Where is it?
Based on Stoke Newington High Street, Victory Mansion serves AMAZING Asian Ta-kos and fantastic cocktails.
With only around 30 covers and seating at the bar, Victory Mansion is like a local neighbourhood bar with good service and delicious food which is perfect for accompanying drinks!
The Asian Ta-ko
Victory Mansion serves 8 different Asian inspired tacos served on 12cm soft tortillas with Asian leaves. The chef has clearly spent some time in Asia – the tacos are bursting with flavour and are absolutely up there with the best tacos I have ever had!
We opted for the Palm Sugar Glazed Beef short rib, Pickled watermelon and blackberry sriracha which were pretty spicy but absolutely pretty spot on! We also had Fermented yellow bean leeks, halloumi, sweet potato, mustard relish (although I couldn’t really taste the halloumi) and Crispy cauiflower, black beans and tamarind ragu, avocado pepper mayo (amazing flavours).
orched seabream, mackeral pate, pickles and crispy onions and Nahm jim chicken, pickles, crispy onions and kampot mayo (one of my favourites!)
Now trust me when I say you HAVE to order the ‘MSG’ fries – Nori fried potatoes, kampot pepper mayo, salt and vinegar powder. These were really quite something else – they tasted like fish and chip shop chips but even better and were so mourish. There are also Asian slaw, shredded beets and chilli corn for sides. All of these dishes are priced between £3 and £4 which is so reasonable given how good the food is – we had 6 tacos and the MSG fries between us which was plenty.
There were plenty of cocktails on the menu at Victory Mansion that I could have picked. The menu is split into chapters – from Hero Hi-Balls to Sparkling Ladies. We had a Winston Smith – a rum based cocktail with amaretto, green tea, pineapple lime and angostura bitters served in a large tiki glass and the Holly Golightly with rose and elderflower infused Hendricks gin, lemon, elderflower and bubbly, which were both fresh and light.
Victory Mansion is a lovely bar to visit with great cocktails and friendly staff and they have really upped their game with the addition of the Asian Ta-kos so definitely save room for these!
East London Girl: Victory Mansion