Jan 062017


Planet rebrandeddsc01595

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.





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.

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.


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).

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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  1. I have visited the New Planet on 3 occasions and it was brilliant on all 3. The food was great, the service fantastic and the presentation amazing
    Great menu for the price 15 e. The ambience of the bistro is spot on. I think we will see many good things from this team in the coming era.

  2. I visited the bar for a snack but was escorted into the dining area, as the bar was too busy. I encountered the best steak burger I have ever had in my life! The dining area is certainly transformed and the atmosphere was great. It was St Patricks day and the band after were great… Celtic Knot with little Niamh were very entertaining

  3. Today we visited Victoria. This was a great surprise, the menu was delicious , value for money!!
    It was fairly quiet, unfortunately, the owners deserve more customers. Recommanded!

  4. Vandaag hier voor het eerst bezocht, het lunchmenu genomen.
    Prijzen zo’n € 12,50 of wat hoger, afhankelijk van het hoofdgerecht, inclusief een drankje
    Super gegeten, soep, voorgerecht, warm broodje, spoor, hoofdgerecht en een super dessert.
    Alles perfect opgemaakt, prachtige porties. Een aanrader, zeker een bezoek waard!!

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