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The Red Lion at Pendoylan

Pendoylan, Cardiff CF71 7UJ, Wales
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Ranked #165 of 851 restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
South Wales, UK
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Most enjoyable two course meal (starter & main) with free large glass of wine. Decor was most pleasant and tables had a good space between them - not cramped. Service was good and food very tasty and well presented. Had steak with peppercorn sauce and chips that were served in a mini table bucket and were exceptionally tasty and different.... More

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Rhondda, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

My daughters, their three very young children and myself went to the restaurant to celebrate Mothers' Day. One of my daughters was late as she went to the wrong Red Lion! However, the staff were very patient even though the restaurant was very busy. A special Mothers' Day menu was available. The children had the same choices but at half... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

I recently visited the Red Lion with my partner and I have to say I was very impressed. The quality of food was outstanding. I eat out fairly regularly and I can comfortably say this experience was the best by far. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this to all friends and family, so much so I... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Had the occasion to visit the red lion in pendoylan for a family wake .....a buffet was arranged for our guests . All I can say , it was awful ...under cooked , raw chicken presented on the buffet along with frozen sandwiches ....this must be a new way to serve them lol ......never again , will not visit again... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My other half and I came to The Red Lion around August last year for dinner one night - we had two steaks and everything was brilliant. We eat out quite alot and as my Mother is a chef and my Father a butcher I like to think I know a little about food! We went back for Sunday lunch... More

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South Wales
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My husband & I ate here last night (this is our second visit in a few months, so this was not a one-off). We both selected exactly the same choices: Mackerel & beetroot to start followed by Ham, egg & chips (gastro pub food menu). The starter was miniscule! £5.50 for a tiny piece of mackerel about 2½ inches in... More

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A while ago I bought a Living Social voucher for a £25 meal for two at the Red Lion, I realised it was about to expire so hastily booked a lunchtime table, not sure what to expect on this special deal. I needn't have worried- every starter and main course was included plus a large glass of red for good... More

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Cardiff, Wales
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The pub has been refurbished since we last went a few years ago, and the menu looked promising. The food we ordered was very, very slow to arrive. My starter of smoked mackerel and beetroot was tiny, and we were absolutely starving by the time the mains arrived an hour and twenty minutes after we had been seated. There was... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Visited thE Red Lion in Pendoylan for Saturday Lunch with my husband.To start with we were the only customers in the restaurant,Four other diners came in a little later but apart from the six of us the place was empty.The meal started well my starter of king prawns in a spicy coconut sauce was delicious ,my husband opted for bread... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is our local pub and we decided to come out at short notice, and they managed to fit us in. We are always welcomed warmly and service is excellent. We chose the goat's cheese and nectarine salad to start which was nice, not my first choice but the good thing about the Red Lion is that every so often... More

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