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Red Lion

#2,384 of 18,188 Restaurants in London}
£, British,
2 Duke of York Street | St James Square, London SW1Y 6JP, England
+44 20 7321 0782
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
“pies” (8 reviews)
“sampler” (2 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
2 Duke of York Street | St James Square, London SW1Y 6JP, England
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11 - 20 of 122 reviews

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We went in because of the looks : quaint, traditional English Pub. Went to the first floor for food, where the waiter was helpful and professional. Good service, good beer. The menu showed some "award winning" pies, which he recommended. Most disappointing, I'd like to...More

Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Went there with friends to have a beer. Found some of their food on another table so dived in. Great fun. Just go.

Thank PadiP
Reviewed 1 May 2017

went one night, packed . Went another night nice and quiet, Landlord a very pleasant person, pity about him losing on the big fight.

Thank hillyhouse
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick drink on the way home from a birthday party. Pub is great and seemed to be occupied but mostly regulars but was very friendly. Drinks are reasonably priced and it is in a great location.

Thank D L
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Very small, traditional, quaint pub. Offers excellent service and good food. We come here whenever in London. We always find someone interesting to speak with here. Just a nice friendly spot!

Thank JaneHardin06
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I love this pub for the magnificent etched glass which is just the best.Been using the place for years and you have to get in early to get a seat.Comfort food was what was needed with a chicken pie (£11.95) plenty of mash,cabbage and gravy.Only...More

Thank mncrbest
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I enjoy going here but it does get very full. But the service is excellent, it is inexpensive (by London standards) and full of local business people.

Thank BobStamford
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a small but very cosy old fashioned English pub tucked away down a fairly narrow alley called Crown Passage in the St James district of London. The bar staff are very friendly serving good beer and a selection of appetising sandwiches at reasonable...More

Thank RossendaleMancunian
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great beer, good company, nice décor in a nice area. Crisps and nuts ok, a few tables and chairs if you are quick on your feet. Not sure they do any other food. Thankfully places like this still exist.

Thank paul s
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We pop in here, from time to time, on the way to Rowley's restaurant and the simply lovely Manageress, Celia, is just SO welcoming and friendly that we would never consider passing this pub by. It's an old-fashioned London pub, with etched glass and atmosphere...More

Thank EtoileSanderstead
St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Duke of York Street | St James Square, London SW1Y 6JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7321 0782
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Traditional English Pub serving lunchtime Bar Snacks
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