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“Over priced and shocking food!”
Review of Red Lion

Red Lion
Ranked #22 of 170 Restaurants in Hemel Hempstead
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited the red lion for my sisters birthday. We keep coming back to this pub in hope that our experience would be better..but unfortunately we will never ever be going back.
We arrived at 4.15pm and we were still waiting for our main courses at 6.15pm! The service was shocking and the food was absolutey horrendous.
Same old story..fantastic surroundings but clueless in terms of running a restaurant!!

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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Booked in advance as wasen't sure how busy it would be, food was great, we had a choice whether we wanted to sit inside or outside, it was a nice day so we chose to sit outside, would definitely go back here for Sunday lunch again.

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Thank atradiesvic
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RedLionWaterEnd, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

Hi Atradiesvic,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, it’s so encouraging for the whole team to hear positive feedback!

We’re delighted to hear you had a lovely Sunday lunch with us, please do come back soon to sample some of our other menu’s!
The Red Lion Team

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We ate at this popular restaurant last week. It was busy . The staff are attentive and friendly. Rachel was great. Apart from the bread basket which was not a basket and the bread was white and not fresh, we asked for brown but nine was available, we all chose steak with béarnaise sauce. The steak was superb, flavoursome and tender, chips were average. The wine Rioja was good and not overpriced. All in all an excellent dinner.

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Thank harpendenscout
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RedLionWaterEnd, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

Hi Harpendenscout,

What a lovely review! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. It’s incredibly motivating for the whole team to hear that you appreciated their hard work.

I’m sorry to hear about the bread – in future please feel free to let a member of staff know that you’re unhappy and we will endeavour to remedy the problem.

Please do come back and visit us soon,
The Red Lion Team

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

We celebrated our daughters Holy Communion here. The staff couldn't have done more for us. Great atmosphere, very tasty food and spot-on service. Many thanks.

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Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

I live a few hundred yards from the red ikon and it's always been the place for a special treat but last Saturday I took a friend there and was really disappointed. Warmed through veg with the roast. Burnt toast for the brushechetta and a bland dry role for the burger which I'd had great hopes for. Come on chefs raise your game again.

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Thank Lucy_and_JohnLondon
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