We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Black Lion

#5,937 of 17,121 Restaurants in London
#6,360 of 17,999 Places to Eat in London
$$
Chiswick
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
2 South Black Lion Lane | Hammersmith, London W6 9TJ, England
02087482639
Website
Add hours for The Black Lion and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 57 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gastropub with a true pub ceel

Delicious fresh food such as the sweet potato/gets burger (vegetarian) with avocado on it was amazing. Of course you can still indulge in the best chips ever. Also recommend the crispy pork belly which was cooked perfectly. We probably went overboard with the cheese plate and port for dessert but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Jennifer H
,
Atlantic Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Worst pub lunch in the last 6 years. Waited 1hr to get our food. The roast is ridicolous, small, bad looking and arrived cold. The fish and chips greasy and the fries without any kind of flavour. Terrible unprofessional staff. I couldn't believe it was even quite expensive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlantic Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Delicious fresh food such as the sweet potato/gets burger (vegetarian) with avocado on it was amazing. Of course you can still indulge in the best chips ever. Also recommend the crispy pork belly which was cooked perfectly. We probably went overboard with the cheese plate and port for dessert but it was SO worth it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aliso Viejo, California
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Certainly not bad, but nothing special neighborhood pub food, you have been to places like this hundreds of times in London. We got very attentive service, food came fairly fast, and it was OK. Very near the Thames River in an area off the Hogarth Roundabout. I would not make an effort to come here but might visit if I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Beautiful and well kept pub right by the river. Had an excellent roast lunch, and even though they were busy had great service... Nothing was too much trouble. Great staff, with lots of personality. What's not to love, especially with the outside area too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Summerfield, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great place to eat when in this area. Typical English Pub with excellent food and a fantastic variety of local beer. The waitress actually brought each of us a shot glass of the different beers and from that tasting each of us chose one. They have a beautiful garden to use when the weather is nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

After traveling around Europe it was good to be surrounded my Kiwis. I was there for the rugby game on Saturday against England. Good to see a good kiwi crowd there supporting the pub and the All Blacks. The food was what I expected for a small pub, there was only a selected amount options due to the amount of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I brought my mum here Saturday just gone for a birthday breakfast, hoping that it would be nice as I had read some fairly nice reviews. The coffee was cold which I asked to be re-heated then the breakfast was cold. I didn't send the food back as we had quite a weird look from the waitress when I complained... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Top Contributor
249 reviews 249 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I visited this pub as part of a pub crawl and enjoyed the good beer and pleasant atmosphere. I recommend coming here if your in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our wedding party arrived late on Friday after a rehearsal at the church, for a pre booked meal. There were 10 of us. Tables were ready, service was friendly and fast, food was excellent. We will definitely come again, and would recommend this venue to others.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
UK
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Since the new owner took over a few years ago, this pub has become a real gem. Super friendly staff, great selection of wine & beer but the food - good honest high quality pub food - is well worth the trip. Everything is fresh, tasty & well prepared. We had whitebait, crab & salmon & the kids meals were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Black Lion also viewed

 

Been to The Black Lion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 South Black Lion Lane | Hammersmith, London W6 9TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Chiswick
  • Neighborhood: Chiswick
  • Phone Number: 02087482639

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 29
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Black Lion staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?