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Victoria Station Area - Any Decent Pubs? [London]

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My wife and I will be spending about a week in London in mid-May, first time back in some years. We are staying near Victoria Station and we are wondering if there are any pubs worth seeking out in that area. We do want to try some pub grub, so any suggestions that include pubs with better than average food will be very much appreciated.

Thanks for any suggestions...

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  1. Ten minutes walk away is The Thomas Cubitt. Rather food oriented, but good:

    http://www.london-eating.co.uk/7089.htm

    A little further is The Antelope:

    http://fancyapint.com/Pub/932

    And The Star Tavern (decent pub grub):

    http://fancyapint.com/Pub/933

    1. You're not too far from the Cask, one of the best beer pubs in London with a great collection of beer, and they do pretty good burgers and ribs.

      http://www.caskpubandkitchen.com

      1. Try The Phoenix:
        http://www.geronimo-inns.co.uk/thepho...
        Definitely ticks the box for above average pub grub, and is about 5 minutes' walk from the station.

        1. If you're willing to try a wine bar, Ebury St. is very satisfying, filled with neighbourhood regulars and ultra-friendly to Yanks (and everyone). A wildly popular, hard-to-find pub just north of Belgrave Square in a pedestrian mews, The Grenadier (sp?) heaves with locals who are most welcoming and well-mannered, a guy actually gave up his barstool for me on a cold, rainy January evening. Good wines, too.