The winner of countless awards, this bijou pub in Shepherd’s Bush has everything a food-lover could wish for from a bursting-at-the seams wine cellar and 2 AA rosettes for its modern British menu cooked by Head Chef Matt Reuther. A Victorian gin palace dating from 1829, the Princess Victoria has been lovingly restored with duck-egg blue walls, stunning parquet floors, eclectic antique furniture and ornate stucco sky-lights, and the centerpiece of the restaurant is the antique, 14-seater oak table which is perfect for dinner parties and celebrations. There is a large bar area as well with regularly changing ales and a walled-herb garden for summertime al fresco dining.
£25 and under
Beautiful building, nice atmosphere
Nice drink selection
The bread. Oh, the bread.
Some food selections were sublime (thai sausages and the fried mussels!)
The steaks were disappointing (two different steaks; two sets of Texan tastebuds)
I'm between a 3 and a 4, because the steaks were so very boring and disappointing after the culinary prowess of everything before, but the high points were...more
Stumbled onto this place during a walkabout in Sheperd's Bush the other weekend. Really cool layout with major skylights in the dining areas - it was too bad the rain was falling on said day. Didn't order any food, but by the large quantity of tables filled with people muzzeling down different dishes, I am only assuming the place has good grub. Way out of the way from where I live, but it did...more
Been here twice for Sunday roast: fantastic roast. Get here early, though. It fills up absurdly quickly. Very family friendly, though, which makes the place that much warmer.more
Dinner at the Princess Victoria the other night - after a manic day at work broadcasting Gordon Brown's resignation live... and a long journey from WC1... was satisfyingly comforting. The bread was delicious, very crusty - although it arrived seconds before our mains - we both had pumpkin and ricotta ravioli with pickled mushrooms - very well made pasta, decent filling - although the sauce...more
I have been quite a few gastro pubs in London around Westbourne Park and Queensway. Most of them good looking people and lovely enviornment situated in a good location.
Princes Victoria on the other hand is very kewl. The crowd is local and a bit older. People here are lovely, the staff and the bartenders are kewl and the food is fabulous. I would strongly encourage you all to check this...more