Situated on the edge of Victoria Park, this lively gastropub serves up an expertly crafted menu in chic yet cosy surroundings – there’s even a garden that’s perfect for drinks and al fresco dining. Families, friends and couples alike are drawn to Victoria Pub & Kitchen thanks to its relaxed, welcoming atmosphere and delicious, freshly prepared food. The friendly staff are particularly accommodating of speciﬁc dietary requirements. I started with the stylishly presented mushroom and garlic arancini; the delicate ﬂavours of the accompanying rocket, beetroot and toasted pine nut salad complemented the main component perfectly. My partner’s garlic and chilli king prawns were a symphony of robust, fresh ﬂavours, enhanced by smoky chorizo. This followed with deliciously creamy crab and smoked salmon tagliatelle, and a succulent homemade beefburger, which the chef grills to your speciﬁcation. The velvety smooth Champagne and raspberry posset was the perfect end to a memorable meal.