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The Red Lion

#1,539 of 18,666 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
48 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2NH, England
+44 20 7930 5826
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pies” (159 reviews)
“fish and chips” (98 reviews)
“tasting board” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
48 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2NH, England
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1 - 10 of 772 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pie dish heated in the microwave, too much salt, served in nearly 3 minutes. Greasy fries, stale bread. Close to touristic area, but place to be avoided.

Thank Simone S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This one was on my list of historic pubs to have a pint in and i wasn't disappointed. Except for one thing, NO local draft on tap !! Sad... Fish and chips were great, even though this pub specializes in pies. Busy place with plenty...More

Thank Stephen D
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Stephen, Thanks for the good review. But not sure what you mean by, No local draught on tap. We are a Fullers pub and as we are only 10 miles away form the Brewery we always have beers and ales on tap like London...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

After several hours in the Churchill War Rooms we strolled around looking for a place to rest our weary feet and have some lunch. The Red Lion was our choice. Main floor was very busy but upstairs there is a bar and several tables. The...More

Thank AlleVast
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good afternoon reviewer, Thank you so much for the 5* review. I enjoyed reading the review and will show the team. There are 2 staircases one of which is a lot easier to climb. Sorry you are correct the rest rooms are on the first...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch here with 10 people. They take reservations and the dining room is upstairs which makes it nice as you can actually have a conversation. The service was nice. The food was good. Prices are reasonable. Well done.

Thank lucycan
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much Lucy, for this nice review of your visit here at The Red Lion. Hope to see you again some time. Thanks again Colin

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at Parliment Square with hundreds of other tourist. it was a hot summer day and nearing noon so we sought a place to have a brew and lunch. Found the Red Lion and were too early fo lunch so settled for a beer....More

Thank Tom K
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Tom, What a way to get away from the crowds, and find us here in Westminster especially on a Hot sunny day. pleased you enjoyed the beer and the Fish & Chips. Thank you for the nice review. Thanks Colin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing pies! We originally got told a ten minute wait which we were happy to do however were soon seated straight away! Good service and lovely menu options!

Thank Taylor C
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Taylor C, thank you so much for the 5* review. I am really pleased you enjoyed our Home made pies. I must admit they are delicious. Many thanks Colin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a week stay in Westminster from the US. Like most visitors to London, we were determined to find a proper meal of fish and chips. We read the reviews on this place and our first attempt to test it fell flat as...More

Thank Brittany B
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Reviewer, Thank you so much for the 5* review. Really pleased that you enjoyed the food especially the Pie tasting board. Yes it can get busy but we will always try and get you table. All the best Colin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time am in London I always have to go to The Red Lion for a steak pie meal. They are simply beautiful. The pub itself is small but don't let this put you off the staff and great and the location is two minutes...More

1  Thank scottishtribble
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there, Really pleased that you visit us from Scotland and make headway to us here at The Red Lion. Our Homemade pies are a winner. Next time you are down please make your self known so we can put a face to the name....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must stop here if you are a Churchill fan. If the wait is too long for the Churchill War Rooms, and like us, you didn’t follow your own advice and buy tickets ahead of time, never fear! Walk up the steps from the Churchill entrance,...More

Thank GallopingHairpin
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Debbie S, Churchill War rooms is a must stop and do here in London, as is a visit to our lovely pub. I am pleased you enjoyed our food and beer, and hope to see you again sometime. Many thanks Colin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Steak & London Pride Pie and my wife had Fish & Chips, great food and great beer! We were directed here after touring the Churchill War Rooms by one of the museum employees. We weren't disappointed!More

Thank Steve K
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Steve K, Nice to know that they are recommending us to the visiting public at the War Rooms. You both had 2 of the most popular dishes, and the Pie baked on site by our Pie master. Thanks you for the 5* review All...More

Nearby
Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
...More
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rhynole
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Sandra R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, my family enjoyed breakfast at the red lion
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Yvonne J
November 11, 2017|
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Response from Johndot_12 | Reviewed this property |
You need to call the pub and ask them. I just did one review. Google them. Good luck.
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krisdavden
August 16, 2017|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
crowded, I am not in a wheelchair but I think it is. I would go there with a wheelchair-bound friend
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $19
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2NH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighborhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7930 5826
  • E-mail
Description
Situated in London's political heart, in Westminster, The Red Lion delivers a delightfully diverse experience across three grand floors. We also stock a new and exciting range of beers and ciders. The dining room captures the glorious grandeur of a Victorian Gin Palace.
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