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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 good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Pub, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Under new ownership | Watlington, Britwell Salome, Watlington ox49 5lg, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who ever ate at The Sweet Olive in Aston Tirrold will be familiar with Olivier’s cooking style and will be delighted they can experience it again in this new location. Never ceases to please

Thank kootenaylass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a meal for three as a business lunch and I chose the Black Tiger Prawns then the Onglet of Beef which both dishes were superb. Service was very friendly and welcoming at all times. There are some good French dishes on the board...More

Thank adman020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I and a friend had dinner at the Red Lion in early February, the food and ambience were both outstanding, and prices highly acceptable for food of that quality. In particular my sweetbreads as a starter were memorable. The Cornish fish was...More

Thank William T
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Food exceptional the quality and flavour Olivier magages to achieve is superb Black Tiger Prawns and Sweetbreads as starters fantastic . Lamb and Onglet of Beef for mains superb. No sweet

Thank Joymad
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Top marks! Fantastic food and great service - shared a prawn starter which they were kind enough to split in two. Dog friendly too!

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

On our way to the Swedish home style shop Stilla Hem in Watlington we decided to stop at Oliver at the Red Lion .... Passed in many times but never went in, we should have done many months earlier what a perfect place , nice...More

Thank Ashlag
Reviewed 28 January 2018

This is our number one place to eat, the food is consistent in being beautifully cooked and presented. Good variety to choose from on the main menu plus specials. Olivier and Christophe enjoy what they do and it shows in the friendly and happy atmosphere,...More

Thank ignells
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Love this place and have visited twice since the change in ownership. The quality of the menu is excellent and the food is well executed. A good range of drinks with an artisanal selection of gins; staff are knowledgeable and happy to guide you if...More

Thank NicolaW01
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Relaxing atmosphere, lovely décor, fabulous food (highly recommended any of the venison dishes that appear on the menu) excellent service and wine list starting at £18.00 a bottle. It's a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion or just to enjoy a great meal. Within...More

Thank Aston F
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Just returned from a great Sunday Lunch service good food was of good quality my wife said the best roast potatoes and well cooked vegetables, only niggle was the meat could have been sliced thinner.

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13 November 2017|
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Response from Ellen P | Reviewed this property |
There’s more than one dining area so providing they can accommodate you all, it should be fine. I agree with the other response that the food won’t disappoint!
1 May 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$49
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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. OPEN WEDS-SUN LUNCH FOOD SERVED 12.00 - 14.00 18.30 -21.00 SUNDAY 12.00 -14.30
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