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The Red Lion at Pendoylan

Pendoylan, Cardiff CF71 7UJ, Wales
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Ranked #212 of 885 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
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW 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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wales uk
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98 reviews 98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

we bought a living social deal couldnt book an evening.so did sun lunch .we all had roast dinner which tasted ok but not enough potato or veg .i small oval metal dish with veg between 4 adults and a child !!! there were some potatos chopped up with veg in my opinion veg should be veg potatos should be in... More

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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Have visited here quite a few times - this time having a Living Social voucher, which was a bit of a treat and a bargain. Food, ambience and service excellent and would visit again even without discount. The only thing I would say is why does every fish dish apart from the classic fish and chips contain pancetta or chorizo?... More

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Bonvilston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have used the Red Lion on many occasions and always found the staff welcoming and the food very good.. Today we visited for Sunday lunch the staff were still welcoming but the menu offered very little choice, so much so that 4 of the 6 only managed to find a main course and its not as if we are... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

As with one of your previous contributors, I have driven past this pub loads of times but as we were approaching it last weekend my wife said I have never been to the Red Lion so I said I will take you there. I was surprised as being a Saturday afternoon there were no customers there. We took our drinks... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A lovely old pub that has been tastefully refurbished without losing the village pub feel. We went for lunch on a Friday. The staff were pleasant and service efficient, though it has to be said they were very quiet. We enjoyed the food. For starters I had Thai prawns with banana, which I ordered with some trepidation, and although the... More

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Having driven past this pub many times we decided this time to stop,not a mistake,as we entered we found evening service just starting we ordered our drinks and went to the outside decking to enjoy the views. The menu was varied with some good choices,I went for the burger and my wife had the roasted salmon,after a short wait our... More

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Three weeks ago myself my father and two friends went to the Red Lion for Sunday lunch - big mistake. We had a drink before going into the restaurant which was pleasant enough; however the meal itself was a disaster. Three of us are vegetarian; there was only one vegetarian option available - which turned out to be just a... More

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went there last week on a lead woth living social. We all had a really good meal and the service was friendly and faultless. Even though we had the voucher the prices there were really good. Included in the deal was a complimentary glass of wine and this again was of good quality. We will definately return to this restaurant

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