Long awaited return to the Princess Victoria
A favourite haunt and always worth the journey west, the Princess Victoria on the Uxbridge Road has lost none of it’s charm nor let it’s standards drop.
I haven’t been here for just over a year, so celebrating a friend’s birthday was the perfect excuse to return. We were a group of seven so I can’t remember the details of what everyone was eating (and drinking) but I can report on the following highlights.
The prosecco served at Princess Victoria is still the best in town – I had forgotten just how good it is until that first sip!
A starter of smoked eel with celeriac (I think) and lamb’s lettuce was both fresh and refreshing – a perfect portion to start a meal. The main of braised pork belly on parsley mash with all sorts of other bits and bobs was divine – the pork belly cooked to perfection so that it just melted in the mouth.
Both F and J ordered the sticky toffee pudding and there were almost squeals of delight with every mouthful! A Maury grenache dessert wine may not have been the best choice with that pudding, but made for a delicious sipping wine in place of dessert.
There were few complaints throughout the meal, though I did notice that a remembered splendid Pedro Ximenez is no longer on the wine list – shame…
The Princess Victoria still hits all the right notes for me though – I will not leave it so long before I return again.