If you want frills, buy a frock. If you want a barnstormingly good boozer that’s rough around the edges but perfectly set right for night of entertainment – step forward The Victoria.
The pizzas are crispy and sublime with the Audrey Hepburn (all pizzas are named after actors) a must for goat’s cheese lovers and the garlicky and gorgeous Fats Domino – with pulled pork – the pick for meatheads. To drink, two words: Espresso Martini.
Expect a fairly high level of beer and cocktail-induced inebriation past 10pm on weekends, but if you’re looking for a quiet drink and glass of Malbec, you’re in the wrong place, pal.
Best Bars tip: Burger Mondays and Pizza Wednesdays are perfect if you want some bang for your buck. Two for £10, so it’s time to eat up and save up.
— Tom Cullen