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The Victoria

#154 of 17,938 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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10A Strathearn Place | Paddington, London W2 2NH, England (Formerly Victoria Pub)
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New York, New York
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Couldn't end a visit to London without some tasty fish and chips. Staying at hotel in the neighborhood, found this pub on-line. Tasty and delicious food and friendly service.

Thank NYCNain
Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked in and immediately we had some friendly banter with 2 locals about a bar stool. Very friendly bar staff knew their beers and described them well. Ditto the wines. The decor is a traditional old pub with original looking wallpapers and amazing fittings behind the bar. It's long and thin so not a great place for anything with... More 

Thank sallythomson
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113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Can't believe we didn't discover this pub on our previous visits to London. This is a delightful local pub that does great food, has a great atmosphere and great staff. It really is one of the gems of the area. We loved it so much that we took friends there for dinner on the next night and returned a few... More 

Thank hornetfan
Helen W, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this review

Dear hornetfan ....thank you for your fabulous review and for becoming a regular / local for the week :) I hope you can find your way back to us next time you are in the area...thanks again & best wishes. Helen More 

Richmond, Virginia
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196 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic local pub, blocks from Paddington Station and a few less blocks from Hotel Indigo Paddington. You can stop for a drink, tap or bottle, Pims, a bite to eat, or if you are really up for a challenge stop in on a Tuesday Evening for Pub Quiz Night. Eat a pie, Sunday Roast, Fish and Chips... More 

2 Thank Bob D
Helen W, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this review

Dear Bob...it sounds as though you totally "get" our beloved Vic..I will pass on your praise of the two Matts and I hope that you manage to come back soon for another pub quiz challenge...you did very well to get third place :) Thank you for taking the time to review your visit/s ! Helen More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely​ one of the better pubs around. The food is excellent and it's got a great atmosphere. The staff is nice and attentive as well. They take reservations and I'd recommend you make one as the upstairs is reserved tables only and fills up quickly.

1 Thank MadtownChris
Helen W, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5* review Madtown Chris...hope we will see you again soon :) Helen More 

Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband went to this restaurant with a friend who is a vegetarian because the menu said they offered vegetarian meals. They only had 2 mains that were vegi...our friend opted for the gnocchi which he really enjoyed. I had fish and chips (classic) and my husband had bangers and mash (also classic). Food was good. My husband and I... More 

1 Thank Kristin D
Helen W, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this review

Hello Kristin, thank you for reviewing your visit and great to hear you enjoyed your time so much that you came back two days later :) Sorry about the confusion regarding the vegetarian meals...not sure where you would have read that ? We do try to have something available for all tastes and diets but obviously its quite hard to... More 

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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in for a couple of drinks and some dinner. The atmosphere was really nice; the service was excellent (prompt and wasn't rushed, even though the place was packed). Food was really good, the drinks we left up to the staff and they didn't disappoint. Really good venue, well worth a visit if passing nearby.

1 Thank Iain N
Helen W, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this review

Thanks Iain :) Lovely to hear you enjoyed The Vic recently, I hope you will be able to pop back in again soon, Best wishes Helen More 

Canton of Neuchatel, Switzerland
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95 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my two favorite pubs in London. The staff is very friendly, the decor is warm and cosy. Decent choice of tap beers but great food. The burgers and fish and chips are just great.

Thank Jerome B
Helen W, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this review

Thanks Jerome...it has to be said, our kitchen team can rustle up some pretty fantastic pub food ...all fresh & using top notch ingredients too I might add :) Which is your other fav. pub by the way ? Best wishes Helen More 

Madrid, Spain
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While clearly a restaurant catering to tourists, as evidenced by the clientele and prices, the pub food was very enjoyable. Two of us enjoyed the fish and chips, which, while not the best that I have ever had, were very good. Another friend enjoyed the pie of the day, and or vegan friend liked her vegan dish. The service was... More 

Thank Jennifer D
Helen W, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, thank you for taking time to review your recent visit to The Vic...as you discovered , we are a pub rather than a restaurant from which we enjoy offering a traditional menu to our guests alongside some more elaborate dishes...all home made with high quality ingredients :) Although we do indeed have a great many tourists as customers,... More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself, my partner and two friends were looking for a place to eat on a Friday evening in the area. Checking online came up this pub, ranked very high in London, so went there. As soon as I entered the pub, I loved it. The interior is stunning, with its Victorian style surrounding you. Had to wait a bit to... More 

Thank KundamLondon
Helen W, General Manager at The Victoria, responded to this review

Thank you for yoru great review KundamLondon...I hope you can come back and try some of our other pies one day ...I think you would have had our chicken, ham & leek one this time :) Best wishes Helen More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10A Strathearn Place | Paddington, London W2 2NH, England (Formerly Victoria Pub)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 442077241191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?