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
I first stumbled on this place when taking a meandering walk home through Shepherd's Bush. Something about its outward appearance piqued my interest - perhaps its grandiose revamped-Victorian style, perhaps the sandwich board outside with enthusiastic recommendations from the FT and the Independant. I resolved to pop in for dinner some time soon.
It took me a while to get around to popping...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
This newly restored and refurbished pub / gastro is sure to be a winner with the local clientele. A bight and airy feel to this Victorian building, with a large bar area and plenty of space and tables to enjoy your food. When I visited the barman who it later turned out was the owner was extremely pleasant and helpful from the minute I walked through the door. Situated on the Uxbridge road it...more
The Princess Victoria is one of my top three favourite places to eat. The building is an old Victorian gin palace which has been sympathetically restored to its former glory, retaining as many as possible of the original features. There is a small courtyard at the back, called 'The Herb Garden', with bay trees, rosemary and various other herbs growing there, and antique garden tables and...more