The Victoria Oxshott

Gastropub, Pubs·
££££
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Gold Award

SquareMeal Review of The Victoria Oxshott

Gold Award

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
Cuisines
Gastropub, Pubs
Ambience
Cosy, Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Special Features
Vegetarian options
People
Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates
Food Hygiene Rating

About The Victoria Oxshott

The Victoria Oxshott is a gastropub located on the High Street of the town. Open daily for lunch, and dinner, The Victoria is a family friendly pub serving a menu of locally sourced seasonal dishes, plus a Sunday roast. The Victoria is a spacious modern pub with a large bar area and plenty of cosy looking seating areas and fireplaces. 

The main a la carte menu changes regularly however you may find dishes such as wild venison with roasted parsnip and chocolate, and beef wellington served with triple cooked chips and brussel sprout tops. Other 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. 

Those looking for meat free dishes will find options such as the pumpkin open lasagne and a roasted chestnut and mushroom pithivier served with spinach and confit potatoes. 

If you’re wondering what’s for dessert, you may find a white chocolate bread and butter pudding served with vanilla ice cream, and an individual chocolate and orange delice served with marmalade ice cream. You can also go for cheese if you prefer. There is a large drinks menu, with plenty of good wines, beers and spirits. There is also fresh tea and coffee. 

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. 


FAQs

Is there a children’s menu?

Yes there is a separate children’s menu.

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Location

Oxshott High Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 0JR

01372 238 308

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Opening Times

Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 18:00-23:30
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 12:00-23:30
Fri 12:00-23:30
Sat 12:00-23:30
Sun 12:00-20:30

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