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The Red Lion

#1,574 of 18,961 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%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (164 reviews)
“fish and chips” (100 reviews)
“tasting board” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 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 803 reviews

Reviewed 3 days 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 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 3 days ago

After sightseeing all day, popped in for lunch and a few beers. We were fortunate enough to snag a table near the bar right away. We both had pies and they were good.

Thank Meganhura
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

hello Reviewer, Thank you very much for the 5* review. I am pleased you tasted and enjoyed our Homemade pies. All the best Colin

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I think the price was on the middle to high end . We ate upstairs. I had a delicious fowl meat pie an my daughter had the fish n chips. Both meals were delicious. This place had the best meat pies that we’ve tried so...More

1  Thank Tina M
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Tina M, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Our Pie Master will be pleased you enjoyed his freshly made pies. All the best Colin

Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is lovely from the outside, but so small and crowded on the inside. It was hard to catch the eye of a bartender, and our experience was not warm and friendly. For us, the two best features of this pub were the location...More

Thank KASGirl
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Reviewer, Thank you for reviewing us. I am sorry that you felt it was not warm and friendly as this is not how we train our team to be. I will be mentioning it to them. I am pleased you thought the Pub looked...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had around 45 minutes to spare before a boat trip off Westminster Pier so this is the first place we saw and thought a traditional pub would be nice. You are seated to a table as you arrive. The place was full so we...More

1  Thank Gavin I
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Gavin, Pleased that you made it to the boat. I am pleased also that we served you quickly and efficiently also. Thank you for the 4* which is much appreciated Colin

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 4 had a great dinner at the Red Lion during our London visit. The pies are delicious and a must have; I can vouch for the mushroom trio pie along with the beef. I recommend snagging a reservation as it was quite...More

2  Thank Tara M
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Reviewer, Thank you for reviewing us with a 4* review. It is much appreciated by myself and the team. I will let our in house Pie Master know you enjoyed his homemade pies. Hope you had a great trip to London Many thanks Colin

Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to eat here for lunch, but we ended up leaving because the wait staff were extremely rude and uncooperative. When we asked for a table for 2, they just pointed to a table and didn't even give us menus. Also, as we approached...More

Thank ttc_8
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello ttc_ 8, I think you have selected the wrong Red Lion. We are The Red Lion in Westminster, and all our menus are on the table. And I can guarantee that my team would not talk to any customer like that. Please could you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner at this famous old London pub after our visit to the Churchill War Room-it is just across the street. Kelly had the mini steak and Fuller's Pride pie, while I naturally had the large pie! Delicious, accompanied by a...More

Thank Fred G
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Fred, It sounds like you had a great time here at The Red Lion. Yes the Pies do go well with a great pint of London Pride. Glad you enjoyed your day and the visit. All the best Colin

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on Friday 14th September about 8pm. Excellent pint of London Pride sitting outside on the bench on a pleasant mild evening. Great setting in Whitehall, steeped in history. One of my favourite pubs in London which I always visit when I am...More

1  Thank Ambassador29093
The Red Lion W, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Ambassador29093, thank you so much for the lovely review and a 5* review. Getting a bit cooler now but the London Pride is just as good inside. Hope to see you in town soon. All the best Colin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent accommodation - recently refurbished to a high standard - can raccomend the Eelesmere room . Food very average pub food not sophisticated but wholesome and filling .

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

Hello Jayni B, I just wanted to let you know that we are not the Red Lion you visited. All the best Colin

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Danielle E
October 18, 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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Danielle E
October 18, 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
August 28, 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$7 - US$20
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Monday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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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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