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The Red Lion

#643 of 18,290 Restaurants in London}
££ - £££, British,
48 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2NH, England
+44 20 7930 5826
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“pies” (133 reviews)
“tasting board” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
48 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2NH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a drink upstairs while waiting for a table downstairs. Bar staff was helpful and attentive, unfortunately it all went down from there (pun intended). Downstairs staff was inattentive and incompetent. We waited entirely too long for food. One meat pie was hot, but our...More

Thank Jay G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit here. Historic pub that has a great feel. A traditional old London pub with good staff service

Thank MartynP2
Reviewed 4 days ago

This pub is very near Parliament and we had a very good dinner here. It was recommended in a guide book so we tried it after our tour of Parliament. We saw many men dressed in dark blue suits who probably work at Parliament. Service...More

Thank ChuckBrooks
Reviewed 6 days ago

Busy with lots of suits during a week day afternoon, the food looked pretty good but we only popped in for a quick pint. I would certainly return when I am next in this area of London.

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't booked and despite being very busy we were able to get a table in the 1st Floor dining room. This room alone is amazing and the whole pub a tourist attraction. Service was excellent throughout and lunch very good. They specialise in pies...More

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb location, near Big Ben and Parliament. Interior just wreaks of History, very informative board related details of Prime Ministers who drank here. I bought a round of drinks expecting a monetary shock, pleasantly surprised considering location and London prices. Staff were friendly, efficient and...More

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on a walk about in the capital we came across this pub great selection of ales ciders and beers. Really friendly bar staff the place was rammed great atmosphere well worth a visit

Thank dannybuck
The Red Lion W, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Danny, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. Good news that you enjoyed your visit with us and our drink selections.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charged £5.65 each for a flat, warm pint, then once finished told we were no longer welcome at the bar. No alternative location in this tiny pub to place ourselves so had no choice but to leave. Happy to take our money but once they...More

Thank Andyg107107
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Andy, Firstly may I apologise to you that you were not clearly happy with the visit you made to us. The beer regardless of price should have not been flat or warm. If you could e mail me at the Red Lion, as I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Try the Ale & Pie Tasting board - 3 delicious pies (shepherd pie types) and a pint of ale! Enough said. Great location too - near Westminster Abby, London Eye, Churchill War Rooms, Big Ben, Horse Guards Parade etc.

Thank Surfdawg01
The Red Lion W, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for leaving us your review. Very good choice on our pie tasting board, it always goes down well.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in after a long day of walking the city. We placed and order, received or drinks but no food. The manager came out to let us know the printer in the kitchen malfunctioned and our didn't got thru. He was kind enough to replace...More

Thank Melissa V
The Red Lion W, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Melissa, Thank you for leaving us your review. Apologies about printer, we have fixed the problem now. I am glad to hear that we could help you, thank you for been so patent with us.

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
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17 August 2017|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
crowded, I am not in a wheelchair but I think it is. I would go there with a wheelchair-bound friend
Anthony G
12 June 2017|
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Response from Tom C |
Yes that would be fine. Are there any dietary requirements?
Anne Marie T
20 March 2017|
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Response from The Red Lion W | Property representative |
Hello Anne, By all means you can book which is the best way for a large party. If you could give me some information on the party as to whether, it is for a 1-2-or 3 course meal. Then we can see what type of menu would suit... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
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08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
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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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