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The Golden Lion

#3,562 of 18,188 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$, British,
25 King Street, London SW1Y 6QY, England
+44 20 7925 0007
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
25 King Street, London SW1Y 6QY, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A few weeks ago my husband and I were looking for a venue in the Mayfair area at which we had an appointment. During our search we called into The Golden Lion with a view to asking for directions and having a quick bite to...More

Thank Eileen D
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We were in the area and decided to stop for a quick beer and bite to eat. Overall I was quite disappointed in our visit. A lovely looking traditional looking pub inside and out and great chips! However the plus points stopped there. We ordered...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Small and cosy pub catering to the local after work crowd. Nice selection of beers, traditional to more contemporary. Prices in line with other competitors in the area.

Thank plode93
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Nice private room upstairs i ordered fish and chips the service wasnt great.Had to walk downstairs to order food and then someone would come up take food. Considering about 20 of us i can't understand why a bar member didnt remain upstairs to keep us...More

Thank hollys225
Crispin L, Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We do indeed have a very tiny kitchen and our Dumbwaiter only accommodates up to 6 dishes at a time. We're glad that you enjoyed your meal too.

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped for an evening meal because we were walking nearby. The gentleman behind the bar took our order after telling us about the myriad of menu items that were not available. I managed to select something else, which also was not available. My husband...More

2  Thank kandy218
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We were meeting a friend who had suggested this pub. We were very happy with it especially the service. Our meals were enormous and very tasty. It has a great ambience and would highly recommend it to anyone in the area.

Thank SandyFord16
Crispin L, Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Great thanks for your four star review always happy to help

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Stopped by for a pint in the late afternoon and after a 15 minute wait at the bar due to the incompetence and glacial pace of the bartender we were told we would to wait while those behind us in line were served. I can...More

Thank JamesLyndon
Reviewed 18 May 2017

They do food and Good Beer . I had the Good beer followed by more Good beer. Just go and enjoy how life should be lived very enjoyable

Crispin L, Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

thanks for your comment we now serving sharps doom-bar which is very popular hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Traditional London pub totally unspoilt by modernisation. Good lunch time menu and great selection of real ales and spirits.

Thank Broomfn
Crispin L, Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

thanks for your comments glad you liked the beer and menu dont forget we are having a menu change some time in October

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Old fashioned pub with lots of beer including peroni on draught. Stairs down to the toilets are steep so take it easy on them. Up and downstairs seating, food menu looked good but we only had drinks. Friendly staff. Took a Scottish £10 without subjecting...More

Thank David M
Crispin L, Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thanks for your nice comments yes we will take any money here as long as it say sterling on the note!!

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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 King Street, London SW1Y 6QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7925 0007
  • E-mail
Premium Traditional English pub in the heart of St James, Serving traditional English pub food also always available a selection of real ales. Up stairs dinning room that can be hired out for private functions, outside drinking area.
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