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The Black Lion

#2,107 of 17,764 Restaurants in London
#2,268 of 18,688 Places to Eat in London
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Chiswick
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2 South Black Lion Lane | Hammersmith, London W6 9TJ, England
02087482639
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 34
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 8
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Sunday Lunch

I dined here today for Sunday lunch with my husband and a friend, having tried The Dove (outside already full at 12pm - not a surprise) and The Famous Ship (uninspiring menu) we settled here. There's a large outdoor seating area, ideal at this time of year. The Sunday menu was exciting, with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
McPym
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is by far the best pub I've been in years. Amazing outdoor space with plenty of activities to keep you entertained, from table tennis to bowling to just simply enjoying the good weather and riverside atmosphere with a pint or wine from their vast selection. There's also farmers market on Saturday, followed by Saturday's Black Lion BBQ, Sunday roasts,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

When I lived in Short Road in Chiswick this was by far my favourite local. It's fantastic river-side location and it's mixture of contemporary design with traditional pub interior made it a obvious choice. It had a very distinctive Kiwi accent when I last visited. I enjoyed this but sometimes it was too pervasive and there was a bit of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

A fantastic pub situated on the river with large garden. Spent most of the day in the large garden in the sun, such a good atmosphere, tasty food and friendly staff.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After a nice walk by the river, the Black Lion is such a nice place to stop to have a drink! There's a very cozy atmosphere to the pub that makes you feel right at home. My parents were visiting and we took them here for some traditional Sunday roasts, and it proved to be the perfect place to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We arrived at 2.30pm hoping they might still be open. Not a problem, they were open for another hour and there was no sign that anything was different to when they first opened that day. There were certainly no end-of-shift blues. An interesting and varied menu, something for everyone, good English pub food plus more gourmet seafood items. We easily... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I dined here today for Sunday lunch with my husband and a friend, having tried The Dove (outside already full at 12pm - not a surprise) and The Famous Ship (uninspiring menu) we settled here. There's a large outdoor seating area, ideal at this time of year. The Sunday menu was exciting, with everything from calamari to roast chicken, lamb,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I don't normally provide reviews on pubs but myself and my partner both fully enjoyed the experience we had at The Black Lion. With great service, great environment and lovely food, we definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Cracking roast, good beers on tap. The staff make you feel at home. Bit of ping pong out back. Will be back with friends. Also good wines to boot.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We are regulars at this gem of a gastro-pub on the banks of the Thames. The friendly and welcoming team at the Black Lion make you feel as if your special table is always ready and waiting. Food is terrific - fun, tasty and great value for money. Could not ask for a better combination.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Such a great pub, I love the cosy couch by the fire and the yummy food. Really friendly staff too!!!

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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, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?