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The Red Lion at Pendoylan

Pendoylan, Cardiff CF71 7UJ, Wales
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Ranked #294 of 898 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
Bermuda
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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1 review
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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I chose well with my food but all the others of our party would not recommend. The A4 menu looked cheap and poorly designed. The setting was cold and looked unfinished.We were placed right by a huge pillar blocking any view when plenty of empty tables by windows were available, this added to the detachment of the evening The bar... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Went as a party of four on a Wednesday evening to celebrate a birthday, all smartly dressed (even for the Vale)... and were shown to a small table right next to a large central pillar which blocked most of our view, even though there were better placed tables empty ( and stayed so for the whole time we were there)...... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Tried on numerous occasions to redeem our living social deal, to be told at every turn, fully booked, etc etc, arrogant woman on the end of the phone, was more interested in telling me, that they only allowed a few living social vouchers per week, as living social did not pay them the money for 3 months, never mind the... More

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CARDIFF
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

When you buy a deal it should be honored. The Red Lion said they had no dates available as they were fully booked, so why sell the deals if you cant cope,or is it [ we have your money now so sod off ] your staff unhelpful. I used to like the Red Lion but the sooner it shuts down... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We decided to try the Red Lion for Sunday lunch as we had not been there for some time and apart from the slow service, the food has always been wonderful. Our starters were very nice but was disappointed by our mains and desserts. I had the belly pork but the skin was not at all crispy. My daughter had... More

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