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The Red Lion

Main Street, Birchover, Matlock DE4 2BN, England
01629 650363
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Ranked #2 of 2 restaurants in Birchover
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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79% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Redruth, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

5 of us had the Sunday roast - choice of beef, pork and pheasant - either 1, 2 or 3 meats. Loads of meat but could have had more roast potatoes - help yourself to veg which was a mix all served in one pot and boiled potatoes. At £5.95 it was excellent value. We had dessert too - the... More

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Matlock, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch in saturday with two kids. I ordered pasta with vegetables in tomato sauce and my husband had a Derbyshire meat hamburger. They were generous and freshly baked with a nice taste for average prices. Definitely will visit again!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

The food was exquisite and very reasonably priced. Went 2 nights in a row and the service was the same both nights. The chef had made a lot of home made delicacies and spoke to us about them. I only wish I had a restaurant like this where I live.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had lunch in this pub on Mother's Day. We were serenaded by a gentleman with his guitar playing some classically mellow tracks. The menu isn't huge but everything we had was delicious. The staff were really, really friendly.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Been to the red lion several times in large parties for dinner! It is safe to say the service in second to none! From the moment you step into the door to the moment you leave you feel cherished as a customer, the staff are attentive, friendly and professional. Even if you take the service away from the experience, the... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

What can I say? The food amazing the host one of the friendliest,warmest and genuinest guys I have ever met. For a moment I felt as if I was in Matteo's house in the heart of Sardinia. If in the area it is a must go! Promise you will not be disappointed.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Three of us had Sunday lunch in here. We had starters and mains, with a mix off the specials board, the carvery and the main menu. One starter was a specially made smaller version of a main course because one party member really fancied trying something. Every item was excellent. The main problem was we wee too full up to... More

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I just want to say a Big Thank You to all the staff and especially Matteo & Alison! For all there hard work organising such great food! (With very little notice for over 40 people) The service was second to none and with Matteo cooking away everyone was extremely well fed and drinking some very fine Ales. The log burner... More

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Matlock, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have only been once recently but a club of which I am a member held a lunch there. My memories of the place were of an OK place but not somewhere to rush back to but since the change in management, it has changed very much for the better. I have recommended the place to several friends and will... More

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Cramlington, Northumberland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was a sheer delight of a find during our 4 day stay in the area. We were made to feel very welcome and at home the moment we walked through the door. The menu offered a good range of choices and at really reasonable prices. It was difficult to pin it down to one selection. The food was freshly... More

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