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The Red Lion

#1,579 of 18,668 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%
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“pies” (160 reviews)
“fish and chips” (100 reviews)
“tasting board” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
48 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2NH, England
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1 - 10 of 776 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Been here a few times to eat and love it. We can’t usually get to sit outside but luckily a bench vacated as we approached. I wouldn’t bother with a review for drinks but the service demands it. Packed bar as usual but plenty of...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good pies, good ambiance, excellent lager, and air conditioning in the upstairs dining room. Try the rarebit before diving into one of the pies, it's excellent. Good service, seating is a bit tight, but still comfortable. Would've gotten a higher score if they weren't a...More

Thank kevin f
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Reviewer, Thank you for the nice review and with 4*. I am really pleased you enjoyed the food & service provided on the day. Yes we do sell Pepsi, but as a managed house we do not have a say in some of the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pie was lovely but the mash and gravy were very salty. The view was nice but we were squashed in the corner and the waiter had to hand things over other diners heads! Not great. The price was also pretty high but not unexpected for...More

Thank Georgina S
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Georgina, Thank you for the review. I will speak with the Chefs re the mash & gravy to make sure they are not over seasoning the items. I will also look into why they had run out of Mash as you are quite right...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were in the area touring the Churchill war rooms and were a little wary of this place being overrun by tourists like ourselves. Even on a busy afternoon we had no difficulty getting a table upstairs. My husband and I both ordered a pie,...More

Thank Alexandra W
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Alexandra, Many thanks for the lovely review, and a 5* one at that. I am pleased you tried the Homemade pies, they are delicious especially with the gravy. Definitely is a good British meal and with our location we do sell a lot. Hope...More

Reviewed 1 week 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.More

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

Hello Simone, I am really sorry that you did not enjoy the food. But I can assure you that we do not Microwave our pies. You say in 3 minutes but if the Kitchen, is not busy it can come out that quickly and a...More

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

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
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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