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The Red Lion

#1,572 of 19,023 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, British,
48 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2NH, England
+44 20 7930 5826
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (168 reviews)
“fish and chips” (103 reviews)
“tasting board” (13 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 11:00 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
48 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2NH, England
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1 - 10 of 812 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Greeted by the most insolent rude bar man I have ever met today. Moved a stool and he shouted at me “No sitting at the bar”. Why couldn’t he have said “sorry you can’t sit there”. Within seconds before I had chance to move it...More

Thank jo s
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Jo S, Thank you for your review. But I am confused as we do not bouncers on the door during lunch, so do you have the right Red Lion. We do have a policy of no stools at the bar, but I want to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice pub, small area at the first floor. At busy times its hard to find a place because everybody from the area is coming for a beer. Cold Guinness, good food. Not polite customers.More

2  Thank ChilenoUK
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello ChilenoUK, Much appreciated for the 4* review. You are right when you say at busy times it is hard, but the door host during the day will try to help you find a great spot. I do apologise if you felt some customers were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Desperately needed a drink and some food after over 2 hours in The Cabinet War Rooms. Not much we could see around this area. Saw this place and with everywhere solid with tourists did not hold out much hope of a table or much else....More

2  Thank I1608ESrobinc
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello reviewer, I am pleased you did find us, as it seems you did enjoy the visit plus the beer and food. Thanks for the 4* rating. All the best Colin

Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is near the Westminster tube, and the Houses of Parliament. Previous prime minsters have been drinking in this pub. Upstairs is a cosy dining area with a decent pub menu which you can also enjoy downstairs in the bar area. Outside seating also...More

2  Thank Anita O
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Anita O, Thank you for the lovely review and the 4* rating. The tasting board your friend had is a very popular dish, especially as you have 3 great ales to wash them down with. Hope to see you again soon All the best...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely good meat pie Chicken Tikaa masala. Fish and chips, best ever , too much to eat. had a great Ale to wash it down Coffee/Mocha was also very good

1  Thank scotttU2747HV
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Scott, Thank you for visiting us on your 1st Night in London. Pleased you enjoyed the food and the Ale. Hope your visit to the capital is a good one. 5* review Many thanks Colin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice pub warm and welcoming. Good choice of beers and pleasant staff. The Ale and pie deal is good and typical London prices

Thank FJB774
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Reviewer, Really pleased you enjoyed your visit to us. The Ale & Pie tasting board is a big seller and everyone loves it. Thanks again Colin & Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on Parliament St, the red Lion is the quintessential English pub. The decor inside is tasteful and the food is great. Tried the Pie and ale taster platter with the mushroom pie as well as the chicken Tikka pie being the highlights. The beer...More

1  Thank Sanjumitali
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Reviewer, Thank you so much for the 5* review. It looks like you had a great time and loved the pies. So pleased you were happy. Many thanks Colin & Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just down the street from Parliament you might just meet some very important people here . . . or not. Very good pub grub.

1  Thank RJIL
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello RJIL, Thank you for the 4* review. Please you enjoyed the food. Hope to see you again Many thanks Colin & Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered 3 pies and Fish and Chips and weren't disappointed. The pub is downstairs and the restaurant is upstairs, cosy and quiet. It's not very large and we were early so we got a seat without a reservation. But later there was a small...More

1  Thank Schumi77
The Red Lion W, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Schumi77, Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed your meal with us and that you enjoyed the service! Hope to see you again! Colin

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here with a friend for a couple of drinks after going to an awards ceremony.. If in London again would definitely pop in ..

Thank Jean S
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jean S, for the lovely review and awarding us a 5* review. Hope to see you again All the best Colin

Nearby
Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
...More
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521daniellee
18 October 2018|
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Response from Heather W | Reviewed this property |
I’d certainly try bc our party of 6 was at 2 separate tables and the pub seemed very inconvenienced. Hopefully it was just a bad day for them but I’d suggest a pub that isn’t smack in the middle of a major tourist area - we... More
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521daniellee
18 October 2018|
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Response from Sandra R | Reviewed this property |
My husband and daughter and myself ate breakfast at the red lion. We were there at an off hour and had no problem finding a table. But your needs sound rather specific and you will want everyone at the same table I assume... More
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Jim E
28 August 2018|
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Response from LindaF752 | Reviewed this property |
I have my receipt and they did add 12.5 % service to the bill, but you are not required to pay that. However the service was good there so we chose to pay the total.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 19:30
Monday
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2NH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighbourhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7930 5826
  • E-mail
Description
Situated in London's political heart, in Westminster, The Red Lion delivers a delightfully diverse experience across three grand floors. We also stock a new and exciting range of beers and ciders. The dining room captures the glorious grandeur of a Victorian Gin Palace.
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