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The Red Lion Gastropub and Restaurant

96 Dimokratias | Beach Road, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
+30 2897 033803
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“curry” (6 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
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European, British, Greek, Pub, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
96 Dimokratias | Beach Road, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely place for food or drink every meal was beautiful really nice staff very friendly would definitely recommend if your staying in malia

Thank Dionne B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not far from Nisos Beach so a great pit stop for quenching your thirst. Ate here a couple of times and food was great. Sangria good too. Friendly staff.

Thank edward s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff food is amazing really good value for money defo recommend it all home cooked food and English owner

Thank Dawn T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Malia for a five day break, we Visited the red lion on most days. The staff are possibly the friendliest staff I've met, nothing is too much. They know peoples regular drinks, don't let you go to the bar and pay; will bring...More

Thank Jen12334971
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service. I stay out of the sun reading my book and ordering a cup of tea, and am not pestered: I ordered the (special) lamb kleftiko today and it was fantastic. Highly recommended. I'll be back there tomorrow probably :-)

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't rate this place highly enough the food is amazing, everything fresh and taste and 100% the best chips in Crete. The only thing better than the food was the great service from the staff all very friendly especially the lovely lady who works evenings...More

Thank Stephanie R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a greek platter for 2 one night and a pizza the next... amazing. Definatley reccomended and definatley returning 5*

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wicked night out. The owner & all the staff are brilliant, friendly & make u feel so relaxed. The Sunday roast is too die for. Can't wait to go back

1  Thank Juliette B
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Went in here for a coffee to refresh before heading back up hill , staff great ended up my hubby and son having a bite to eat which they enjoyed, good place for football etc

1  Thank pumpkinWestLothian
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited here for breakfast a couple of years ago and had a great English breakfast, it wasn't cheap but you certainly get what you pay for

1  Thank Sam27388
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Dmitry B
Hello! On August 17 we will have a wedding ceremony on the island of Crete and we would like to celebrate this event in your restaurant. Please tell me if you can book us for a private table for 4 people. What do you need? Do I need any advance payment from our side or pre-order meals? Thank you! Sincerely, Bochenkov Dmitry
8 August 2016|
Response from MICHAIL P | Property representative |
Hi Dmitry and thank you for choosing our restaurant for your wedding ceremony. As we replyed to your first email we just waiting for your phone call on the 14th or 15th of August to confirm the booking. We are ready for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$17
Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Dimokratias | Beach Road, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Malia
  • Phone Number: +30 2897 033803
  • E-mail
The Red Lion Gastropub & restaurant is located in Malia - on the beach road, 150 meters away from the main beach. It is one of the oldest (since 1999) and most popular places in Malia, with casual and relaxing environment. Well known for its excellent food and service, it is the ideal place to enjoy a wide selection of local and international draught beers, selected wines, indulgent cocktails and only premium spirits. Open all day, every day for breakfast, coffee, lunch and dinner.