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The Victoria

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#217 of 16,826 Restaurants in London
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Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
About
A gorgeous, traditional pub dating back to 1838 ...listed building with original etched glass & bar. Home cooked food made by a talented brigade of chefs & led by Daniel Smalley. Friendly service with resident landlord Chris often at the helm, happy & often lively atmosphere in the main bar, two first floor dining rooms, oozing character & offering a more gentle environment with table bookings welcome 7 recommended. Our food & drinks are highly praised as is our beautiful building & our welcoming, happy team. We have many awards under our belt for our service, beer keeping skills & food, as well as being voted the best local pub in Paddington & Bayswater for three years running. Steeped in stories
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good Food, delicious beer and the most friendly staff. If ever you're waiting for a train from Paddington take a short walk down Sussex Place to find this hidden gem of a pub. Well worth a visit. COVID friendly.

Date of visit: September 2020
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egmum, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much indeed. In what's clearly the most challenging time of our 19 years at the helm, its great to hear that we are still hitting the spot. See you next time you are travelling via Paddington, Best wishes, Helen & Chris.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We should have been starting a holiday in France this weekend but quarantine regulations prevented us so we came up to London to cheer ourselves up. A meal here made me smile again. It’s a lovely pub offering upstairs an intimate restaurant experience. The staff...were lovely. The food was excellent. Have already recommended to other members of the family. Merci beaucoup.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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thevictoriaw2, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry to hear your holiday was cancelled but great to hear that we managed to make you smile despite that. Thank you for recommending us ..we always LOVE our guests to come with a personal recommendation from friends or family. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

super friendly, lovely atmosphere , great staff and delicious food Attention to detail at such a busy pub is amazing . So pleased they have reopened after such a long period of closure

Date of visit: August 2020
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thevictoriaw2, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much :) Its lovey to hear that and please know that we are equally happy to be back and be able to welcome our fabulous guests back ...see you soon I hope . Best wishes, Helen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make a point of visiting whenever in London if possible, and its been nearly 7 months, but finally made it. Not much to say, except - forget best pub in Paddington, forget best pub in London, it is "simply the best pub in the UK"...End of......More

Date of visit: August 2020
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thevictoriaw2, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Crikey Marty, that was some strong stuff you were on. Thanks very much. Chris

Reviewed August 19, 2020 via mobile

So happy to find this little gem, after a terrible day of bad luck and non stop rain, we enjoyed a lovely meal sat outside. The staff were super helpful and friendly and the setting was lovely, plenty of tasty vegan and veggie options. We...definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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thevictoriaw2, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2020

Hooray that we managed to turn your day around ..thank you so much for stopping by and taking some time out with us. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed our menu options and the venue as a whole. Now you know where we are for...More

Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

Came across The Victoria whilst searching for a restaurant close to our hotel in Paddlington, Wow how we’re so happy we booked! Warm welcome, great service by Manos and Christie! Excellent food. My mum and I both had the fillet steak followed by the brownie,...both absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend The Victoria, we hope to visit next time we are in London!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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thevictoriaw2, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2020

Thank you for your lovely review of your recent visit. We love to hear from our customers and now that we are open again its even more special to know how our guests are feeling about our service and offer. I hope you had a...More

Reviewed July 17, 2020

As I was staying just up the road, I wandered down south to find the Victioria. It was very busy, being pre covid times, but I secured a table upstairs where I enjoyed a delightful meal . Great little location and seems popular with the...locals. I will certainly recommend this establishment to my travel buddies.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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egmum, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2020

Thank you :) We are due to reopen on the 29th ...Brave New World for many of us. Hopefully we will be back to some semblance of normality fairly soon. Best wishes Helen

Reviewed July 5, 2020 via mobile

Picture says thousand words!This server was awesome!I enjoyed the pub !This is a poster for how good this pub is!I regret I can’t reveal ladies name !Hope she is properly appreciated for the great service she does!She is the bestMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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egmum, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2020

Thanks for your kind review...cant see who you are talking about but all our staff are fabulous so we will happily take that praise for the team :) Hope to see you again as we are due to reopen from the 29th of July. Best...More

Reviewed April 26, 2020

Was there with some friends for dinner, it was a great experience. The food was really good and the staff as well. I recommended!

Date of visit: September 2019
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egmum, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2020

Thank you very much indeed .. lovely to hear and let’s hope we can reopen in the not too distant future to return to delight our happy customers again soon.

Reviewed April 12, 2020

Beautiful old fashioned pub in the heart of London. Really cosy. Pouch decor.Excellent service. Would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: February 2020
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eboyer37
July 2, 2019|
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Response from NewYorkMOMTO2 | Reviewed this property |
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September 24, 2018|
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Response from egmum | Property representative |
Sorry only now to have seen this ... I’m afraid we do not have a ‘happy hour offer’.. hope that doesn’t put you off coming over though ☺️. Cheers 🍻
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Sorry no ...we don't really do sport ...just a normal freeview box ..hope you find a good pub to watch it in .
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