This was our first visit to the Queen Victoria in Theydon Bois and I can honestly say that it won’t be our last. We’d been wanting to come for a while and on Sunday we finally had the chance. The result was very positive with great food , good service and a very friendly atmosphere.

The pub is situated in the heart of Theydon Bois with ample parking at the front and rear. As you enter there is the bar area on the right with the dining room with table service on the left. But you can actually eat anywhere including outside. When we arrived we received a nice friendly welcome before we were shown to our table. We then ordered a drink while we looked at the menus to which there was a choice of the main menu as well as the addition of a selection of sunday roasts.

We decided to start with a selection of crusty bread which came with balsamic , olive oil & butter.

CRUSTY BREAD

For our starters we chose the Stilton Pork Pie accompanied with watercress & piccalilli as well as the Posh Whitebait with smoked paprika , homemade tartare sauce , crispy kale & lemon. These were to delightful dishes and a great way to begin.

STILTON PORK PIE
POSH WHITEBAIT

Now it was time for our roasts. My wife chose the Slow Roasted Lamb Shank. For myself i chose to have the Hand Carved Roasted Sirloin of Beef. The roasts came with braised red cabbage , seasonal vegetables , roast potatoes , yorkshire pudding & gravy. You could also add items to your roast and I just couldn’t resist so opted to add cauliflower cheese & pork loin to create a monster of a roast dinner.

LAMB SHANK
ROAST BEEF
ROAST BEEF with added CAULIFLOWER CHEESE & PORK LOIN

It was now time to finish with two fabulous desserts and for these we chose the Salted Caramel Profiteroles with chocolate sauce and the Apple Crumble Tart with oats , cinnamon & vanilla ice cream.

PROFITEROLES
APPLE CRUMBLE TART

We finished with a coffee to bring to an end a great sunday lunch. The food was very good and was matched by friendly service from all the staff but especially our waitress Natalie who was excellent and a credit to the hospitality industry. I would definitely recommend a visit and are looking forward returning again soon to try the food from the main menu.

Many Thanks to all the team for a fabulous lunch and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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