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“Family friendly”
Review of The Red Lion

The Red Lion
Ranked #123 of 635 Restaurants in Oxford
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This restaurant is just opening. They have spent a lot of money transforming a cheap pub into a restaurant. It is a sister restaurant to The Trout. We enjoyed a lovely meal there with pleasant service.
The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Family friendly”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

The cosy atmosphere draws to get in for a late family Sunday lunch. Very friendly service T the door and nice overall feeling of the space. I had the fish pie which although was tasty I could hardly find inside fish and prawns, apparently their speciality are the roast dishes which looked very fulfilling. The cosy and relaxed atmosphere kept us there for couple of hours. I would go again but this time I will try the meat plates.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Nely K
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Another lovely meal at this Pub/Bistro”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

I think this place is great and the food really lovely, another spot on cooked steak! I have been on a few occasions now and I cannot fault the food, and the waiting staff very knowledgeable about the food, advising on what they had tasted, which is nice, went on a pre-theatre dinner booked on line for a table, so no hassle, and if you are lucky to get a voucher which The Red Lion often does (you will have to search that one yourself) then it is a bargain! - would recommend to anyone.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank debscoops
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Winslow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

Visited as a friend held her milestone birthday drinks here. Nice touch the pub/restaurant tweeted that they were looking forward to hosting her birthday that evening ! Lovely touch. It was a busy Friday night the place was full and buzzing, very warm despite the chilly night outside. Drinks good and well sold I wanted a prosecco but was advised to have a champagne cocktail instead as it was happy hour and it would have been better value! I was not to complain on that front! Great place highly recommend didn't eat there so can't comment some of the party did and ordered pizzas which looked good.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Graduation Meal”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

A great night, food was lovely, staff were excellent and bill was a pleasant surprise. It was my Son's graduation and we turned to the Red Lion when more expensive restrurants were not available. We were not disappointed. It got very busy but the service didn't drop, very attentive and friendly staff. We all had different meals but all were fabulous, but have to give a special mention to the scallops which were just gorgeous. Well done and thank you, definitely coming back.

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Thank Robbie M
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Decent pub food”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Lovely atmosphere. Felt more like a restaurant than a pub. Great pub food. The duck salad was really nice.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank maxsoe
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