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“Midweek Supper”
Review of The Red Lion

The Red Lion
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Birchover
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $17
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Matlock, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Midweek Supper”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

We love the Red Lion, Matt works so hard and the food is brilliant. We had the Sardinian antipasto and it was great as usual. Excellent value and we can't wait till they start brewing their own beer! Home-made caponata and mozzarella with hot ciabatta - mmmmm. Christmas menu looks fantastic too. Really good value and good service; can't fault it.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Helen B
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Matlock, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent gluten free restaurant”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We always have problems eating out but Matteos really looks after us. We book a table a couple of days in advance and he really goes the extra mile to make sure we have a really good experience. He has baked bread for us, made special batter for fish and chips and always make sure there is a delicious dessert -all gluten free. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. If you are coming to the Peak District for a holiday then make sure you include The Red Lion on your must visit list.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Sarah R
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Matlock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Very good food, excellent value”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Once again we had an excellent meal at the Red Lion. A typical Derbyshire pub, but with interesting and home made food. We had the curry night deal which is amazing value. Staff are friendly.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Patricia W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Never again!”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We decided to try this place after reading a review in a food and drink guide. This advised us that the owner/chef was sardinian and so we thought he would have a good knowledge of italian food. The menu had little choice and the only italian dish was an antipasti starter and a Risotto. The antipasti olives were not stoned and the chunk of cheap bloomer bread was very dry. What real italian antipasti doesn't come with olive oil? This one! Instead we had a balsamic glaze and a non descript tomato pesto/salsa. To add to this a dissapointing fish pie which contained one prawn and the rest was mainly greasy mash potato. This was supposed to of been served with triple cooked chips instead we recieved thin cut fries dripping in oil. The crab risotto was nice, however this was served with a battered soft shell crab which was very unappetising and oozed brown liquid. This would have been better served with a crab cake. Plus the least said about the repetative soft rock 80's power ballards in the background the better and as for the barman/waiter we got on like we had set his house on fire !

  • Visited September 2013
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Stamford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food & Great service”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We have eaten here before and this time the food & service were just as good as last time. Friendly staff, good atmosphere and food was great. We had fish & chips on the promotion night so it was only £5 per meal - great value. Also their own Scrumpy cider is well worth a taste.
All in all a great experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Sarah P
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