Jan 062017
 
VICTORIA RESTAURANT & TAVERN,   PARCENT         966405398

 ★★★★☆ 

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When we last visited this restaurant in April 2015 it was called The Planet and had recently been taken over by a British couple who had very successfully operated the Paraiso restaurant further up the Coll de Rates road. At that time Paraiso was rated the number one restaurant in Parcent by TripAdvisor.

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Victoria operates as a restaurant and pub and we decided to have our lunch in the pub area as it was more lively and warm on a cold January day.

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The extensive menu del día now costs just €12.50 and offers a choice of five starters, main courses and desserts as well as a half bottle of wine. There was a more extensive menu priced at €18 and that was what most of us chose from. Before our starters were presented we were served a delicious Stilton cheese and brocolli soup on the house.

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We selected Thai fishcakes, deep fried Brie with cherries, stuffed mussels, hot chicken and bacon salad and Italian style stuffed mushrooms. The presentation was particularly impressive. Our host decided to trade up from the house white for a Chardonnay ( €8.50).

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Our main course selections included fish and chips, duck breast with berry sauce, and chicken wellington. The red wine selected was Pata Negra from Peñades (€8).

Desserts included apple crumble, chocolate melt with raspberries, flycatcher ice cream cocktail and a creative lemon chiffon with a raspberry stiletto. All creatively presented.dsc01611

Certainly the cuisine at Victoria is every bit as good as it was when our hosts operated Paraiso and together with coffees and brandies our enjoyable lunch cost €24.38 p.p.
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