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#353 of 15,132 Restaurants in London
Travellers' Choice2023
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked The Victoria for a lunch with friends before we attended a fashion show nearby at St John’s Church. It is a lovely old characterful place, we loved the dining areas upstairs. We ate in the theatre room, but took a peak at the...library room too, both fabulous and cosy. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Service was great, nothing too much trouble when we a couple of friends wanted to change things up a bit. All of the food was delicious, cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. Everyone in our party of seven, were more than happy. We like the idea of mini puds with a choice of hot drink as sometimes a large dessert is just too much after a starter and a main. They were just perfect. Two of us actually shared a crumble and ice-cream dessert, which was great. Pricing is very reasonable for London, even the wine. On leaving, downstairs was very busy with a mixture of diners and drinkers. There seemed to be a lovely atmosphere. To dine upstairs, you have to use a spiral staircase which is quite steep for anyone with mobility issues. One of our group needed assistance but was fine with help. We would definitely recommend visiting and eating there if you find your self in the area. So glad we chose The VictoriaMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning traditional pub set away from the main streets. Relaxing atmosphere even when a rugby Six Nations game on TV. The bar looks small on entry but there is an upstairs.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried several pubs, but the Victoria stand way above all of them. The food is awesome. The lamb shoulder is terrific. We went multiple times. The specials are great. The service was excellent. Glad to get to help you. The pub is absolutely beautiful....I highly recommend this pub. Short walk from the Paddington station Don’t miss out on this place.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024 via mobile

Cool pub with friendly staff and good atmosphere.Located by the Grand hotel where we stayed so short walk across the Street😃🍺

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

Sunday lunch is okay. Staff not so great. A lot of customers turn up with suitcases. After all it's a 5 min walk from one of the busiest railroad stations on the planet (Paddington), which happens to deliver passengers to one of the busiest airports...in the world (LHR). When I asked one of the staff if they had any storage on the ground floor, I got the sarcastic, answer "this is a pub mate". I hauled my bags up a spiral staircase, watched others do same, watched a mother with young child haul their stroller up the same narrow spiral staircase. Most customers had bags. Smart ass "bloke" who was server - not customer focussed.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Chris Cochran, General Manager at The Victoria, Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2024

Sorry city fellah. The staff member obviouslly rubbed you up the wrong way, but we are a tiny pub that was built 180 years ago and we have to live with what we have. Sorry your expectations were different

Reviewed 17 January 2024

Excellent welcome and service. Drinks were good as well. Overall a great pub. Toilets were down a spiral staircase so go before you’ve had a few but other than that, great!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Chris Cochran, General Manager at The Victoria, Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2024

Thanks Darren. Yes the stairs are a challenge.

Reviewed 15 January 2024

We visited for dinner and a catchup with friends we hadn't seen for about 10 years. We were seated in one of the upper rooms which could have been a squeeze but turned out to have plenty of room. The food was excellent and arrived...as quickly as you would expect, something for everyone including a couple of fussy eaters. The staff looked after us very well.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Chris Cochran, General Manager at The Victoria, Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2024

Appreciate your review Wily Fox. Glad your fussy eaters were assuaged with what was on offer.

Reviewed 15 January 2024

Excellent food in this beautiful, historical pub! Sunday roast is great as is all the mains during the week. They are also very accommodating of my gluten allergy and had lots of gluten free options!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Chris Cochran, General Manager at The Victoria, Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2024

Great stuff Lara, thanks

Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch with two friends and my little white dog. The entire team were very friendly, helpful and cheerful. The food was excellent. We were unable to sit upstairs as dogs are not allowed upstairs but the team created a lovely space downstairs...for us to enjoy our meal. I can tell you the food tasted as good downstairs as upstairs! We would all highly recommend this spot for a Sunday roast!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Chris Cochran, General Manager at The Victoria, Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2024

Thanks very much for the kind words

Reviewed 28 December 2023

When ever in the Paddington area I always try to visit The Victoria. To start, I'm a big fan of Fullers beers, but the real reason is the food. It never disappoints. Today I had the slow cooked shin of beef. I've never tried this...before but I'm glad I did. The beef had great flavor and the accompanying vegetables were excellent. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Chris Cochran, General Manager at The Victoria, Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2024

Thanks very much, yes that shin of beef was great

Reviewed 17 December 2023

40min between the time we ordered and the time someone came to tell us some of the main we order were unavailable. Falsely advertised dog friendly policy. Not dog friendly. At all. Avoid.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Chris Cochran, General Manager at The Victoria, Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2024

Well that's not good on the food front. Dogs are very welcome downstairs in the bar but upstairs in the restaurant no. Not all people want dogs around. It does mention that twice if you book. If you walk in you just have to take...More

Reviewed 4 December 2023 via mobile

We always ask to eat upstairs in the library, it is so cosy and characteristic. This time we both had fish and chips which were delicious, with a glass of good wine. The staff are quick to serve and courteous. Will definitely return asap.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023 via mobile

Barmaid was serving a table, saw me, I waited a good 5 mins for her to finish serving them, credit card in hand, she the. Served someone else that just walked in. Rude. Plenty of places to be appreciated and welcomed at £6 a pint....Won’t be backMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Chris Cochran, General Manager at The Victoria, Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2023

Sorry about that. Sounds like they were distracted and did not realise you were after a drink. Plenty of people sit at the bar for hours on end and sometimes staff can look behind, for people coming in rather than actually at the bar. I...More

Reviewed 17 November 2023 via mobile

Fullers pubs are the crème de crème. I have visited 162 Fullers pubs and to date there is no better for atmosphere, exceptional food and the universe best London Pride Hope do they do it. Wonderful and keep going ! Always my favourite pub before...leaving London Thank youMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Chris Cochran, General Manager at The Victoria, Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2024

Thanks Nick. The more people like the Pride, the more they drink it, the fresher it gets, the better it gets. Look forward to you keeping it fresh next time.

Reviewed 31 October 2023

Genuine local pub feeling. Stopped for a beer as many others. Here you go fro a beer after work or stay for more beers and food.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Chris Cochran, General Manager at The Victoria, Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2023

Thanks Fredrik. Hope to see you back for more refreshment soon. Chris

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We just fell in from the street. We had a delightful meal. The friendly staff took very good care of us.
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If you order it without the tartare sauce then our fish & chips is dairy free .. although it is prepared in an open kitchen so could have some cross contamination of course. Hope that helps.
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The Victoria, Paddington is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5