Classically English with a nod to the Victorian era, hence aptly named The Victorian, this quaint cafe and restaurant City Walk is a cozy spot for lunch or afternoon tea. Simple yet sophisticated in its period intricacies from the hand mirror menu, to the gold antique frames, to the painted tea sets. I would mention all the dishes that were brought to our table were truly delicious. To start we had the Scotch Egg and Cream of Potato soup with a dash of leek and Parmesan, and for mains the Short Rib that just fell apart tastefully in your mouth with a side of baby mushrooms and mash with a hint of truffle oil, and the Wagyu Ribeye that was tender to the core, their bestseller.
Can’t decide where to go for breakfast, lunch, or afternoon tea this weekend? Then if this tender and undeniably juicy piece of short rib is piquing your appetite and making your mouth water, then see more delicious temptations from The Victorian. Not only does it offer a culinary feast, but so too a feast for the vintage-loving eyes, with an interior as charming as the people who serve you with genuine courtesy and a smile.
Surely, the folks in the portraits behind me are staring rather enviously at our table of sweet temptations consisting of a Raspberry tart with a dollop of cream on the side and loaded Banoffee pie, an English speciality. Couple that with a hot cup of chamomile tea and you’re all set! Whether you like your tea mild or strong, the clever hourglass timer will tell you when it’s ready.
I love it when the stars align and I arrive unintentionally dressed to a T matching my surroundings. I was delighted to discover upon stepping into The Victorian that I complemented the place rather well. The vintage details and the pink accents on the furniture, especially the gradient damask embossed couches, just about made me feel as if it had been decorated for me.