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The Black Lion

#5,105 of 18,532 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$Italian, , British
2 South Black Lion Lane | Hammersmith, London W6 9TJ, England
+44 20 8748 2639
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“sunday roast” (10 reviews)
“veggie burger” (2 reviews)
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12:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
2 South Black Lion Lane | Hammersmith, London W6 9TJ, England
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1 - 10 of 184 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice pub, staff and lovely scenery. Didn't think much of the menu but the food was ok. However, a lovely spot for a drink.

Thank fiona b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Black Lion always seems to be popular with the odd celeb sighting and large beer garden. Staff are friendly and professional and the service is always excellent. The food is also lovely with some good veggie options. The vibe is lovely and vibrant. Whether...More

Thank jenbet2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming to this pub for many years and always found the staff to be extremely friendly and love the atmosphere. One reason we (myself and friends who live locally) like this pub is that unlike The Swan pub nearby you don't have to...More

Thank Vivs1
Reviewed April 22, 2018

On a beautiful spring day (temperatures in the mid 20’s at 10 am, shock horror!) we strolled past the Black Lion and decided it was a good bet for lunch later. Definitely a great choice – the bar staff were welcoming, the beer was good,...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited here today for a late lunch. Very welcoming staff, open fire (says more about the spring time weather!) and a such a relaxed atmosphere. Lunch was excellent and I highly recommend the fish pie as well as the apple crumble! Draft beers hit...More

1  Thank Natasha C
Tom M, General Manager at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Dear Natasha, Greetings from the Black Lion! Thank you for taking out time and sharing such an amazing feedback, I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. This is really encouraging feedback for us. I hope to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner and drinks with 12 friends. The range and quality of beer was great,good pub grub, staff were friendly. This is a lovely pub in a great setting and remarkably good value. A proper pub - food is traditional pub grub done simply and...More

Thank Nelly6375
Tom M, General Manager at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Dear Nelly, Thank you for your kind words about the food drinks and atmosphere at the Black Lion on your last visit. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you and your friends...More

Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Came here for my birthday. Made to feel very welcome, food was delicious and the staff were very friendly. 👍👍👍More

Thank EmmaJCole
Tomasz M, General Manager at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Dear Emma, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a lovely feedback after your recent visit to the Black Lion. We are delighted to read such nice comments regarding our food and service. We hope to welcome you back at the Black Lion...More

Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

We walk along the river every weekend with our dog. We have had a drink at the Black Lion before and we had a summer lunch last summer which was fine. This cold, wet February Saturday we stopped in for lunch and had a delicious...More

2  Thank Philippe B
Tom M, General Manager at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2018

Dear Philippe, Thank you for your kind words about the food drinks and atmosphere at the Black Lion on your last visit. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you found us welcoming...More

Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

I've been to the black lion for a few beers and a sandwich. Great atmosphere, extremely friendly servers, food and food and beer well sampled. One classic. I strongly recommendMore

Thank Alexandre M
Tom M, Manager at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Dear Alexandre, Greetings from the Black Lion! Thank you for taking out time and sharing such an amazing feedback, I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. This is really encouraging feedback for us. I hope to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed December 27, 2017

It's always a pleasure to visit this pub. Of the riverside pubs in the area this one feels the least corporate. The staff are great and the food is good and well priced compared to the other pubs in the area. In the warmer months...More

Thank Jay M
Tom M, General Manager at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

Dear Jay, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback after your recent visit to the Black Lion. We are delighted to read such nice comments regarding our food and wine selection. We hope to welcome you back at the Black Lion in...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $39
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 South Black Lion Lane | Hammersmith, London W6 9TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Chiswick
  • Neighborhood: Chiswick
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8748 2639
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Description
The Black Lion is an iconic country pub on the north bank of the River Thames between Hammersmith and Chiswick. History abounds at this wonderful pub - ghost stories, local history and what 'The Black Lion' really meant, made famous in literature and the location of a world famous skittle alley. Our aim is to be a hub in the local community and a comfortable pitstop for any tourists or passers by. Always warm and welcoming The Black Lion combines the tradition of a classic English pub with superb English and British ales and lovely fresh food and a fabulous wine list. We all grew up and have lived in the area for many years and have known the pub as customers long before we became lucky enough to take over at the helm! We are delighted with our local connections through The Skittle Alley, Coffee and Pantry and Little Lake, our own florist and host a lively farmers market every Saturday. And once a year we are the very best place - along the whole of the Thames to view the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race.
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