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The Red Lion at Pendoylan

Pendoylan, Cardiff CF71 7UJ, Wales
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Ranked #261 of 890 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
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW 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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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3 reviews 3 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Having read the good and bad reviews we went with an open mind, especially as we were using a voucher! Last night did not in any way let the positive reviews down! We were not rushed the specials were given and when asked they reminded us again, nothing was too much effort. The starters of monk fish tails, potted shrimp... More

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EN75AG
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22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Having decided to cancel the previous eating arrangements in Cardiff itself on the basis of the inaccessible parking facilities and the astronomical high price of £3.20 per hour in the evening when we found one, we decided to go back to our hotel. On our way we came across the Red Lion and was warmly welcomed in to select from... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My family and I visited the Red Lion for Sunday lunch as we have been there before. We were greeted on entry by very friendly staff but was disappointed with the lunch as we were seven in our party and we had two small portions of cabbage and carrots which was no-where near enough for seven people. Three of us... More

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

After hoping for a lovely evening with my wife I found myself halted by the arrogant attitude of the staff. I was hoping to experience the Red Lion through a living social deal. However while there was still almost a month left of the deal they had written in a book by clause. Which they seemed to enjoy telling me... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

We had heard about this restaurant so decided to try it out for our anniversary lunch. We hadn't booked a table but were offered a table in the bar area which was very nice. The choice of menu was limited as it was Sunday lunch but we decided to try it anyway as we had driven out of our way... More

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