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Oetenbachgasse 24, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
+41 43 888 66 66
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Ranked #258 of 1,383 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $14 - $30
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Pub, Fish & Chips, Chicken Wings
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a decent pub, nice bar area and good, but very expensive, menu. It is also ideally located for a quick beer on a shopping trip to Zurich. Despite the ridiculous price for a bacon sandwich, I keep finding myself going back there, due to good beer, good location a nice choice of food.

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Califon, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Decent beer selection, including Guinness on tap. Very friendly service. A few TVs with sports on. The bartender even rounded down the bill. Recommended.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This traditional English pub in the heart of Zurich is a good place to meet friends or go with colleagues after work for drinks. The servers are friendly and the beers are tasty. The food is, unfortunately , very pricy for what would be expected in a pub. If the quality made up for sticker shock that would ok, but... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I've been here many times for drinks and always found it ok, with average service. However, I was treated to lunch here for my birthday and it does have a decent reputation, so... I arrived first and told the man behind the bar that there was a reservation, which he could not find, but as the place was not even... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Have visited this place on a few occasions when we've been in Zurich to see family. A great welcome every time and a great place to meet up after spending the day shopping and sightseeing. Some large screen TV's to watch sport with a good view wherever you are sat. Good bar menu to choose a snack or larger meal... More 

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Miami, Florida
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193 reviews 193 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you are looking for a classy Bar-Pub for a cold drink The Lion is an excellent choice. We love the curvy wood bar. I would classify this as an American Style Bar. Very nice and helpful staff. Games are on the TV sometimes ,but this is not a sports bar....which we happen to like.We didn't go to Switzerland to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is the favorite place of the office to chill after work and watch a bit of football/Tennis etc. I like the American style lunch there too. During the busy hour the service can be a bit slow but it is ok- one just need to go to the bar to get the drink. Overall a great place to catch... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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366 reviews 366 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I went here with a girlfriend for lunch on the strength of the website advertising an English Pub with Fish and chips..... We were thoroughly disappointed. The chips tasted like they were from a bag in the freezer and the fish was not one piece of fish but kind of goujons that were made up from mashed up fish with... More 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We were advised to come to to this pub for a nice after-dinner drink by our server at a nearby restaurant. We weren't disappointed. Great high-end pub with good drinks and great prices. Our server was helpful with advice about the area and we had a nice relaxing time. Good choice of bar to chill and catch a game and... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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293 reviews 293 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

It's one of my favorite bars to go to in Zürich when I want a decent pint of Guinness served by a lovely person, Désirée. It's a pub in essence, only a bit more posh, but the prices are not any higher than other pubs in this land. The service, if Désirée is there, is excellent and she welcomes me... More 

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Additional Information about The Lion

Address: Oetenbachgasse 24, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 43 888 66 66
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Pub, Fish & Chips, Chicken Wings

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