The Victoria Oxshott

British, Gastropub, Pubs·
Gold Award

SquareMeal Review of The Victoria Oxshott

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Oxshott is located a mere 25 minutes by train from Clapham Junction, a fact we didn’t think was worth knowing until we visited The Victoria, a very lovely British gastropub in the well-to-do Surrey village. On the surface, you could be tricked into thinking this neighbourhood patch isn’t much more than a cosy British boozer, and while you could quite easily drop in for a pint served with a smile, its culinary prowess really begins with a dinner reservation. 

We arrived to a packed-out restaurant on a Saturday evening, where tables of two to ten were occupied for occasions spanning date nights to birthdays. Part of the pub’s charm is its ‘everyone’s welcome’ atmosphere, accentuated by rustic décor and a roaring log fire that says ‘come, stay, eat, drink’. In many ways it’s deceiving, because the played-down interiors don’t prepare you for the level of cooking you’re about to experience.  

We started with a duo of crisp beer-battered oysters served alongside seaweed mayonnaise, a mere two bites, but enough to make you sit up and take notice. Starters included an aeriated mushroom parfait with deeply golden brioche and sweet-yet-tart caramelised onions to cut through the rich mousse. The prices of the mains are enough to jolt you back to reality, which start at £20 and only journey upwards, but once you’re knee deep in snacks and starters, there’s not much point in turning back. Expectations were further surpassed with an open lasagne layered with roasted pumpkin, mushrooms, and a creamy goat’s cheese moat, while crisp-skinned seared brill arrived in another rich sauce you could happily bathe in. 

The plates are expensive, yes, but the portions are generous. Room was made, however, for a Marathon Bar-inspired mousse with a crunchy wafer base and peanut biscuit topping – exceptional. Although our favourite was the rhubarb and custard, which combined buttery sponge, crème brulee and a rhubarb sorbet. To drink, there’s wine, and lots of it (there were two-and-a-bit pages for the reds alone). And finally, a word for the calm and composed staff, who were skillfully attentive without being overbearing. An utter delight all round. 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
British, Gastropub, Pubs
Cosy, Lively, Traditional
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates
Food Hygiene Rating


The Victoria Oxshott is an award-winning British restaurant and gastropub located on Oxshott High Street, near Leatherhead in Surrey. Open for lunch, dinner and a roast on Sundays, The Victoria is a family friendly pub serving a menu of locally sourced seasonal dishes. 

The Victoria is a spacious modern pub with a large bar area and plenty of cosy seating areas and fireplaces. A green and gold colour palette is visible throughout the restaurant, and the interiors are luxurious but classic, with timber floors, wood-panelled walls as well as cosy rugs everywhere. There is also an expansive terrace and beer garden.

The main a la carte menu changes regularly. However, you may find dishes such as Sladesdown farm breast and leg of duck with hay baked carrot, Scottish girolles and apricot, and slow cooked pork, hispi cabbage, apple and black pudding crumb. Other classic dishes include traditional fish and chips, as well as a selection of steaks from the grill, all of which are served with roasted onion, chips and Bordelaise sauce. 

There's plenty in the way of meat-free options, including at the time of writing a cauliflower steak, torched corn and coriander. Save room for desserts like apricot Bakewell tart, yoghurt ice cream and banoffee pie souffle, or a cheese plate if you prefer. There is a large drinks menu, with an extensive wine list, as well as local beers and spirits. 

If you’re dining with younger guests you will find plenty of good options on the menu, such as cheese crumpets, fish and chips, and a mini Sunday roast. The Victoria is conveniently positioned within reach of Oxshott train station, alongside a number of shops, a delicatessen and a butchers. Keep an eye out for many seasonal specials, including The Victoria boxing day menu, and the New Years Eve menu. 


Is there a children’s menu?

Yes there is a separate children’s menu.

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Does The Victoria Oxshott offer gluten-free options?

We absolutely do! Our team are available to talk through all options for any allergies you may have. Our fantastic kitchen team can adjust most of our dishes.

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Can you book at The Victoria Oxshott?

You can indeed. Bookings can be made via Squaremeal, Google reserve and direct through our website. Alternatively give us a call and a team member will be more than happy to arrange your reservation.

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What is the dress code at The Victoria Oxshott?

There is no particular dress code at the Victoria Oxshott, whether you are joining us after a walk with the dog or for a romantic date night, any dress code is welcome!

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What is the menu like at The Victoria Oxshott?

Our chefs work very hard to perfect each dish on our menu, so our menu is a little smaller than other places. We aim for traditional English pub food, just turned up a few notches!

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What is the ambience at The Victoria Oxshott?

We are both family friendly and dog friendly, as well as having a cosy romantic ambiance in the evening. We have the fires roaring throughout the winter to add that extra warm welcome, so the ambience in the Victoria can change dependant on when you come in.

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Meet the team
The Victoria Oxshott

Simon King

Founder & Head of Hospitality

Born and bred in West Sussex, Simon started his career in hospitality at Amberley Castle and since then, has worked with some hugely influential names in the industry, working for Gordon Ramsay as a restaurant manager and later as his operations director, helping Marcus Wareing to open The Savoy Grill, and working as operations manager for Heston Blumenthal at The Fat Duck in Bray. In 2020 Simon launched his own business, Igniting Hospitality, which paved the way for him to co-found his debut restaurant - The Victoria in Oxshott.

The Victoria Oxshott

Dani Summers


Wife to Simon, Mum to their son Freddie and two gorgeous dogs, Dani is co-founder of The Victoria alongside Simon. Having worked in hospitality since she was 17, Dani’s love of the industry and expertise are invaluable when it comes to developing the guest experience at The Victoria.


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Louise Moore

General Manager

General manager Louise started her career in hair and beauty, but when she realised this industry wasn't for her, she took a job as a waitress at a nearby Loch Fyne restaurant. What started as a job on the side quickly became a passion, and Louise has been in the industry ever since, rising the ranks to become general manager at The Victoria.

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Oxshott High Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 0JR

01372 238 308 01372 238 308


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 17:30-21:30
Thu 17:30-21:30
Fri 17:30-21:30
Sat 17:30-21:30
Sun Closed
All day
Mon Closed
Tue 17:30-23:30
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun 12:00-17:30


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2 Reviews 

Thomas T

31 March 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 4

Lovely and cosy place for Sunday lunch but perhaps too many dogs allowed in.  

Food very tasty.  


26 March 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
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