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Olivier at The Red Lion

Under new ownership | Watlington, Britwell Salome, Watlington ox49 5lg, England
+44 1491 613140
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
3 weeks ago
“Just like the old days...”
3 weeks ago
“Our favourite Chef back in business!”
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European, British, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Under new ownership | Watlington, Britwell Salome, Watlington ox49 5lg, England
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1 - 10 of 246 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with friends, all of us veterans of the old Sweet Olive in Aston Tirrold. When the lease was up, co-founder and head chef Olivier headed off to Brightwell Salome to open Olivier @ The Red Lion. None of us were nervous about the...More

Thank lordhedges
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As 10+-year fans of the old Sweet Olive, we were delighted to hear that Olivier had started a new venture. Booked a trial lunch straight away with 2 other Sweet Olive fans joining us. A superb meal followed - in a lovely setting and with...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our journey and found that we were too late for food but the wonderful Olivier ((or was it Stephane) agreed to do us a crispy duck baguette which was delicious. Thank you for feeding two hungry travellers. The beer is very...More

2  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I was so sad when olivier and Stefan left the sweet olive one year ago but so pleased to hear that olivier has re open locally . I have already been a few times and I was so pleased to see old specials on the...More

Thank Jpmoistr
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Friday 12th evening- Finally found Olivier again,(late Sweet Olive), wow food was every bit as good as before, Sweet Breads,Tempura Prawns, Munc Jac Cornish Fish, all were so enjoyable, you will have to book once word gets out I could not get in first time...More

Thank Joymad
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

As regular diners at the Sweet Olive over many years we were gutted when Olivier & Stephane left. It's been over a year now and we were very excited to hear Olivier had started this new venture at the Red Lion. Our lunch was excelent......More

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Warm welcome from Olivier and his team. Really special treat on our 20th wedding anniversary. Really great food in cozy environment. Merci

Thank David T
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The recent rejuvenation of the Red Lion is fantastic. Chef Olivier produces amazing food, and excellent value for money. Good luck getting a table.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic to have the Red Lion restored to its thriving best. Olivier has done a great job bringing classic French cooking here with a varied and changing menu. The Roe Deer and chips were amazing, as well as the delicious tempura prawns. Great wine selection...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

So thrilled that Olivier has opened locally, having missed our trips to the Sweet Olive in Aston Tirrold. We were not disapponted! Lunch on Easter Monday to round of a perfect weekend. Every course was fabulous, including some of our old favourites (the crispy duck...More

3  Thank AlisonAE
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The e mail address please
1 May 2017|
Response from Neil M | Reviewed this property |
Google it
Are small dogs allowed
11 November 2016|
Response from bellaali | Property representative |
Hi yes all dogs are welcome we look forward to welcoming you kind regards alison
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$44
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Under new ownership | Watlington, Britwell Salome, Watlington ox49 5lg, England (Formerly The Goose)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Watlington  >  Britwell Salome
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 613140
  • E-mail
Chef Patron Olivier Bouet has recently reopened The Red Lion at Britwell Salome . The pub is once again at the heart of village life, a place where you are as welcome for a drink and a chat as well as a delicious meal. Our redecorated bar and restaurant warmly welcome you to a relaxing place to enjoy real ales and fine wines with friends and family. All our dishes are freshly prepared using seasonal and local (whenever possible) produce .Our menu is varied with ever changing specials available. In addition to the bar and restaurant, you can enjoy our delightful cottage-style garden to dine al fresco. The Red Lion team looks forward to welcoming you here soon.
FOOD SERVED 12.00 - 14.00 18.30 -21.00 SUNDAY 12.00 -14.30
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