Review on Princess Victoria
A slice of nineteenth-century pub history in Shepherd's Bush, the re-born Princess Victoria started life around 1828 as a 'dram shop' before graduating to premier-league gin palace and later a proper hostelry complete with design features from the leading pub architect of the day.
Its new incumbents are not short on qualifications and their experience is sure to dictate the pub's future course: Matt Wilkin was head sommelier at The Capital for many years, while Head Chef Matt Reuther has devised a contemporary menu reflecting his classical French training. Décor wise you can expect salvaged parquet floors, portraits of grandees on slate-grey walls and a marble top laid over the original harp-shaped wooden bar.
The kitchen sends out top-end gastro-pub food, feeding the faithful with platters of cured meats, smoked eel and wild mushrooms on toast, braised rabbit with pappardelle, roast pollock topped with buttery brown shrimps and - for afters - perhaps lemon Ricotta cake with poached apricots. Wine naturally gets top billing on the drinks agenda, with excellent bottles from lesser-known corners of Europe and some added gems from New Zealand; the pub also acts as a wine shop, so you can buy your favourite tipples from the 350-bin list to take home.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (4.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm (9.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card