The Victoria

4.5
567 reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Set in a leafy residential area close to Richmond Park, The Victoria is a traditional public house and restaurant with a modern edge. Leading off from the cosy but spacious bar, The Victoria’s dining room is located in a bright and airy conservatory-style extension which overlooks a beautifully tended garden. During the day sunlight floods in, even on the darkest of days, while evening guests can dine with the stars as they twinkle over the beautiful candlelit room. With a varied and eclectic menu, The Victoria really does offer something for everyone with the best of British combining with touches of summery Mediterranean flavour, just a sprinkling of experimentation and all the skill of chef Paul Merrett and his team.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 567 People Are Saying
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SianL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant efficient staff, lovely food, gorgeous fires, will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We love Victoria and we come here for the past five years regularly.

However, yesterday’s experience was very much below expectations. Fish the steak was oily, burnt and over cooked (we asked for medium and got a well done); the duck dish looked beautiful, but undercooked; even kids didn’t finish their food, although they usually ask for a second portion.

The waiter and ambience were great, as always

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RobinF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The pub is good ,the staff are very friendly. Our food was very good. Problem is not enough staff.

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Celebration
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had wonderfull time, got a table at the window with a view to the garden. Food was amazing, staff was very friendly.

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Hals
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good as always and we were well looked after.

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LesleyD
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My friends and I decided the Victoria was good, but not very good. The staff moved us from the noisy part which had a TV showing the rugby, which was good. The staff were friendly. So we wouldn't rush to go back but neither would we not go either

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jaynes
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food very good, though menu a little more limited than we remembered from previous visits. Service excellent

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VicBee
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food reasonably priced and good service. We’ll go again for sure

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EmmaS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Took friends here for Sunday lunch . We were sat by the door out into garden from conservatory , children kept running in and out and leaving door open slightly annoying . Good food good service !
Won’t want to sit by door again . Everything else very nice

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REBECCAM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Sunday Lunch! Recommend either the Lamb roast or Pork . Couldn't believe I had a sticky toffee pudding but Just couldn't resist!
Defo worth a walk and lunch here. Perfect Sunday

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CharlesG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A new experience for us. Very enjoyable. The food was excellent.

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RobertH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely meal and enjoyed our evening. No complaints really!

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vipcookingongas
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very good staff felt very looked after. Food good but just fish and chips

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RobinF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the staff were very efficient and welcoming. We live nearby and would certainly go there again

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AnnabelD
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a delicious Sunday lunch at The Victoria - quick efficient service with friendly staff. A good choice of food and a good choice for a Sunday lunch after a walk in Richmond Park - dogs welcome too!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for a Sunday roast, meat, gravy and swede and carrot mash were delicious. Roast potatoes not crispy!

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MimiC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lucky to have The Victoria as our local - Definitely the best Sunday roast in East Sheen. Never disappoints!! Lovely staff amd always so accommodating.

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AmyR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday lunch. The food was amazing, kids portions very generous. Plenty of meat, cooked beautifully.

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AJAJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food
Great outside area and good play area for children

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ChrisH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It’s hard to find a top Sunday pub for a relaxing Sunday roast when all elements on the dish have the same thought and care. My dish was the lamb roast. Lamb was lovely and the best element though the roasts and veg were not in the same league. The service was average also.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place with a lovely cosy atmosphere. Food was put together really well and the staff are friendly and very attentive.

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vipKateR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sticky toffee pud!!!

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Wendy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, service ok. Noise was unbelievable! Unfortunately parents have little concept of how their children badly impact on other customers? There is a well organised playground at the rear of the garden where they can play and make as much noise as they like but rushing up and down and in between tables all the time without sensor is no fun for other customers. I doubt I would have a Sunday Lunch again for that reason.

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PamelaY
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch October 1 2021.Five stars for everything as usual.Especially the service by the young waiter name Luca .

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Susan
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Having eaten and also stayed at the Victoria in the past, we were very disappointed by the general standards. The place seemed quite tired and shabby ( not chic) and the staff, although very friendly were very casual. The food was just ok, bearing in mind it’s apparent reputation. Sad.

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Stuart
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great family pub

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Anonymous
London
17 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal with great service - perfect place for a catch-up with friends.

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matasj
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience1

The food is great (Standart sandwich bread which was served with smoked salmon was a big disappointment).
Drinks great

Team: since it was Sunday full of part-time team members who are not very aware, however, the full-time team members were good and aware of what ingredients are used to prepare the dishes and drinks.

Noise: Unfortunately, on Sunday's, the pub seems to be full of screaming, running children without any supervision all around the pub.

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andrewg
London
26 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Friendly staff but rather disorganised today (not sure why) and the food was fine but nothing special, which is a shame as it can be lovely.

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BrianY
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have been dining here for many years and have never been disappointed

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vipRudy
London
38 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pub with a lovely garden that has added bonus of a little wooden playground at the back! Sunday roasts are fab. Recommend

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vipJohnG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic local gastro pub with good service and excellent food

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Anonymous
London
17 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was wonderful to be back at the Victoria. Friendly, efficient service and a delightful meal with a menu to suit everyone.

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SJJames
London
37 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great as usual, will always come back here as food (salt and pepper squid), wine (the cheaper Rose) and beer (Meantime) is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I would love to love the The Victoria, given it is local, but the service is always a bit disappointing - staff do the basics and that is about it - and I have to say the price of our drinks was extortionate and shocking. Which means I will leave it again, for another couple of years, before going back. Such a shame, I have lived nearby for 20 years and I consistently feel it is pricey for what it is and the service is a bit average. Shame as nice location and I want to support local businesses.

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SJJames
London
37 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely roast as usual, try the Dingly Dell pork, it's lovely!!

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Josette
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fish and chips ever, nice sitting area outside, friendly staff, goodnvalue for money

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Fussydiner
Hertfordshire
18 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening meal with very good service.
We both had the Asian salad as a starter. Then we had the lamb and the sea bass as mains. Both very good but the Asian salad was outstanding.
The wine was also very good

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ClareC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and very good atmosphere. Friendly snd helpful staff. Created a very enjoyable evening

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HelenL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Sunday lunch! Super freshly cooked. Delicious cuts of meat. We will definitely visit again

FAQs

The Victoria is rated 4.5 stars by 567 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.