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Stoke House

Restaurants, British Victoria
3 out of 5 stars
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Stoke House

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Stoke House markets itself as a ‘modern take on the great British carvery’. Which, when you consider what the average suburban carvery is like, may not sound that appealing. But thank God, this cavernous, noisy Nova restaurant is better than expected.

First, the good stuff: a burrata starter was cleanly, creamily delicious, slicked with good oil. Thick slivers of smoked salmon were similarly decent, grease-free and not overbearingly fishy (though, again, not made in-house – this was from London Fields’ Secret Smokehouse).

Luckily, for a restaurant that talks a big game about its flesh, the meaty main plates were excellent. A massive slice of beef rump came perfectly cooked, butter-soft and juicily pink throughout (even if the grated horseradish was sparse to the point of pointlessness). A pile of lamb belly, too, was killer: the fatty seam and skin just crisp, the rose-coloured meat intensely full-flavoured (excellent salsa verde to boot).

But the sundries and sides were a letdown. The beef dripping focaccia was absolutely lacking any meaty, oily moisture. An iron ramekin of ‘smoked’ cauliflower cheese was tepid and watery. Garlic and thyme roast new potatoes weren’t particularly herbaceous, and only half the portion seemed properly roasted. These details count. And while I couldn’t fault the concept behind or taste of a Mr Whippy baked Alaska sundae, it was pretty scruffily presented. Stoke House isn’t a bad place to eat, by any means, but the overall execution smacks of ‘it’ll do’ a bit too much for comfort. One for the local office workers.

Stoke House says
Stoke House serves traditional cuts of the most delicious meats and seasonal produce from the UK.

The Stoke House specialises in sourced premium cuts, sourced from Phillip Warren master butcher in Cornwall. Provenance is key – we only select cuts from the most delicious breeds. All our meat is cooked in our smoker on site, using a blend of English woods to bring about the uniquely delicious flavours.

Our salad wall offers healthy options made and dressed on the spot. We will locally source a huge selection of leaves, proteins and grains, allowing for a healthy balanced meal when paired with the meats. We also offer British classics such as prawn cocktail, east-london smoked salmon, and smoked bone marrow with toast as slightly smaller plates.

Our Sunday roast is legendary from £15 you can have Norfolk chicken, Cornish roasted leg of lamb, Dexter sirloin of beef or roasted onion tart.

Details

Address: Nova
NOVA Victoria
81 Buckingham Palace Rd
Victoria
London
SW1W 0AJ
Transport: Tube: Victoria
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £100.
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Users say (12)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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tastemaker

Last week, my brother and I got to try the pre-theatre menu at Stoke House before I headed home to Singapore. This set menu was lovely because the options were good and the food came out very quickly! I've been here before for cocktails but never for food. This is also an aspect I enjoyed because they have a lovely happy hour, which offers 2-for-1 cocktails!


As a starter, we both went for the Burrata. This came as a creamy burrata surrounded by extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, a slice of sun-dried tomato, and a thin and crisp bread to scoop it all up. After weeks of not having dairy (as I'm lactose intolerant), this was such a treat! I liked the combination of flavours and ingredients, as they all blended well together. However, I did think there was too much olive oil, as the burrata was practically swimming in it. 


For the main, I went for the Lamb Belly with a side of Roasted Potatoes and House Salad. I really liked the meat, as it was so tender it broke away from my fork, as I tried to pick it up even though it was already shredded up on my plate. It was flavourful but a tad too salty for me. My choice of Salsa Verde as a sauce was nice with the meat but tasted a little like pesto in my opinion. The potatoes were delicious with a crisp skin and a tender and fluffy inside, and the house salad was well dressed but I wasn't a fan of the pickled onions on top. My brother opted for the Roasted Chicken with a side of Roasted Potatoes and Roasted Carrots. He wasn't a fan of the choice of the part of roast chicken he was given, the breast, as the meat tends to be dry. In this instance, the meat wasn't that dry and the sauce on the side helped. I'm not a fan of roasted carrots in general, so I wasn't keen on trying these here (hence my choice of house salad).


To accompany our meal, we both had the What A Melon cocktail. This was super refreshing and fitting for the summer! I loved how the cocktail resembled a watermelon, with a green colour at the bottom of the drink and more of a red/pink at the top. It even came with a slice of watermelon, as decoration! 

tastemaker

The cocktails here were fab and packed a real punch.  It's clear to see that whoever put this menu together knows how to make a good cocktail and the bar staff deliver a great cocktail.  There's a 241 happy hour until 7pm so a great spot for some after work or pre-theatre drinks.


The lamb belly here justifies the 5 stars alone!! Reminds me of a New York style restaurant - large, modern & vibrant. A great addition to the previous sparse Victoria offerings. Good buzz, friendly efficient staff & did I mention the lamb belly?! A plate of moist, tender deliciousness. A carnivors dream! Cauliflower cheese is the perfect accompaniment


A buzzing atmosphere and delicious food seem to be the signature ingredients of a Ricker Restaurant not to mention exquisite cocktails and impeccable service.This restaurant ticked all the boxes for a quality experience. My mouth is watering writing this as I recall the succulent lamb belly melting in my mouth not to mention the amazing sauces (chimchurri, salsa verde, and wild garlic pesto) each infused with a perfect balance of flavours.  If your looking for somewhere modern and stylish yet traditionally British, Stoke House is the place to go! 


Truly scrumptious! Loved the short rib in particular, excellent service, perfectly cooked meat, great variety of sides, and sublime cocktails... what more can you ask for?! Cant wait to go back and try their Sunday Roast


Been a couple of times now. If you like perfectly cooked meat with a smokey edge this is the place for you (and me!). Good sides. Don't miss the lamb belly. Srsly.


Superb atmosphere and location. And the food was amazing and delicious!! I can't wait to come back again!! Also all the cocktails I tried were incredible ! Looking forward to the next visit!!!


Went here for Sunday roast, the slow cooked beef and pork shoulder we're incredible, and the cask wine was superb. Fantastic atmosphere and decor too. Looking forward to going back during the week to try something different. Definitely recommend.


popped in here last week.. awesome. quality of the food off the hook, wine brilliant. the dining room is warm and friendly. what london needs - great value - great atmosphere get down there.....


The meat at this restaurant is off the hook - great value for money too. We popped in for dinner as we came out of the station - rare rump which was so tender - just like fillet and amazing Ottolenghi style salads. The bill only came to £15 each. Def one for the post work Victoria office crowd or travellers around the station. Very cool interior and great vibes. Wine from the cask. Apparently they do a roast which I will definitely be trying next time I visit. 


Quality of the meat is outstanding! The concept is unique as you are in charge of your own lunch or dinner. Make it under 20mins or stay the whole night. Perfect for drinks too!

Tastemaker

This was the best start to a Friday anyone could ask for. My breakfast consisted of wood roasted Cumberland sausages, cherry tomatoes, toasted sourdough and poached egg. What a treat it was I loved every bite. I think I could have done with an extra item for completeness like avocado but honestly speaking this was a delicious combo in itself. The concept of Stokehouse is rather efficient which I love especially if you are in a rush. Its canteen like style means you go up to order your meal which is displayed on the counter and ready to eat. Nice venue and located with Nova Victoria’s Food Complex.