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The Red Lion

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#1,328 of 19,060 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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$6 - $19
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday

It was incredibly difficult to find somewhere to sit, have a cup of tea and a bite to eat around Parliament Square. Then I discovered the Red Lion Pub was serving breakfast. I'd recommend booking to avoid disappointment, I was lucky and managed to grab...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank Drumaqueen_MW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hey everyone, the other day we was wondering in the area with few of my friends and accidentally we found this place. We had few drinks and few sharing platters. Food and drinks was excellent! Service quick and friendly!

Date of visit: July 2019
2  Thank Guide-33-LDN
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Reviewer, Thank you so much for the lovely review and the 5* Much appreciated. Thank you Colin

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off the pie was really good, but the "tripple cooked fries" where very soft and stale. Not at all crispy. The Olivers Island beer tasted like waterMore

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Nomad02970364597
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Nomad Reviewer, Thank you for sending your feedback. Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the pie, but the chips let it down. I have spoken with the suppliers and sent feedback to them so hopefully we will get a better chipped potato. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had just finished at the Churchill War Room and was heading over to the Queen's Theater to see "Les Miserables" and we wanted a place to eat for dinner before the show. Really had not yet dined at a local London Pub, so when this...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank Rick G
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Reviewer, Thank you so much for the lovely review, and pleased you had a good time here at The Red Lion. I hope Les Mis was a good way to end the evening. Many thanks Colin

Reviewed 1 week ago

Met two old friends here for a few beers and pub dinner. Excellent Fullers ales on tap and very good pies which two of my party had. Other had a steak which was also good. Service was friendly and attentive and we will definitely be...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank MikeA398
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Mike A398, Wonderful news that you all enjoyed the food and the service. Yes we will be pleased to see you again in the near future. Many thanks Colin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, excellent drink selection and the steak pie was superb. Two thumbs way up for an authentic London pub experience.

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank BostonKeegs
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Reviewer, Thank you for the 5* review, it does mean a lot. Pleased you tried and enjoyed the pie. All the best Colin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited this pub on few occasions now nice in the summer as you can stand outside and enjoy the views right opposite Downing Street so you can mix it with the parliament crowd. Not had food here so cannot comment on that but nice...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Darren444
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Darren, Thank you so much for the nice review. You must try the food next time especially the pies. Hope to see you soon. Colin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pub was packed on the main Floor twice between 4 and 8 pm. Ended up having dinner upstairs in a more formal dining room. Pies and ale are great, service very friendly, fish and chips... well they were fish and chips. Steak and stilton pie...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank A5675EWsusanp
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Reviewer, Much appreciated for the review. Really pleased to hear that the food and drink with friendly service was to your liking. Thanks again Colin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my daughter for lunch. We both enjoyed fish and chips and it was delicious. Large portions and very tasty!

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank dianea474
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dianea474, Please for you both on your visit to us. Will let the chef know that you enjoyed his Fish & Chips. Many thanks for the review. Colin

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute pub that we popped into for a quick lunch before heading to the airport. We were a party of 5 and were served promptly , our food was excellent and piping HOT! Classic fish and chips with mashed peas. Very cute decor that made...More

Date of visit: April 2019
2  Thank lisapD3243GF
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello reviewer, You were in a Historic pub, as always been a pub on this site since the 1400's. Thank you for the 5* review and the lovely comments on the Classic fish & chips. All the very best Colin

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Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
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521daniellee
October 18, 2018|
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Response from Heather W | Reviewed this property |
I’d certainly try bc our party of 6 was at 2 separate tables and the pub seemed very inconvenienced. Hopefully it was just a bad day for them but I’d suggest a pub that isn’t smack in the middle of a major tourist area - we... More
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521daniellee
October 18, 2018|
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Response from Sandra R | Reviewed this property |
My husband and daughter and myself ate breakfast at the red lion. We were there at an off hour and had no problem finding a table. But your needs sound rather specific and you will want everyone at the same table I assume... More
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Jim E
August 28, 2018|
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Response from LindaF752 | Reviewed this property |
I have my receipt and they did add 12.5 % service to the bill, but you are not required to pay that. However the service was good there so we chose to pay the total.
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