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The Red Lion at Pendoylan

Pendoylan, Cardiff CF71 7UJ, Wales
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Ranked #299 of 896 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A totally faultless dining experience! Welcome drinks, service, food, EVERYTHING! The food is truly exceptional here - 31 in our dinner party and EVERY meal was of the highest quality! SUPERB! Diolch yn fawr iawn i chi gyd!

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I first came to the Red Lion last year when my mother had a voucher. from LivingSocial. The food was good, but after 3 courses we were still hungry and despite being one of only 5 parties present the service was appalling. I put it down to it being a weekday. When I got a notification from LivingSocial I thought... More

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CarmellaRed, Manager at The Red Lion at Pendoylan, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you didn't have an enjoyable experience with us through living social. In some of the respects you've mentioned it's a difficult legacy we have been left with. In response to telephoning and not being able to get through, I will say that of the 600 + vouchers we sold in April, most weren't booked and used... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited this restaurant with friends on a Saturday evening and were looking forward to something special as the menu was far from the typical fare dished out by pub restaurants. The place was crowded, it being a Saturday, and there was also a large private party going on upstairs! We were given the menu whilst enjoying pre-meal drinks and... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Some of the reviews lately have not been good so it was with mixed feelings that we booked for Sunday Lunch. However we were pleasantly surprised, excellent welcome and pleasant staff. There was a choice of real ale and the white wine was well chilled. We had starters, then two had Sunday roasts and two had fish. Everybody agreed that... More

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We dined with friends at the Red Lion and all of us enjoyed our chosen three courses which combined excellent locally sourced produce in an imaginative and delicious way! The service was also excellent. Carmella the Manager is a delight. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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Bermuda
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

very good meal with local products used. recommended by a family member and it did not disappoint. I would definitely go back there again.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Red Lion has been around for a long time but struggles to provide consistent service and standards. However the current tenants are doing well, are enthusiastic and deserve to be supported. The refurbishment over the last year has resulted in pleasing a pleasing relaxed ambiance and the menu is appropriate - a small (5 or so) choices for each... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

I visited the red lion this afternoon to celebrate a birthday with my 15month old son and his grandparents. We have visited many times before and enjoyed but on this occasion the so called "family friendly" resturant was horrendous!!! The service we received was VERY poor, we waited long periods of time for service and staff weren't particularly friendly! The... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I was a bit apprehensive after reading the previous reviews but we went last night on a Living Social deal. The pub is immaculately clean beautiful decor and lovely atmosphere. Carmella who took our order is very knowledgeable about the food and was very welcoming. I had the belly pork with black pudding and perfectly poached egg stunning. The freshly... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I hate to complain. Look at my other reviews. I love going out, and feel that credit should be given where credit it due. We went to the Red Lion last Thursday for our weekly 'date'. I had potted shrimp to start, which tasted very nice, and my husband had the pork belly with poached egg. I then ordered a... More

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CarmellaRed, Manager at The Red Lion at Pendoylan, responded to this review

It has taken a little while longer to respond to this very hurtful and damaging review than I would have liked, but, here it is; I recall you and your husband vividly, and there are a few things I would like to point out about your 'review'... You both opted for our 'Steak Night' offer, you ordered your steak medium/well.... More

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