Was good service. Nice people. Friendly pub
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.
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.
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.
Nice atmosphere, great for get together!
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!!!
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.
Lovely local pub with a great atmosphere. The food was fine, pretty standard pub grub.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great food and atmosphere, will definitely be back
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.
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.
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.
Half of the main and starters plates were not available, so not really a great choice
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
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!
The best roast I've ever had! The service was amazing and I would definitely come back again!
Table staff very friendly, fun and polite.
Food fresh and hot.
Poor food - only one vegetarian choice not even any fish - cold and overdone
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.
The food was average. The staff were pleasant. The drinks were good!
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
Been there twice now - both occasions excellent. Will return.
Great atmosphere, friendly staff, lovely food, dog friendly too
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.
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.
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.
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 :(
Really really great service. Attentive, flexible, patient and thorough. Delicious pub food and lovely private dining room perfect for a large group with kids.
Met a friend for a midweek dinner here. Simple menu but the food was very tasty. Service friendly and swift. Will return.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Had an excellent Sunday lunch at the Victoria. Great food, great ambience and fantastic service. Loved the live music too. Would def recommend
Starters are good quality but quite pricey. Mains were lovely but definitely over-priced for the portion size.
Staff a bit scatty and forgetful - I preferred when we ordered at the bar, the new system is a bit over-complicated.
This is my first visit since the recent refurbishment and it feels very different in terms of ambience and vibe. Myself and a chum visited on a Saturday lunchtime. It was heaving when we arrived but fortunately we had booked a table. I was impressed with the diversity of customers - from elderly to younger couples, to the yummy mummy and daddy brigade, to groups of 30-something friends, they have captured a wide market. The food was nice, but the service was even better. The downside was that by 3.45 the place was emptying out fast and nobody was coming in off the street. By 4.00pm we were almost the last to leave. It is very much a gastro-pub, more gastro than pub to be honest; a place to "have a meal" but not a snack (the Saturday lunch menu was geared to conventional starters, mains and desserts) so no sharing plates or sandwiches that I could see. As a result, it does feel ever so slightly "curated" and a tad soulless, though to be fair it did need a make-over as it had gone a bit downhill of late. It may be a bit more informal in the evenings and I would definitely go back.