Victors

It has been just over a week since I visited Victors, a restaurant in Alderley Edge which has been at the top of my ‘to visit’ list for quite some time!

ABOUT

Victors is a Hamptons inspired, all day dining restaurant and bar serving a modern American menu of signature small plates such as lil’ burgers, sushi, black cod and lobster tacos.

You’ll find Victors restaurants in Hale, Oxford and Alderley Edge, all of which are instantly recognisable by its wisteria tree which features throughout.

THE VISIT

Just a few hours before visiting the Alderley Edge restaurant, Amy and I received a phone call to say there had been some faults in the kitchen which had forced the restaurant to close.

Disappointed would be an understatement but the employee did give us some positive news as the restaurant was expected to re-open just an hour later than we had planned to visit.

But on arrival to Victors, we were informed of further problems and more doubts on the restaurants ability to proceed with service.

The manager, Antoine Mano handled the situation superbly from start to finish with regular updates and also a free drink on the house whilst we waited for further news in the bar area.

After just 45 minutes of being seated in the bar, the restaurant was ready to resume its service and we were seated promptly – Much to our delight!

INTERIOR

The interior is stunning, with coastal inspired decor of white washed brick walls, rustic and exposed oak beams and the signature wisteria trees.

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The large windows allow natural light to shine in, giving the restaurant a bright and airy feel. I took full advantage of the restaurant being closed and was able to take an unoccupied shot of the restaurant’s floor, which is undeniably beautiful and extremely relaxing as the lights dim for the evening!

MENU

The menu offers a great selection of food, including small plates such as mushroom croquettas (Shaved black truffle – £9), lil’ burgers (Beef sliders, Emmental, mac sauce – £12.50), firecracker prawns (Crispy rice noodles, baby basil – £9.50) and lamb cutlets (Korean BBQ, cucumber – £12.50).

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The menu also includes a great variety of sushi rolls, with a half roll costing £7.50 and a full roll costing £12.50. The options include spicy ahi tuna (Kimichi cabbage, avruga cavier), teriyaki beef (Charred tenderstem broccoli, enoki and wasabi) and crispy duck (Sour plum, sesame & orange dressing and watercress).

If you’re not a fan of small plates Victors offer a signature fish and steak selection, inclusive of fillet of sea bass (Crayfish, samphire, roasted cherry tomato, beurre blank sauce – £16) and Chateaubriand for one (10oz, Victors fries, truffle jus – £38).

The dessert menu features five options, The Victors Garden (Dark chocolate tart, vanilla & yuzu creme – £7.50), chocolate fondant (Poached kumquats, coconut & roasted almond ice cream – £7.50), cheesecake Raspberry pearls, sorbet & popping candy – £7.50), trio of ice creams (An assortment ice cream & sorbets – £7), Victors dessert platter (Sharing for 2 or 4 people £19 / £38).

THE FOOD

Amy and I decided to choose a number of small plates to share. The waitress recommended to choose 6-8 small plates and so we went for 6 and planned to order more if we weren’t full afterwards.

Our first choice was half a roll of crispy duck sushi (Sour plum, sesame & orange dressing and watercress – £7.50).

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Duck is one of my go-to dishes and what better than when it comes as a sushi option! The watermelon in the centre added texture and complimented the dish really well, whilst the dressing added a sweeter flavour. My only regret is not ordering a full roll!

The next dish we chose was the lil’ lobster rolls (Garlic butter, aioli – £12.50)

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Brioche always makes a huge difference – Far more flavour and extremely soft making it that little more enjoyable. I’ve never paired lobster with aioli but I’ll definitely be doing so in future as it was the perfect combination!

Our third choice was the bao bun with options of popcorn chicken, tempura smoked tofu or duck – £5.

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The standout option was the duck – succulent and sandwiched in the centre of the soft and perfectly steamed bao bun. I’d definitely try the popcorn chicken on my next visit and I would recommend ordering two lots, particularly if you are sharing.

The firecracker prawns (Crispy rice noodles, baby basil – £9.50) were one of my favourite small plates!

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The chilli sauce added a little spice and is always a great condiment for prawns. The prawns were very well cooked and had a slight outer crunch with a softer inside, exactly how i like them.

The mushroom croquettes (shaved black truffle – £9) were our fifth choice and probably the option I was looking forward to the least because I’m not a huge fan of mushroom.

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I was however pleasantly surprised as the croquettas were creamy and the truffle created a strong but lovely taste. It’s definitely an acquired taste though and I would most likely choose something different in place of this next time.

Last but not least is the halloumi fries – £4. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with halloumi fries and if you have any sense, use the sweet chilli dip from the prawns to dip your fries in!

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To finish, I chose the cheesecake (Raspberry pearls, sorbet & popping candy – £7.50).

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Cheesecake is my go-to dessert at the moment and this is another cheesecake that can simply be described as ‘wow’.

Amy chose the chocolate fondant (Poached kumquats, coconut & roasted almond ice cream – £7.50).

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Amy said “Hands down the best chocolate fondant I have ever eaten. It was extremely sweet and crispy on the outside, whilst gooey in the middle! The perfect portion size without it being too heavy and definitely one of my favourite desserts that I have eaten in a restaurant.”

COCKTAILS

Amy and I tried a number of cocktails at Victors, all of which were delicious.

Amy’s first drink was the Victors Garden ‘For Her’ (Bacardi Rum, Hibiscus, Elderflower, Lime, Cherry & Apple – £12).

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The cocktail makes quite an entrance and inside is a cocktail making kit which the bartender talks you through.

My first drink was Forever Falls (Belvedere Vodka, Apple, Poppy, Blood Orange, Lemon & Cranberry – £10).

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This drink was sweet and a refreshing choice before you begin your meal.

Amy’s second choice was the Kiss & Candy (Ketel One Vodka, Lychee, Vanilla, Candy Floss, Lemon & a Shot of Prosecco – £8.50).

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My next choice was the Social Butterfly (Tanqueray 10 Gin, Poppy, Rose & Lemon, Topped with Prosecco – £9.50).

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My final choice was an espresso martini (Ketel One Vodka, Kahlúa, Fresh Espresso & Vanilla  – £8.50). A drink you really can’t go wrong with.

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Amy’s final choice of cocktail was the Passionfruit Mojito – £8.50.

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PRICE

Food

Gruyere & Rosemary Bread – £3.50

1/2 Crispy Duck Sushi – £7.50

Bao – Duck – £5

Firecracker Prawns – £9.50

Lil Lobster Rolls – £12.50

Mushroom Croquettas – £9

Halloumi Fries – £4

Cheesecake – £7,50

Chocolate Fondant – £7.50

Total Food = £66

Drinks

Victors Garden ‘For Her’ – £12

Forever Falls – £10

Espresso Martini – £8.50

Kiss & Candy – £8.50

Social Butterfly – £9.50

Mojito – £8.50

Still Water – £4

Total Drinks = £61

Total for food and drink + £8.70 service charge = £135.70.

COMMENTS

After our meal was delayed, the restaurant gave us a total of four drinks complimentary and 50% off our food. This resulted in our total bill costing us a total of £62.70.

Other than the delay, which was excellently handled by all of the staff, I can’t find any faults with Victors and would thoroughly recommend visiting.

WILL I RETURN

Most definitely, I’ll be back for more delicious and food in the near future.

INFORMATION

Website: https://www.victors.co.uk/

Instagram: @victors_restaurants

Opening Times:

Monday 8am – 12pm
Tuesday 8am – 12pm
Wednesday 8am – 12pm
Thursday 8am – 12pm
Friday 9am – 1am
Saturday 9am – 1am
Sunday 9am – 1am

Address: 46 London Rd, Alderley Edge SK9 7DZ

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