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The Lion Pub

#347 of 1,603 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
Bar, British, Pub
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Oettenbachgasse 24 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 43 888 66 69
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11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great food & atmosphere - very good prices! Staff is friendly and charming!! Good selection of food & drinks

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Thank Shawna B
Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Dear Shawna B, thank you so much for your kind review and five points on Tripadvisor. We are happy to read that you like the atmosphere at The Lion and therefore we hope to have you back soon. Yours sincerely, More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great, especially dessert! Definitely recommend. It was good enough we went there twice! Service was great too. Kory was attentive and looked after us.

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Thank Gulsah H
Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Dear Gulsah H, Many thanks for your review and five points on Tripadvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoy your time at The Lion and would be happy to welcome back soon. Yours sincerely, More 

Ancona, Italy
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We went there for a Rugby afternoon. We booked a table the day before which is really recommended for all the events. Unfortunately they did not find our reservation, but they managed to find a table for us. The beer and the service is good and the food ok. We enjoyed our afternoon watching the match.

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Thank ClownFish76
Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Dear ClownFish76, Thanks for your review regarding your recent visit at The Lion Pub. We are sorry to hear that we were not able to track your reservation but glad to hear that we managed to find you a table. The Lion Pub is well known for great food and beverage as well the live broadcasting of many different matches.... More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great bar with good atmosphere and very friendly helpful staff. Food is simple but tasty. Good selection of beers and wine. Location superb.

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Thank DrAlf777
Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Dear DrAlf777, Many thanks for your nice review and four points on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the good atmosphere and the friendly staff. Well know to be The best Pub in town, we are eager to provide only top quality in food and drinks. We sincerely hope to welcoming you back soon. Yours sincerely, More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2017

My wife and I visit Zurich once to twice a year visiting friends and The Lion was recommended to us. I'm so glad we went. Within minutes of being there, we received a warm welcome from the manager John and over our first beer we chatted about rugby and travels and he even told us to visit a few hidden... More 

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Thank Tom C
Jeffmann173, Manager at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Lion. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming place for everyone. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again in the summer time. Keep an eye on our facebook page (The Lion Pub Zurich) to see everything we have coming... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We were 3 Bostonian friends wandering the city, killing time until our next flight... so glad to decided to enter The Lion Pub for a drink and a bite to eat! Our server Kory, a Michigan native who followed his heart to Zurich, was so refreshing to chat with in a city so foreign to us... and it was an... More 

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Thank TPipoca
Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Dear TPipoca, Many thanks for leaving this great review and five points on Tripadvisor. The Lion Pub is perfectly located for visitors of Zurich to have a beer and a bite. We sincerely hope to have you back soon in Zurich and at the Pub. Yours sincerely, More 

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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

An old favourite in Zurich. If you want to watch the football this is the place. Always get a good pint and a good burger here.

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Thank Peter8900
Jeffmann173, Manager at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and kind words Peter. See you next time at The Lion. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Good food and good service, but the food took way too long to arrive. I ordered a sandwich and it took about 45 minutes despite the restaurant not being full. Anyway, it's a good spot.

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Thank Jordanjc21
Jeffmann173, Manager at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your positive review. I'm glad to hear that the food and service met with your approval. I'm sorry the sandwich took so long to come out. It is very unusual and I am trying to think why that would have happened. Thanks again for stopping by and we look forward to welcoming you back again. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Have tried both pulled pork and cheese burger here, and liked both! Also fish and chips looked very good. Very international staff.

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Thank johanna_dxb
Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Dear johanna_dxb, Thank you for rating the Lion with four points. Following your review we understand that you had a wonderful time. We offer burger of the highest quality served by our multilingual staff, managed by a real Welsh. We hope to have another opportunity to welcoming you back. Yours sincerely, More 

Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great food for a pub. Check out the burgers! And not very expensive -well if you take in to account that Zurich is one of the most expensive spots on the planet. We used to hang out there as students and we still go there when I am back in Zurich. Yet, possibly more a spot for the 35+. Even... More 

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Thank RatsandBananas
Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Dear RatsandBananas, Thank you very much for leaving this great review and five points on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you found your Zurich expat hideout. The Lion Pub is well know for its broadcasting of rugby and foodball on five screens, excellent typical gourmet pub food and staff members from around the world who understand the need... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oettenbachgasse 24 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +41 43 888 66 69
Description
Typical english pub in the heart of Zurich. Best spot for sport entertainment of all types. Open on Sundays

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