The Vicky Stakes
No 1 Muswell Hill. That's their actual address, no 1! Positioned at the foot of the hill - perfect after a stroll in Ali Pali... or on the W7 route, if you don't fancy a walk.
Dating back over a century, originally a coach house and stables for the poor horses who pulled people up to Muswell Hill, and (apparently) named after a lucky race at Ali Pali.
As you probably already know, this lovely local had a fire last year and had been under refurbishment ever since... but they're back... and boy am I glad they are!
I'd only eaten here a couple of times before and had always enjoyed the food, but my last visit for Sunday Roast was something else... and it was great value too.
Offering a 3 course meal for £22.50 (2 courses for £19.50) and a range of roasts to choose from (plus fish and chips), we stuck in to a delicious starter, main and dessert.
I opted for an AMAZING Fish Cake, Roast Chicken and a Cheesecake pud. The Husband, a Halloumi salad, Pork Belly roast and Sunday Sundae.
Kids meals were small portions of adult meals - great to avoid food envy :) - and ice cream to finish.
The food was quite simply perfect. Genuinely, so good. My husband rated it the best roast he'd had in North London for over 10 years!!! ... and the service was friendly and attentive.
I felt particularly chuffed when Albert happily played and coloured in the kids menu... something I loved illustrating for the guys at the Victoria Stakes - an illustration of the pub, and a word game for those who want a bit more of a challenge :)
All in all a lovely meal and time with my family - thanks to the team at the Victoria Stakes... we will be back very soon and potentially most Sundays forever more!