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Leighton Buzzard Road | Water End, Hemel Hempstead, England
01442 213594
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Ranked #46 of 110 Restaurants in Hemel Hempstead
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Loughborough
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We have been on a number of occasions before and have always had amazing meals, however this time we were very disappointed. We were 3 couples, and had to send 5 of the meals back as the accompanying potatoes were all cold, including the 2 people £40 sharer the Picanha Steak as the steaks were cold. Whilst the food was... More

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I don't live in Hemel Hempstead anymore, but whenever I visit I always try to squeeze in a visit!! The food is amazing, and the staff are great too! Dogs are allowed in the outdoor seating area and in the summer this is by far the best place to be! Please open a restaurant in East Sussex!!!! :)

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The red lion has a lovely atmosphere. Service can be rushed occasionally but food is generally good and when my dinner was so filling they boxed it up for me. Good selection of meals if you are eating with family and a good range of beers/drinks.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The meal started off lovely and the original wait was very good and attentive. Halfway through the meal he finished his shift and kindly passed us over to another lady who did not even say hello and promptly ignored us for the rest of the meal.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I decided to have breakfast here and wished we'd gone to greasy spoon cafe instead. Service was slow (god knows what it's like when it's busy), the poached eggs were hard and dried out and the bacon was burnt, the cherry tomatoes just looked tired. How on earth can a professional chef struggle with a full English... More

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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was a last minute booking for 4 (including 2 kids). They were accommodating over the phone and efficient on arrival. We were given a nice comfortable table at the far end of the dining area. Waiters and waitresses were all really friendly, helpful and efficient - in fact some of the best service I have had for some time.... More

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Nearly 20 of us went here for a family birthday celebration recently. The staff were very helpful right from the start with menu choices etc. On the evening we had a small room to ourselves, the guy who looked after us (I think it was Robert) was exceptional; helpful, courteous, friendly, he really deserves an extra thank you. The food... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We booked for a big family lunch with children and grandparents and everyone enjoyed the food and experience. The staff are very nice, friendly and really go the extra mile. Definitely recommend the food - Sunday lunch lovely, pizza's thin and cooked in a firestone oven, and you can book a private rooms if there are a lot of you.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Horrendous! This looks like such a lovely place but looks are definitely deceiving here. The first visit was fine but the toilets were like a trip to Glastonbury! I did mention it to the staff who weren't overly concerned but thought this may have just been a one off. My family and I visited last Sunday for breakfast and quite... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Gone down hill. We have lived and eaten in here many times as we used to live very close. My last 2 visits have been greatly disappointing, the service has been slow and the food looks and tastes as if it has sat on the pass for too long. Returning with neighbours this week of the 5 of us none... More

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Additional Information about Red Lion

Address: Leighton Buzzard Road | Water End, Hemel Hempstead, England
Phone Number: 01442 213594
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am

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