SquareMeal Review of
Victoria Inn Peckham
This refurbed Peckham favourite enjoys a prime spot on the corner of bustling Bellenden Road, a hip hangout for south London foodies. Its menu features updated classics such as Camden Hells beer-battered haddock and a Dexter burger with Welsh rarebit and Bovril mayonnaise, though if you fancy pushing culinary boundaries further, opt for baked crab with scrumpy-fried oysters, or a perfectly cooked rib-eye with mushroom duxelles and a heart-stoppingly rich yet deeply flavoured herb-crusted bone marrow. Other trump cards were a sticky date and banana pudding, and a faultless malted chocolate fondant. To drink, an enticing selection of real ales and a wine list that includes half a dozen ‘living wines’ (organic, biodynamic and ‘born rather than manufactured’) also please local hipsters. There’s a comfy, lived-in vibe at the Victoria, created by touches of bare brick, steel-grey walls, mismatched furniture and warm lighting – both families and young revellers flock here.