious, on each occasion there has been an issue with service. Most recently, it took a while to get someone's attention to show us to our table. It was then another 5 minutes before we were given menus. At the end of the evening, we had to ask twice for our bill. On previous occasions, a menu misprint caused us to ask for further details on an item, and that was given grudgingly.
I love this pub dearly, but so far I have been disappointed by the level of service in the dining area. It is unlikely that this will put me off visiting the bar, but given the ever-increasing amounts of restaurants springing up nearby, I will probably consider several other options before returning here to eat.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent Sunday lunch at the Victoria. Great food, great ambience and fantastic service. Loved the live music too. Would def recommend

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