The Victoria

4.7
396 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 396 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Bit overpriced, but good food and service. Outdoor space is comfortable and feels very covid safe

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RitaD
London
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ive been meaning to go here for years. It took a pandemic for me to get there! Their outside set up is really nicely done. It's well spaced and pretty and they have lots of heaters. The menu and wine list was good. The service was great. We spent £100 including service. We both had a main course; shared a desert; had a decent bottle of wine and I had a coffee. I have no hesitation recommending it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really beautiful area and staff were so friendly and attentive! I ordered the calamari and the lamb shank, honestly so delicious. I really recommend going there.

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simons
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service and great to be back, really covid compliant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great location, first time there definitely not the last.

EM
EvaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is delicious and the atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed.

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Keitht
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately I had arrived at the wrong time .

I had booked wrong time ? The manager was not fazed ( don’t worry we can sort it out )
We had a great time ( nice to be out again ) food was good and staff were helpful with selection of drinks .
Looking forward to the next time .

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Sunshine
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was tasty, the Pimms was nicely decorated and the balance between the ice and drink was good, although, the raspberry jin had much more ice in the glass than the drink itself so that was disappointing specially for the price, I think after a long lock down we could get a better value for our money as everyone has found it challenging. The outdoor layout was good and so the sevice.

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Fifi
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First week after the release of lockdown on 12/04 and outside eating permitted so staff were very busy as restaurant was obviously very popular. Took a little while to get drinks but once order taken food arrived quickly. Excellent.

KB
KatieB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had to ask for a soft drink and beer, three times before it came. I asked for Diet Coke and got flat draft instead.
We only ate chips so can’t say much about it but they tasted very nice.
The £5 service charge was excessive, especially as service was slow.
When we were served, most staff were pleasant.
The prices of drinks was expensive.

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RussellC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

the fact that you had no gas for outdoor heaters was not nice

SP
vipSamanthaP
London
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place for a casual dinner and great they have a little playground as well!

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Dorit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First pub visit after lockdown. Wish this would have been a better experience. Food was okay, staff was okay (one rather unfriendly lady), no outdoor heaters despite of the cold weather. I think they could have been a bit better prepared for the re-opening tbh.
Outdoor area is otherwise pleasant enough and has a small playground for kids.

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TelmoV
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful garden setting and excellent pub food with a twist, meeting current cOVID regulations. Loved it!

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TimS
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First night out since reopening! Food was good and handled my complaint about the steak being overcooked well by instantly offering to recook a fresh one which was then just right. Also offered a drink on the house as an apology. Good to see our local up and running again and will be back soon.

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IanD
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very disappointed in the cocktails , poor value and not well made.

Ordered the burger which was very good

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vipPiglet
London
79 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out in 6 months due to shielding & lockdown so wanted somewhere a bit special. The Victoria ticked all the boxes! Staff all wearing masks, tables far enough apart, great burgers but best of all the sun was out!

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susiec
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Such a lovely place to eat with really delicious food. Even in the garden post lockdown it was a lovely experience.
Thank you

SG
SarahG
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food as always. Welcome back. Look forward to resuming our regular visits

AC
ACCA
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have made a b-line to the Victoria following two releases from lockdown. Neither occasion has disappointed. Food up to the high standards and service impeccable once again. Prices are still on the high side for the type of fare, but the quality is reliable.

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vipRoseH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy The Victoria is open again. We love going as a family, the staff are so friendly and the food is always delicious.

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Declan
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to bring your partner or family.
The staff are very helpful and the food is great.
The playground at the back is a great distraction for kids

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TCOM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and felt safe and well distanced given the current t situation

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gavinl
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent business lunch venue. Unfortunately a few beer supply issues but not their fault if London pride is not brewed by the Japs. Pint of TT hit the spot. My Pie was delicious and the F&C looked excellent ....keep smiling

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PaulaF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely table near the fire. Just the right amount of Christmas decorations. Great food and plenty of room.

KH
KerryH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great starters and deserts and excellent, friendly service.

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TelmoV
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday evening dinner for the family, first time out since 2nd lockdown. Very good food, including Sunday roast as well as a number of other options, including a kids menu, topped with a wonderful sticky toffee pudding and a carafe of Malbec red wine. Really enjoyed the ambiance in the observatory.

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Caesar
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting and well presented food with enough choices. Service is very pleasant. We can recommend it for a good night out.

JC
JCWDFE
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very cold day but the staff had a heater ready for us and we really enjoyed our lunch. Great service too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always - amazing steak with a very peppery sauce - delicious. Happy to have such an amazing restaurant nearby.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The calamari starter was tasteless. At which point I should have cancelled our mains.
The chicken main was obviously microwaved as the chicken was rubbery and the sauce was so oily I felt ill for hours after. Would never go back.

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vipJane
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very high standard of food with wonderful service from a really great team at the Victoria, thanks so much, looking forward to coming back

MM
MargauxM
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and food always nice to our daughter, great community pub!

HR
HelenR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Asian prawn salad is a favourite!

JG
JohnG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We had a good time considering it was the first time we'd had an outdoor meal in the rain. Thankfully the umbrella was a good one. Good food and service. Pity the London Pride was not in good form -- end of the barrel?

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A mixed households group of 6 outside for a delicious lunch served under the big umbrella that covers half of the garden. The tables were well spaced from each other. The service was good.

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EmmaR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch with the family. The Victoria had good social distancing procedures in place and the staff were very friendly. Food was excellent. Great local pub!

CM
ColletteM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was ok staff were nice but although I had my face covered as per guidelines they tried to force a mask on me. Personally I don't agree with not accepting cash so until this changes it will be my first and last visit

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Jacquie
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening - great food and atmosphere and excellent service. The team has gone to great lengths to ensure that you can dine safely and confidently and the food is the best its ever been!

KH
KerryH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional food and ambiance. Friendly staff. A favourite of ours for good reason!

FAQs

The Victoria is rated 4.7 stars by 396 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.